Digital branch AGMs – tools & tips

12 January 2021 2:00pm–3:30pm

Online event

Get help with running your branch AGM online. In 2021, most UNISON branches will be running their AGM online for the first time ever. This briefing will help branch chairs understand how to navigate chairing online meetings, and give tips and tools to AGM organisers to make everything run smoothly. If you’re a branch chair, […]

Online Organising Stewards Course

11 January 2021

This online course will be spread between Monday 11 January 2021 to Friday 19 February 2021. The course is a combination of fixed tutorial times and independent flexible working. There will be 5 hours of work a week (for every week of the 6 week course), inclusive of the tutorial times. There are a number […]

Education Update

5 January 2021 2:00pm–4:00pm

Online webinar

This update is open to all activists with an interest in learning and education.  Hosting the event is Sam Raymond – Regional Education Officer , Vicki Gibbs – Equalities and Education/Area Organiser and  Abbey Dunn – Regional Learning and Development Organiser.  Discussion points; Online courses for 2021 Branch Officer training Union Learning Rep training Union […]

Changing Workplaces: Becoming Active in Health & Safety

17 December 2020 11:00am–12:00pm

This webinar is for all UNISON members who would like to know more about the Health and Safety representative role within UNISON. COVID-19 has prompted huge changes in the way workplaces operate and Health and Safety reps have played a key part in protecting UNISON members throughout the pandemic. We will discuss the importance of […]

Coping With Christmas and Beyond

8 December 2020 12:00pm–1:00pm

Online course

Christmas takes its toll on our mental health and wellbeing every year, and this year it could be exceptionally difficult for many UNISON members. All UNISON members are all invited to sign up for our online webinar from 12 – 1 on Tuesday 8 December, where we will consider: What makes Christmas so Stressful? Christmas […]

Working with HIV webinar

1 December 2020 11:00am–12:00pm


A webinar for all activists on World AIDS Day. What will this webinar cover?  What is HIV/ AIDS? Health, safety and training Fighting discrimination Impact of employer policies Representing members with HIV This webinar is being run jointly for all activists in South East and South West region. It is free to attend, to apply […]

POSTPONED: Local Government Autumn Conference

13 – 14 November 2020


Covid-19: All physical meetings and events postponed until end of December 2020.  UNISON represents people employed in all areas of public services, and in the region we organise our members into six service groups (SGs). There is a SG committee for each and they coordinate campaigning and organising in their respective employers and workplaces. The […]

Online Health & Safety Representatives Course (starting 9 November)

9 November 2020

This online course will be spread between Monday 9 November 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020. As the course involves group work and discussion, you will be expected to attend webinar based tutorials at fixed times. There are a number of other criteria which you must be able to commit to before embarking on the […]

CANCELLED: New Stewards Development Day

21 October 2020 10:00am–4:00pm

UNISON Centre, Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

Covid-19: All Education  classroom courses and network days have been cancelled until end of March 2021. Visit the Education page for more information. Outcome

Online Organising Stewards Course (starting 14 October)

14 October 2020

Online course

This online course will be 30 hours spread between Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Wednesday 18 November 2020. The structure of this course means that you can complete the work within each week flexibly. The tutor of the course as well as an assigned mentor will be on hand to help with any questions you […]

ERA Refresher Training

12 October 2020

Online event

By law, all workplace representatives are required to undertake training at least once every five years to keep up to date and maintain their ERA certification. The refresher course aims to update reps on new legislation which is relevant to their role and introduce new developments within UNISON. The structure of this course means that […]

The Patriarchy and the Pandemic | Regional Women’s Forum

2 – 3 October 2020

Series of webinars

The Regional Women’s Forum is an annual opportunity to learn and to network with like minded women from across different workplaces and sectors in the South East. Although we cannot meet in person this year, it seems more important than ever that our voices are cohesive, and heard, and that we continue to ”Lift As […]

CANCELLED: Union Learning Reps Network Day

29 September – 1 October 2020

Guildford Regional Office

Covid-19: All Education  classroom courses and network days have been cancelled until end of March 2021. Visit the Education page for more information. This course is aimed at all members. Union learning reps are enthusiasts and advocates for learning in their own workplaces. Their role will  vary according to their own circumstances. The course aims […]

Care After Covid | a Social Care Webinar

24 September 2020 2:00pm–3:00pm

We are delighted to announce a new webinar for UNISON’s social care activists. This marks the beginning of an exciting new project to revitalise the region’s approach to the sector and will include details of ‘Care After Covid’, UNISON’s vision for social care. The webinar is open to all stewards, workplace contacts, health and safety […]

POSTPONED: Regional Honoraria Panel

17 September 2020 2:00pm–3:00pm

Ranger House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4UL

Covid-19: All physical meetings and events postponed until end of December 2020.  Outcome