Skills for Strength 2020 took place on Saturday 14 March 2020. More activists registered for a ticket for UNISON North West's annual Organising Convention than ever before. Despite the difficult circumstances relating to the coronavirus pandemic, an inspiring day of workshops and speeches were enjoyed by around 100 activists from across the region.
We're keen that as many of the presentations and resources from the day as possible are made available online. This feels particularly important this year because some activists who registered were prevented from attending by the public health crisis we are currently facing.
So please download, use and share these resources, then get out into your workplaces and organise!
Opening plenary: 'Current challenges and the need to organise' presentation by Professor Edmund Heery:
Workshop: 'Young Workers- The Future is Now!' by UNISON NW Young Members Group:
Workshop: 'Turning members into activists into stewards' by UNISON Knowsley (Winners of 2019 Organising Award):
Workshop: 'Organising with Pride: from lone voices to collective union action for LGBT+ equality' by UNISON NW LGBT+ Group:
Workshop: 'Building for Action: Disputes in the North West' by UNISON NW Disputes Team and Striking Activists:
Workshop: 'NHS Earnings Max Campaign: Powerful Workplace Mapping and Charting':
Workshop: 'Hit 'em where it hurts! Power mapping as an organising tool (or how to Kung Fu fight UNISON style and win!) by Valery Alzaga (UNISON Strategic Organising Unit)
Workshop: 'What Trade Unions Can Do to Organise for a Green New Deal' by Toby Mckenzie-Barnes (Labour for a Green New Deal)
For resources from the 'Digital Organising: how to make social media videos on your phone' workshop, please contact Conor McGurran at [email protected]