SUE is committed to providing training opportunities for both our members and activists

2019 Training Course
SUE is organising a 2 day course for new and/or future SUE activists on 26th and 27th March in Birmingham (venue to be confirmed)

The course will broadly cover:

• The History of SUE
• The structure of SUE including the role and functions of SUE National/Branch/Executive Officers
• Current bargaining agenda within UNISON at national/regional level
• Recruiting and organising SUE members
• UNISON’s Grievance and Disciplinary Policies – case studies – introduction to representing SUE members
• Links with GFTU
• Relations with other unions

Time off to attend should be requested from your line manager in the first instance.

Course times provisionally are 10.30 – 5pm on Tuesday 26 March and 9.30 – 3.30pm on Wednesday 27th March. Accommodation and travel expenses will be met by SUE.

SUE Training Course, May 2017

We ran the last training course in May 2017 and it was a very enjoyable course with many of those participating becoming more active in SUE; a number of whom are now active on the current SUE Executive.

I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible and by no later than THURSDAY 31 JANUARY.

The Society of Union Employees also works with the GFTU to provide fantastic free learning and development opportunities.

To find out more check out the links below or email our Education Officer, Angela Gerrard; email a.gerrard@unison.co.uk or telephone 0115 847 5454.


SUE Training Course, May 2012

GFTU Education Services

Applications to attend GFTU courses can be made on-line at the GFTU website or by completing an application form at the link below and forwarding it to Angela Gerrard, UNISON Regional Centre, Vivian Avenue, Nottingham, NG5 1AF.


All applications, whether electronic or paper-based are subject to approval by the SUE Education Officer.

The GFTU also offer free on-line learning opportunities which can be accessed here:

E-learning branch

Further information  can be found under the GFTU On Line Learning Tab on this website.

In addition many of our local SUE branches have Union Learning Reps who can help you find the learning opportunities that suit you. We also always looking for new Learning Reps. To find out what is involved speak to your SUE Branch Secretary or email Angela

We offer new reps training for stewards and health and safety reps.  Again have a look at what is available under the learning section of the website,

Most importantly, make the most of your SUE membership by accessing some of these free training opportunities.