In 2019, the TUI set up its first online course for Union representatives in collaboration with the Trade Union Centre in City of Glasgow College.
The venture has been a great success, with over 60 members now having completed the course, which addresses topics such as the role of representatives, how to access resources and how to deal with disciplinary and grievance procedures.
The online course, which consists of nine modules, is fully accredited and the successful participants are awarded a level 5 Certificate in Trade Union Studies. The work can be carried out in the student’s own time. Participants have reported increased confidence in their ability to perform roles in the Union and an increased knowledge of Industrial Relations mechanisms and procedures and indeed a fuller understanding of the structures of the TUI and the parameters within which the Union works. Participants also highlighted the increased awareness of all the sectors that the Union represents.
Several course participants have since been elected as Executive Committee members of the TUI.
The 2022/23 course will begin at the end of September and there are a limited amount of places available. To apply contact firstname.lastname@example.org