Community were delighted to recently attend the 10th anniversary of the Joint Trade Union Committee (JTUC) in City Building Glasgow.
This was an excellent opportunity to celebrate and showcase how working alongside our sister unions can lead to successful initiatives and policies. The JTUC is made up of Community, Unite and Unison and is the strategic negotiating body for union members across Glasgow City Building.
The event took place in the new £7 million City Building Training College that was built to meet the demands of it’s craft apprenticeship programme and to allow continuous upskilling of the workforce – the building was constructed entirely by staff and apprentices of City Building.
Glasgow City Building is one of the biggest apprenticeship employers in Europe and the training college will house more than 250 apprentices and tradespeople. As well as accommodating apprentices in various areas from painting to plumbing, electrical, joinery and gas engineering, the college will also provide a base for City Building employees taking courses in subjects such as asbestos, roofing and health and safety.
During the event, we were able to tour the new training college, as well as the neighbouring RSBi factory where Community members manufacture bespoke products including office/education furniture, kitchen units, student accommodation as well as beds/soft furnishings and UPVc windows and doors. RSBi is a supported workplace with over 250 employees, with more than half of all employees having a disability.
Community Rep, and Political Officer for the City Building JTUC Ronnie Regan said:
It was great to hold this 10th anniversary event of the Joint Trade Union Committee at the new state of the art training college. It was a fantastic opportunity for trade unionists and politicians to visit this ground breaking facility and to see the skilled work that City Building and RSBi employees do, and how City Building is leading the way by bringing apprenticeship training in-house.
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