Dear All,

 

Please see attached details of the 2019 BAOT Stewards’ Training Seminar.  The seminar takes place on 13th and 14th November at Warwick University, Coventry, starting at lunchtime on the 13th and closing at 3pm on the 14th.  The programme is not yet finalised (I will forward on to you as soon as it is available) but provisional workshop sessions include a focus on Pay, TUPE, Job Evaluation and techniques for managing stress plus guest speakers. 

 

I’d be very grateful if you can circulate to your OT stewards and encourage attendance.  We are planning on sending a delegation from Wales and hope to hold a Wales Forum meeting whilst there, so it would be great if we have a good turnout.  The registration form is attached to this email.  

This is a training event which supports CPD so reps should be granted time off to attend, but if you encounter any problems with employers on this please let me know. 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Kind regards,

Tanya  

 

Tanya Bull

Area Organiser

UNISON CymruWales

Tel: 2920 729413

DD: 02920729411

 

Please be aware that I do not work on Wednesdays

 

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13 – 14 November 2019

Radcliffe Conference Centre, University of Warwick, Scarman Road, Coventry, 

The seminar provides an opportunity for BAOT stewards from both health and local government to come together to discuss key employment relations and professional issues. The seminar will include presentations and a range of practical workshops to assist BAOT stewards in their trade union role, and will provide an opportunity for stewards to network in […]

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UNISON HEALTHCARE - BRANCH UPDATE
From: Sara Gorton, UNISON National Secretary – Health

Registration is now open for the National OT Stewards’Training Seminar – 13 & 14 November 2019

Who needs to know?

  •   All Health Branches

  •   All Local Government Branches

    Summary:

    Registration is now open for BAOT/UNISON stewards to register a place at the popular annual training seminar to be held on 13 & 14 November 2019 at Warwick University, Coventry.
    This circular explains how branches can register OT stewards to attend.

    In full:

    This year’s BAOT/UNISON National Occupational Therapy Stewards’ Training Seminar will be held on 13 & 14 November 2019 at Warwick University, Radcliffe Conference Centre, Coventry CV4 7SH www.warwickconferences.com The seminar will begin at lunchtime on Wednesday, 13 November and finish at 3.15pm on Thursday, 14 November.

    The seminar provides an opportunity for BAOT stewards from both health and local government to come together to discuss key employment relations and professional issues. The seminar will include presentations and a range of practical workshops to assist BAOT stewards in their trade union role, and will provide an opportunity for stewards to network in regional groups. In a survey of those who attended the 2018 seminar, 100% of respondents would recommend it to other BAOT stewards.

    Applications are particularly welcome from new stewards, but please note that the seminar does not include training on the role of a steward, as all workplace reps should complete the foundation course for new UNISON stewards, ideally prior to the seminar.

    Branches are asked to encourage their BAOT/UNISON OT stewards to attend. The cost of the venue and all materials will be met centrally. Branches are asked to cover the registration feefor each delegate’s accommodation, travel and food costs.

    Information on the seminar agenda and topics for the workshop sessions will be reported in the regular BAOT Steward email updates as the programme takes shape.

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Contact UNISON on 0800 0857 857 or visit www.unison.org.uk

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Registration fees:

 Full fee (seminar, all meals and overnight accommodation on 13 November): £250.

 Day delegate fee (seminar only, including lunch): £60 per day.

 Extra accommodation – dinner, bed and breakfast on 12 November: £90.

Branches are required to book and fund travel and any additional subsistence costs for those attending.

How to register your BAOT Steward/s to attend:

  1. Complete one application form (attached), for each steward attending the seminar.

  2. You can submit completed form/s to the seminar organisers either by post or email (see attached form for details.)

  3. Pay the seminar fees in full either by bank transfer to:

    Account No: 33015774 (UNISON General Fund) Sort Code: 60-83-01
    Payment reference: BAOT Seminar 2019

    or by cheque payable to UNISON, and send to June Chandler, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY.

What happens next?

Once we receive completed registration form/s and payment, we will email the branch and the delegate/s to confirm that they are registered.

Action for branches

Please circulate the seminar dates and details to your BAOT Stewards and encourage them to register a place.

Author: Email:
June Chandler 
j.chandler@unison.co.uk

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BAOT/UNISON Occupational Therapy Stewards’Training Seminar, 13 & 14 November 2019 University of Warwick

Please complete ONE form per steward and ensure the details are clear Deadline: Friday, 6 September 2019

I wish to nominate the following BAOT steward to attend the seminar

This section to be completed by the branch

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BAOT Steward’s Name

 

UNISON Membership Number

 

Branch Name

 

Branch Code

 

Branch Secretary’sName

 

UNISON Region

 

This section to be completed by the BAOT steward

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Mobile Number

 

Email Address

 

Work area, e.g. Health, Local Government

 

Have you completed the foundation course for new stewards?

 

Have you attended the seminar before?

