Equality Matters (Bristol)

22 January 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Bristol

This course covers UNISON’s commitment to reflecting the diversity of its members and an introduction to equality legislation. It is designed to raise awareness of potential discrimination in the workplace. The course will help participants to: review UNISON’s rules in relation to proportionality, fair representation and self-organisation have an understanding of the development of anti-discrimination […]

Mental Health at Work Symposium: the role of trade unions

22 January 2019 10:30am–3:30pm

Exeter Corn Exchange

This event is being organised by TUC South West A mental health training day for trade union members, reps, officers, and organisers to learn more about: how to support members negotiating and enabling better mental health at work practices and policies the role of trade unions in developing mentally healthy workplaces All attendees will receive a […]

Further Representation Skills (Truro)

5 – 6 February 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 […]

Stress & Workload Management (Bristol)

6 February 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Bristol

This course focuses on equipping stewards with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to look after their own wellbeing and manage the workload of the steward. This course will help participants to: identify and manage sources of stress develop effective ways to manage workload find practical ways of managing and dealing with problems […]

Public Speaking & Speech Writing (Bristol)

21 – 22 February 2019

Bristol

The course is designed to give all UNISON activists the knowledge, confidence and skills required to write and deliver effective speeches. This course will be a mixture of theory, practice and will involve analysing and understanding lessons from speeches from history – from Martin Luther King Jr. via Tony Benn to Michelle Obama. The course […]

Introduction to Employment Law (Bristol)

1 March – 12 April 2019

Bristol

This is a five day course aimed at all stewards, reps and activists. The course introduces learners to the main concepts of employment law and how the law relates to the workplace. Topics covered include: how the law has developed over time how laws are made contracts of employment the law on redundancy, TUPE and […]

Introduction to Bargaining (Truro)

14 March 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Truro

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

Introduction to Bargaining (Exeter)

14 March 2019 10:30am–5:30pm

Exeter

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

Introduction to Bargaining (Bristol)

14 March 2019 10:30am–5:30pm

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.

Communicating with Members (Bristol)

19 March 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Bristol

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

School Support Staff Training Weekend

22 – 24 March 2019

Croyde Bay

This event is for school support staff to develop their skills, to network with other members working in schools and to share ideas and good practice. Workshops will include: Making Literacy Fun Managing Classroom Behaviour Power to be You Your Rights At Work Workshops will be delivered by the Open University & UNISON. Places will […]

Further Representation Skills (Taunton)

26 – 27 March 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 […]

Introduction to Bargaining (Taunton)

28 March 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Taunton

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

Stress & Workload Management (Exeter)

2 April 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

This course focuses on equipping stewards with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to look after their own wellbeing and manage the workload of the steward. This course will help participants to: identify and manage sources of stress develop effective ways to manage workload find practical ways of managing and dealing with problems […]

Stress & Workload Management (Truro)

2 April 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Truro

This course focuses on equipping stewards with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to look after their own wellbeing and manage the workload of the steward. This course will help participants to: identify and manage sources of stress develop effective ways to manage workload find practical ways of managing and dealing with problems […]