GFTU is hosting two Young Members' Development Weekends this year. The first one will take place at Quorn Grange Hotel from 19th to 21st May and is targeted at young members who are more experienced and active in the union and those who want to connect with other young members from different unions.
We know from previous TUC research that:
Safety reps are the most powerful union rep role, but we know they’re not yet representative of our wider membership. We also know women and Black workers often face more risk at work.
GMB Health & Safety Stage 2 course
GMB Midlands have places available for the GMB Health & Safety Stage 2 course at the GMB Halesowen Office on the following dates:
GMB 5 Day Equality Course
GMB Education have places available for the GMB 5 Day Equality Course taking place at the GMB Leicester Office on the following dates:
February 20th & 27th
March 6th, 13th & 20th
Here is the Autumn 2022 training programme for GMB Representatives from our region GMB Midlands Education Department
If you are interested in attending a course please get in touch with GMB Midlands Education Department by email or call 0330 165 5585
TUC Midlands will be holding a Festival of Learning Event on the 2nd SEPTEMBER 2022 in Birmingham
This free event will be held on Friday 2 September 2022 at the CWU Offices, 47 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH. It will be an excellent event with a buffet lunch provided so please sign up and encourage any of your members, friends or activists to come along too.
More information about this TUC Festival of Learning Event here
Here is the link to the Eventbrite page for this event: TUC Midlands Festival of Learning Tickets, Fri 2 Sep 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
GMB Midlands next Mental Health First Aid Course is due to take place on 12th & 13th July 2022 at Regional Office in Nottingham
Course Title: Health & Safety Refresher
Location: Regional Office, Nottingham
Dates: 12th & 13th April 2022
This course gives GMB Safety Reps the opportunity to further develop existing skills and knowledge. Focussing on current workplace safety issues, it looks at how we employ a trade union organising approach in order to tackle these effectively. We also take a look at the importance of workplace inspections and revisit our safety reps rights as outlined in the Safety Representative and Safety Committee Regulations 1977.
If you wish to attend, please email GMB Midland Education with your membership number.
Please find below information (in PDF file format) relating to free courses available to GMB members. Apply at: gmb.theskillsnetwork.com
This Basic IT Skills for Trade Unionists course is perfect for those who have little or no experience of using computers, but want to learn how to in a relaxed, friendly way.
It's being run face to face at East Riding College in Hull, or online at the same time - depending on your availability/location.
More info here and contact our regional education department to join.
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