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GFTU Events

February, 2020

19Feb10:00 am4:30 pmGFTU Grievance and Disciplinary Training Course 2Application Deadline: 24th January 2020

20Feb10:30 am2:30 pmUnion Finance Officers Meeting

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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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