What We Offer - Work GFTU Is Involved In


Keep an eye on the website for details of some very special events to celebrate the great contributions our organisation has made and continues to make.


We are aware that many people have had their entire post 16 education with the GFTU, which is why we continue in this tradition, by offering pathways from functional skills to units designed to equip senior trade union officials, EC members and General Secretaries.

We are facilitating the work to establish an apprenticeship for trade union officers for the whole movement and our trade union management programme aims to equip a new generation of union managers and leaders, combining practical application with strategic leadership ideas.

Due to our webinars and seminars being so successful when they were launched, we continue to run these in variations. 

We encourage you to take every opportunity of the learning we have made available.

Our courses are in great demand and, therefore, we will be operating a strict cancellation policy from now on and costs will be passed onto unions for those not attending. Course travel, subsistence, accommodation and materials are all free to members of GFTU affiliated unions.

All courses are delivered by the GFTU Educational Trust.

View the current programme here.


The range of support and services offered to the affiliated unions is very broad, and union’s take advantage of a range of support and money making initiatives, which allows them to remain focused on the things that matter and the needs of members. Details of the Win:Win programme can be found here.


To add some colour and depth to our trade union culture we have created an online shop with ideal gifts for family, friends and union colleagues. Visit the GFTU Shop to have a look around.


Whether it is a local issue, a national or international matter, campaigns are more effective when people act in solidarity. Our website showcases some of the GFTU and our affiliates' current campaigns as well as international solidarity groups we support and their campaigns.
Where appropriate we also dovetail essential learning into courses and hold conferences and events to raise awareness and gain support.


We have also expanded our hotel and conference centre to meet the increasing demands of trade unions to hold events and training there, which you can view at www.quorngrangehotel.co.uk. Members of affiliated unions can also enjoy discounts in the hotel.

We encourage you to take a look at our website regularly, as further events will be added throughout the year.
In solidarity
Gawain Little, General Secretary.
Sarah Woolley, President.