Trade union research officer?
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Trade union research officers inform the activities and strategic development of trade unions by collecting, analysing and circulating information on social, economic and political issues.
Their research supports three key aims:
The role combines:
Trade union research officers also work on joint projects with other agencies, dealing with common issues that affect working life and social justice. The role provides an opportunity for people with a strong political commitment to support workers' rights in various sectors such as engineering, retail and education.
A researcher's role spans the whole process of identifying issues to explore, gathering information, analysis, writing up results, delivering a report or briefing, and circulating information within and outside the union.
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