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UNISON’s Training & Development team provides an education programme covering many  topics.

The following courses will be held locally throughout 2016 and are free to UNISON members, if you are interested in attending please contact the Branch office as spaces are limited.

– Dementia Awareness
– Deaf Awareness
– Stress Awareness
– Your Skills Your Future

In addition to the UNISON Courses, the Branch has access to 29 online courses that can award you certificates in Management, Health & Social Care Training or General CPD’s are also available.  Some of these courses are free others are at discounted rates for Branch members.  Online courses can commence at any time and are an excellent way to improve your employability or promotional prospects.  Use of a computer is essential, our training laptops can be used or loaned from the Branch office on a first come first served basis.

Our training courses are available to all employees, but spaces are limited and priority is given to UNISON members.  If you would like to a book a space on one of these courses please complete the Member Training Application Form and email to Angela Kearney (Branch Education Officer) gw08kearneyangela@ea.dumgal.sch.uk

 

Branch Representatives Training

Employment Rights Act, mandatory for all reps, date TBC (early March).

Branch Officers courses, 22-24 April.

New Stewards Part 1 course, as required.

 

If there is any training that you think would be beneficial, please contact the Branch Office.

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Unison Dumfries & Galloway shared UNISON Scotland's post. ...

Solidarity with the UNISON Scotland contingent on #PrideGlasgow

If you missed us at YouthBeatz Dumfries last weekend . We had copys of the UNISON: Young Members in Scotland guidance and advice booklets about bullying .

Anyone that would like a copy feel free to message this page and we will get one out to you

Have a nice weekend people .
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People often say to us but what are UNISON Scotland doing for us . Well below is just some of the things we do ......

Every year as part of the council's budget process we put forward budgets suggestion aimed at saving jobs.

We have successfully worked with the council to maintain the no compulsory redundancy policy and protect terms and conditions.

Just last month we were successful in getting tribunal fees scrapped so that workers can enforce their rights easier.

We have and are committed to fighting the public sector pay cap.

We support our members in their time of need. Whether this be work place stress, bullying or any workplace issue.

We offer a range of discounts and free services to our members . Such as free will writing service or discounts off a new car.

We also make sure that our members voices are heard whether this be by managers or elected members.

Please like and share this post so we can let as many people as possible know what we are doing .........
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Would you like to become more active in your Branch? We are currently recruiting stewards and workplace reps! All that's needed is the desire to help others. All training provided at no cost to you! Our TU recognition agreement assures paid time off for training necessary to fulfil your Union role!

Use the button at the top of the page to message us now if you are interested or pop into the branch .
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