Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Union VoicesTactics and Tensions in UK Organizing$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, and Edmund Heery

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451201

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 07 July 2020

The TUC Approach to Developing a New Organizing Culture

The TUC Approach to Developing a New Organizing Culture

Chapter:
(p.35) 2 The TUC Approach to Developing a New Organizing Culture
Source:
Union Voices
Author(s):

Melanie Simms

Jane Holgate

Edmund Heery

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451201.003.0003

This chapter maintains that the Organising Academy's relevance stems not only from its success in training a body of organizers, but also because its establishment encourages a debate about the role of organizing within British unions. The chapter describes the training program while examining some of the ways in which its core ideas have spread through many British unions. The importance of training as a process to develop and incorporate professional norms has been underlined by the development of organizing training for both officers and activists. In relation to that, the chapter shows how organizers often see themselves as being at odds with the dominant culture of the unions in which they work, and how they express their professional identity as organizers as much, if not more, than with their employing union.

Keywords:   Organising Academy, British unions, organizers, activists, organizing training, professional identity

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.