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October, 2019

21OctAll Day25GFTU Trade Union Learning RepApplication Deadline: 20th September

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Our very own General Secretary will be speaking at Leicester Everybody’s Reading Festival on 24th Oct, at a session on the Introduction to the Life and Novels of William Ash.

Leicester Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, LE1 1WB

No booking required
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Leicester Everybody’s Reading Festival has returned!!

This year, the event has been extended from a nine-day festival to cover the whole month of October – and has a fantastic total of 146 events across 64 venues!

To find out more visit https://t.co/m9Y2Sz8xOT

Tickets now available at https://t.co/8EtX2dk1Dw for an evening of powerful songs, dynamic music, unique video footage and moving storytelling by @bannertheatre1

Friday 29th November at The Quorn Grange Hotel.
Drinks & canapés from 5.30pm, performance at 6:15pm https://t.co/zzjJtPjS1t
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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 Group

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.

Young Members Development Weekend

  • Be a more effective Trade Unionist
  • Learn about the Labour movement
  • Meet people and have fun
Young Members Development Weekend

Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November

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.

Northern College