Private Contractors Seminar

10 – 11 November 2018

10-11 November 2018, Crowne Plaza, Nottingham

The seminar for UNISON activists in private contractors will be held this autumn in Nottingham and will provide the opportunity to network and participate in a number of workshops; learning new skills and sharing experiences of working in the private sector.


Saturday 10 November

1.30pm            Registration and coffee

2pm                 Seminar opens

5.30pm            End of Saturday seminar sessions

7.30pm            Dinner and social

Sunday 11 November

9.30am            Sunday seminar sessions

12.30pm          Seminar closes


Branches will be charged £180 per delegate for the two-day event. This price includes:

  • Dinner on Saturday
  • Accommodation on Saturday night
  • Breakfast on Sunday morning
  • Packed lunch on departure

Delegates should make their own travel arrangements through the branch.

Who can apply

This seminar is open to UNISON activists who are employed by private contractors. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please contact

How to apply

Complete the attached form and ask your branch to authorise it. If you wish to discuss any details, please email

Branches should return completed forms to along with confirmation of BACS payment, quoting reference ‘PCU2018’, to 60-83-01 33015774.

Or by post, with a cheque made payable to ‘UNISON General Fund’, to:

Tas Georgiou, Private Contractors Unit, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

We will try to acknowledge receipt of your application within a few days. If after three weeks you have not heard from us, please contact to check that we have received your form.

Because of the potential for the seminar to be oversubscribed, we will be working with the regions to ensure there is a good spread of attendees from across the country.  In the event of more applications being received than there are places available, a waiting list system will operate.

If you are interested in attending but are experiencing difficulty getting time off from your employer or authorisation from your branch, please contact your regional organiser in the first instance who will liaise with the Private Contractors Unit.


The deadline date for registering for Private Contractors seminar will be Monday 24th September 2018.

If you are unable to attend the event cancellations after the deadline will not be refunded, however we welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no extra cost.

If you need to travel up on the Friday night and are not a member of the National Forum then this can be arranged at an additional cost.  Please contact Tas at to discuss.  Partner rates for either or both nights are also available- please contact Tas.

National Private Contractors Forum meeting

The National Private Contractors Forum will be meeting before the seminar on Saturday morning. Members of the National Forum are elected at the January company-specific forums.   (Travel, accommodation on the Friday night, and meals for the NPCF will be covered nationally)