Supporting UNISON members facing redundancy OVERVIEW When an organisation undertakes a redundancy programme, UNISON learning reps can run this course, or pick and choose activities from it, to help members put themselves in the best position to find new work that will meet their needs. In addition, these exercises and activities are also designed to help members develop the skills to enable them to take on new roles in their organisations after the kind of restructuring process which might be negotiated as an alternative to compulsory redundancies. ULRs can also set up, run and support informal learning activities that will equip members with the lobbying and campaigning skills to take part in the unionâ€™s Million Voices campaign, which is making the case at a national, regional and local community level for properly-funded, publiclyprovided local services.
Whoâ€™s the target audience? Anyone who is in the process of change, be that through redundancy, retirement or a change of career. Who can run the course? Anyone who has experience presentation skills and is used to speaking to a group of people eg, ULRs, union reps, lay tutors. What materials do you need? Paper and pens, flipchart and pens, photocopied job advertisements from newspapers/websites as indicated, sample forms as indicated. What sort of venue do you need? Any decent sized room set out in horseshoe style with tutor at the front alongside flipchart. This online publication is based on a pack produced by Ricky Hopkins for UNISON: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on Apr 10, 2011