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National Careers Week – the lost art of giving good guidance

It’s National Careers Week – but thanks to years of government cuts, careers advice at school isn’t what it used to be. UNISON thinks young people deserve a better start to their working life

Article on the UNISON National site.

Derby school support staff vote ends 10-month dispute, says UNISON

Derby school support staff have voted overwhelmingly (nine to one) to accept the council’s latest offer, ending a 10-month dispute over pay and working time, says UNISON. Derby City Council had imposed changes last June that meant staff lost up to £6,000 a year, as their contracts were reduced from 52 to 44.5 weeks. Their […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UK’s largest academy trust’s caretaker cuts pose serious risk to pupils, say unions

Some schools face losing 50% of caretaking staff under an academy chain’s ‘controversial’ plans released today (Tuesday). Education unions have issued a warning over plans by London-based Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) to slash £1.4 million from its schools’ estates budgets. Under the plan AET is proposing to cut the number of buildings and estates staff in […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes government’s academies climbdown

Commenting on the news today (Friday) that the government has abandoned its plans to force all maintained schools still linked to local authorities to become academies, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “It’s reassuring that ministers have listened to the many arguments put to them and decided against pursing their ill-thought-out plans to force […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for council oversight of academy school finances

Friday 26 August 2016 For immediate release Responding to the Local Government Association call for councils to have oversight of academy school finances, UNISON national secretary for education Jon Richards said: “UNISON has raised cases of suspected financial irregularity with the Department for Education, Education Funding Agency and the National Audit Office, all of which […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Learning and Organising updates March 2015

Media on the UNISON National site.

Becoming a Union Learning Rep – Guest post by Sarah Eaglestone

My name is Sarah Eaglestone. I am a Union Learning Rep (ULR) for UNISON. If you had of asked me the question “ What would you like to have achieved in five years time  “ five years ago ….. I would never have thought it would be what I have to date. Thanks to UNISON […]

Blogs, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Further Rep Skills

Date
8 – 9 June 2017
Location
UNISON Eastern, Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1NH

Event on the UNISON Eastern site.

Lay Tutors (Module 1 of 3) – CANCELLED

Date
25 – 26 April 2017
Location
CPDC, Foster Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9NL

Please note that all 3 modules must be signed up for: Dates of First Module: 25th and 26th April Dates of Second Module:  26th, 27th June Dates of Third Module:  To be Advised Application forms for this course will be circulated to Branches in due course and also submitted to this site.   Outcome

Event on the UNISON Eastern site.

Further Rep Skills

Date
24 – 25 April 2017
Location
UNISON Office, St. Edmund House, Lower Baxter Street, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 1ET

This course will run on 24th and 25th of April 2017. Further Representational Skills This course is designed to follow on from the 5 day Organising Stewards course or equivalent and is aimed at existing UNISON stewards. The course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the 5 day course and explores in more detail: […]

Event on the UNISON Eastern site.

Bullying and Harassment

Date
3 – 5 April 2017
Location
UNISON Office, St. Edmund House, Lower Baxter Street, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 1ET

Event on the UNISON Eastern site.

Activist Negotiating Skills

Date
23 – 24 March 2017
Location
UNISON Office, St. Edmunds House, Lower Baxter Street, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 1ET

Event on the UNISON Eastern site.

Organising Steward – 5 day course

Date
13 – 28 February 2017
Location
CPDC, Foster Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9NL

Event on the UNISON Eastern site.

3 Day Union Learning Representatives

Date
10 March 2020 8:00am–4:00pm
Location
UNISON Northern, 140 - 150 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6TH

10, 17, 24 March (3 consecutive Tuesdays) This course has been customised for union members who wish to become Learning Reps. The course will enable them to: develop their skills and knowledge about the role of union learning representative understand union learning agenda and strategy consult with work colleagues and identify their learning needs work […]

Event on the UNISON Northern site.

Mental Health Awareness

Date
9 March 2020 8:00am–4:00pm
Location
UNISON Northern , 140 - 150 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6TH

Please note, this course is being run by our partner, Bridges to Learning. This training course focuses on raising awareness and understanding of the most common mental health disorders. You will also look at some of the myths surrounding mental illness. In addition to learning how to recognise early signs and symptoms, delegates receive practical […]

Event on the UNISON Northern site.