Women, Work and Health (Taunton)

5 March 2020 9:00am–3:30pm

Taunton

UNISON recognises that everyone has an equal right to protection from harm at work, but that doesn’t mean treating everyone as if they were all the same. For example, jobs that women and men do, their working conditions and how they are treated by society are not always the same. This course will provide an […]

The Organising Steward (Bristol)

17 January – 24 February 2020

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.

Mental Health Awareness (Taunton)

12 February 2020 8:30am–3:30pm

Taunton

Who is it for? This course is aimed at all members who are interested in learning about mental health issues in the workplace, help challenge stigma and raise awareness in their workplaces. What will I learn? The course will cover: how mental health conditions can affect people in the workplace and in their lives how […]

Get Active: Hope Action Change

24 – 25 January 2020

Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton

Our annual Get Active event will take place in January 2020 entitled ’Hope Action Change’. Over two days of talks, training and networking, attendees will learn new tools and methods to help tackle issues and campaign for change. Book Your Place Our aim with our Get Active 2020 event is to inspire members to start […]

Writing Effective Motions (Taunton)

3 December 2019 8:30am–3:30pm

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 9:00am–3:00pm

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 8:30am–3:30pm

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 8:30am–3:30pm

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

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 8:30am–3:30pm

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 8:30am–3:30pm

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.