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Green New deal bargaining: For all branch reps - 26 November & 3, 10 December 2021, online, Scotland

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.

Course meeting dates: 26th November & 3rd, 10th December 2021

Course meeting times: Weekly course meetings are 2 hours long and held between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise directed by the course tutor. Each course meeting will take place on the dates above. Please expect some activity group work outside of the course meeting dates.

Total course duration: Approx. 12 - 15 hours in total 

Venue: Online

Delivery method:Online & course meetings via zoom or teams, supported by both self-directed and collaborative working.

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.

We recommend 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 de-brief where offered.

Some colleges may also offer a p.m. debrief between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. this is not mandatory however, we would recommend you take the tutor up on the offer where available.

Online courses are no different to face to face courses in terms of time off for training. Time of for training is a right and one which should be exercised as part of normal industrial relations. For more info please see

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 you 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 

  • Build UCU locally  - how to get members fully involved

  • Strengthen links with other unions, students and wider community 

  • Campaigning around your green new deal claim  

Please ignore references to lunch and overnight accommodation on the application form.

This course is hosted on the UCU training portal within a Share Point platform. You will be given a pass code and instructions (including a short video) along with the general course joining instructions prior to the course starting. Your log in will only last for the duration of the course, so please download any documents you want to keep as soon as possible.

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