How does the process work?
Each year we're asking branch reps to sit down with their regional organisers and complete the framework together. This involves looking at some provided branch information, answering some questions, and committing to some actions. On average this should take about an hour.
The actions that your branch agrees with your regional organisers is reviewed at regular points throughout the year to ensure progress is being made. You can access the framework at any time through the year to view your responses and actions.
Completing the Organising Framework
Each branch might complete the Organising Framework in a different way. Here are some tips:
- Complete the Organising Framework in discussion between the branch and the regional organiser
- Ensure that the process is as objective as possible. To do this make sure that conclusions are based on evidence and that no excuse, criticism, or blame is shared.
- Improvements are easier to make when we are frank about any weaknesses.
The framework helps you to look at key areas of activity, and suggests ideas for what you could be doing. It shows you what has worked well for other branches in the form of case studies.
What are the benefits?
The Organising Framework helps your branch, and the union as a whole, to assess new and existing challenges. It works by collecting, storing, and analysing data around our core objectives. This data is then used to break down union wide challenges into smaller, manageable, and specific actions. Your branches actions help to make improvements in branch and across the union.
Ready to get started?
Before you start the Organising Framework process, make sure you have had a short discussion with your regional organiser about what information needs to be collected and who will collect it.
It is important that the information submitted is as accurate as possible and not based on guesses or assumptions. This will enable the branch and the union as a whole to assess needs and see where there are gaps in organisation and activity.