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.

The Organising Steward (Truro)

4 October – 15 November 2018

Truro

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

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.

The Organising Steward (Exeter)

27 September – 1 November 2018

Exeter

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

The Organising Steward (Taunton)

3 October 2018 10:30am–5:30pm

Taunton

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

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.

The Organising Steward (Bristol)

17 September – 15 October 2018

Bristol

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

regional women's conference 2018

Regional Women’s Conference 2018

12 – 14 October 2018

Come along and meet other women members from around the region, attend informative and enjoyable workshops, listen to speakers and peruse the stalls! Workshops 100 years of women’s suffrage Abortion Rights Education and women’s participation Maternity Rights Menopause Tan Tedy Caribbean singing group Young people and mental health Craft sessions How to attend regional women’s […]

Introduction to Bargaining (Truro)

19 September 2018 9:30am–4:30pm

Truro

The course focuses on talking to employers as an essential part of the steward’s role and stresses the importance of preparation and practice.