Another UNISON member receives £200 Learning Grant – apply now!

Another UNISON member receives £200 Learning Grant – apply now!

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We are pleased to report that another UNISON member at Coventry City Council has received a £200 Learning Grant from the union. These grants are available to aid people with the costs associated with courses, and have been a real help to a growing number of UNISON members.

To receive the application form, or to find out more information, please contact branch Learning Rep Paul Hunt on 02476 550829 or email paul.hunt@unisoncoventry.co.uk

UNISON are committed to helping members get back in to education and learning so get in touch to see if we can help you!

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Read our January newsletter

Read our January newsletter

January newsletter

The January edition of our Learning and Education Newsletter has been distributed around the Council over the last few weeks. Please click here to download and feel free to distribute.

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Happy New Year from your UNISON Learning Reps!

Happy New Year from your UNISON Learning Reps!

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Your UNISON Learning Reps want to wish you a Happy New Year and best of luck for 2018! No doubt austerity will continue to bite and our members will feel the pinch of the pay cuts combined with rising prices. Meanwhile, there are constant threats to our jobs with privatisations and restructures.

In these circumstances, the learning and education agenda is becoming even more important. In 2018 we will be posting about all the offers and opportunities that UNISON can provide or signpost you towards. We also want to ensure that members are not being shortchanged in their workplaces and have the right access to training.

Happy New Year and get in touch with us for more information!

Contact details: paul.hunt(at)unisoncoventry.co.uk mike.wallace(at)unisoncoventry.co.uk

 

 

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Happy Christmas from your UNISON Learning Reps

Happy Christmas from your UNISON Learning Reps

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Coventry District Unison Learning Reps – Paul Hunt (Left) and Mike Wallace (right)

Your Coventry City UNISON Learning Reps Mike Wallace and Paul Hunt would like to wish Happy Christmas to all UNISON members in the city. We hope that you have the chance to relax over the festive period.

In 2018 get in touch with us to discuss how the union can help you find courses and training that you are interested in and whether the union can help you financially with getting back in to learning.

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Another UNISON member in Coventry receives £100 grant

Another UNISON member in Coventry receives £100 grant

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Last week we received news that another union member in Coventry had received the £100 Learning Grant from UNISON. The application was made on the Wednesday and the member, who works in a Coventry school, received notice that it had been successful just two days later on the Friday.

This is great news for the member concerned, and we encourage more members to apply!

The process is straightforward, and can be a real help. Get in touch if you need more information!

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First edition of our learning newsletter out now!

First edition of our learning newsletter out now!

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We are pleased to announce that the first edition of our brand new newsletter is out now and being distributed around Coventry City Council.

You can download by clicking here

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Are you a Personal Care Assistant? You could get a £300 Learning Development Grant from UNISON

Are you a Personal Care Assistant? You could get a £300 Learning Development Grant from UNISON

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If you are a UNISON member and a personal care assistant who provides personal care in private or charity-run/ voluntary aided homes or individual’s own homes, then you may qualify for a £300 Learning Development grant.

We know how difficult it is to afford training to improve your job prospects due to huge increases in course fees and the withdrawal by many employers of financial support for career development. Members who provide personal care in private or charity-run/ voluntary aided homes or individual’s own homes make up an increasing proportion of UNISON’s membership.

To help you get on at work and develop your career, UNISON is piloting Personal Learning Development Grants with this group of members. A limited number of awards of up to £300 each are offered for course fees. These grants can be used for a wide range of courses. They can help pay for fees on any general non-vocational course (e.g. IT courses, skills training, languages etc.), any vocational course relevant to working in public services (e.g. counselling, accountancy and management courses would be supported but not beautician training or electronic engineering!).

Eligible courses are those at all levels up to and including under-graduate level but not masters. We will give preference to members with few or no qualifications when allocating these awards. We are especially keen to hear from members who are active in their branch, however applications are welcomed from all members who deliver personal care in private, community run-homes or in individuals’ homes.

We encourage you to get in touch for more information and to fight out how to apply!

Please email mike.wallace@unisoncoventry.co.uk  and paul.hunt@unisoncoventry.co.uk

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