Upcoming Online Members Courses

UNISON are offering these courses to Members which can be booked and accessed online, see below for further details and booking form. Online Mental Health awareness – 24th June 2020 – 10am-1pm This will help participants understand the main mental health problems that people face and provide a basic insight in to the experience of […]

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 […]

More learning opportunities for members -updated!

Birmingham regional Unison is offering places to members on the following courses.   062 Your Skills Your Future 6th March 2020 063 Introduction to Excel and Spreadsheets 12th March 2020 064 Managing Stress in the Workplace 13th March 2020 066 Dementia Awareness 26th March 2020 067 Pre Retirement Planning 31 March 2020 068 Power to be You (Confidence […]

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 […]

UNISON Birmingham Branch Learning at Work

UNISON Birmingham Branch will be offering the following training workshops , which are free and open to all: March Tuesday 17th March 2020 1.30-4.00 Wellbeing & Tai Chi Monday 23rd March 2020 1.30-4.00 Interview Skills Tuesday 31st March 2020 1.30-4.00 Assertiveness Workshop April Tuesday 21st April 1.30-4.00 . Stress Awareness Monday 27th April 1.30-4.00 Equality […]

New Courses in the New Year

West Midlands Regional Unison is running the following courses which may be of interest to members and activists. These will take place at the Regional office (not Birmingham Branch office). Click the links for more information and to book. 6th March 2020,  Your Skills, Your Future Which is aimed at members who want to identify […]

December Learning Workshops

New learning workshops have been released for December. They will be mostly about current concerns. Monday 2nd December 2019 1.00-4.00pm Free Theatre Group Production for International Day of Persons With a Disability, this is taking place at Studio Theatre Library of Birmingham in conjunction with Hubbub & Faceup Theatre. Tuesday 3rd December 2019 1.30 – […]

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., […]