Coventry City UNISON out and about promoting learning and education

Coventry City UNISON out and about promoting learning and education

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David Kersey and George Sands

Coventry City UNISON were out in Broadgate House last week to raise awareness around learning and education opportunities, as well as the benefits of UNISON membership more generally.

UNISON Union Learning Rep (ULR) Paul Hunt was joined by branch officers David Kersey and George Sands (pictured) in distributing our current learning newsletter – you can have a read by by clicking here.

Material was also taken by members of staff on our UNISON Mental Health Awareness campaign, union legal services and much more.

Over the coming months we will visiting Broadgate House again as well as Friargate, keep an eye out for us!

If you aren’t currently a member of UNISON you can join by visiting our site.

 

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Maths and English – not just for termtime!

Maths and English – not just for termtime!

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The national UNISON website has some great information on courses that members can take part in over the summer.

It states

‘Schools may have broken up for the summer, but for us learning is something that happens all year round. And it can be useful to concentrate on the basics – ‘functional skills’, as they’re called – English, maths, and digital skills.’

You can see what is on offer by clicking here.

 

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Courses available for UNISON activists

Courses available for UNISON activists

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UNISON West Midlands is organising a number of forthcoming courses for activists. We want all of our activists to be as trained and confident as possible, in order to build a better, stronger and more effective union!

There are several available, including:

·         The Organising Steward

·         Social Media in Branches

·         Introduction to Health and Safety

·         Sickness Absence Reviews

·         Dealing with Redundancies

You can find out more by visiting the regional learning website or by emailing our Branch Education Co-Ordinator George Sands, on george.sands(at)unisoncoventry.co.uk

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Member learning from UNISON

Member learning from UNISON

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UNISON provides a wide range of learning opportunities for our members. Our courses can help you:

  • develop self-confidence
  • teach you about yourself
  • become more active and involved around issues that concern you
  • tackle change and uncertainty at work
  • progress your career
  • learn for fun and personal development

For more information click here or contact the branch  – office(at)unisoncoventry.co.uk

 

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Read the latest newsletter from Coventry City UNISON

Read the latest newsletter from Coventry City UNISON

ULR NEWSLETTER NUMBER 5

Summer 2019

Coventry City UNISON have just published the 5th issue of our Learning and Education newsletter.

You can read about how UNISON can financially help out members looking to continue in education, read about the work of our branch education coordinator George Sands and information about courses from Adult Education.

You can read and download the newsletter by clicking here.

 

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Coventry school worker receives £300 to help with learning

Coventry school worker receives £300 to help with learning

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A UNISON member in a Coventry primary school has just become the latest worker in Coventry to receive a learning grant from the union.

Dan, a teaching assistant working in Radford, explains

“Our branch Learning Rep, Paul Hunt, heard that I was planning to continue my studies to be able to qualify as a teacher, something I have always wanted to do. He pointed me towards the learning grant application form and helped me complete it. Within a few days I had heard from the UNISON national office who told me the application was successful! I am so happy to have received £300 from UNISON, it makes a real difference.”

Paul Hunt, UNISON Learning Rep added

“Good luck to Dan in his studies, this grant shows how UNISON can help members inside and outside of work. I would encourage more members to apply and to contact us for more information.”

For more information email us – paul.hunt(at)unisoncoventry.co.uk

 

 

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Courses for members available from UNISON

Courses for members available from UNISON

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UNISON West Midlands have just released details of new courses that are available for members in the region. UNISON takes education for members very seriously and organises regular courses for people to take part in.

The latest courses are:

  • Women’s Assertiveness- 20th and 21st May
  • Managing Behaviour (for school support staff)- 12th June
  • Power to be You (Confidence Skills)- 14th June
  • Communication and Team working- 18th June
  • Mental Health Awareness- 17th July

You can find out more about any of these courses and enrol on them by visiting the regional learning website – click here for more information!

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