April’s Inclusive Learning Bulletin is out now

April’s Inclusive Learning Bulletin – sadly, the last one ever – is available to read online now. In it, you can read about our online event, The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning, find out about our new general secretary’s vision for a UNISON College, and get ideas for upcoming learning events. Download the PDF Read […]

Financial Wellbeing Week is on the way!

This past year has been a rollercoaster for many of us: getting used to living in the midst of a pandemic, experiencing (for many of us) what lockdown means for the first time and the impact this has had on our finances. Many UNISON members have faced financial hardship through sickness, furlough and job loss, […]

The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning

UNISON learning reps, branch education coordinators and lifelong learning coordinators gathered online on Wednesday 17 March for an event exploring The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning. The event was chaired by Margaret McKee, vice chair of UNISON’s Development and Organising committee, who began by wishing participants a happy St Patrick’s Day and thanking participants for […]

February’s Inclusive Learning Bulletin is out now!

This month’s bulletin focuses on literacy – read about UNISON East Midlands’ functional skills drive, Literacy Works Week, and World Poetry Day. And save the date for our spring event, The Next Chapter of UNISON Learning. Download the PDF Read a text-only version

Facing the present, looking to the future with UNISON member learning

Covid-19 continues to disrupt our daily life both at home and in work. We continue to need things to look forward to and help us manage what we are facing. In UNISON learning, we believe that education is one way of doing this – either by learning about what we face or strengthening our skills […]

UNISON East Midlands keeps on learning

For many of us, 2020 was a long, difficult, year. Whether in public-facing roles, working from home, or on furlough, public service workers have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, and it was only natural to be feeling tired, stressed, or down. That’s why UNISON learning rep Jayne Barry decided to lift people’s spirits […]

New year, new opportunities

UNISON learning continues – online 2021 looks to be almost as challenging a year as 2020 – but that doesn’t have to stop us making plans for the future, building on plans we’d already made, or working to make things better. As new measures are introduced across the UK to combat the spread of the […]

Contracts, redundancy and TUPE law course goes online

Following the success of our online refresher and full length Disability Discrimination Law courses, we’re delighted to be able to offer an online course on Contracts, Redundancy and TUPE law in the new year. This course will be delivered over four morning sessions: Thursday 11 February, 9am-1pm Thursday 18 February, 9am-1pm Thursday 25 February, 9am-1pm […]

“Always developing”: learning through lockdown, learning for the future

Shahida Noor is one of the thousands of UNISON members who have taken advantage of our online learning offer from the Skills Academy. UNISON Learning and Organising Services’ Dan Simmonds asked her about her experience… How did you find out about the learning available from UNISON? I found out via an email from UNISON and […]

“Things I could do to get where I want to be”: the power of union learning

My name is Ann Mckelvey and I am a ULR for UNISON in Leeds. I am very passionate about promoting UNISON and the learning opportunities that are, and should be available. Last year I was in hospital for a major operation. As I made my recovery, I was promoting UNISON services to nursing staff and patients […]