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Assertiveness for women training (Free two day course)



DERBY– 25 & 26 FEBRUARY 2014

Course Ref 02140064


This friendly and supportive two day course has been developed by the WEA (Workers Educational Association) and UNISON East Midlands region.

The course will help you to:

·                Assess and understand issues around confidence and assertiveness

·                Recognise body language and unspoken communication

·                Say No

·                Deal with criticism constructively

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

·                Identify and use confident behaviour

·                Communicate assertively

·                Plan the changes required to behave in a confident and assertive manner

·                Identify development opportunities


Course Timetable:     9.30 am – 4.30 pm daily

Catering:                     Refreshments and buffet lunch provided

Please contact the branch for more information or for an application form.

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Annual General Meeting 2014

We are holding our 2014 AGM at the Spot Conference Centre in Sacheveral Street, Derby DE1 2JR on Friday 7 February 2014.

The meeting will commence at 7.00 pm and a free buffet will be available from 8.00 pm.

Last year’s less formal meeting worked really well and partners are welcome after 8.00 pm to take part in the social event including a quiz and disco until late.

You will receive a complimentary drink voucher and a ticket for a free raffle draw (there will be a number of prizes up for grabs!) in the post.  So look out for the letter and remember to bring the drinks voucher and raffle ticket with you on the night.

Please note you must be present at the AGM in order to be eligible for a prize.

The meeting will also provide you with the opportunity to meet Branch Officers, Workplace Stewards and other UNISON Members and to put forward your views on the organisation of the Branch.

Speakers for the meeting are to be confirmed.  Full documentation including agenda will be available at the meeting.

Please try your best to attend. The AGM is the most important date in the Branch’s calendar.  The formal business aspect and the social aspect are both equally important. It’s YOUR union! Have YOUR say!

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Advice re Equal Pay Review for Derby City Council (non schools)

The Council has written to all employees affected by Single Status giving you until 2nd January to sign up to the new terms and conditions.  You have been given two options, either to accept or reject.

As we are unable presently to achieve a collective agreement the employer is clearly trying to put pressure on employees (in the run up to the holiday season!) to sign up to the new terms and conditions.  We would urge UNISON members not to sign and should the employer need to impose new terms and conditions, you will be offered a new contract on those terms after your notice period runs out on your existing contract of employment.

UNISON has heard that managers have been telling people they will be dismissed if they don’t sign.  What managers don’t seem to be adding is that you will be offered a new contract at the same time!  To preserve your legal rights we would urge members not to sign and to go for option 2.  In the meantime updates will be put on our website (an FAQ etc) and we will continue negotiating on your behalf.


Please also read this article in the Derby Telegraph: