We have a partnership with the RED Learning Coop – providers of some of the best trade union training in the movement. We are working with RED to develop a bespoke learning offer for members as outlined below.

Members can make early expressions of interest for courses – please send an email to mail@unionworkersunion.org.

Knowing the role of a rep

Main jobs/key skills

Rights and entitlements

Developing a collective approach/team working

Recognition and facilities

Local agreements



Recruitment and retention

Building a campaigning

Mentoring and developing the role of an H&S rep/Union Learning rep, Equality and Green rep

Health, Saftey and Wellbeing

Risk assessments

Conducting inspections

Developing strong safety committees


Presenting yourself with confidence

Representation skills

ACAS codes of practice

Interviewing members

Developing cross-examination techniques

Developing persuasive speaking skills

Defending disciplinaries

Preparing for Tribunal

Preparing for judicial assessments

Presenting at Tribunal 

Handling redundancy

Negotiating Skills

Disclosure of information

Research skills

Working in a cross union forum

Maintaining links with members

Building for and submitting a failure to agree

Alternative dispute resolution and early conciliation 

Employment law

Employment Rights Act

Equality Act

Equal Pay




Current case law

Industrial action

Building for industrial action

Data cleanse

Running an indicative ballot

Running a statutory ballot

Statutory notices

Running picket lines

Building for a rally

Continuing Professional Development Programme

Dealing with bullying, harassment and stress

Striving & thriving when working remotely

Supporting leaders through change

Supporting leaders through change

Women moving into management

BAME – Supporting workers moving into management

Effective Team Working

Cooperative Team Working

Coaching & Mentoring skills

Producing a press release

Speaking effectively to the media

Holding Effective Press Conferences


Working in Partnerships with Trade Unions

Developing Critically Reflective Practise 

Assertiveness and Communication Skills

Having Difficult Conversations

Conflict Resolution – Building relationships and working cooperatively