The safety of our members and staff during this Covid-19 outbreak is a priority to us. We want to reassure you that we are listening to the concerns of our members and taking appropriate action based on the best advice from government and our national office.

In light of this, we have now agreed that ALL regional training courses will be cancelled up until 31 August 2020.

This will be frequently reviewed and we are looking at holding all of these courses later in the year. If you are currently booked on to a cancelled course, you will NOT automatically be booked onto a course later in the year.

We understand the demand for initial steward training and we have been in discussions with the TUC to increase enrolment spaces for new stewards to participate in UNISON online stewards courses. To apply, please click here or the link below. You will need to sign up to the TUC website, if you haven’t already done so.

For more useful learning resources, please visit the TUC and UNISON learning sites – they have valuable e-notes that all reps can access at any time.

Thank you for all you’re doing in this time of national emergency. It is urgent that we continue to be vigilant with supporting members during the coming months. UNISON’s advice for negotiating with employers is being updated constantly. If you have concerns about the measures your employer is taking to keep staff safe, please raise these with your branch and your branch’s regional organiser.

If there’s anything that you need additional help or assistance with please let us know.

Our best wishes to you all.

Sam Raymond
Regional Education Officer

UNISON Online Stewards Course

If you have recently become a UNISON Steward or workplace representative, you are probably feeling slightly anxious about what you have let yourself in for. Don’t panic! The course is delivered using a web-based learning environment and you can access course materials whenever is convenient for you. The course includes some group work, where you will be expected to work with fellow learners.

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TUC Learning Site

TUC Education’s eLearning modules are great resources to help reps keep up to date on key workplace issues. Here you will find short bite-sized modules (eNotes) and longer eLearning courses. Each eNote is a self-contained module that contains a mixture of text, video and quizzes. They last between 20 and 45 minutes and can be returned to as many times as you like.

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UNISON Learning Site

This site hosts a number of online learning resources for UNISON members. You will find a variety of short activities which you can complete on this site, as well as directions where to find other useful union learning resources.

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Contact the SE Region Education Team

CALL: 01483 406502


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