Category Archives: Learning

Organising tree winners

As over 100 UNISON Scotland activists took part in training in May, we ran an Organising Tree competition where participants wrote ideas on the leaves. The winners were… “Smart conversations make big differences” – Wilma Brown, Fife Health “Recruitment alone is not enough. Members need to be allowed to develop so they can take forward […]

Leadership and Organising weekend 11-13 May

Are you a Branch Officer? Or interested in becoming one? Or want to find out more about the various roles and the skills required to fulfil them? Then this is the weekend for you! Whether its Branch Secretary, Chairperson, Treasurer, Education, Equalities, Communications, Health & Safety, Welfare or Retired Members we will be offering training […]

Activist Education Courses 2018

The UNISON Scotland course calendar for 2018 with all the course details – Organised by Venue (eg Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen). Date change: As the previously scheduled Inverness Organising Stewards course had been cancelled due to a lack of applicants, new dates have now been set as follows.  At the moment the dates for stage 2 […]

Courses coming up in September and October

Please find below a list of upcoming training courses where we still have availability. If you have any activists who are interested in attending any of these courses please arrange for the booking form to be completed and then forward to activisteducationscotland@unison.co.uk or post to Activist Education (Scotland), UNISON, 53 Shore Street, Inverness, IV1 1NF […]

Courses coming up in September and October

Please find below a list of upcoming training courses where we still have availability. If you have any activists who are interested in attending any of these courses please arrange for the booking form to be completed and then forward to activisteducationscotland@unison.co.uk or post to Activist Education (Scotland), UNISON, 53 Shore Street, Inverness, IV1 1NF […]

Supporting stewards essential to building union’s strength

#uNDC16 Conference backed a range of measures to improve training and support for activists. The motion recognised that we have lost a significant number of experienced activists because of austerity and privatisation of public services. The call for more flexible training, e-learning and monitoring and support for new activists was backed by a Glasgow City amendment calling […]

Courses coming up in May

There is still availability in some UNISON courses coming up – ERA Refresher, Organising Stewards, Mental Health at Work and Writing and Editing Skills. If you are interested, see more here and contact your branch to apply. ERA Refresher – Glasgow (residential) – 6 – 8 May 2016 This course is for any stewards/branch officers who […]

Rights and Functions of a Union Learning Rep

Functions and rights (extract from TUC guidance) The key functions undertaken by Union Learning Representatives are set out in the Employment Act 2002. ULR statutory functions are; identifying learning or training needs providing information and advice about learning or training arranging learning or training promoting the value of learning or training consulting the employer about […]

What do Union Learning Reps do?

UNISON recognises that this is an opportunity to draw in a new group of activists and we provide training for them in their role as ULRs.This is not some sort of pseudo careers adviser but someone who can talk with their colleagues about training and education, who knows and can promote UNISON courses, who knows […]

What is Lifelong Learning?

The government’s Lifelong Learning policy for Scotland is about ‘personal fulfilment and enterprise, employability and adaptability, active citizenship and social inclusion’. What does that mean? For UNISON it means trying to encourage a culture in which education and training is available and accessible for everyone. UNISON has been at the forefront of developing lifelong learning […]