As part of the November 2014 TUC Young Workers Month, the TUC will be running its first ever Young Trade Union Leaders Weekend at Ruskin College, Oxford from November 28th to 30th 2014.
The programme is aimed at young activists already in leadership positions at branch, sector, regional or national level within their unions. The aim of the programme is to develop awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by the trade union movement and the skills required to build strong and effective unions
The programme will cover the following key areas;
- The key challenges faced by unions
- Strategies and skills for union revitalisation
- Effective campaigning
The programme will be run by senior TUC staff and will include contributions from senior officers from unions, partner organisations and academics.
The cost of the programme is £180 per person which covers two nights accommodation and meals at Ruskin College. All materials etc. are provided free of charge. This does not include the cost of travel to and from Ruskin College.
Participants will be expected to arrive at Ruskin College in time for the formal opening of the programme at 6.30pn on Friday November 28th and stay until the close of the programme at approximately 3.00pm on Sunday November 30th, 2014.
Nomination for the programme are sought either directly from unions or individuals who meet the criteria above and are able to demonstrate that they have the support of their union at either a national or regional level. Nominees/applicants must qualify as young members under the rules of their union. In cases where the nominees/applicants union does not have a rule defining a young member, then they should be aged 27 and under on November 28th, 2014.
Applications/ nominations should be made using the application form below and should reach the TUC by September 20th, 2014.
Applicant/nominees will be informed if they have been successful in securing a place on the programme shortly after this date.
Places on the programme are limited to 15 participants and priority will be given to activists in leadership positions who have had limited training and other development opportunities.
For further information contact Carl Roper, TUC National Organiser -
Carl and Lauren can also be contacted on 020 7467 1290
Where and When?
Venue and town/city: Ruskin College, Oxford