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Learning and organising services

What is LAOS?

UNISON routes to learning for representatives and members
UNISON Learning and Organising Services (LAOS) co-ordinates trade union education and lifelong learning opportunities for members. This includes training and development for union reps as well as personal and career development courses ranging from Skills for Life through to professional qualifications. We also offer learning discounts and a small educational grants scheme.

Employment Law Courses 2013

These in-depth employment law courses organised at national level supplement the range of training available at regional level and are aimed at experienced activists.

Learning Angle Briefing No. 9: Using learning to promote well-being at work

Thinking about what you can do to help tackle stress and promote wellbeing in the workplace? Read how ULRs and branches are using learning to promote health and wellbeing amongst members

Our Union, Our Services, Our History

We all care about our heritage. Interest is growing in researching our pasts, the stories of the previous generations of our families, the stories of our cities, town and villages. Present in all these stories are our public services and our trade union movement.  Find out the answers to our history quiz!

Skilled for Work

Read the results of UNISON's survey of the literacy, numeracy and computer skills of UNISON members.


Branch Welfare Officer Training 2012

For more details of the course and an application form visit http://www.unison.org.uk/welfare/BWOtraining.asp

Dyslexia - In Our Own Words

This will help UNISON activists, especially union learning reps, to understand dyslexia and how they can support members who are dyslexic, or suspect they might be. It includes tips on organising around dyslexia in the branch.
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• UNISON Learning and Organising Services
130 Euston Road,
London NW1 2AY
Email: Learning and Organising Enquiries

Recent documents

Get Connected: Organising virtually toolkit

This module has been developed to enable branches or work groups with a virtual branch site to understand how the site can be used as a tool to organise, recruit and campaign within the branch, work group and union.has been a growing problem.
Link to a PDF document on this siteGet Connected: Organising virtually toolkit

UNISON scheme for the accreditation and training of UNISON stewards/workplace reps 2010

The scheme aims to ensure that UNISON members experience the required standards of representation and that all UNISON stewards are offered appropriate training and development opportunities to maintain and develop their skills.
Link to a PDF document on this siteUNISON scheme for the accreditation and training of UNISON stewards/workplace reps 2010

The recruiting and organising activist

A brief introduction to Recruiting & Organising Activist materials with a flexible approach to learning for Branch Officers, Stewards, Union Learning Representatives and Health & Safety Representatives.
Link to a PDF document on this siteThe recruiting and organising activist

Learning in UNISON - Organising for Success

How Barnet Branch organised around learning - case study
Link to a PDF document on this siteAcrobat PDF version

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