Category: Education/Training

School Funding Mass Lobby

24 October 2017 9:30am – Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, Westminster SW1P 3DW On Tuesday 24 October UNISON and other education unions will hold a mass lobby of Parliament to protest against education funding cuts.  Click here to read more.

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New £15 million programme to help train one million in mental health first aid

A new £15 million programme will see up to 1 million people trained in basic mental health “first aid” skills. The programme will improve personal resilience and help people recognise and respond effectively to signs of mental illness in others. 

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E17 Protest March against education cuts – Friday 26th May 3.30-5pm

Join UNISON and the NUT to march together and say No to Waltham Forest Schools losing over £25m by 2020.  Click here for more information.

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Working time, breaks and holidays

The law relating to your working time is complicated. Some bad employers take advantage of this to deny staff their rights. Others may not understand what the law requires. Step by step, this leaflet explains weekly hours limits and night

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Supporting apprentices’ development

8 March 2017 12:00pm–4:00pm – Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton, 130 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 5AY A half-day workshop for apprentices. aimed at helping help your career planning and progression. Come along, build your skills and meet other apprentices. Lunch and travel costs

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Specific Learning Difficulties in the workplace Including Dyslexia – a Guide for employers

The attached booklet gives guidance to Employers for staff who have specific learning difficulties in the workplace including Dyslexia.  It gives advice as to entitlement to reasonable adjustments in the workplace and other support available which members may find useful.

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LGBT Training and Organising Day

Friday 24th February 2017, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY 9.30am-4.30pm. This training day is open to all members who are interested in find out more about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in the workplace.  You do

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Learning and Open University grants for UNISON members

Grants available to support members studying in further and higher education UNISON is offering grants to members studying at further education or first degree levels as part of the support we offer to help members get ahead and develop their

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Managing My Money – free online course

Get your finances on track in the New Year.  The Open University are running an award-winning free online course “Managing My Money.” It starts on 5 January and lasts eight weeks.

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Unionlearn regional Learning and Skills conference – London

September 26th at 10am.  The event is free and aimed at trade unionists and employers to help improve apprenticeships programmes and English and Maths provision.  https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/events.  A draft agenda is attached.    

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