Unions into schools – a Better Way to Work

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Every year trained unions representatives speak to thousands of Scottish schools pupils about the world of work and the role of trade unions. This can be for individual classes or the whole school year and each presentation is adapted in consultation with teachers to meet the needs of pupils.

The work of our trained representatives, along with the input of teachers and pupils, has ensured that we have a resource which can be used both by teachers and by trade union school visitors, or by both together, to provide flexible teaching suitable for a range of ages and abilities as part of aspects of the curriculum dealing with enterprise, careers and citizenship.

The emphasis of this resource is on participative learning, involving classes in discussion, negotiation and the forming of opinions.

We believe that by providing an enhanced understanding of the workplace we can play a part in equipping young people to be successful, not just in their working lives, but in wider society.

Our schools resource is updated at least annually and is available for use by teachers with or without a requested school visit.

To download the full pack in pdf, click here.

To request that representative comes to speak to your class or classes, please contact Pauline Walker or Terry Anderson or call the STUC on 0141 337 8100 STUC.