Members at Knowsley Community College attended a Welcome to UNISON informal learning event in the Swan Pub, Roby, Merseyside, on Wednesday 3 February.
The event, organised by Regional Learning Organiser Tom Jenkins and College Stewards Paul Windle and Donna Hollett, started off with members enjoying a buffet and UNISON freebies, followed by completing a UNISON quiz and jigsaw activity. Tom and Donna then gave members an insight into the various learning opportunities and rep roles available within UNISON, before Paul raised awareness of the Heart Unions campaign taking place in week com Monday 8 February.
The feedback from the members who attended the event was positive, with responses including:
- I've been a member for 15 years but this is the first time anything like this has been put on, so I hope more events are organised because tonight has been good;
- I've only been a member for a couple of weeks and tonight has made me feel more welcome, supported and confident;
- I'm looking forward to helping out with the Heart Unions campaign and telling the local community about how UNISON is fighting for us.
Plans are now underway to organise another event in the spring so that more members can learn about opportunities to improve their skills for working individually and collectively.