Category Archives: Learning and organising

South Ribble Gets Serious About Stress

The notes board at the end of a feverish session

South Ribble UNISON branch, in association with the local authority, recently held a workshop around stress, its symptoms and what can be done to combat it. Over 20 Council employees attended the […]

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North West LAOS Brings ULRs Together To Talk About Learning

Delegates enjoying the busy learning marketplace at lunchtime

15 UNISON ULRs and ULR coordinators from across the North West attended the twice-yearly Learning Event at Chester in late November. It gave those members a chance to network, swap […]

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Mark Bailey Merseytravel Learner of the Year 2014

UNISON's Mark Bailey with tutor Julie Mooney

Mark’s involvement with Merseylearn goes back a few years working mainly 1-2-1 with Merseylearn tutor Julie Mooney, to increase his confidence and build functional skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. […]

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Bury Local Government Staff Drop Into Learning

Grundy centre staff at the drop in

The Grundy Centre, an older people’s facility in Bury, held an IT drop in session recently for staff; Learning Organiser Steve Swift and branch Education Officer Roger Pakeman joined UNISON […]

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Hyndburn Pie & PC Evening Is A Tasty Offer!

Digital Champs Enjoying A Well-Earned Pie At The Event

As part of their digital inclusion project, Hyndburn UNISON branch held a Pie & PC evening, in association with Hyndburn Homes and based in a community learning zone within an […]

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UNISON Environment Agency Branch Embarks On Learning Journey

LAOS inclusive learning colour leaf

  The UNISON Environment Agency North West branch is embarking on a big programme of learning encompassing everything from Employability Skills to DIY and languages. They have already completed some […]

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Hyndburn Goes Digital!

Digital champion Zak with the stall at the launch

On 11TH October Hyndburn UNISON branch and Hyndburn council launched their Digital Inclusion project, which has been funded by the UNISON Union Learning Fund. The team started at 8.30 in […]

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UNISON – backed Dementia Awareness Workshop At Merseylearn

Open University tutor Chris Hill (standing) looks on as the groups works through one of the practical exercises.

It is a common misconception that Dementia only affects older people, and that nothing can be done when someone is diagnosed. There may be no cure at present, but getting […]

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South Ribble Branch Gets Healthy!

The UNISON learning stall (fresh fruit just out of shot)

South Ribble council held their annual Health and Wellbeing Day in September and the local UNISON branch were there to support them. Armed with information on stress busting courses, opportunities […]

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Bury Council Apprentices Talk About Skills With UNISON

Apprentices Using The Skills Cards

Working in partnership, Bury Council and Bury UNISON Local Government branch recently hosted an Apprentice Induction day and devoted the afternoon session to learning and development. Bury branch’s UNISON representative […]

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