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We're pleased to announced that Woodcraft Folk has recently partnered with Unite. 

As one of our affiliates Unite are keen to educate children and young people about Trade Unions, Collective Action, Equality and employment rights.

Unite have relaunched their 'Unite in schools programme' and have come up with a great education pack for schools and youth organisations to facilitate their own sessions with young people looking at the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees at works. Engaging your young people in discussion around issues like bullying, discrimination minimum wage and the role of the trade unions in the workplace.  

Unite are the only trade union currently running this programme and their Reps have produced an incredible range of lesson plans, materials, role plays, and films to engage young people. Their Reps are also available to come along to your groups to run sessions. If this is something you would be interested in contact mailto:mary.sayer@unitetheunion.org

The programme is very inspiring and students who have taken part are starting to realise that, as the next generation, they have the skills and motivation to act collectively, to campaign using social media, etc. and to run our trade unions effectively to fight increasing casualisation and inequality.

There are also some great online videos which you can use: 

Don't forget Woodcraft's 'Right to Strike' activity pack (collaborated with the TUC) available download here on our website 

(JN6953) A5 Unite in School Leaflet.pdf3.45 MB
Learning about TUs Session Plan – UNITE in Schools .doc74 KB
TUs activities pack for young people to use746.33 KB
Unite School Quiz powerpoint393.71 KB
Presentation and activity for youth councils.odp2.17 MB
What have Unions done for us poster.jpg236.46 KB
What have the unions ever done for us activity worksheet35.71 KB
What are you Unions doing for us poster157.09 KB
What Could the unions do for us activity worksheet 38.65 KB