Events

National ODP Day 2020

14 May 2020

South West

The College of Operating Department Practitioners and UNISON introduced National ODP Day in 2018. This was a huge success and #ODPday became a top trending tweet on the day. The College has decided to make this an annual event and this year ODP day will be held on Thursday 14 May 2020 Operating Department Practitioners are […]

International Nurses Day 2020

12 May 2020

Outcome

South West Labour Link Forum 2020

14 March 2020 9:00am–3:00pm

The Albemarle Centre, Taunton

The South West Labour Link Forum will be held in Taunton on Saturday 14th March 2020. Up to two members per Branch can attend, at least one of whom must be a woman. All attendees must pay into the union’s Labour Link Fund and must be individual members of the Labour Party. Nomination Forms LLSW1: […]

Regional Schools Committee

12 March 2020 9:30am–2:30pm

UNISON South West, Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park, Exeter, EX1 3QS

The South West Regional Schools Committee is open to all UNISON school workplace representatives. The meeting will take place at our regional office in Exeter on Thursday 12th March 2020. Regional Schools Committee Agenda Outcome

Women, Work and Health (Taunton)

5 March 2020 9:00am–3:30pm

Taunton

UNISON recognises that everyone has an equal right to protection from harm at work, but that doesn’t mean treating everyone as if they were all the same. For example, jobs that women and men do, their working conditions and how they are treated by society are not always the same. This course will provide an […]

Mental Health Awareness (Taunton)

12 February 2020 8:30am–3:30pm

Taunton

Who is it for? This course is aimed at all members who are interested in learning about mental health issues in the workplace, help challenge stigma and raise awareness in their workplaces. What will I learn? The course will cover: how mental health conditions can affect people in the workplace and in their lives how […]

Regional Council (Taunton)

25 January 2020 11:30am–3:00pm

Somerset County Cricket Club

The next Regional Council meeting is taking place on Saturday 25th January 2020, in Taunton, at the Somerset County Cricket Club. How do I submit a motion? Submit a motion or topic for discussion This form needs completing and submitting by no later than 9am on Monday 6th January 2020. After this, online registration of motions […]

Get Active: Hope Action Change

24 – 25 January 2020

Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton

Our annual Get Active event will take place in January 2020 entitled ’Hope Action Change’. Over two days of talks, training and networking, attendees will learn new tools and methods to help tackle issues and campaign for change. Book Your Place Our aim with our Get Active 2020 event is to inspire members to start […]

The Organising Steward (Bristol)

17 January – 24 February 2020

Bristol

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

Writing Effective Motions (Taunton)

3 December 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Taunton

The course is designed to give all UNISON activists the knowledge, confidence and skills required to write and move effective motions. The course will help activists to: understand how an effective motions is constructed understand UNISON’s rules on motions and UNISON’s structures practice writing motions that effectively deliver on their contents develop the confidence to […]

Disabled Members AGM & Disability History Month Event

30 November 2019 9:00am–3:00pm

Taunton

The South West Disabled Members Self-Organised Group are holding their annual general meeting on Saturday 30th November in Taunton. The day will include Lyndsey Chung speaking on the Disability Rights UK Leadership Academy Programme and a quiz on Disability Rights by Jon Hartley. These will be followed by the Disabled Members SOG AGM in the afternoon. To book […]

Further Representation Skills (Taunton)

27 – 28 November 2019

Taunton

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day Stewards course and explores in more detail: Process for identifying needs and exploring what is and isn’t a case Recap on sources of information especially the ACAS code Preparing for a grievance and a capability case Planning and building a case including interviewing […]

Communicating with Members (Bristol)

26 November 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Bristol

This is a one-day course aimed at helping stewards communicate effectively with members from an organising perspective.

Further Representation Skills (Truro)

21 – 22 November 2019

Truro

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day Stewards course and explores in more detail: Process for identifying needs and exploring what is and isn’t a case Recap on sources of information especially the ACAS code Preparing for a grievance and a capability case Planning and building a case including interviewing […]

Introduction to Bargaining (Bristol)

21 November 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

Bristol

The course focuses on talking to employers as an essential part of the steward’s role and stresses the importance of preparation and practice.