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E tū

Formerly Engineers, Printing and Manufacturing Union and the Service and Food Workers Union.


Foundation Union Skills. Course No: 561

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

The aim of this course is to increase the participants’ knowledge and confidence in relation to their roles as union delegates within their workplaces and the employment relations process. The course also aims to provide delegates with the appropriate techniques, information and skills to perform these roles and empower other union members.

By the end of this one day course, participants will be able to:

  • explain to others the key aspects of unionism and well organised workplaces.
  • define their role as a union delegate within their industry.
  • utilise active communication skills when working with other workers and employers.
  • identify and use the appropriate processes and options for dealing with workplace issues.
  • be confident in using a range of organising techniques within their workplaces.
  • undertake a self-initiated task within their workplace to put into practice what they have learnt at the seminar.
  • deal more confidently with the disciplinary processes within the workplace.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 10 July 2016.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.


Getting Upskilled. Course No: 475

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

A two-day workshop aimed at relatively new delegates of the union, who have ideally completed the EPMU Foundation workshop and been in their role for at least three months.

This two day workshop aims to:

  • teach more about the key communication skills required for the delegate’s role.
  • provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to be more effective problem solvers.
  • improve delegates’ recruitment skills and techniques.
  • help delegates understand more about the role played by the EPMU at the workplace, industry and community levels.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 10 July 2016.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.


Workers Leading. Course No: 712

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This course aims to develop an understanding of our industrial history over the last century to inspire and enable future participation in strategies required to reduce disparities in the workplace and economy for groups who are disadvantaged in the labour market. This course is a one day event which could also be taught as two half days.

By the end of this one day course, participants will be able to:

  • identify key historical events and lessons from E tū’s industrial relation/union history and how these have impacted on the lives of working people today.
  • develop techniques to support organising opportunities within our workplace.
  • develop a better understanding of the political system in New Zealand.
  • identify a variety of behaviours i.e. passive/assertive/aggressive.
  • undertake an organising task in their workplace.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 10 July 2016.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.


Standing Up at Work. Course No: 711

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This course aims to introduce new delegates to the democratic structure of their union to increase understanding of the role, rights and responsibilities of union delegates as a workplace leader. This course is an initial two day event which could also be taught as two single or four half days.

At the conclusion of this two day course participants will be able to:

  • explain the democratic structure of their union and identify opportunities where they (and the members they represent) can participate and influence the policies and direction of E tū Union.
  • start to involve and empower the E tū members they represent to take ownership of and participate in their union activities and campaigns.
  • understand their roles, rights and responsibilities as an E tū Delegate and confidently increase their participation in a range of activites.
  • participate within, promote and be responsive to the rights and obligations of their Collective Employment Agreement, Employment Relations Act, other relevant employment laws and the worker engagement, participation and respresentation requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • use new tools and apply new skills which support the Delegates’ understanding of, participation in and undertaking of relevant representational problem solving and research tasks within their workplaces.
  • start to involve and empower the E tū members they represent to take ownership of their Collective Employment Agreement and participate in the roles, rights and responsibilities within the CEA, ERA, H&S at Work Act, other relevant employment laws and union activities.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 10 July 2016.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.


Problem Solving Culture. Course No: 710

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This course aims to increase the understanding of the parties’ rights and obligations regarding problem solving and disciplinary action in the workplace. This course is a one day event which could also be taught as two half days.

At the conclusion of this one day course, participants will be able to:

  • understand some of the concepts and options for dealing with employment relationship problems including a ‘just culture’ approach to dealing with workplace health and safety.
  • understand what a disciplinary process looks like and the role of a worker representative in that process.
  • understands and can explain what rights and obligations exist for all parties within the disciplinary process, including before, during and after a formal disciplinary meeting.
  • understands and can explain parties rights and obligations in accordance with the Collective Employment Agreement (if applicable) and Employment Relations Act.
  • understands and is ready to participate (with support) in the disciplinary process.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 10 July 2016.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.


Youth Leadership and Network Development. Course No: 707

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This course aims to build productive employment relations through encouraging the development of an understanding of the employment environment and relationships through the strong, inspiring and confident voice of youth in work. This course can be held over two consecutive days or as two separate one day events.

