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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.

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.

Training the Next Generation of Black Leaders

Feeding back on September 2017’s Black members leadership and motion writing course

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Apply now for help with study costs

If you are thinking of doing some trade union-related studying, UNISON can help with your course costs. But you only have until 31 July to apply

Article on the UNISON National site.

Training for LGBT branch officers and contacts

One-day day training pilot course.

Article on the UNISON National site.

‘Fair funding’ must also mean sufficient funding, say education unions

Organisations representing school staff, teachers and leaders – ATL, GMB, NAHT, NUT, UNISON and Unite – have updated the schoolcuts.org.uk website after publication of the government’s final National Funding Formula proposals to reflect the funding losses facing each school in England

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Mindfull to Mindful Colouring Lunch & Learn

One of our brilliant SE Union Learning Reps recently ran a “Mindfull to Mindful Colouring Lunch & Learn” – read their account here: “My first lunch and learn session as a URL was for a colouring session linked to Mindfulness and mental wellbeing. I arranged for 2 sessions on consecutive weeks to give those attending […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East site.

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.

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.