Writing Effective Motions (Taunton)

3 December 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

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 […]

Introduction to Employment Law (Exeter)

4 November – 2 December 2019

Exeter

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 […]

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 9:30am–4:30pm

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 9:30am–4:30pm

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.

Negotiating with Employers on Mental Health (Exeter)

19 November 2019 1:00am–1:00am

Exeter

A one day course looking at negotiating with employers around mental health in more depth. Who is it for? The two-day course is aimed at Stewards, Health & Safety Reps, Equalities Reps and Branch Officers. What will I learn? This course will cover: identifying negotiating issues negotiating a workplace mental health policy negotiating around sickness […]

Stress & Workload Management (Bristol)

13 November 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 […]

Introduction to Bargaining (Taunton)

12 November 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.

Regional Young Members Weekend (Bristol)

1 – 3 November 2019

Bristol

Our Regional Young Members weekend is designed by young members for young members. It’s a residential weekend of workshops, speakers and training events and is open to all UNISON Young Members who want to develop their skills and knowledge in campaigning and organising around the issues they face. There has never been a more important […]

Equality Matters (Truro)

15 October 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Truro

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 […]

Stress & Workload Management (Taunton)

11 October 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Taunton

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)

8 October 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 […]

Stress & Workload Management (Exeter)

8 October 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 […]

Mental Health Awareness (Bristol)

3 – 4 October 2019

Bristol

Who is it for? The two-day course is aimed at Stewards, Health & Safety Reps, Equalities Reps and Branch Officers, to help them deal with the increasingly common situation of employees who are diagnosed with mental health issues. What will I learn? The course aims to help Reps to: outline some commonly held preconceptions about […]