Education Network Meeting – Autumn

15 October 2024 9:30am–4:00pm

UNISON Regional Office Taunton

Our Autumn in person Network meeting in Taunton. A day of networking and learning. A great opportunity to network with other reps from the Education network. An update on the regional programme, our national Learning & Organising services offers and training for reps.

UNISON Member Learning – End of Life Care

17 October 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

Online - Via MS TEAMS

If you are a UNISON member who works in a service where you have to support with end of life care then join this course. This virtual course explores how with our aging population more people are facing illness and need for end-of-life care and support.

Further Skills for Health & Safety Representatives – Taunton

23 – 25 October 2024


This course builds upon the Stage 1 Health and Safety Representatives’ Course and will help H&S reps to further their skills and knowledge. This course is provided in Taunton.

Further Representation Skills & Confidence – Online

21 October 2024 9:30am–4:30pm


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. This offer is online.

The Organising Steward 2024 – Taunton – NEW!

7 October – 4 November 2024


The Organising Steward in person learning option this autumn 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

ERA Refresher Dorset

6 – 7 November 2024


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.

Dealing with difficult face-to-face conversations

11 November 2024 9:30am–12:30pm

Online - Via MS ZOOM

This ½ day online course delivered by a specialist tutor via zoom is aimed at UNISON Members who regularly in work may often be faced with tackling difficult conversations or topics, or who may often have service users who are aggressive or angry.

Further Skills for Health & Safety Representatives – Dorset

20 – 22 November 2024


This course builds upon the Stage 1 Health and Safety Representatives’ Course and will help H&S reps to further their skills and knowledge. This course is being offered in Dorset.

ULR Training 2024 – Training for Unison Learning Representatives

6 November 2024 9:30am–1:00pm

UNISON learning reps (ULRs) are volunteers who are willing to encourage and support other colleagues with learning in the workplace. 4 x 1/2 days of learning online.

Equality in Your Branch – Developing a Branch Equality Action Plan

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.

Trans Ally Workshop – 2024

This workshop, developed in conjunction with our regional LGBT+ Self-Organised Group, and will look at UNISON’s policies and how to be a trans ally.

Race Discrimination Claims Protocol Workshop

Race Discrimination Claims Protocol Workshop. This workshop is aaimed at Branch Officers, Stewards, and Health & Safety reps. It will give an overview of the UNISON’s Race Discrimination Protocol and identify organising opportunities for branches and activists.