29th & 30th April 2013 10am – 4pm @ Learning Zone, 2nd Floor South Wing, 55 Broadway
Why not drop by to find out how to register for the Climbing Frame website and how it could help you achieve your goals?
The Climbing Frame is a FREE easy to use website for Union Learning Reps (ULRs) and Learners.
Learners often have aspirations, skills and experiences, which relate to all aspects of their lives; their current jobs, possible career routes and their personal situation. The Climbing Frame has been designed to support the interaction and transferability of skills and experience.
For more information about Union Learner Reps in London speak with your branch secretary or contact Sharon Allen.
Interested in becoming a Union Learning Representative?
"RMT takes education very seriously and we know how education empowers people to become activists, to move on in their careers and take control in their personal lives. The ULR role is vital in supporting members in the workplace to take up worthwhile, enjoyable and sometimes life changing learning opportunities." - Bob Crow, General Secretary.
What will the course help me to do?
The course will help you:
- Construct and format trade union newsletters, reports, flyers and posters, incorporating colour and graphics Use spread sheets to record and manage trade union data
- Develop engaging presentations to communicate information to members or employers
- Construct web-based surveys to gather information from union members
- Share files with colleagues for collaborative work
Who is the course for?
This course looks at the history of women in Britain organising in workplaces and communities for a
better life. Starting with the early beginnings of women’s self - organisation and continuing to the 21st century, we will consider major themes and whether women’s role in the labour movement has been ‘hidden from history’.
Tutor: Liz Leicester
Date: 6 consecutive Tuesdays beginning 16th April 2013
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: WEA Learning Centre, 96 - 100 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4TP
Fee: £45 or free on proof of income related benefits
Course ID: C2416682
John Reid the London Transport Region Secretary writes this review on the pamphlet Unity is Strength - 100 Years Of The National Union Of Railwaymen by Alex Gordon. RMT members can pick up a copy for free from Unity House - for all others it is priced at £3 and available here.
The Workers Education Authority is running a course "An Introduction To The History Of Black People In Britain." Black and Asian people have been an active part of British society for centuries. This course gives a broad overview of the experience of immigrants and their interaction with settled populations, particularly in relation to slavery and the labour movement.
The course takes place over three consecutive Saturdays from March the 2nd of March between 10am and 2pm.
The course is held at the WEA Learning Centre, 96 - 100 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4TP.
RMT Learning have published a 'project roundup' for 2010 to 2012. The report covers successes of the last 2 years from Learning conferences to book swap libraries. It also details the number of new union learner reps, the number of learners to achieve various qualifications and the ethnic background of both learners and learner reps.
Learn the skills you need to make yourself heard within the RMT. Your voice is important. Use effective communication to make a difference and shape the future of your union.
The week long course will cover the following subjects:
- How important is communication in the union?
- What is the union’s message and how is it communicated to the members?
- How important is my voice in the union and how can I be heard?
There are places available on the following four TUC online course for 2013. The links to each course list the necesary prerequisites for a place. It would also be advisable to discuss this with your branch secretary before applying.
Diploma in Contemporary Trade Unionism Online Course
There are still places available on the Diploma in Contemporary Trade Unionism Online Course which begins in January 2013.
From General Secretary Bob Crow
RMT’S CHARLES WATKINS’ MEMORIAL LECTURE: NUT OFFICES, LONDON, TUES 27 NOVEMBER 2012, 6:00PM
RMT’s guest speaker to deliver this year’s Charles Watkins’ Memorial Lecture is labour movement academic Professor Roger Seifert, whose lecture will be entitled Strikers, communists, tramps, and detectives – lessons from the 1966 seafarers' dispute.