Category Archives: Learning and organising

Apprentice Nicola Plays Her Cards Right!

The cards after a value my skills session

When UNISON Bury Local Govt branch ULR coordinator Roger Pakeman, UNISON Regional Learning Organiser Steve Swift and Unionlearn’s Mark Rowe revisited Bury Council apprentices to update their skills checks with […]

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Apprentices Are Everybody’s Business

Bury apprnentices take a skills check; Roger back row left, Lucy and Mark back row right

  Following on from the work done with apprentices at Bury Council which was featured in a Unionlearn report for Government, UNISON ULR lead Roger Pakeman and Unionlearn Apprentice Lead […]

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North West UNISON Branches Enjoy Free Workshops!

All Smiles At The Hyndburn Your Skills Your Future Workshop

Taking advantage of UNISON Learning And Organising Services’ free workshop offer for members, there have been several workshops taking place throughout the region. The 1 day workshops, delivered by the […]

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Mentoring in UNISON – what went on at the workshop on Saturday?

The Mentoring in UNISON workshop 7th March 2015 – What Went On? Around twenty five people squeezed into the Woods room at the Mechanics Centre in Manchester (11 – 11.45) […]

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Sefton Health Branch Honoured In National Learning Awards

Marie on the left of the picture, Fiona on the right. In the dark blue is Dipuo Ofiemun, in the light blue Sarah Coffey, both who have won apprentice awards.

At the 19th Annual Learning Awards in February, Sefton Health UNISON branch and Aintree University Hospital won the silver award for their work with apprentices. The judges particularly “applauded the […]

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British Sign Language a Hit with Learners

             On Saturday 8 November, thirty-one Warrington council employees took the opportunity to spend their Saturday learning basic British Sign Language. Working in partnership with the Warrington & District Society […]

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Retirement Under The Microscope at Bolton Metro Branch

As a result of some members in the Environmental Services Department depot considering early retirement, Lighthouse Financial Services came to talk about pensions and the possible way forward for staff. […]

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Hyndburn UNISON Branch Shows Dementia Awareness

Taking advantage of UNISON Learning and Organising Services’ offer to deliver free Dementia Awareness workshops with the Open University, 12 members and potential members at Hyndburn Local Government branch recently […]

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The Continuing Case For IT Learning!

Bury Local Government branch continued their digital inclusion learning project work with the second of several planned IT drops ins at older people’s facilities. This time it was at the […]

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East Midlands Region Comes To The North West!

Pete, Hannah, Gavin, Jayne and Mike in the Manchester Learning Centre

Following on from a successful recent event when Manchester Learning Project lead Steve Lynch and North West Learning Organiser Steve Swift went to Nottingham to talk about the learning work […]

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