If you are a CWU member and would like to attend this course, please contact your branch.
Trade Union Training
Radical training is vital for building a confident, skilled, belligerent rank and file in our workplaces.
Janine designs and delivers training for several trade unions.
- For PCS (civil service union) Neurodiversity training, click here.
- For RMT (rail and transport union) courses tutored by Janine, click here.
- For other unions, and general items about trade union training, read below.
- For more information about booking training with Janine, send her an email!
Thank you to Colette Marquess, a PCS union representative in Belfast, for writing this report after attending the Neurodiversity in the Workplace course run by Janine.
I'm Janine Booth. I'm autistic, and I write and deliver training courses to trade unionists and others about autism and neurodiversity. As part of the courses, we look at real-life case studies of neurodivergent workers' experiences. It is important to use up-to-date case studies, so I am interested in hearing your story.
It is increasingly recognised that there are an enormous variety of different ways our human brains are ‘wired’. One of the ways this ‘neurological diversity’ finds expression is in a range of conditions such as those on the autism ‘spectrum’ (Aspergers, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, AD(H)D, Tourette’s Syndrome and others).
Three years ago, at the age of 45, I was diagnosed as autistic. It made complete sense to me, like being short-sighted all my life and finally getting a pair of glasses!
Janine will be running this workshop as part of a briefing day for NEU members in the West Midlands. If you are an NEU member and would like to attend, please contact the union for details.
THE SOCIAL MODEL OF DISABILITY: REMOVING BARRIERS AND CHALLENGING OUTDATED ATTITUDES
Historically, society has seen disabled people as broken and in need of fixing.
A two-day course for PCS union reps and activists, taught by Janine.
The week-long Disability in the Workplace course goes online, every Monday for five weeks!
Two days - short days, with lots of breaks and activities away from the screen! - of training about neurodiversity in the workplace. Open to all PCS union members. If you would like to attend, please contact your branch or regional training officer.
PCS members who have completed the Stage 1 Neurodiversity in the Workplace training will receive an invitation to register for this course.