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TUC training & education

The TUC offer a wide range of training and resources for union reps. This page lists some of the information we think Accord reps should know about. Want more? Register on TUC education.
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Covid-19

  • A return to safe workplaces - If your employer is asking colleagues to return to work outside home, they must make sure it’s done safely. A Covid-19 risk assessment is essential. But how do you know your employer's doing the right things?
  • Domestic abuse & coronavirus - This TUC guide will help you develop the awareness and skills to give the best support and advice you can to someone who may be in danger.
  • Risk assessments for homeworkers - Many of us are working from home to reduce the spread of COVID-19. But this exposes workers to other health and safety hazards, and some employers are ignoring their responsibility to carry out any risk assessment. Workplace reps can help change this.

Physical & mental health

  • Harmful gambling - The Gambling Commission estimates 430,000 people are compulsive gamblers — they experience continuous urges to gamble despite wanting to stop, and despite damaging effects on themselves and others. Learn how to support affected members.
  • Cancer in the workplace - Produced in partnership with Macmillian Cancer Support, this interactive guide raised awareness of the impact of cancer in the workplace and how union reps can support member affected by cancer in the workplace.
  • Reasonable adjustment passports - Reasonable adjustment passports are records of adjustments held by a worker who has a disability, impairment or health conditiont, this interactive guide will help you understand what they are and why they are important. Both LBG and TSB have introduced passports.
  • Menopause - a workplace issue - The menopause is often treated negatively, as a joke, or is misunderstood within the workplace. It's important for reps to understand the menopause and its varying impacts. (You'll need to login to the TUC Education site to access this content).
  • Menopause - a workplace issue - The menopause is often treated negatively, as a joke, or is misunderstood within the workplace. It's important for reps to understand the menopause and its varying impacts. (You'll need to login to the TUC Education site to access this content).

Equality Diversity & Inclusion

  • Menopause - a workplace issue - The menopause is often treated negatively, as a joke, or is misunderstood within the workplace. It's important for reps to understand the menopause and its varying impacts. (You'll need to login to the TUC Education site to access this content).
  • Reasonable adjustment passports - Reasonable adjustment passports are records of adjustments held by a worker who has a disability, impairment, or health condition, this interactive guide will help you understand what they are and why they are important. Both LBG and TSB have introduced passports.
  • Understanding religion & belief - A guide to some of the common issues that may arise in the workplace.
  • Talking about antisemitism - A guide for union reps on how to tackle antisemitism in the workplace.
  • Tackling the far right - Far-right extremism is on the rise in Britain. Hate speech spreads unchecked online and acts of far-right terrorism have rocketed. But unions have stronger weapons than the far-right — solidarity, trust, and of course, our union reps and activists. Together we can keep our workplaces hate-free.
  • Supporting non-binary workers - Supporting non-binary workers is an important issue for reps — not only for individuals but because it has implications for workplace equality. Learn more with this interactive guide.
  • Having difficult conversations - How do you challenge someone's views without pushing them? Try a practice conversation to find out.


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