Development and Support for UNISON Reps November 2015

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Leadership School 6-8 November 2015

Leadership_15.jpgThe Mechanics Institute in Manchester was the venue for this years Regional Leadership School - 35 people attended the event - There were speakers on a variety of topics

  • Jeremy Waddington, Manchester Business School - on the future for UNISON and the Trade Union Bill
  • Joanna Mack - Breadline Britain - www.poverty.ac.uk
  • Neil McInroy, CLES - Devolution and the Northern power house
  • David Owen - Palestine Educational Institution
  • John Hilary, War on Want - TTIP

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Mentoring Course well attended

Participants from both Health Care and Local Government Branches attended along with some Fighting Fund Organisers - it was a really good mix - click on the link to see pictures and quotes - Gregg, Rhonda, Tony, James and Tracey enjoyed the course too 'Mentoring new Stewards - the essence of unified organising!' Mentoring is a two way Street 'I Love UNISON training - Mentoring New Stewards'  - Phil

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Branch Officer Development Programme October 2015

22 people attended the latest course in the programme 5-9 October at Arena Point -

Here is Rabia with Kevin Duffy one of the tutors

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Dave and Billy - what a combo !Learning3_-_two_faces.jpg

 

and some of our delegates from health care Joe, Ian and Sally

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Blended Training Course a Big Hit for School Stewards in Manchester

Nearly 20 new reps are active in schools across Manchester following an innovative blended training course combining classroom learning and online training.
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Tom – our new Learning Organiser

Dear colleagues, I have just started in the role of Learning Organiser for the region.
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Apprentice Nicola plays her cards right!

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 Value My Skills cards, Nicola Shaw realised the possibilities in the cards. She asked for her own set and has since done skills checks with her mum and a friend’s seven year old daughter; this is just the beginning as she plans to use them with colleagues at work too.
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Apprentices are everybody's business!

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 Mark Rowe met with Bury Council apprentices to offer a skills check.

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North West UNISON Branches Enjoy Free Workshops!

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 WEA, are proving very popular; Hyndburn BC and Rochdale LG branches are the latest to run them and Bury LG branch will be hosting their own workshop this weekend.
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Sefton Health Branch Honoured In National Learning 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 involvement of union officials within the programme” which shows the excellent learning relationship that branch and employer have.  
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