Online Training Courses – Jan-March 21

For the foreseeable future training for members and activists is continuing online, including a new course for members who are less confident with technology, Getting Connected Online. Please see below the list of courses running until the end of March. All of the below courses are provided by the Region and if you click the […]

Schools Update RE: Planned Lockdown in England

The National Schools Committee met on Monday 2nd November to agree the union’s position on including schools and nurseries in this month’s planned lockdown in England. The below update is correct as of Tuesday 3rd November 2020: UNISON’s National Schools Committee wants the best education possible for children and young people and for schools and nurseries […]

New Regional Courses

The Autumn program of courses has been released by the West Midlands region, all of which are free to UNISON members and can be found here. If you are interested in any of the courses simply go to the  website www.learninunisonwm.org.uk and once you have registered you can apply online (if you already have an […]

UNISON Training Courses

See below all UNISON training courses that are currently available  through the West Midlands region. If you have been thinking of becoming a Branch steward, the ONLINE Organising Steward course is being run in both AM and PM sessions. The Health and Safety courses are also being run in AM and PM sessions, to make […]

Free Courses Available

There are a new range of online courses that are available for UNISON members have been created by The Skills Academy. It gives UNISON members access to over 550 free, fully CPD certified courses – there is a wide range of courses, on a multitude of subjects: HR Sales/Marketing Medical related courses (such as ADHD […]

Education Update – Coronavirus

UNISON has agreed a further joint statement from the TUC education unions. Together we are calling on the government to hold off on increasing the number of pupils in schools and nurseries in England on 1 June. We all agree we need a joint plan with the government for a safe increase in pupil numbers. UNISON is a […]

The Power of Positivity

It is a challenge to maintain a positive mindset at such a difficult time for everyone, the UNISON Branch based learning workshops have always put members wellbeing at the centre of our programmes, with the current suspension of our workshops I offer these five activities as deceptively simple ways of staying positive; they are free […]

Events for National Storytelling Week 2020

To celebrate 27 years of creativity & education in Public Services: With Donald McCombie – UNISON Learning & development Enjoy family friendly poems, stories & songs for National Storytelling Week. Monday 3rd February – 1.30-3.30pm at Birmingham UNISON Tuesday 4th February – 11am-12pm at Birchfield Library  Thursday 6th February – 11am-12pm at Mere Green Library Friday 7th […]

Stars In Our Schools – time to say thanks to unsung heroes

School support staff are vital to help children learn, keep them safe and healthy and keep the school running smoothly.  Yet they don’t get the attention they deserve despite making up half the school workforce.  Schools are encouraged to hold assemblies, coffee mornings or sports afternoons, invite MP’s, hold a dressing up day, quizzes, etc., […]