Steve Craig UCATT  National Project Worker We’ve got you covered TUC ‘Advocating for Apprentices’ Conference 16 th  April ...
Mentoring & Organising Apprentices <ul><li>Construction - traditional ‘Apprenticeship brand’ </li></ul><ul><li>Age-weighte...
Mentoring & Organising Apprentices – A strategic Approach <ul><li>‘ Mapping’ – The 5w’s </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching  & Ment...
‘ Value added’ - Mentoring-Coaching-Organising <ul><li>‘ Decent Homes – 1 in a £Million’ </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Public...
'Vulnerable workers' are defined as people with little knowledge of their rights, who find it hard to access advice and do...
Some observations... <ul><li>Age – ‘equality common-denominator’ </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring – ‘Buddy systems’ </li></ul><...
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Sc ucatt advocating for apprentices presentation april 2010

  1. 1. Steve Craig UCATT National Project Worker We’ve got you covered TUC ‘Advocating for Apprentices’ Conference 16 th April 2010
  2. 2. Mentoring & Organising Apprentices <ul><li>Construction - traditional ‘Apprenticeship brand’ </li></ul><ul><li>Age-weighted workforce & membership </li></ul><ul><li>Organising imperative – FTO’s & Reps </li></ul><ul><li>Business case - economic, moral, ethical... </li></ul><ul><li>UCATT as a ‘lifestyle’ choice </li></ul><ul><li>Inheritance & legacy </li></ul><ul><li>Apprentice Activists </li></ul><ul><li>Linking ‘Learning & Organising’ (IAG) </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Equality/Diversity & inclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mentoring & Organising Apprentices – A strategic Approach <ul><li>‘ Mapping’ – The 5w’s </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching & Mentoring FTO’s & Reps </li></ul><ul><li>ULF & UMF Projects </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Decent Homes – 1 in a £Million’ - Nottingham City Homes - Wakefield & District Housing - Lincoln City Council - Swansea City Council - Constructionskills (SSC) - Capital Training (SW) Ltd - FE Colleges/Schools - Women in Construction </li></ul>
  4. 4. ‘ Value added’ - Mentoring-Coaching-Organising <ul><li>‘ Decent Homes – 1 in a £Million’ </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Public/Private Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Collective bargaining/Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement & Tendering - P&T Committees/CPG’s - Sub-contractors - Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE) </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Rights & Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Access, advocacy, dialogue & practice </li></ul><ul><li>FTO’s & All Reps – ‘Apprentice focus’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. 'Vulnerable workers' are defined as people with little knowledge of their rights, who find it hard to access advice and do not have the ability to protect themselves against rights abuses . (Definition taken from directgov)
  6. 6. Some observations... <ul><li>Age – ‘equality common-denominator’ </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring – ‘Buddy systems’ </li></ul><ul><li>ER&R – All workers </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion = ‘Ownership’ = Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Trade union principles, values & politics </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships…? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Talking about my generation’ – Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Share experience/best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Re-define ‘union narrative’… </li></ul>

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