Assertiveness Workshop   9 November 2018

This one day workshop will help you to:

• Understand the meaning of assertive, passive and aggressive behaviour,

• Consider the nature and impact of behaviour on ourselves and on others,

• Practise a more assertive approach to a range of situations,

• Speak with more confidence.

Cost to Branch: FREE

Member Learning Weekend – 24-25 November 2018

(apply by 22 October 2018, places subject to availability)

1 night Residential at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Leeds

Cost to branches: FREE

To Apply

 Download an application form at:- http://www.unison-yorks.org.uk/education.html.  Application forms must then be approved by your branch; please email unisonadministrator@shu.ac.uk.



Fri 7 December 2018 (Apply by: 5 November 2018)

Non-residential at UNISON Regional Centre, Commerce House, Leeds

This workshop, run by True Bearing Chartered, will make you aware of your choices and aid you in your decision making around retirement.

Is this workshop for me?

If you are retiring imminently or considering retiring within the next 18 months and want to be informed of the issues affecting your retirement you need to plan for your next phase of life.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

• Create your own route path from the world of work to the world of retirement,

• Identify changes in both pensions and financial regulations which will affect your retirement decisions,

• Identify the long term issues affecting your retirement,

• Identify personal and lifestyle actions which will help to improve your retirement,

• Start the process of planning for a successful retirement.

At True Bearing Chartered we can provide you with comprehensive independent financial advice to improve your financial security.

Cost to Branches: £10

If you would like to attend please email unisonadministrator@shu.ac.uk



Saturday 10 November 2018

This one day event is ideal for women to build their skills and confidence to be more active in the union and everyday life.

It is an informal event open to all women UNISON members, covering:

  • Confidence & Assertiveness skills
  • How UNISON works
  • Building women’s involvement in UNISON
  • Writing and presenting motions for conferences
  • Everyday negotiating skills
  • Women inspiring Women

To attend – please ask your branch to send a completed education form to: Joanne Turnbull, Commerce House, Wade Lane, Leeds, LS2 8NJ or by e-mail to j.turnbull@unison.co.uk

Cost £25.00 (expenses to be met by branches)

Creche can be provided on request


Our AGMs need to be quorate and to achieve this we need you.

Come and hear what the branch has been doing over the last year and where we are going in the future.

This is an opportunity to have your voice heard – and enjoy a free lunch! The meeting can be taken as work time so there’s no need to use up your flexi (lunch is in your own time).

Book your ticket > agm2018  for one of the following events.


This course is a one day session delivered by an Open University lecturer and is open to UNISON members and activists.

Objectives for the day

  • Understand the main mental health problems that people face
  • Gain an insight into the experience of having mental distress
  • Explore some strategies for promoting good mental health
  • Be able to take a revised awareness to the workplace

What the day covers

  • Mental health issues
  • Perception of mental health
  • Experiencing mental health problems
  • Types of mental health problems (including anxiety, depression, suicide and self harm, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, eating disorders)
  • Legal considerations
  • What can individuals do
  • Medication and treatment
  • Useful organisations and signposting

If you’re interested in attending, please email t.shearer@unison.co.uk



Are you a Branch Women’s Officer or interested in becoming one?

Come to our one-day Branch Women’s Officer course.

Saturday 21 October


UNISON Regional Office, Commerce House, Wade Lane, Leeds, LS2 8NJ

Cost is £25, payable by your branch.

Contact Jo Turnbull (j.turnbull@unison.co.uk / 0113 218 2322) by Friday 6 October 2017 if you would like to attend.