Activate!

Wondered about getting more involved with UNISON but not sure where to start? You can find out more about the different activist positions that are open to UNISON members by logging into our e-learning site and playing our new Activate! game. You’ll be invited to think a little bit about your own personal values and […]

A new way for young workers to learn about workplace rights

Young workers have rights around pay, holiday, health and safety and equalities that exist to protect them in the workplace. It’s vital that every young worker knows and understands their rights to make sure their employers aren’t breaking the rules. UNISON, in partnership with Wranx, have launched a free bite sized digital tool which uses […]

Another step forward for UNISON’s e-learning site

Over the years UNISON’s e-learning site has evolved to meet the needs of our members. Since it was first set up in 2008, it’s had three different domain names, and has gone from being a space for learning reps to share advice, resources and experience, to being a hub for all kinds of online learning. […]

Getting Young Members engaged with learning during #GoForGrowth

2019 is UNISON’s Year of the Young Worker. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work, they need trade unions more than ever. But it’s not just securing workplace rights that unions do to support young workers. Getting young workers participating in UNISON’s learning programme is a really […]

Count on us to celebrate National Numeracy Day

It’s National Numeracy Day today and here at UNISON we’re celebrating the importance of numbers in our everyday lives. Today we are helping everyone in the UK to take action to build the confidence and skills to use numbers effectively. At present, nearly half (49%) of working age UK adults currently have the numeracy levels […]

Getting Young Members engaged with learning during #GoForGrowth

Getting Young Members engaged with learning during #GoForGrowth 2019 is UNISON’s Year of the Young Worker. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work, they need trade unions more than ever. But it’s not just securing workplace rights that unions do to support young workers. Getting young workers […]

Let’s Celebrate Learning at Work Week!

  Monday 13th May marks the start of Learning at Work Week, a week dedicated to celebrating and promoting the importance of learning in the workplace. The week, organised by the Campaign for Learning, takes place between the 13th and 19th of May, and this year’s theme is Shaping the Future. Branches up and down the […]

Happy 50th birthday, Open University!

Today is the 50th anniversary of the day that the Open University received its Royal Charter – in effect, its 50th birthday. UNISON has been working with the Open University since 1997 – and during that time thousands of members have enrolled in a wide range of accredited courses, all the way up to degree level. […]

Expanding the Wranx learning offer

Over the last year, UNISON has been working with Wranx to provide free bite-sized learning modules online. We started with Functional Skills and GCSE English and maths, but have added more topics since then. Wranx is an online training tool that can be accessed on any device and uses the simple scientific idea of Spaced […]

Skills for the Future: 38,000 thank-yous

UNISON Learning and Organising Services would like to say a huge thank you to every one of the members who completed our Skills for the Future learning survey. The survey closed at the end of last month, and now a research team at the University of Exeter is examining the responses. Over 38,000 people responsed, making […]