We offer website and digital organising packages to UNISON branches
UNISON STANDARD WEBSITE
Our standard website package gives you the control you want and can be customised to suit your needs.
MORE DIGITAL TOOLS…
Online surveys, cloud collaboration and more.
UNISON South West Branch IT Suite
The UNISON South West project team has worked with branches to produce a suite of digital tools and a customisable website package to suit the needs of the branch, and to enable them to get the UNISON message out to members. Our project is now in its sixth year and is still going from strength to strength. Although we provide this service for UNISON South West branches, we are increasingly receiving requests from branches in other parts of the country. We have been able to work with those branches to provide a bespoke package, with access to our online training resources.
for Administrators, Editors & Authors
New Ticket System
Quick and easy problem resolution
Website User Updates
Newsletters by email to keep you up-to-date
Ability to assist you remotely (branch-owned PCs only)
THE BRANCH WEBSITE TEAM
The Branch Website Project Team - We are based in the UNISON Bristol Office, but cover the whole of the South West region and beyond.
Latest news from the website project team
Aim To identify practical and realistic priorities and actions for your own personal development that you will take help you and your colleagues improve communications within the branch, with its members, potential members, the wider public and other identified targets To understand and identify further training opportunities available to you to help improve your branch
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Presentation by Mark Everden – Regional Education Officer Task 1 You will be asked to discuss the following, in small groups: The current level of social media use in your branch Recruitment and organising opportunities in each of these methods Pros & cons of using/introducing each of the 3 methods into your branch Who
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Aims To explore the different types of communication methods and the wide range of media options available to you and your branch and consider how a planned approach can help you communicate better and help promote UNISON’S messages, your branch messages and campaigns messages Tasks Consider in your groups the different types
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Aims To produce effective campaign/ publicity materials from the previous activity. Tasks In your group, create a simple flyer to promote your chosen campaign. From your timeline, choose another communication instance using a different method (e.g. if using WARMS to send out a communication to members, create the content needed). This activity
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Aims To look at how communications can help address organising issues To make a communication plan to address an organising issue Introduction You will be introduced to the parts of the UNISON website that support branch communications. Task 1 The tutor will give each table a set of images. In your groups, discuss
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Aims To clearly identify the different audiences you need to communicate with Task Tasks Consider in your groups the different audiences (your targets) you need to engage with and be ready to feedback to the whole group within the branch outside of the branch any others?
Aims To understand the role of Branch Communication Officer To realise the potential scope of good branch communications To evaluate pros and cons of different methods of communication To share best practice in these areas Task 1 In your group consider please discuss the following question: What are the communications challenges in your branch? After
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Aim: To get to know each other and break the ice Task 1 You will be divided into pairs. In your pairs you need to glean the following information from your partner:- Their name and branch Why they are on the course? What communications or media experience do they have? Not necessarily just in terms of
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We are currently changing our hosting provider to enable us to provide our branches with a Free SSL (Security Certificate). Previously we were charging over £50 per year, so this is a significant saving for our branches. If your branch is currently using our Branch Website Package, you will be receiving notification from us shortly
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