POSTPONED Challenging Racism in the Workplace – Negotiating for Race Equality – Exeter

20 – 21 February 2024

Exeter

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.

ERA Refresher Exeter

14 – 15 February 2024

Exeter

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.

Regional Council

10 February 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

Holiday Inn, Taunton

The next South West Regional Council takes place on Saturday 10 February 2024. We have a packed agenda, see you there!

Protect the Right to Strike – TUC march and rally

27 January 2024 12:00pm–4:00pm

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1UL

On Saturday 27th January, the South West will host the TUC’s next big march and rally ‘Protect the right to strike’.

UNISON South West Retired Members’ Seminar and AGM*

9 November 2023 10:15am–2:30pm

Albemarle Centre Taunton

UNISON South West Retired Members’ Seminar and AGM*
10:15am – 3:30pm | Thursday 9 November 2023 | The Albemarle Centre, Albemarle Road, Taunton, TA1 1BA

Communicating with Members – Exeter

20 September 2023 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

This is a one-day course aimed at helping stewards communicate effectively with members from an organising perspective. It provides an opportunity to develop skills in a variety of communication methods including starting conversations, managing discussions, listening to members’ views, and using emails and other media.

Health and Safety Fest 2023 (BOOKING CLOSED)

15 – 16 September 2023

Croyde Bay, North Devon

Our regional Health & Safety Forum takes on a new name for 2023, out with the ‘Forum’ and in with the ‘Fest’!

Risk Assessments – Online

14 September 2023 9:30am–4:30pm

ONLINE

This course is designed for new or inexperienced Health and Safety reps. It can also be used as refresher for more experienced reps.

The History of Trade Unions & Employment Law – NEW!

13 September 2023 9:30am–12:30pm

Online

To understand employment law as it is now, and how it may change in the future, we need to understand the past.

Health & Safety Refresher Course

7 September 2023 9:30am–4:30pm

Exeter

This one day course is aimed at experienced Health and Safety Representatives and provides both an update on Health and Safety law and the opportunity to discuss how we organise around Health and Safety issues.

Writing Effective Motions – Online

4 September 2023 9:30am–12:30pm

ONLINE

The course is designed to give all UNISON activists the knowledge, confidence and skills required to write and move effective motions.

ERA Refresher Bristol

31 August – 1 September 2023

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.

“We Demand Better” – TUC parliamentary lobby and rally

2 November 2022 11:00am–5:00pm

House of Commons, Westminster, London and rally at Methodist Central Hall

UNISON and the TUC are holding a cost of living rally and lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 2nd November. UNISON is calling on members to set up meeting with MPs, to explain what the cost of living crisis means for them and their families, the need for a pay rise and the pressures on public services. […]

Black History Trail

22 October 2022 10:00am–2:00pm

Clifton, Bristol

Guided by Dr Edson Burton, join the regional Black Members Committee on a walking tour of Bristol’s Clifton slavery past.

Black Members Committee Meeting

17 September 2022 10:00am–4:00pm

Hilton Bournemouth Hotel

The theme is Black Leadership and Getting Involved. We have several guest speakers to inspire and empower you, along with the opportunity of meeting the UNISON South West Black Members’ Committee members and see if you would like to join the Committee too.