Don't moan organise!
Unhappy with a work situation? Taken advantage of? Feel powerless?
The IWW offers an organiser training that was developed by a number of IWW members over many years of experience. This is a great place to strategise ways of organising in your workplace, as well as a way to familiarise yourself with basic organising skills applicable in a variety of environments.
Area/skills covered include:
Building lists of contacts
Organising work place committees
Direct action tactics
The training is usually a two day workshop lasting approximately 16 hours including breaks. Of course, you can't learn how to do everything in two days, but you can learn the basics and help avoid the kinds of mistakes that new workplace organisers tend to make.
The training involves a mixture of learning activities including group discussions, role plays and problem solving scenarios. Organising training is catered to the circumstances of your workplace/industry so that members feel empowered by the course to take action on the job. It is designed to incorporate your real-life work situation to make it as realistic as possible and help tailor it to your needs. The point is to help you think through how to organise where you work or in campaigns currently happening in your branch. The tactics taught are based on successful organising work and the training is constantly being adapted to incorporate the latest experiences of direct action organising.
Can't make these dates? We are planning a weekend training session in a couple of months so let us know so you can be added to list of those interested.
Leeds Industrial Workers of the World General Members Branch