Joint Union Training Programme 2021-22

The three Unions, INTO, NEU and UTU work in partnership to deliver training to all members, School Representatives and Health and Safety Representatives. The training programme below outlines the courses available to all members, with specific training for School and H&S Representatives. In addition, there will be training courses for INTO members only which will be highlighted to members throughout the year.

TERM ONE

ALL MEMBERS

Thursday 7 October 2021
Webinar via Zoom
3.45pm – 5.15pm
Mid-Career Financial Review with Platinum Financial
This webinar is aimed at all members mid-career wishing to review their financial position in relation to mortgages, savings, etc and become informed about their pension entitlements at retirement. This webinar was very popular last year so make sure to reserve your place early!

Wednesday 1 December 2021
Webinar via Zoom
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Sick Leave and Attendance Procedure
This one-hour webinar is the first in a series of webinars available to all members to inform and update them on important matters relating to their rights and responsibilities and teachers’ terms and conditions of employment generally.

INTO School Representatives

Wednesday 20 October 2021
Webinar via Zoom
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Accessing and contacting your INTO Members on the INTO portal
This one-hour webinar is the for all INTO School Reps to inform them on how to find out who their INTO members are within their school and to update their school INTO membership list. This is important for all reps to ensure the information on their members is accurate on the INTO database.

INTO/NEU/UTU School Representatives

Thursday 30 September 2021
Belfast (venue TBC)
9.30am – 3.30pm
This one-day induction course, (in person) is for new INTO/NEU/UTU School Representatives. Accredited School Representatives are entitled to the day out of school to attend Trade Union Training. Substitute Cover is not provided.

Thursday 11 November 2021
Webinar via Zoom
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Representing Members at School Level
This one-hour webinar is the first in a series of webinars for School Representatives to inform and update them on important matters relating to their roles and responsibilities and teachers’ terms and conditions of employment generally.

INTO/NEU/UTU Health & Safety Representatives

Tuesday 5 October 2021
Belfast (venue TBC)
9.30am – 3.30pm
This one-day induction course, (in person) is for new INTO/NEU/UTU Health & Safety Reps.
Accredited Health & Safety Representatives are entitled to the day out of school to attend Trade Union Training. Substitute Cover is not provided.

REGISTERING FOR A COURSE IN TERM ONE
To register for any of the above courses please email eventsni@into.ie by Tuesday 21 September 2021, with your name, school (if applicable) and TR number, indicating which course(s) you wish to attend. Numbers on some of the courses are limited and places will be allocated on a ‘first-come first-served basis’.

 

TERMS TWO AND THREE
(All dates to be confirmed)

ALL MEMBERS
 
Webinars via Zoom (Dates TBC)
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Protecting Your Professional Identity
Dealing with Assaults/Restraints
Maternity/Paternity/Adoptive/Shared Parental Leave
Brief Absences/Flexible Working/Career Break
These one-hour webinars are available to all members to inform and update them on important matters relating to their rights and responsibilities and teachers’ terms and conditions of employment generally.

INTO/NEU/UTU School Representatives

Follow-up 2-day course for School Reps (Dates TBC)
Belfast (venue TBC)
9.30am – 3.30pm
This course is a follow-up course to the one-day induction course, (in person) for all INTO/NEU/UTU School Representatives and will deal with various agreed procedures for teachers, including Discipline and Grievance. Accredited School Representatives are entitled to the day out of school to attend Trade Union Training. Substitute Cover is not provided.

Webinars via Zoom (Dates TBC)
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Negotiation and Communication Skills
Pay and Contracts
These one-hour webinars are available to all School Representatives to inform and update them on important matters relating to their roles and responsibilities and teachers’ terms and conditions of employment generally.

INTO/NEU/UTU Health & Safety Representatives

ICTU Online training for INTO Health and Safety Representatives (Dates TBC)
This H&S training course is available to all INTO/NEU/UTU Accredited Health & Safety Reps.
Four 3-hour online sessions to cover:

  • Rights, roles and functions of a H&S rep.
  • COVID-19 and the workplace.
  • Relevant protection legislation.
  • Understanding and carrying out risk assessments.

The course will be accredited by OCN at Level 2 and learners must complete a workbook and some independent learning.

REGISTERING FOR A COURSE IN TERMS TWO OR THREE

Registration for courses in Terms Two and Three will open when dates are confirmed, however, if you would like to express an interest in any of these courses please email eventsni@into.ie, with your name, school (if applicable) and TR number, indicating which course(s) you are interested in.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING EVENTS

INTO-UTU Pre-retirement Planning Seminars

INTO Mid-career Review Webinar