Learning: the next 25 years

20 June 2018 12:45pm–1:45pm

Syndicate 3, Brighton Centre

UNISON Learning and Organising Services will be at the union’s national delegate conference. Our fringe meeting will feature speakers Lyn Brown MP and UNISON assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie.

Branch Welfare Officer training (Manchester)

3 – 4 July 2018

Manchester

Nationally organised training for branch welfare officers from Northern, North West, and Yorkshire & Humberside regions.

The training helps branch welfare officers to understand: their role and the confidentiality it involves; the ‘There for You’ UNISON welfare charity structure and staff responsibilities; and the application process and areas where welfare can assist members.

Union Learning Rep training, stage 1

5 July 2018 10:00am–5:00pm

Learning & Development Centre, St Bernard’s Hospital, Uxbridge Road, Southall, UB1 3EU

An induction course for union learning representatives organised by UNISON West London Mental Health Trust branch

Race and Sex Discrimination Law

10 – 12 July 2018

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

This course will help activists to recognise direct and indirect race and sex discrimination when dealing with casework in the branch. It will help them understand the questions to ask when interviewing members with potential cases.

Branch Education Co-Ordinator training

10 – 11 July 2018

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

This national course for Branch Education Co-ordinators is aimed at those who cannot attend a course in their region. It may also be useful for lead union learning reps and lay tutors interested in becoming more involved in education in the branch.

Branch Welfare Officer training (Bristol)

11 – 12 July 2018

Bristol

Nationally organised training for branch welfare officers from South West, Cymru/Wales and West Midlands regions.

The training helps branch welfare officers to understand: their role and the confidentiality it involves; the ‘There for You’ UNISON welfare charity structure and staff responsibilities; and the application process and areas where welfare can assist members.

Dyslexia Awareness for ULRs

25 – 26 July 2018

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

This course will give UNISON learning reps a basic overview of dyslexia and how it affects people in the workplace, and explore ways in which they can support their colleagues.

Unfair dismissals and employment tribunals

25 – 27 September 2018

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

This course will help reps to use the law to underpin negotiations with employers on dismissal issues in internal disciplinary hearings, and to develop analytical skills useful in all areas of their work. While activists are not expected to represent at tribunal cases, understanding the importance of time limits and evidence gathering at an early stage will ensure sound groundwork should a case eventually go to tribunal.

Stepping Up Another Level

3 – 4 October 2018

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

Last year’s Stepping Up workshop invited ULRs to take English and maths learning in their workplace to the next level. Now we’re stepping up again! This workshop will boost your confidence to lead English and maths workshops, and will explore some creative takes on functional skills.

Maternity and Parental Rights

19 October 2018 11:00am–4:30pm

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

This course is for UNISON activists who need to advise members on maternity and parental rights or who are looking to improve on statutory rights through negotiation. It will help you understand the complex law relating to these rights, including the recently introduced Shared Parental Leave rights. It will also give you an opportunity to compare negotiated contractual agreements with statutory rights to identify opportunities for seeking improvements.