Branch Secretary :

Unravelling Union Recognition - Branch Training - Sat 9th Feb

3rd January 2019


We are pleased to offer places on the Unravelling Union Recognition training, 11am - 2pm, Saturday 9th February, Unite London Region, 33-37 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8DU (map). Lunch included.


While we have some good recognition agreements, many employers still don’t recognise Unite for collective bargaining. Even where they do, they often behave as if recognition doesn't exist, refusing to negotiate or allow union organising. Little wonder reps ask: 


- Am I allowed to use work premises for union meetings? 

- Do I have to use my own time for union activities?

- When am I allowed to represent union members?

- Can we take strike action?

- Can I force my employer to consult and negotiate?



Training Content


You must reserve a place by booking online here.


This interactive training session, designed for our branch, will answer questions on the rights and responsibilities of reps in the different workplace situations. It applies to both recognised and unrecognised workplaces, and enables reps and activists to: 


- Understand your legal rights

- Apply your rights

- Understand facilities agreements

- Organise without recognition

- Work towards union recognition

- Work with staff councils

- Navigate hostile employers

- Apply political leverage



Outline of the Day


Each session will start with a 10-15 minute outline, followed by a group discussion.


11.00-11.15 - Introductions

11.15-12.15 - Rights and responsibilities.

12.15-12.45 - Lunch - provided by the Branch

12.45-13.15 - Achieving recognition and agreements

13.15-13.45 - Strategies and tactics. 

13.45-14.00 - Review and questions



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