Black Leadership Programme ( FULLY BOOKED)

9 – 10 September 2023

Croyde Bay, North Devon

Join us for the Black Leadership Programme 2023! This exciting two-day event will take place in person at Croyde Bay.

Health & Safety Refresher Course

7 September 2023 9:30am–4:30pm


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


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


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.

The Organising Steward 2023 – Taunton- In Person – JUNE NEW DATE! ( FULLY BOOKED)

29 June – 27 July 2023


The Organising Steward in person learning option 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

Public Speaking & Speech Writing – 2 days (FULLY BOOKED )

13 July 2023 9:30am–4:30pm


This course is aimed at all reps, stewards and branch officers who want to feel more confident speaking in public and crafting effective speeches, whether at conferences, rallies, or branch meetings.

Organising Stewards Stage 2 – NEW ( Pilot)

17 – 19 July 2023


This Course is aimed Representatives who have completed the Organising Stewards Stage 1 course, and have had at least a year’s experience as a rep. The course falls between the initial training and the 5-year ERA Refresher course.

Making Equality Central to your Union Practice – Taunton (CANCELLED)

11 July 2023 9:30am–4:30pm


Equality is written into our rule book and into our objectives and policies but making equality part of everyday business is no small task. Making equality central to your union practice is a course that explores internal and external tools, which can support equality bargaining, negotiating, and representation. The course also looks at how to identify equality themes in organising and recruitment, as well as considering the different equality roles in UNISON and how you can utilise their support.

Understanding Employment Tribunals (CANCELLED)

10 July 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


Understanding Employment Tribunals. Recently UNISON won an historical legal victory challenging the government’s introduction of fees for employment tribunal.

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Branch Officers Weekend

6 – 9 July 2023

Croyde Bay, North Devon

The return of our famous Branch Officers Weekend will take place at Croyde Bay, North Devon from Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 July 2023.

Further Representation Skills – NEW (CANCELLED)

29 June – 6 July 2023


The course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5-day organising stewards course and explores learning in more detail.

The Organising Steward 2023 – Bristol – In Person (FULLY BOOKED)

5 June – 3 July 2023


The Organising Steward in person learning option in BRISTOL. The course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNISON

The Organising Steward – June ( ONLINE) FULLY BOOKED

1 June 2023 9:30am–4:30pm


The Organising Steward Online Course. The course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNISON

Communicating with Members Bristol

22 June 2023 9:30am–4:30pm


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.

Understanding Redundancies & TUPE

21 June 2023 9:30am–12:30pm


Learn more about understanding the law around redundancies and TUPE ( Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) )