Upcoming Events

Boot Out Austerity Marches On !

Public meeting

On the heels of our 100-mile march in April, BASW and SWU have set up the Austerity Action Group, to keep the pressure on to bring an end to austerity measures and to intensify our call for social justice. Please join us as we launch our action pack, designed to assist campaigners all over the UK to take action in ways that fit their local, regional and national contexts.


Thursday 30 November 2017
Food and refreshments available from 6.30pm, meeting starts 7pm.
Admission: FREE


Old Fire Station Council Chamber, Room G05, University of Salford,
The Crescent, Salford M5 4WT

Speakers Include

• Rebecca Long-Bailey, Salford and Eccles MP, Shadow Cabinet Member
• Professor Jane Tunstill, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, University of London
• Charlotte Hughes, Campaigner and blogger, The Poor Side Of Life
• Doug Nicholls, General Secretary, General Federation of Trade Unions
• Campaigners from across the UK talking about actions being taken in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales


Health and Safety Reps Stage 2 Course

GFTU Education For Action Programme Held at Northern College, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough, Barnsley S75 3ET

4th – 8th December 2017, Monday 1pm – 4.30pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm and Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm.

This course, held at Northern College in Wentworth Castle is intended for experienced Reps who have completed the Health & Safety Part 1 course; and for more experienced Reps who would like to refresh their training and learn some new skills in the rapidly changing world of work.

The course will cover a number of topics in depth and will include the background and origins of specific Health & Safety legislation affecting the workplace; as well as the main legal requirements of Health & Safety regulations.

It aims to inspire confidence in Reps to be able to understand and to use existing Health & Safety legislation in order to improve Health & Safety standards at work; to understand the key legal requirements relating to risk assessment and to empower union Reps in order that they can use risk assessment strategies and their own union organisation to secure improvements in workplace safety.

Not ‘Health & Safety gone mad’ as the tabloids would scream: but a clear, no nonsense approach to making the working environment of members safer, healthier and more productive for all.

Book a place now and make the most of this innovative learning
opportunity, download your application from our GFTU website


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