If you are interested in getting active in the NASUWT in your workplace there are a variety of different roles you can undertake depending on your specific interests. Find out more about each NASUWT workplace role Workplace Rep, Health and Safety Rep, Union Learning Rep, or Teacher Governor. The Union is only as strong as its members therefore every workplace needs an effective NASUWT team by having members volunteer for these roles. This team can influence all aspects of the workplace.
Training for NASUWT Representatives
The NASUWT ensures that all of the Unions representatives are appropriately trained to undertake their roles. Training courses for all representative roles are accredited through the Open College Network (OCN) and are totally free for NASUWT representatives including the payment of all appropriate expenses. To find out more about the training for each of the NASUWT representative roles use the following links Workplace Rep, Health and Safety Rep, Union Learning Rep, Local Officers, other training courses, to find out more about course dates and locations and to book a place on a course go to book a training course.
What else can I do?
The NASUWT recognises that although not everybody wants to become involved at this level, many members have told the NASUWT that they are willing to support Union activity by ensuring that members in the workplace are well informed about the latest developments in education policy and by acting as a communication link between the Union and its members. It is for this reason that the NASUWT is developing a network of workplace contacts. Examples of the types of activity Workplace Contacts could undertake include opening and disseminating NASUWT post to members, making sure the school noticeboard has NASUWT information on it and is regularly updated and attending NASUWT members meetings in the school or Association.
Nationally the NASUWT holds annual Consultation Conferences for underrepresented groups within the Unions membership. Find out more about Young Members, BME Members, LGBTI Members, Women Members and Disabled Members.