Covid-19 (coronavirus): UCU has produced advice for members. Find more information and updates here.

Green New deal bargaining: 9,16,23 June 2021, Online, (National course)

This course is for all Green reps along with those in the branch who are interested in bargaining around environmental issues. The course will help reps navigate UCU Green New Deal bargaining advice and enable you to work on a potential claim to the employer.

Course meeting dates: 9th 16th 23rd June 2021

Course meeting times: course meetings are weekly and held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise directed by the course tutor

Total course duration: Approx. 12 - 15 hours in total 

Delivery method: Online and virtual teams/zoom weekly course meetings

Please ensure you can attend the entire course prior to submitting your application form. Please further ensure you have secured time off from your employer to attend.

We recommend that you take your facility time on the same day as your course meeting. This will allow you to complete the course activities, and to contact the tutor/attend the course de-brief where offered.

Some colleges may also offer a p.m. debrief between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. this is not mandatory however, we would recommend you take the tutor up on the offer where available.

Online courses are no different to face to face courses in terms of time off for training. Time of for training is a right and one which should be exercised as part of normal industrial relations. For more info please see https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/4903/Facilities-and-time-off-for-UCU-reps

UCU courses are funded via members' contributions and public funding. When you apply for a course we will assume that are making a commitment to attend the course as advertised, and have secured time off from your employer. Please contact you branch/region if you are having problems securing time off.

More about the course:

The course will be taught via a mixture of a virtual course meeting, group activities some outside of the course meeting, and individual discussion with the course tutor if needed.

  • Explain why climate justice is a Trade Union issue 

  • Prepare a Green New Deal (GND) claim 

  • Build UCU locally  - how to get members fully involved

  • Strengthen links with other unions, students and wider community

  • Campaigning around your green new deal claim  

You may be asked to register with the delivering college in which your trade union tutor is employed. Some colleges may ask for your passport or equivalent identification details to register. UCU are working to limit these asks, but as it stands, if you do not register with the college you will be unable to join the course.

Your email address will be sent to the TUC on whose learning platform the course is situated. They will send you the course link where you will find your introductory activities and initially meet your course tutor.

Please enter your membership number on the application form below - It help the course administrator find your details more easily and is an enormous help. Thank-you