Completed applications must be received by 12 noon, Thursday 31 May.

To celebrate our 150th anniversary, the TUC Midlands is launching a Women in Leadership course that will run during 2018. From public speaking and leadership styles to communication skills and research projects looking at equality in the workplace, this course will involve five days of classroom learning, as well as project work in between classes. The group will also have the opportunity to meet and network with influential women trade union leaders and decision-makers, as well as get to know like-minded women from different unions and to play an active role in the TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival. Women have always played a key role in the trade union movement. Some of our biggest advances to workers’ rights have been led by strong women trade unionists. Women also make up the majority of our membership. But while the fabric of our movement is certainly more diverse, only a third of our union leaders are women. There is still an shameful 18% gap in pay between men and women doing the exact same job, and more than half of women continue to experience sexual harassment and discrimination at work. This course will help empower more women trade unionists to step into leadership roles and continue to create positive changes in their workplaces, their union and in society.


Women in Leadership Course

TUC is seeking 25 participants who will be able to enjoy this opportunity for development 

application forms from  Tel: 0121 262 6380 TUC Midlands, 47 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3TH


The course will be spread across three blocks:

• Thursday 7th June and Friday 8th June TUC Midlands, Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3TH

• Friday 6th July and Saturday 7th July Village Hotel, Dudley (evening), followed by TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival, Cradley Heath 

• Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July UNISON East Midlands, Vivian Avenue, Nottingham

Costs -we ask that trade unions commit to directly covering the following expenses: Travel to and from classroom venues and the overnight stay in Dudley on July 6th. Other expenses incurred should be treated according to union’s own policy.