December 12, 2016 by permanentred
Our next regional forum for OT shop stewards is to be held on 18th January 2017 (09:30-12:30). It’s not just for people who are already shop stewards, but also for anyone who thinks they might be interested in representing COT and COT members in the workplace.
Being a COT workplace rep, or shop steward, is an essential role. It gives you the chance to use your skills to represent your colleagues as well as providing services to your patients. The skill set is very similar: you need good communication and problem solving skills as well as good organisational skills. It’s a tailor-made role for OTs!
Unison provides support and training in the skills you need to represent members in sickness, grievance and disciplinary hearings, as well as organising and recruiting in the workplace. It’s great for building up your confidence and it’s an essential role when your service is faced with reorganisation.
Email us at COT.London@COT.co.uk for more details.