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UNISON is urging MPs to highlight the urgent need for substantial investment in education and training for nurses and other healthcare staff. The call comes ahead of a special debate later today (Wednesday) in Parliament on the future of nurse education funding that, the union says, has been severely hit by cuts. The […]
Responding to government plans to reform school funding UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Schools that are already underfunded will get much less than they’d hoped for. “Other highly rated schools in better resourced areas will see their budgets cut further still to fund those currently failing. “Good education doesn’t come cheap. Schools need […]
Thinking about what you can do to help tackle stress and promote wellbeing in the workplace? Read how ULRs and branches are using learning to promote health and wellbeing amongst members
UNISON Northern Region strengthened its team of workplace activists with a highly successful Workplace Stewards course held in County Durham. The flexible, modular training course covered the topics of UNISON’s structure, equality issues, recruitment, representation and employment law. The eight talented and committed women members volunteered to become trained stewards to strengthen UNISON within their […]
The UNISON Bridges to Learning project brought together front-line public service workers in Durham this week. The professional development conference was for UNISON members in the health, social care and education sectors
UNISON urges the government to enforce the recommendations in the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report swiftly.
During Adult Learners Week more than 50 UNISON branches have arranged over 90 learning events across the West Midlands region
The following branch officer courses, unless indicated otherwise, are available to newly or recently elected branch officers. Please apply by no later than Friday 27 April 2018 using the event application form. Please note you can only opt to do a branch officer course or the workshop sessions, not both. These courses are designed to help […]
The North East has been hit hard by austerity cuts and closures of traditional industries such as the Redcar Steelworks. As a result, working people have found it much harder to find decent, well-paid jobs with a guarantee of ongoing training and career development. UNISON has, therefore, been delighted to sign a Local Apprenticeship Agreement […]
UNISON members gathered at a South Tyneside hotel to celebrate their achievement at the weekend residential school which marked the end of UNISON Northern Region’s ‘Return to Learn’ course. The fifteen week course was aimed at UNISON members who had not taken part in formal education for some time or who had not found the […]