Postal Department Industrial Training
Branches will be aware that since the formation of the Postal Department’s Education and Training Sub-Group in 2015, we have been working to develop tailored Industrial Training. A key part of the strategy has been to compose industrial courses that can be delivered on demand and at pace by activists that have a working knowledge of the subject matter that is being taught.
Following the carriage of Composite Motion 9 at the Postal Conference last year, we circulated LTB 344/18 to request from Branches the names of potential tutors who met the criteria above and were keen to use their experience to provide industrial training in the field.
Three cycles of Train the Trainer events have been held so far with the first series commencing in October 2018 and the most recent taking place last week. During these events, Representatives have been trained to deliver Industrial Relations, Conduct Code, Attendance Procedure and Delivery Resourcing training. I am now pleased to announce that a total of 88 Representatives have been trained on one or more of these four Industrial Training programmes and will now be able to deliver this tuition as requested.
Attached to this LTB is a list of those that have received training in the aforementioned industrial courses, along with the Branch they are from. This list is based on the information received from the Education and Training Department and has been supplemented by the names of those who attended the most recent events. These Representatives are now ready to deliver the courses they are listed under and should be contacted by Branches within their locality that require such training.
The trainers must then contact Hayley Nutley in the DGS(P) Department at CWU Headquarters to register the course and ask for the relevant training materials to be sent to the appropriate location. Please give at least two weeks’ notice ahead of the tuition being held.
The trainers will be able to download the tutor’s resources from Left Click or by contacting Simon Massen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This approach will enable Branches and Divisions to liaise and ensure that Industrial Training is prioritised in each area according to demand and using trainers from a close geographical radius.
In relation to Processing and Logistics, initial training was held but is currently being reviewed departmentally due to the feedback that was received.
The development and review of these Industrial Relations training courses has been a significant piece of work but will prove to be an important part of our overall strategy to guarantee that local Representatives have the tools to ensure we continue to remain a strong industrial based Union.
Any enquiries in relation to the content of this LTB should be addressed to the DGS(P) Department.
Deputy General Secretary (Postal)