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New Stewards add to UNISON’s strength in Durham and Middlesbrough

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 […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Additional courses

In addition to our main programme of activist education courses, the UNISON South East also runs additional courses throughout the year. Some are programmed, some are demand-driven, but all help equip our activists for the roles they undertake. Additional Regional Courses Branch Officer Training This is an annual residential weekend training event that covers all the key branch […]

Page on the UNISON South East site.

Government ‘short-changing’ nurses on education and training, says UNISON ahead of Westminster debate

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 […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

School funding cuts could deny children a decent future says UNISON

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 […]

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Learning Angle Briefing No9: Using learning to promote well-being at work

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

Good Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

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

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Apprentices in UNISON with Redcar and Cleveland Council

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 […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Return to Learn: Learning and Organising in South Tyneside

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 […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

ONE UNISON branch officer courses

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 […]

News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Older workers deserve access to training, says UNISON

UNISON urges the government to enforce the recommendations in the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report swiftly.

Press release on the UNISON National site.

A big week for adult learners in the West Midlands

During Adult Learners Week more than 50 UNISON branches have arranged over 90 learning events across the West Midlands region

Article on the UNISON National site.

Let’s talk self-care – Wellbeing Webinar

Throughout the current Covid-19 national emergency, we’re seeing once more the importance of learning for people’s wellbeing and mental health. UNISON South East’s Regional Learning and Development Organiser, Abbey Dunn, and Area Organiser, Vicki Gibbs, have developed an hour long wellbeing webinar for all members within the South East. It is vital that we look […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Life Long Learning

Learning doesn’t need to stop when we leave formal education and if we want to move forward in a career then continuous learning is essential. Many of us will not have had positive early education experiences, and returning to learning can be daunting. But UNISON, and the partners we work with, will ensure that if […]

Page on the UNISON South East site.

Young Black members confidence skills course

        UNISON is inviting expressions of interest from young Black members who want to become more active in the union to attend a training course to learn more about Black people’s contribution to trade unionism and to acquire some confidence skills. The course will be held at UNISON Centre in London on […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Branch Officer Training

Every year, UNISON South East runs a weekend residential training course for all newly appointed or untrained Branch Officers. This year, the Branch Officer Training weekend is taking place at the Hilton at  Ageas Bowl in Southampton and the following courses will be taking place: Branch Officer Training Branch Secretary: This course is designed to […]

Page on the UNISON South East site.