PCS offers a range of education and learning opportunities for members and representatives.
Members may want to access lifelong learning or find out more about the union. Reps can develop essential skills via the trade union education programme.
Now available is PCS’ very own international development awareness game. It provides an excellent opportunity to use an unconventional learning resource to increase members’ awareness of international issues.
The game, called ‘Global Endeavour’, uses a “snakes and ladders” format, and aims to increase member awareness of a number of international issues that PCS is concerned about and has policy on: tax justice, trade union rights, child labour and fair trade.
A copy of the game has been sent to Regional Learning Organisers in all regional offices and devolved areas and can be booked through them.
Global Endeavour is designed to be played by two teams of up to six people per team, and should take approximately 45 minutes to play. It could be an activity in a ‘learning at work’ event or held during a lunch-time, if refreshments were provided.
The playing of the game is an opportunity for non-PCS members to engage with the union and appreciate the benefits of union membership outside of the usual industrial agenda, so consider inviting non-members to participate.
Regions continue to run training events to support the national campaign over the forthcoming months.
There are still places available for reps in England on the following TUC online courses starting in January 2014: Health and Safety stage 1, Union Reps stage 1 and Union Learning Reps stage 1.
To access more information and to register for a course, please apply online.
Please note due to funding reasons the courses only apply to reps based in England. For reps based in Scotland and Northern Ireland, please contact Harry Cunningham: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 221 8545. For reps based in Wales, please contact Jo Rees: email@example.com or 029 2034 7010.