Throughout the year we have made available a series of training courses, run by the Local Government Information Unit, to help local government activists understand how local government finance works and crucially to provide them with guidance on how best they can influence the budgetary process to help protect jobs and council services. Given the extremely challenging financial outlook for all local councils it has never been more important for trade unionists to have a firm understanding of how local government finance works.
The courses for activists in England have now finished for the year but if you are in Wales or Scotland then you can still register for the upcoming training courses here: https://lgiu.org/localgovernment-finance-training-for-unison-stewards/
Session one of the training for activists in Scotland takes place online on 9th September
Session two in Scotland taking place on 30th September.
Session one of the training for activists in Cymru/Wales takes place online on 6th October with session two taking place on 29th October.
For those people who have not been able to attend any of these online training courses we are pleased to present a series of very helpful online videos which help promote understanding of how local government finance works which can be accessed here: https://lgiu.org/bite-size-learning-local-government-finance-training-for-unison-stewards/
UNISON members who haven’t registered on the LGIU website before will be prompted to sign up here https://lgiu.org/membership/ and then they will be able to access the videos via the webpage