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Activist Spotlight | Jenny Ford Life Long Learning Coordinator

Jenny Ford, Lifelong learning Coordinator and Joint Branch Secretary, Portsmouth Health branch. Facilities manager for Solent NHS Trust, based at St James’s Hospital in Portsmouth. How long have you been a UNISON member? Gosh I can’t remember! I think around 18 years! How long have you been involved in member learning? The same amount of […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

New stewards receive a surprise visitor at their training

Newly trained stewards who attended a networking and training event on the 20th September at UNISON Centre were treated to a surprise visitor partway through the morning. The Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, stopped in with Dave Prentis to say hello and talk about the value and importance of stewards. Mr Corbyn spoke […]

News on the UNISON South East site.

Developing and supporting workplace contacts Trained and active plan

Developing and supporting workplace contacts
Trained and active plan

Media on the UNISON National site.

National courses

UNISON Learning and Organising Services offers a limited number of courses at national level. To see upcoming courses please use the links in the sections below. Advanced employment law Experienced reps can build their employment law skills and knowledge with Advanced courses delivered at national level. These are intended to supplement the range of training offered […]

Page on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Training for health and safety representatives

Organising for Health and Safety The essential course for new health and safety representatives is Organising for Health and Safety. You will learn about health and safety legislation, including the law relating to risk assessment, and also your employer’s responsibilities. It will help you work with members to tackle workplace issues and develop your confidence […]

Page on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

U-Train

Media on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Employment law

Introduction to Employment Law This course is designed as a general introduction to employment law for stewards with little experience of employment law and no previous training in employment law beyond what is covered in the general stewards’ induction course. Employment law is an enormous and complex subject. This introductory course is designed to give […]

Page on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Three steps to becoming a Trained & Active rep

Over the years, thousands of UNISON members have been supported and mentored into becoming active with the help of the Trained & Active Plan. Inexperienced members have gained the confidence and knowledge to speak up and become effective reps in their workplace. And now the Trained & Active Plan has been updated for a new […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Disability discrimination law

Date
13 – 14 November 2018
Location
UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

This course will help activists when representing members and negotiating with employers around disability issues by increasing their understanding of how often disability discrimination law applies and how it can be used to put pressure on employers to take positive steps.

Event on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Disability discrimination law

Date
22 – 23 May 2018
Location
UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

This course will help activists when representing members and negotiating with employers around disability issues by increasing their understanding of how often disability discrimination law applies and how it can be used to put pressure on employers to take positive steps.

Event on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Additional training for reps and branch officers

Employment law Introductory courses on a range of employment law subjects are offered at regional level. Contact your regional education team for details. Experienced reps can build their skills and knowledge with advanced courses delivered at national level. Lay tutor training Discussion leaders training and lay tutor training is available for lay members who want […]

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Getting to grips with GDPR: what you really need to know

What were you doing in May? You might have been booking accommodation for last-minute visitors to National Delegate Conference. You might have been putting the finishing touches to a Learning At Work Week celebration. And you were almost certainly wading through an inbox full of emails from organisations you support, or from companies from whom you […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

New Stewards Network and Training Day

Date
20 September 2017 10:30am–3:30pm
Location
UNISON Centre

Event for all new UNISON stewards trained in 2017 to network and provide supplementary training.

Event on the UNISON South East site.

Supporting education, supporting activists

Branch education co-ordinators from all the regions and nations of UNISON came together on Tuesday 11 September to learn about new developments in trade union education, to discuss the training needs of activists in their sector, and to find out about the resources available to them. UNISON Education Officer Sarah Hayes affirmed that the role […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

Training for workplace representatives

Once you have been elected as a workplace representative (steward) you will be invited to complete the short online module introducing the role. You can find this on our e-learning site. You should then contact your branch education officer and arrange to attend a face to face course. Training for new stewards takes place over […]

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