GFTU Education Programme 2023 - 2024

Our education programme is delivered by GFTU Educational Trust

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The Cost of Living Crisis (and how to get out of it)

Venue: Online

Date: 5th July 2024 (6-7:30pm)

Price: Free for affiliates. For non-affiliates: £25

This course is supported by leading progressive economists and will explore the economic issues that affect trade unions.

The course will be based on the arguments put forward in the GFTU pamphletThe True Causes of Inflationand the accompanying bookThe Cost of Living Crisis (and how to get out of it”.


Please note: The deadline for applications is 28th June 2024. 

Trade Union and Working Class History

Venue: Online

Dates: These will take place on the third Tuesday of every month to July 2024, 7pm-8.30pm.

Each will last for 90 minutes and will focus on helping attendees understand the subject matter in an accessible and participative manner. 

  • 8th July 2024 - Orgreave - Keith Gildart
  • July 2024 - TBC

Price: Free for affiliates & non-affiliates.


GFTU Summer School

Residential Course: GFTU Quorn Grange

Dates: 31st July - 2nd August 2024

Price: Free for affiliates. £425 for non-affiliates. 

This is our annual opportunity to take stock and think about the future of the Movement and where we go next. As we look to build on recent organising and campaigning successes, the course will help participants to think strategically and embrace new ideas.

Our Summer School provides the space and stimulus for a bolder, bigger and better union Movement. This course is aimed at experienced and newer trade union activists who want an opportunity to think outside the box with key leaders from across the movement. 


Please note: The deadline for applications is 17th July 2024.

Lessons in Organising 

Venue: GFTU Quorn Grange

Residential Course: 5th – 7th August 2024

Price: For affiliates: Free. For non-affiliates: £425

Several unions recently have won industrial action ballots despite the punitive thresholds imposed on them by legislation. What lessons can we learn from these successes so we can continue to win for members?

Drawing heavily on the success of the NEU in securing a huge mandate for action from their members across schools in England and Wales, we will be answering this question.

This course takes its name from the book written by our new General Secretary and others.


Please note: The deadline for applications is 22nd July 2024. 

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**The deadline for booking a place on a training course is usually 30 days prior to the event, unless otherwise stated. If we have insufficient uptake, it may be postponed or cancelled. Attendance and arrangements will be confirmed in advance.**

For any queries please contact our Education Administrator, Mark Robinson, on 01509410978 or