Free Online Seminars From GFTU

The General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) are running a series of free online seminars.

GFTU Bite Size Online Sessions

Log in every Monday for lunchtime and evening sessions on a variety of topics aimed at union workplace representatives. Sessions will last no more than 30 minutes and will be accessible through any device be it a smart phone, tablet/iPad, laptop or computer. They will run at 12.30pm or 6pm and be available as recordings after each session.

Register for 12.30pm and again for 6.00pm – but once you’re registered you can attend all of the sessions at that time

5th Sept:    Mental Health as a Trade Union Issue
12th Sept:  Mental Health – 3 next steps for workplace reps
19th Sept:  Mental Health – surveying members
26th Sept:  Your written particulars/contract of employment
3rd Oct:     Challenging and preventing adverse changes to contracts
10th Oct:   Fire and rehire – how employers try to do it
17th Oct:   How safe is your workplace?
24th Oct:   Are safety inspections working for you?
31st Oct:   Getting the most out of safety committees
7th Nov:    Flexible working – what’s working for workers?
14th Nov:  How family friendly is your employer and workplace?
21st Nov:  Getting equality onto the bargaining agenda
28th Nov:  Where next for GFTU learning and our bite size sessions?

To register for the Bite Size sessions click here.

The Bigger Picture

Trade unionists have to deal with the day to day and the here and now. But what happens at work is affected by wider, global forces also. The balance of those world forces, particularly the US and China, is changing. The changes will have dramatic impact. All sessions run from 7 – 8.30pm.

15th Sept: China And The World Today

20th Oct: The Decline Of US Imperialism

17th Nov: NATO, Friend Or Foe?

The seminars will each involve stimulating discussion with experts in these areas.

To register for the Bigger Picture seminars click here.