Skills for Strength 2021

Registration for our 2021 Skills for Strength day is now open. This year’s exciting event will take place online.

This is an exciting event for people who want to get more involved in UNISON and for our current activists to learn even more!

Skills for Strength is a convention for UNISON members in the North West, bringing us together with other trade unionists from across our region, country and from across the globe to share ideas, best practice and skills.

This is a practical event to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s working lives.

Registration is open to all UNISON North West activists and UNISON North West members who are looking to get more involved. Registration and attendance at the event is free and the 2021 event will take place online.

This year the event is themed around digital organising. But you don’t need digital skills or experience to attend. Just an enthusiasm for building union power! The event is open to all UNISON North West members.

Register here:


13:00 – 13:20 Welcome & opening speeches
Glen Williams (Chair) Opening
Christina McAnea
Kevan Nelson
13:20 – 13:30 Digital check-in activity
Valery Alzaga
13:30 – 14:30 Online to offline organizing
Bianka Nora & United4Respect
14:30 – 14:45 Break out discussion
Facilitated discussion groups
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:40 UNISON Remote Organising Case Studies
Scotland Region
West Mids Region
North West Region
15:40 – 16:10 Digital organising during COVID-19
CJ Grimes –
16:10 – 16:20 Digital check-out activity
Valery Alzaga
16:20 – 16:30 NW Convenor closing speech
Glen Williams