ERA (employment relations act 1999) certified stewards

When you become an ERA certified steward your branch mentor will help you through your next steps in your UNISON journey (if you’re not sure who your mentor is contact your Branch Education Coordinator or Branch Secretary – or phone UNISON direct on 08453550845 for contacts in your Branch) –  for example you may take  

  • an active role in organising and recruiting – to learn more about this you could attend our Mobilise course
  • an active role representing members – to pick up extra casework skills you could attend our Casework in UNISON course
  • the key is to get more involved in the work of the Branch and keep up to date – you may wish to take the Introduction to Employment Law to help you in this

Hopefully you will be able to talk this through with your mentor – who will remind you that ERA certified stewards like yourself must be prepared to refresh their knowledge and skills at least every five years by attending the

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