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.

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GFTU Calendar

July, 2020

06JulyAll Day10GFTU Health and Safety Stage 1Application Deadline: 5th June 2020

20JulyAll Day24GFTU Health and Safety Stage 2Application Deadline: 19th June 2020

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GFTU Twitter Feed

Full support from the @GFTU1 Executive today for the forthcoming SWU Campaign which gets launched tomorrow. https://t.co/rv7IMboQv4 GFTU1 photo

Date set for appeal hearing on women's pensions https://t.co/Q2IX2kWJaM. Have you seen this in the press recently? No ! Then let’s get twerting @BootAusterity @BASW_UK @SWU_UK @GFTU1

Social Workers need to be valued and supported by employers. SWU will be sharing survey findings tomorrow and action plan @basw @GFTU1 https://t.co/JA9GvisUCe GFTU1 photo


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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Employment Law Matters

  • Do you have people relying on you to help them with first class support?
  • Do you sometimes struggle to find reliable on-line information easily?
  • Do you feel under pressure to ‘get the best outcome’ for your client?


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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