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Green New Deal bargaining: 20, 27 January & 3 February 2022, online, North West

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. We would urge any reps who takes part in branch negotiations to attend this course as we concentrate on the bargaining around the environmental agenda.

Course meeting dates: 20, 27 January and 3 February 2022

Course meeting times: Some trade union education teams will hold their course meetings across the whole day i.e. 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Others will hold their meetings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with an hour wash up session from 3:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Your course tutor will advise nearer the time. Please see para below regarding facility time for the whole day.

Total course duration: 15 to 18 hours over 3 weeks including course meetings

Delivery: virtual course meetings, coupled with self-directed work and some group work both virtually and in course meetings. This course uses UCU SharePoint and teams platforms, you will be given login details and instructions nearer the time.

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 and read all the information below.

We ask 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 debrief where offered. If the course tutor is expecting you to be available for the whole day (9:30 to 4:00) then please ensure you can commit to this.

Online courses are no different to face to face courses in terms of time off for training. Time off for training is a right and one which should be exercised as part of normal industrial relations. For more info please see 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 your 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 and involving members
  • build UCU locally  - how to get members fully involved and supporting your claim
  • strengthen links with other unions, students and wider community 
  • campaigning around your green new deal claim.

Disclaimer - Please be aware: You may be asked to register with the delivering college in which your trade union tutor is employed. Where colleges are drawing down funding for delivery you will be ask for your passport or equivalent identification details to register. This is a demand of the college who are following government requirements in order to satisfy public funding criteria. This is not a requirement UCU want to see and we are lobbying for change. However, as it stands, if you do not register with the college, you place will not be fundable. 

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

Before you complete this form, please see above for information on college registration and identification that may be required, along with course format.