Black workers are more likely to be trade union members, yet they remain under-represented as union reps, activists, staff, officers, political leaders and change makers.
If we want the trade union movement to truly reflect the workers it represents and to bring about effective change for all, then we need to remove the barriers that prevent Black members from becoming active, developing and advancing within the movement.
TUC Yorkshire & the Humber is offering an exciting new development programme for the next generation of black activists from across the Yorkshire & the Humber region.
Aim of the programme
What will participants gain from completing the programme?
The programme will enable participants to develop the knowledge, skills and networks they need to become active or progress within the movement.
The programme will cover the following:
The programme will also provide:
The programme will take place over 4 months from September 2023. The session dates, times and locations are as follows:
We welcome applications from trade union members, activists and reps, who work or live in the Yorkshire & the Humber region and self-identify as Black*.
We would like to see applications from trade unionists who are keen to broaden their skills, advance in their roles and union, and help us achieve the changes we need to make the working world fairer, more equal, and just.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 14 September 2023, at 12pm.
*The term Black is used in a broad political and inclusive sense to describe people in the UK who have suffered from colonialism and enslavement in the past and continue to experience racism and diminished opportunities in today’s society.
If you know someone who would be perfect for this programme, we welcome referrals from trade union officials.
Simply email email@example.com with their full name and email address and we will reach out to them with all the information and details on how to apply.
We have found that in previous programmes a formal nomination greatly boosts the confidence and potential of those being nominated, helps further recognise their role in the union and also means we can help support them during the application stage.
If you do wish to nominate someone, please do so as soon as possible so that the individual has enough time to complete and send in their application to us.
Participants must secure union/branch sponsorship prior to submitting your application form. The application form will also ask you to provide
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