By the end of this two day course, participants will:

  • deepen their knowledge and understanding of rights and obligations, behaviours and processes that enhance good faith relationships of both employee and employer in the workplace.
  • deepen knowledge and understanding of combatting the barriers preventing youth from participating in productive employment relations with mutual trust and confidence.
  • develop plans and strategies to help youth have a voice in their workplaces, across their industries and society.
  • be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to engage in the democratic structures of their union (including bargaining), and across society.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 9 December 2015.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.


Industry Leadership Development. Course No: 706

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This course aims to continue building productive employment relations. Industry specific legislation and any relevant economic structures, institutions and processes in New Zealand will also be covered. This course can be held over two consecutive days or as two separate one day events.

By the end of this two day course, participants will:

  • deepen their knowledge and understanding of the issues impacting on and/or preventing productive employment relations
  • develop plans and strategies to help overcome issues within their industries
  • identify and practice behaviours and processes that enhance good faith relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to engage in the democratic structures relating to their industry within their union.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 9 December 2015.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.


Inspiring E tū Women. Course No: 705

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This course aims to build productive employment relations through the promotion of mutual trust and confidence in all aspects of the employment environment and of the employment relationships through the strong, inspiring and confident voice of women in work.

By the end of the one day course, participants will:

  • deepen their knowledge and understanding of the barriers and forms of discrimination preventing women from participating in productive employment relations
  • develop plans and strategies to aid women in overcoming these barriers in their workplaces, across industries and society and to improve outcomes in the following areas:
    • Parental leave
    • Equal pay
    • Combatting violence
    • Achieving a living wage
  • explore the power of the story as a tool to build confidence, connection and influence within their workplace, industries and society.
  • be equipped with knowledge to engage in the democratic structures of their union.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 9 December 2015.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.


Dealing with Problems on the Job: Course No 444

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This one-day course is designed for new and experienced union delegates as well as active union members. The main purpose of this course is to lift course participants’ problem solving and grievance handling skills.

Subsequent approval: 23/09/2014

This course is also approved for use by NZCTU and affiliated Unions.


Your Rights at Work: Course No 590

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

The aim of this workshop is to introduce members and delegates to the role of the union in their workplace and in society. By increasing their skills and knowledge the programme will enable participants to be involved and take leadership roles in resolving workplace issues.

Subsequent approval: 05/01/2015

This course is also approved for use by SFWU and affiliated Unions.


Enterprise and Industry Economics: Course No 511

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This one-day seminar is developed for SFWU union members who have already completed basic delegate courses, and experienced delegates in various industry sectors around New Zealand.

The course will provide opportunities for participants to:

  • focus on the main economic issues of particular industries
  • discuss the role that various government bodies have in supporting economic development
  • provide an overview of the Employment Relations Act, in relation to the requirements around good faith and the promotion of collective bargaining.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • recognise the main economic drivers and issues of their particular industry or sector
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the role that various government bodies, both national and local, have in supporting economic development
  • discuss with other members an understanding of the main economic drivers and issues of their particular industry or sector
  • describe the relationship between positive employment relations and a joint union-employer strategy for industry development
  • apply the analysis of an industry strategy to their own industry or sector which will involve sharing goals between both unions and employers.

Approved for a period of 3 years from 24 April 2015

Subsequent approval: 24/04/2015


Getting Organised Course: Course No 422

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This two-day course is targeted towards delegates and other workplace leaders who have completed at least two preceding core delegate skills workshops.

This course aims to:

  • Further develop delegates’ skills, knowledge and understanding on how to build union organisation in their workplace
  • Develop a better understanding of Etῡ’s strategic industry-based approach to union organising
  • Develop a better understanding of the legal backdrop for union organising, particularly in relation to build collective organisation, as established by the Employment Relations Act.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 25 November 2016.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.

