This fall, the British TUC will be launching a series of regional pilot training programmes for activists. Participants will learn to recruit new members and activists; work with community organisations and work on campaigns that are built around issues that workers care about.
According to the TUC, active union members can ‘make a key contribution towards building stornger unions in the workplace’.
The programme consists of three two-day sessions. In addition, participants are expected to work on an actual campaign. Those who complete the course can also enter the interview pool for the (paid) Trainee Programme of the Organising Academy.
The Activist Academy will be formally launched at the TUC Congress in September.
More info at the TUC organising weblog