GMB trade union workplace representative training

GMB trade union Training Courses for 2023

10 January 2023

Union Rep Training courses dates and venues for the GMB union North West & Irish region for 2023

The GMB union North West & Irish Region runs training courses at various venues throughout the region for GMB member representatives, all organised by our own training department at regional office.

Induction Course Stage One 2023 - Five days

We appreciate the vital role our reps play in developing workplace organisation and provide them with the skills and knowledge to enable them to effectively undertake their duties as a GMB union Representative.

The training with the GMB trade union commences with Stage 1, a 5-day Induction course, which covers subjects/problems that a rep encounters in their workplace and our aim is to give you the skills to deal with these problems, to the benefit of the health and well-being of our reps and members.

Once this training has been completed, reps are advised of the second stage of their training, a number of short specific training courses, which expand on the subjects covered on the induction.

Regional Office - Liverpool

  • 6th - 10th February
  • 22nd - 26th May
  • 7th - 11th August
  • 27th Nov - 1st Dec


  • 20th - 24th March
  • 19th - 23rd June
  • 11th - 15th September


  • 6th - 10th March (Barrow)
  • 27th - 31st March (Carlisle)
  • 8th - 12th May (Sellafield)
  • 5th - 9th June (Barrow)

Holywood Office

  • 20th - 24th February
  • 2nd - 6th October


  • 17th - 21st April
  • 16th - 18th October

Advanced Courses

Bullying & Harrasment - Three Days
We provide legal studies and practical strategies for tackling a major problem in many workplaces. This course explores tactics and policies to remove what can be a constant source of stress and mental health problems in the workplace.

Liverpool - 14th, 15th & 16th March

Cheadle - 3rd, 4th & 5th April

Holywood - 25th, 26th & 27th April

Preston - 21st, 22nd & 23rd November

Grievance & Disciplinary and Employment Law/ Grievance - 2 days

There is a clear cross-over between these two subjects and we look at case law in relation to the problems facing our reps around grievance and disciplinary procedures.

Liverpool - 12th & 13th April

Preston - 17th & 18th May

Cheadle - 6th & 7th November

Grievance & Disciplinary and Employment Law/ Grievance - 2 days

Employment Law/Stress and Mental Health. Health in the Workplace.

Holywood - 15th, 16th & 17th August

Health & Safety/Risk Assessment/ Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace

This course goes into more detail of how risk assessments should work and the different methods used. We also highlight the need for employers to carry out risk assessment for physical and mental risks and hazards. The use of surveys and specific workplace inspections is part of the course, which will take reps onto a higher level of activity.

Liverpool - 18th, 19th & 20th July

Cheadle - 3rd, 4th & 5th July

Preston - 13th, 14th & 15th June

Heath & Safety and Risk Assessment (Including Disabilities)

Menopause/ Hidden Disabilities & Gender Sensitive

Holywood - 14th, 15th & 16th November


If you are interested in any of these courses, please complete with webform


or contact Julie Dowling on 0151 728-2905 -

GMB North West & Irish Region



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