 


Getting Prepared for Bargaining: Course No 474

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This two-day course is targeted towards delegates who are in their first 12 months as a union delegate. This course is either delivered as a full two day course, four half day sessions or through separate modules.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key stages of the negotiation process for a collective employment agreement
  • Develop and give examples of research skills and be able to access relevant information in relation to collective bargaining
  • Apply basic interpretation techniques to collective agreements and related documentation
  • Confidently participate in meetings to represent or otherwise support members involved in collective disputes/issues and matters of interpretation of the Employment Relations Act.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 25 November 2016.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.

 


Getting Up-skilled for the job: Course No: 475

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

A two-day workshop aimed at relatively new delegates of the union, who have ideally completed the EPMU Foundation workshop and been in their role for at least three months.

This two day workshop aims:

  • to learn more about the key communication skills required for the delegate’s role
  • to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to be more effective problem solvers
  • to improve delegates’ recruitment skills and techniques
  • to understand more about the role played by the EPMU at the workplace, industry and community levels
  • to encourage delegates to take up the opportunity to link their learning to the national qualifications framework.

This course can be facilitated over two consecutive days, as two one-day events or as four half-day modules.

First approved: 03/04/2007
Subsequent approval: 18/05/2014

This course is also approved for use by NZCTU and affiliated Unions.


Organising Around Health and Safety: Course No: 476

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This one day course is for any delegate or member who has a strong interest in and/or is active in workplace health and safety.

This course aims to:

  • Provide participants with the skills and knowledge to undertake effective organising in their workplaces around health and safety
  • Develop strategies to enhance the Union’s contribution to more effective management of health and safety in the workplace.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 25 November 2016.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.

 


Recognising and Promoting an Active Role for Maori: Course No 553

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This is a three day workshop for union delegates, workplace leaders and key union members to broaden their skills and knowledge for achieving greater Maori participation in their union.

This workshop aims to:

  • Build on participants’ foundation knowledge of the democratic structure and function of their union, including the role of Runanga (tribal gathering), and it’s place within a broader union context
  • Enhance participants’ awareness of the role they play in building effective union participation in their workplace and the wider industry – particularly how this improves productivity
  • Give a greater understanding of Te Tiriti O Waitangi in working life
  • Explore how closer links with Maori can be built via Whanau, Hapu and Iwi.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 25 November 2016.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.

 


Foundation Union Skills Workshop: Course No: 561

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This workshop introduces participants to the concepts of employer and employee engagement as prescribed in the ER Act. The workshop also offers the flexibility needed to provide teaching and learning opportunities on issues that are current and relevant.

The Foundation Union Skills Workshop continues to be the initial union education event offered to new delegates. Delegates are offered subsequent workshops that build upon their initial learning in this workshop.

The course aims to develop participant’s knowledge and understanding of:

  • the union’s structure
  • effective recruitment and union organising
  • problem solving in the workplace
  • key principles and the objective of the Employment Relations Act.

Subsequent approval: 23/09/2014

This course is also approved for use by NZCTU and affiliated Unions.


Injury prevention, accident Compensation and Rehabilitation : Course No 601

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

The primary target groups for this one-day workshop are union delegates and Health and Safety representatives. Where the course is delivered in the workplace managers and supervisors may be included.

The course is designed to use practical and participative methods to include all learning styles. This workshop aims to develop participants’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • the Accident Compensation system in NZ; including: history, philosophy and purpose
  • the different insurance options for employers and how they relate to injury prevention
  • return to work policy and practice
  • understand injury management and rehabilitation at work
  • work related injury cover and entitlements
  • the code of ACC Claimant’s rights
  • getting help – the claimants handbook.

First approved: 23/09/2014

This course is also approved for use by NZCTU and affiliated Unions.


Delegate Leadership Development Workshop : Course No 603

Contact: Tracey Gallagher Union Educator 021 745 685

This one day course is aimed at experienced union delegates and workplace leaders with knowledge of Etῡ’s role, structures and functions.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key principles of leadership as these apply in their own union context, on the job and within the wider union
  • Describe the union’s key democratic structures and the function and responsibilities of elected positions within these structures
  • Describe the role played by member leaders in the development, promotion and implementation of union industry bargaining and development strategies.

Course approved for a period of 3 years from 25 November 2016.

This course is approved for use of all unions affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions.

 

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