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Effective negotiating & bargaining 3-4 June & 26 June 2020, Southampton

This course is aimed at more experienced reps and officers who are involved in local negotiations. Participants ideally should have completed rep, learning reps, safety or equality rep introductory training before applying to attend this course.

Dates: 3-4th June & 26th June 2020

Duration: 3 days

Venue: Southampton

Please ensure you can commit to attending the entire course prior to submitting your application form and further ensure that you have secured time off from your employer to attend. Thank you.

Why attend?

The ability to conduct successful negotiations is paramount to a branches effectiveness and strength. This course is an opportunity for reps and officers involved in branch negotiations at all levels to increase their understanding and confidence to better represent UCU members on a whole range of current collective issues.

The course will examine:

  • the role of the UCU negotiator and the negotiating team 
  • legal rights that may be used to support negotiations
  • links between branch organising and campaigning activity
  • the different stages of negotiation
  • techniques for communicating effectively and responding to unfair tactics in negotiations
  • how issues of equality and diversity impact on negotiations.
  • different negotiating styles
  • how to implement a successful collective bargaining strategy.

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