Weekly Column

GFTU General Secretary, Doug Nicholls, is writing a series of weekly articles of reflections on the situation to add to the debates that are emerging.

More details and links to each article can be found here.

Easington Colliery Band showing solidarity with NHS and care workers.

Easington Colliery Band

GFTU Calendar

May, 2020

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The GFTU supports Abdullah Ocalan and the fight for his freedom from his brutal and cruel imprisonment. The Kurdish people must be allowed to flourish in peace and democracy, free from oppression.

Join #FreeOcalan here https://t.co/YsKduRNfEP

What a beautiful day here! ☀️

Who’s excited to come back to Quorn Grange Hotel when we’re open again?

Let us know👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 https://t.co/nq1qrrl1yn
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Essential skills are proving to be the ones in high demand during this #COVID19 crisis. These skills can be learnt and should be continually developed. Which of the eight #SkillsWeNeed are you developing?

Find out more about the @Skills_Builder here: https://t.co/ehmacLC4aX https://t.co/9ipCF7KRO5
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The GFTU offers a radical new approach to the training trade union reps

GFTU Educational Trust

  • Courses
  • Accreditation
  • Grants and Scholarships
  • Progression

Education for Action

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The GFTU Educational Trust has agreed a strategic set of principles that will underpin our delivery of education for the coming years.

Services to Unions

The GFTU has developed a comprehensive range of services under the banner of 'Win:Win' to support affiliated Trade Unions.

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We help Unions to save money and be more effective and sustainable, whilst generating income for the GFTU’s Educational Trust.

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The GFTU has teamed up with the Ethical Shop in order to help raise extra funds for its educational trust, a charity that provides a range of educational opportunities and resources.

GFTU publications are available from the Ethical Shop site.

GFTU Publishing

Workable is the joint book publishing initiative of the General Federation of Trade Unions and independent publisher New Internationalist.


Quorn Grange Hotel and Training Centre

The iconic Quorn Grange Hotel is wholly owned by the GFTU Education Trust and offers the perfect setting for all Trade Union members' needs.


About the GFTU

The General Federation of Trade Unions is a friendly democratic organisation responsive to the needs of affiliated Trade Unions.

GFTU Partners

The GFTU's informal and formal partnership arrangements go far and wide at home and overseas.

We strongly support a range of adult education organisations including Ruskin College, Northern College, the WEA and the co-operative movement.

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