 

Emergency contact name and number

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DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Vegetarian □ Vegan □ Other (please specify)

ACCESS REQUIREMENTS

Please indicate if any of the following facilities are required:
□ Braille □ Lip Speaker □ Speech to text

□ Wheelchair access/space □ Large Print □ Space for facilitator
□ Other (please specify ________________________________________________

REGISTRATION FEE

please complete the following details and enter payment total

Fee

Payment total

FULL FEE (includes seminar, plus all meals and overnight accommodation on Wednesday, 13 November)

£250

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DAY DELEGATE per day (seminar and lunch only. No accommodation)

£60

per day

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If you require dinner, bed and breakfast for the night of Tuesday, 12 November, please indicate below. The extra night must be agreed and paid for by the Branch. Tuesday, 12 November 2019

£90

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Total Due:

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I confirm that payment has been made by bank transfer to:

Account No: 33015774 (UNISON General Fund) Sort Code: 60-83-01
Payment reference: OT Seminar 2019

OR
by cheque payable to UNISON

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□ Tick box to confirm

□ Tick box to confirm

Please return your completed form by FRIDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2019 - either by post to: OT Seminar, c/o June Chandler, UNISON Centre,
130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY OR: complete this word document and email it to: 
j.chandler@unison.co.uk

Cancellation Policy

We will try to identify someone to fill a cancelled place but if this is not possible, there will be no refund for any places cancelled after 14 June 2019, due to the venue’scancellation terms and conditions. Branches can send a substitute delegate at any time. All substitutions and cancellations must be notified using the contact details below.

For further assistance, please contact the seminar organisers: June Chandler: 020 7121 5508 j.chandler@unison.co.uk
Richie Lewis: 020 7121 5532 r.lewis3@unison.co.uk
Hanna Najeme: 020 71215498 h.najeme@unison.co.uk

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UNISON HEALTHCARE - BRANCH UPDATE
From: Sara Gorton, UNISON National Secretary - Health

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Mary Seacole Awards: application deadline extended

Who needs to know?

 All Health Branches – England onlySummary:

The closing date for applications from nurses, midwives and health visitors for the Mary Seacole awards has been extended to 22 July 2019.

In full:

Applications are invited from individual nurses, midwives and health visitors in England to participate in the prestigious Mary Seacole Awards for 2019-20. These awards, funded by Health Education England, provide the opportunity to undertake a specific health care project that benefits and improves the health outcomes of people from black and minority ethnic communities and contributes to your personal development.

There are two award programmes:

 Mary Seacole Development Awards – these awards of up to £6,250 each provide the opportunity to develop leadership skills;

 Mary Seacole Leadership Awards – these awards of up to £12,500 each provide the opportunity to enhance effective leadership and communication skills

If branches know of any members who may be interested in applying, please encourage them to do so. More information, including the criteria and application form is available from:www.nhsemployers.org/retention-and-staff-experience/diversity-and-inclusion/campaigns- and-events/the-mary-seacole-awards

Applications must arrive by 22 July 2019 at 12:00 noon.

Applicants will be notified of the initial outcome of their application by 9 August 2019.

Shortlisted candidates for the leadership awards must be available to attend interviews on 3rd September in London. Shortlisted candidates for the development awards must be available to attend interviews which will take place in the first two weeks of September (date to be confirmed) in London.

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Contact UNISON on 0800 0 857 857 or visit www.unison.org.uk

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This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the health outcomes of BME people and for individual development and it would be great to have a UNISON awardee.

Action for branches

 Cascade to members and encourage them to apply for an awardAuthor: Email:

Val Johnston v.johnston@unison.co.uk

Seminar will discuss a wide range of issues, including pay, young members and pensions

UNISON services and resources

 

All BAOT members (other than those outside the United Kingdom or those who are solely employed in private practice) are members of UNISON

UNISON provides industrial relations support for the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT).

 

UNISONUNISON is a powerful voice for working people in the United Kingdom, with over 1.3 million members working in public services, the community and voluntary sector and for private companies.
 
We represent our members in many ways, whether it's working with one of your local BAOT/UNISON stewards offering help and advice at work or by raising issues that will affect all occupational therapy staff at a national level. We work together to make sure our members concerns are heard - whether it's about pay, health and safety, discrimination or the future of occupational therapy services.

 

Problem at work?

 
For help and advice at work - or to find out more about UNISON services – please contact your local BAOT/UNISON steward or call our hotline: UNISONdirect  on 0845 355 0845. Calls are at local rate. Lines are open 6am-midnight Monday-Friday and 9am-4pm Saturdays.

 

If you don't have an OT Steward in your workplace, then elect one

 
Every workplace should have a BAOT/UNISON Steward to represent the views and needs of occupational therapy staff.  If you don’t have a steward in your workplace then you should raise this issue at one of your team meetings. OT Stewards are given accredited training and are entitled to paid time off to carry out their duties. 
 
pdf image  Take the Time, Make a Difference - Become an OT Steward
 
pdf image  Read the latest BAOT/UNISON Steward's update
 

Other UNISON benefits

 
Whether you're on the job or outside the workplace, UNISON has a lot to offer its members:

  • Legal advice: UNISON provides expert legal help not just with work issues, but for you and your family outside the workplace, including personal injury, landlord disputes, criminal law representation and a free wills service.
  • UNISON Welfare, our unique charity, offers advice on issues like debt and domestic abuse and can also help with financial assistance through our hardship fund.
  • UNISON Learning and Organising Services offer a wide range of learning opportunities, which range from basic skills through to professional level qualifications. It opens the door to more and better training through a range of free courses and a partnership with the Open University.
  • Discounts and benefits from UNISONplus. We also offer a range of UNISONplus member benefits including insurance, mortgages, loans, savings plans and a credit card, plus discounts on travel, holiday packages, leisure activities and a range of other offers.

 

For more information on these and other benefits visit www.unison.org.uk/benefits

- See more at: http://www.cot.co.uk/unison-services-and-resources/unison-services-and-resources#sthash.5j6MohiV.dpuf