UNISON Northern Ireland

Events

Representing Members at Bullying & Harassment Hearings

Monday 7 October 2019

UNISON Derry

Bullying and harassment cases continue to increase in workplaces.  Experiencing or being accused of bullying is very stressful for a member and supporting them can be an emotionally challenging.   This one day workshop will equip stewards to

Managing Challenging Conversations

Monday 7 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

Managing Your Time: Getting Stuff Done

Tuesday 8 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

Organising Steward (Day 4-6)

Wednesday 9 October 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019

UNISON Derry 

UNISON stewards are the most important link between members in the workplace, their employer and the wider union.  This six day course is for new stewards to give you the knowledge and skills to support members locally and take on issues in your workplace.   New stewards get paid time to attend (where a facility agreement exists with the employer).  The course is accredited by SERC and will be delivered by a SERC tutor.

Future sessions for this course will take place 
Wed. 16 – Fri. 18 Oct., plus,  15, 22 & 29 Nov (3 Fridays)  UNISON Belfast 

Palliative Care - Symptom Management

Wednesday 9 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

This half day session aims to provide participants with an increased awareness of the holistic nature of palliative and end of life care needs of patients and their families.  It will focus on the assessment and management of common symptoms to enable best quality of life.. The session will be delivered by the NI Hospice.

You may also be interested in Palliative Care - Pain Assessment & Management which will run 1.30 - 4pm on the same day

Palliative Care - Pain Assessment & Management

Wednesday 9 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

This half day session is predominantly for nurses and aims to increase the participant’s understanding of pain assessment and management for patients with palliative and end of life care needs. It  focuses  on the importance of a holistic approach to the assessment of pain and discusses the main pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions used in the management of pain.  It will be delivered by the NI Hospice.

Medications for Home Care, Day Care & Support Workers

Thursday 10 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

Medicines management training for support staff is a half day training which will focus on supporting people to take oral and topical medicines in their own homes. The course will cover; legislation and guidance, the safe administration process, storage and disposal, side effects, incident reporting and how to assist a service user with a cognitive impairment. There will be an opportunity for hands on experiential learning.   It will be delivered by Elizabeth Smyth, Medicines Management Specialist Nurse

Medications for Home Care, Day Care & Support Workers

Thursday 10 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

Medicines management training for support staff is a half day training which will focus on supporting people to take oral and topical medicines in their own homes. The course will cover; legislation and guidance, the safe administration process, storage and disposal, side effects, incident reporting and how to assist a service user with a cognitive impairment. There will be an opportunity for hands on experiential learning.   It will be delivered by Elizabeth Smyth, Medicines Management Specialist Nurse

Finance & The Organised Branch

Friday 11 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

This course is essential for all branch committee members as there is collective responsibility for ensuring branch finances are managed transparently and within rule.   This day will cover a range of topics – including Knowledge of branch finance processes; Budget Planning; Finance Updates; Ensuring your Branch is compliant with UNISON procedures and rules. 

The tutor is:  Pamela Dooley

 

Supporting Members Impacted by Domestic Abuse

Monday 14 October 2019

UNISON Belfast

In 2015/16 the PSNI dealt with over 28,000 incidents where domestic abuse was a factor.  The 24 hour domestic abuse helpline received over 27,000 calls.  This workshop will introduce participants to how domestic abuse can impact on members in their work and what policies and processes are there to support them. 

It will be delivered by Women’s Aid and UNISON

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