Introduction to Negotiating (For Workplace Stewards)

28 February 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

FACE TO FACE at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre This one day course is aimed at stewards who want to build their negotiating skills. The course covers the key negotiating skills, and then provides time for an innovative role play in which the skills can be practised. This is also a good refresher for any […]

ERA Refresher ONLINE (For Workplace Stewards)

5 – 6 March 2024

ONLINE

ONLINE Course aims: – Update on new developments internally and externally which impact upon your role as a UNISON rep. – To inform you on changes in the legislative and legal framework. – To share skills and experience as UNISON reps. – To explore how we build the strength of UNISON in a changing industrial […]

Supporting Reps Wellbeing (For workplace Stewards)

7 March 2024 10:00am–3:00pm

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre As a union representative you will be dealing with lots of workplace issues and cases that can be stressful and pressurized. Due to the busy nature of the representative role, you often don’t have much time to reflect on your own wellbeing. It is important to maintain […]

Maternity and Parental Rights (For Workplace Stewards)

12 March 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre This course will help participants to understand the law on maternity and parental rights. It will focus on how stewards and health & safety representatives can advise members of their rights with employers. The course will also explore how to negotiate improvements to contractual agreements in the […]

WEA Maths Confidence Courses 2024 (For All UNISON Members)

21 February – 19 March 2024

Online

Are you Employed and looking to progress your Maths skills? Does the fear of Maths hold you back? Are you tired of struggling with budget management amidst rising living costs? Don’t let numbers limit your potential. Gain confidence, boost opportunities and excel in everyday work & life. Enrol on a WEA Maths Confidence course TODAY! […]

Further Representational Skills (Grievance and Disciplinary) (For Workplace Stewards)

16 – 17 April 2024

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, Birmingham This follow on course is aimed at existing UNISON stewards who want to further their skills. The course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the initial stewards training and explores in more detail: – Process for identifying needs and exploring what is and isn’t a […]

Branch Welfare Officer Training (ONLINE) Courses 2024

16 – 25 April 2024

ONLINE

These two half day session course will be delivered by There for You tutors and the is being administered by UNISON College. To apply, follow the links below and fill in the online form and the bottom of each course page. NB: Completion of the Branch Welfare and GDPR enotes are a course requirement before […]

Sickness Absence Reviews (For Workplace Stewards)

30 April 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre This one day course will examine the principles and priorities to consider when representing a UNISON member at a sickness absence review meeting. It will explore the basics of preparing yourself and the member for a meeting and possible outcomes. No prior knowledge of representing a member at […]

The Organising Steward (For Workplace Stewards)

16 April – 14 May 2024

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

5 Tuesdays IN PERSON 10am – 4pm You will be required to attend all 5 dates below: Tuesday 16 April – 10am – 4pm Tuesday 23 April – 10am – 4pm Tuesday 30 April – 10am – 4pm Tuesday 7 May – 10am – 4pm Tuesday 14 May – 10am – 4pm This is a […]

Dealing with a Disciplinary ONLINE (For Workplace Stewards)

14 – 15 May 2024

ONLINE

ONLINE This two day course is based on developing skills and a systematic approach to dealing with disciplinary cases. It uses a single set of case notes to consider alternative approaches for dealing with a disciplinary case. The course follows a case portrayed on video to which the stewards have to respond to as the […]

Introduction to Health & Safety (For Health and Safety Representatives)

18 April – 16 May 2024

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre This course covers the role of the Health and Safety Representative, legislation, workplace inspections and developing local strategies. This is an essential starting point for new Health and Safety representatives You will be required to attend all 5 dates set out below: Thursday 18 April – 10am […]

Understanding and Challenging Sexual Harassment (For Workplace Stewards)

4 June 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre Attending and participating in this course will help participants to have an understanding of what sexual harassment is, when and how it happens, and the impact it has on recipients. The course will also explore what responsibilities employers have to prevent sexual harassment and how to report […]

ERA Refresher (For Workplace Stewards)

5 – 6 June 2024

UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

IN PERSON at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre, Birmingham Course aims: – Update on new developments internally and externally which impact upon your role as a UNISON rep. – To inform you on changes in the legislative and legal framework. – To share skills and experience as UNISON reps. – To explore how we build […]

Introduction to Employment Law (For Workplace Stewards)

11 June 2024 10:00am–4:00pm

UNISON Regional Centre, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PA

This course will take place FACE TO FACE at UNISON West Midlands Regional Centre. This one day course is a general introduction to employment law for stewards with little experience and no previous training in employment law beyond what is covered in the general stewards’ introductory courses.  Employment law is an enormous and complex subject. […]

Dealing with a Grievance ONLINE (For Workplace Stewards)

18 – 19 June 2024

ONLINE

ONLINE It is advisable that new representatives attend the Handling Grievance and Disciplinary Casework course before applying for this course. This 2 day course is based on a single case study and utilises filmed extracts of the case as it unfolds. The course materials cover the entire process of dealing with a grievance, from the […]