As you know UNISON really relies on members to come forward and volunteer to become a Workplace Rep / Union Steward or Health & Safety Rep to keep our Branch informed about what’s going on locally.

If you’ve ever toyed with the idea, please feel free to contact our Branch Office to help you on your journey.

Please see below dates, details and links to apply for Organising Steward and Health & Safety Stage 1 courses the first 6 months of 2022. We are slowly trying to restart face to face courses as well as online so you will see 2 face to face options as well 1 online option.

Organising Steward
Taunton
20, 27 January, 3, 10 & 17 February
Booking form

Organising Steward
Bristol
9, 16, 23, 30 June & 7 July
Booking form

Organising Steward
Online
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 March
Booking form

Organising Steward Course
This course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to carry out the role of a steward in UNSION, including to:
• Understand the role of an organising union in public services
• Work with members to tackle issues in the workplace
• Work with members in resolving cases
• Know where and when to seek advice and guidance
• Understand how procedures work in practice

Health & Safety Stage 1
Bristol
20, 27 January, 3, 10 & 17 February
Booking form

Health & Safety Stage 1
Taunton
28 April, 5, 12, 19 & 26 May
Booking form

Health & Safety Stage 1
Online
10, 17, 24 June, 1 & 8 July
Booking form

Health & Safety Stage 1
This course is aimed at new Health and Safety Representatives and will cover:
• The role of the H&S Rep
• The rights of the H&S rep and health and safety law
• Responsibilities of the employer
• Carrying out workplace inspections
• Understanding Risk Assessment
• Organising around health and safety issues
• Raising health and safety issue with the employer

Branch Education Coordinator
UNISON Gloucestershire LG Branch