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 […]

Disabled Members AGM & Disability History Month Event

30 November 2019 10:00am–4:00pm

Taunton

The South West Disabled Members Self-Organised Group are holding their annual general meeting on Saturday 30th November in Taunton. The day will include Lyndsey Chung speaking on the Disability Rights UK Leadership Academy Programme and a quiz on Disability Rights by Jon Hartley. These will be followed by the Disabled Members SOG AGM in the afternoon. To book […]

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.

Further Representation Skills (Exeter)

20 – 21 November 2019

Exeter

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.

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 […]

Autism Awareness (Taunton)

13 November 2019 10:30am–5:30pm

Taunton

This course is aimed at people whose employment brings them into contact with people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Learners will benefit from the fact that the tutor team will include an adult with ASD and will therefore have the opportunity to put questions to an individual who has first-hand knowledge and experience of autism […]

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 […]

Health and Safety Stage 1 (Taunton)

24 September – 22 October 2019

Taunton

We have reintroduced the UNISON five day Stage 1 Health and Safety Course. This course is essential for all newly appointed Health and Safety Representatives, and provides learners with the knowledge required to carry out the role in the workplace. Topics covered include: the role of the Health and Safety Rep the rights of a […]

Communicating with Members (Truro)

22 October 2019 9:30am–4:30pm

Truro

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