The representative is the voice of the Union in each workplace. As an NUT section representative, you will frequently communicate with members and be the first point of contact for any concerns they may have. The more workplace based reps we have, the stronger the union will be.Remember that the strength of the Union is based upon members participating and making their voices heard. By acting together at work we can make a difference to the issues that are of importance to teachers. Every workplace needs a strong union team!
Every year, far too many teachers are injured at work or suffer illness and ill-health brought on by their work. Statistics show that workplaces with safety reps are safer than ones without them.
There are other local officer roles – equality officer, international solidarity officer, health and safety adviser and young officer in your local association or division. If interested, please contact your division/association secretary.