Challenging Racism in the Workplace – Negotiating for Race Equality – Taunton

16 – 17 April 2024

Taunton

This course and resources offer a range of ideas and checklists for activists to help them incorporate anti racism in their day-to-day campaigning, organising, recruitment and negotiation work, which in turn will help end the isolation felt by many Black workers and encourage proactive involvement in fighting for a fairer workplace.

Migrant workers have a home in UNISON

Webinar: Migrant workers have a home in UNISON

18 April 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online

To find out the latest developments in the Government’s immigration policies and the support available for our migrant worker members, UNISON South West is running a briefing for members.

ERA Refresher – Taunton

17 – 18 April 2024

Taunton

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Employment Relations Act (ERA) recertification, which states that Stewards need to update their skills and training every 5 years. It involves group work and discussion. It is also a good opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences.

Stress Awareness – Look after your wellbeing

25 April 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

This half day course looks at stress, which one of the main causes of illness in the modern world, and ways that you can cope with it.

Making Equality Central to your Union Practice – A course for UNISON Activists

8 May 2024 9:30am–4:30pm

Bristol

Making equality central to your union practice is a course that explores internal and external tools, which can support equality bargaining, negotiating, and representation. The course also looks at how to identify equality themes in organising and recruitment, as well as considering the different equality roles in UNISON and how you can utilise their support.

Mental Health Awareness

16 May 2024 1:30pm–4:30pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place every year between 13 – 19th May. Learn with UNISON to be more aware about mental health.

Dementia Awareness – Aimed at UNISON Members in care

22 May 2024 1:00pm–4:00pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

Dementia Awareness – Aimed at UNISON Members in Care. This course is for those who work in the care and may be responsible for caring for service users who have or may have dementia. This course will give you an understanding of the key issues in dementia care and how best to support individuals.

Further Representation Skills & Confidence

22 – 24 May 2024

Taunton

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day Stewards course and explores more details areas of learning to build confidence in representation.

Mental Health in Children and Young People Awareness

12 June 2024 9:30am–11:30am

Online - Via MS TEAMS

Mental Health in Children and Young People Awareness – This learning takes a look at the everyday challenges facing children and young people and the effect it can have on their mental health. Learn with Mind (Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind)

Confidence in Speaking Up , public speaking and Speech Writing – Exeter

5 June 2024 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

This course is aimed at all reps, stewards and branch officers who want to feel more confident speaking in public and crafting effective speeches, whether at conferences, rallies, or branch meetings.

Health & Safety 1 – Bristol

21 May – 18 June 2024

Bristol

This Course is aimed at new and previously untrained Health and Safety Representatives.

ERA Refresher – Bristol

19 – 20 June 2024

Bristol

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Employment Relations Act (ERA) recertification, which states that Stewards need to update their skills and training every 5 years. It involves group work and discussion. It is also a good opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences.

National Delegate Conference 2024

18 – 21 June 2024

The Brighton Centre

UNISON National Delegate Conference will return to Brighton in 2024. Taking place from Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 June.

The Organising Steward 2024 – Taunton – Extra Date released!

3 June – 1 July 2024

Taunton

The Organising Steward in person learning option in Taunton. The course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNISON

Further Representation Skills & Confidence – Bristol

17 – 19 July 2024

Bristol

This course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day Stewards course and explores more details areas of learning to build confidence in representation.