Redundancy Support

Redundancy has become an all too familiar feature of the modern economic landscape. Unite has developed a redundancy protocol over several years in response to increased demands for redundancy support in its unionised workplaces

The Unite Wales Union Learning Fund (WULF) and
Learn with Unite work closely with the Welsh Government, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Careers Wales to deliver employability skills and other support for members undergoing redundancy and seeking alternative employment.

Browse through our 'Back to Work Support Pack' for members and non-members regarding redundancy support.

Unite Education is here to support our members and activists gain new skills. Whether it's face to face in our Unite offices, at our partner colleges or online via our Zoom classrooms. We are here for you. Learn With Unite is your one stop shop for skills and support!

Unite members get: Free legal advice and support from experts, 100% compensation for personal injuries, Personal injury cover for family members & Access to a free legal helpline

Unite offers a wide range of services to members, from representation in the workplace and free legal advice, to union benefits like reduced rates on mortgages and insurance.

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What We Can Help With...

The Unite Wulf team have developed a wide range of courses to support you if you are facing redundancy, and ensure that you are work ready and at the front of the queue when employers are looking to fill vacancies.

Some of these courses are detailed here, and can be delivered remotely through virtual classroom to ensure you remain Covid safe when accessing this support.

Sessions can be delivered for groups in the workplace, or through open courses which we frequently run.

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Financial & Pension Advice

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Legal Advice

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CV Writing

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Interview Skills

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Job Searching

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Career Coaching

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Debt Counselling

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Mental Health Workshops

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Vocational Skills Training

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IT Skills Opportunities

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One to One Advice & Support

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Fully Funded Online Training Opportunities

See A List of Courses Available Now on Eventbrite

Eventbrite is a ticketing website to purchase virtual ‘tickets’ for various events. More information can be found on our Eventbrite page.

Downloads

ReAct Funding Guidance

info here

Unite Redundancy Guide

info here

Here For You Booklet

This booklet tells you how to access the services Unite is now offering you as part of the Here For You membership.

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Support From Other Sources

ReAct Funding

A vocational training grant of up to £1500 to help redundant workers acquire the skills sought by recruiting employers.

A wage subsidy of up to £3,000 paid to an employer who recruits a redundant worker. This is known as Employer Recruitment Support;

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. Iit administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice previously Citizens Advice Bureau also known as Cyngor ar Bopeth in Welsh is a network of independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with Benefits, money, legal, consumer and other problems.

Careers Wales

We work closely with Careers Wales to maximise the support available to members when they are faced with redundancy.

Careers Wales delivers the Working Wales services for Welsh Government which includes the ReAct package of support. 

The Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government

Advice and guides to help improve your finances

Tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead

Support over the phone and online

Uniec Prestige Ltd.

Unite the Union is working with Uniec Prestige Ltd. to provide Independent Pensions & Financial Advice to our members. Uniec Prestige has developed an excellent reputation for providing services to employees faced with redundancy as well as those who are retiring or wish to access their retirement savings early.

TUC Interactive guide - Handling Redundancy

 

Redundancy should be a last resort. Reps have a vital role in making sure employers remember that and keep it fair, consulting members throughout. 
 

The TUC have created interactive guides that will help you support members at every stage of the redundancy process, including helping them access the knowledge, training and skills they will need to move forward afterwards.

Learn with Unite have launched a new online Members Matter - Redundancy Support area

Providing support to members with Employability skills such as CV Writing, Interview Skills and Job Searching as well as other learning opportunities available as part of your membership – Each year thousands of members take up our offers, including everything from very short bite sized tasters, through to full qualifications.

Visit the Learn with Unite website to find out more:

Our Training Courses

Employability Skills

CV & Cover Letter Writing
Interview Skills
Influencing Skills
Confidence & Improving Your Chances

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Stress & Wellbeing
Menopause Awareness
Looking After Your Wellbeing Through Redundancy or Retirement
Resilience & Self Management

 

Digital Skills Training

Basic ICT Training
Microsoft Teams Training
Safety Online
Microsoft Office Training
Google Workspace Training

Professional Development

Communication & Presenting Skills
Time Management

 

Essential Skills

Literacy
Numeracy
Digital Literacy

 

ESOL

Pre Entry to Entry 3
Tailored to suit the needs of learners

 

Vocational Training

info here

 

Health & Safety

Manual Handling
Introduction to Health & Safety

 

Equality & Diversity

Unconscious Bias

See A List of Courses Available Now on Eventbrite

Eventbrite is a ticketing website to purchase virtual ‘tickets’ for various events. More information can be found on our Eventbrite page.

Coming soon

Our New Virtual Learning Environment

The wulflearn.cymru website is a ‘work in progress’ and is being jointly developed and managed by the Unite and NEU WULF projects.  

Our current developments are focussed on creating online e-learning modules to help individuals with job search skills, from CV writing to interview skills.  In addition to the modules themselves, we aim to offer individualised support and guidance to individuals as required and as our budgets permit.

Over time we hope to develop a host of online self-study modules on a variety of topic areas, which will be reviewed and updated annually to ensure that they are relevant to the Welsh workforce.

In our current pilot phase these e-courses are open to all regardless of union membership so please join us on our journey by piloting and reviewing our courses as we upload and publish them to our website.

Diolch | Thank you,

The WULFLEARN Team

If you have any questions regarding any of the training mentioned on this site, then please contact us.