Organising Steward

2 May 2017

Kent (Venue TBC)

This course is aimed at new UNISON stewards and combines the previous New Stewards course and Grievance & Disciplinary Handling (ERA Accreditation will only be received on completion of the 5 day course. Please note this course takes place over 5 weeks, starting on 2nd of May and running every Tuesday until 30th May Outcome

Equality in your Branch

22 – 23 May 2017

UNISON Office, Guildford

Branch Secretary Training

19 – 21 May 2017

The View Hotel, Eastbourne

This course is designed to help existing and potential UNISON Branch Secretaries carry out their role effectively. The course looks at the role of Branch Secretary and the branch, and focuses on the skills needed and the development of a team appraoch to branch work. Outcome

Branch Chairpersons’ Training

19 – 21 May 2017

The View Hotel, Eastbourne

This course is aimed at anyone that has to chair a formal trade union meeting. Find out how to practice the skills needed to run a meeting so as to be fair to all participants. Outcome

Branch Health & Safety Branch Officer Training

19 – 21 May 2017

The View Hotel, Eastbourne

This course covers the strategic role of organising Health and Safety reps and members around health and safety issues. It is not suitable for Health adn Safety reps who have no training or have just been trained. Outcome

Equality Officer Training

19 – 21 May 2017

The View Hotel, Eastbourne

This course is open to all Branch Equality Officers and Branch Officers for Self-Organised Groups. This course looks at the role of the Equality Officer and how to organise for eqaulities in branches. Outcome

Branch Education Co-ordinator Training

19 – 21 May 2017

The View Hotel, Eastbourne

This course will look at how to identify your branch education needs, how to plan and budget for education and how to support and encourage representatives in training. Outcome

Communications Officer Training

19 – 21 May 2017

The View Hotel, Eastbourne

This course is for those activists who are already, or wish to become involved in brnach publicity, producing leaflets, newsletters and branch magazines. It will cover writing copy, headlines and captions, photographs and cartoons and how to use the best layout to produce finished newsletters using computers and modern technology. Outcome

Branch International Relations Officer Training

19 – 21 May 2017

The View Hotel, Eastbourne

UNISON works with individual unions and global union federations to defend public services and fight against austerity around the world. We also have a responsibility to defend human and trade union rights wherever they are under attack. This course is aimed at understanding why international work is a trade union issue and understanding UNISON’s structures for carrying […]

Branch Women’s Officer

19 – 21 May 2017

The View Hotel, Eastbourne

This course is aimed at newly elected Branch Women’s Officers and will provide you with a brief overview of some of the issues that affect women in the workplace and society, and equip you with the knowledge and resources that you need to assist members. Outcome

Regional Equality Conference

17 May 2017 9:30am–4:30pm

UNISON Centre

A one day conference with invited guest speakers who will provide insight and guidance on anti discrimination legislation and case law.

Organising Steward

10 – 16 May 2017

UNISON Office, Brighton

This course is aimed at new UNISON stewards and combines the previous New Stewards course and Grievance & Disciplinary Handling (ERA Accreditation will only be received on completion of the 5 day course. Please note this course takes place on 10th-12th May and then 15th-16th May Outcome

Mental Health at Work

4 – 5 May 2017

UNISON Office, Guildford

Introduction To Equal Pay

27 – 28 April 2017

UNISON Guildford Office

The first time equal pay was raised as an issue for women was during the industrial revolution in the 1830’s!  Over 140 years later the Equal Pay Act (1970) came into force and yet still in 2014 there is a gender pay gap of 19.6%. This course is aimed at branch women’s officers and women […]

Developing Representation Skills

27 – 28 April 2017

Reading (Venue TBC)