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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 (Bristol)

14 – 15 January 2019

Bristol

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 […]

Regional Welfare Committee Seminar

7 December 2018 10:30am–4:30pm

UNISON House, Exeter

In these times of austerity and cuts lots of members are turning to UNISON welfare for support and advice. Why not take advantage of this great learning opportunity and attend the seminar to arm yourself with up to date knowledge from a number of guest speakers who can inform and supply you with an interesting […]

Young members Parliament trip

27 November 2018 8:00am–5:30pm

Houses of Parliament

An exciting opportunity to join our young members parliament trip, where UNISON South West members will visit the House of Commons and House of Lords, as well as the wider Parliamentary estate. This is a chance to discover the fascinating blend of history and politics in one of the most instantly recognisable buildings in the world. We […]

Developing Leadership with Black Members

24 – 25 November 2018

Bristol

This course is open to Black activists and members within the South West Region. In UNISON Black is used in its political sense to describe people of all heritages. The training aims to build confidence and encourage more Black members to become active in UNISON at all levels and also to become leaders in your […]

Tackling Stress at Work (Exeter)

22 – 23 November 2018

Exeter

This course is open to all Health and Safety Representatives, Stewards and activists.

UNISON at Hatpins to Hashtags

10 November 2018 10:00am–4:00pm

Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton

UNISON have teamed up with Feminist Archive South for their Hatpins to Hashtags campaign to run some interactive and educational workshops for women.

Wellbeing at Work (Bristol)

23 October 2018 9:30am–4:30pm

Bristol

Mental health and how we feel affects every part of our lives and everyone can experience difficult or “bad” days when we might feel down, worried or upset. However there are lots of things we can do to look after our mental health and emotional wellbeing.

UNISON celebrates Black Trade Unionism and the history and impact of music

19 October 2018 11:00am–5:00pm

UNISON Centre

Black History Month offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the shared history of Black people across the many shores of the world.

Further Representation Skills (Truro)

17 – 18 October 2018

Truro

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the five day Stewards course and explores in more detail; preparing for a case, building confidence, getting organised and looking after yourself.

Wellbeing at Work (Truro)

16 October 2018 9:30am–4:30pm

Truro

Mental health and how we feel affects every part of our lives and everyone can experience difficult or “bad” days when we might feel down, worried or upset. However there are lots of things we can do to look after our mental health and emotional wellbeing.