Advanced employment law: disability discrimination

21 – 23 May 2024

Online

It can be difficult to recognise when members have a realistic chance of proving disability discrimination and activists may lack confidence in this area. This nationally provided course will give practical skills for discussing the matter with members and recognising possible cases as well as building skills of interviewing members and analysing evidence which can […]

New stewards

3 – 7 June 2024

UNISON Eastern, Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1NH

This course is for all new UNISON stewards and workplace representatives. Please note that you must have been elected as a representative by your branch and be showing as such on the membership system. What will the course help me to do? Understand the role of an organising union in public services; Recognise the importance […]

Save Suffolk’s Services march and rally

8 June 2024 10:30am–1:00pm

Wolsey Theatre car park 5 Chapman Ln, Ipswich IP1 9SA

Suffolk County Council wants to make £65 million of cuts over the next two years, shedding 350 jobs. UNISON says our communities can’t take this and is leading the fight against the attacks on Suffolk’s services. Join the march and rally in Ipswich. Gather at the Wolsey Theatre from 10.30am before a march to the […]

Stewards recertification

12 – 13 June 2024

Higdon House, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7AR

Every five years UNISON expects our reps to participate in a course to learn about the new requirements, processes, legal changes and organising initiatives from across the union. Why take it? This is an opportunity for you to step outside of your current practice and reflect on what works for you as a UNISON rep […]

How to be a good trans ally

14 June 2024 1:00pm–3:30pm

Online

This short workshop has been written together with the LGBT+ national self-organised group and trans caucus and is for both UNISON activists and members. What will the workshop help me to do? Identify the role of a trans ally and why it’s needed, Explore UNISON’s definition of transgender, Explore what you can do to be […]

Understanding market-related pay and market forces supplements

19 June 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online

Ever wondered what phrases like market supplements mean? Has your employer proposed that some staff get a pay increase but not others because of market factors? Curious about whether this is something we can agree to and what the implications might be for UNISON? Look no further! Join us for a complete beginners guide to […]

Speaking with confidence for care workers

20 June 2024 11:00am–12:00pm

Online

This short course will help you gain confidence in public speaking. Tailored especially for UNISON Eastern members in social care, it aims to help you recognise elements of what makes a good speech, plan, write and prepare a speech. Sign up Please register using the form below. Space is limited so your space is only […]

New Union Learning Reps – Online

20 – 26 June 2024

Online

The core course for new union learning representatives explains UNISON’s approach to lifelong learning and helping working people to gain skills and qualifications and learn for personal fulfilment. With a focus on those who have traditionally been excluded from learning, you will learn how you can work with members and employers to identify learning needs, […]

Advanced employment law: sexual harassment

3 July 2024 9:00am–4:00pm

Online

This half-day course is part of an expanding set of nationally provided sessions on discrimination under the 2010 Equality Act. Intended for activists who have already completed an introductory employment law course, it works through a film and discusses how to interview a member sensitively, how to prove that sexual harassment happened, time-limits, and the […]

Advanced employment law: religion and belief discrimination

8 July 2024 9:00am–1:00pm

Online

This half-day course is part of an expanding set of nationally provided sessions on discrimination under the 2010 Equality Act. Intended for activists who have already completed an introductory employment law course, it looks at discrimination on the basis of religion or philosophical belief. The session will cover direct discrimination against workers because of their religion; […]

New stewards

8 – 16 July 2024

UNISON Eastern, Church Lane House, Church Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1NH

This course is aimed specifically at HCA’s or healthcare workers. Please note that you must have been elected as a representative by your branch and be showing as such on the membership system. What will the course help me to do? Understand the role of an organising union in public services; Recognise the importance of […]

Health and safety reps Online – 1-3 and 15-17 July

1 – 17 July 2024

Online

This course is essential for new health and safety representatives in the Eastern region. What will the course help me to do? Understand the health and safety rep role; Carry out the health and safety rep’s duties; Be more effective in the role; Understand the key rights of health and safety reps; Recognise the employer’s […]

New stewards

5 – 9 August 2024

University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus, LU1 3JU

This course is for all new UNISON stewards and workplace representatives.  It will run over one week in Luton. Please note that you must have been elected as a representative by your branch and be showing as such on the membership system. What will the course help me to do? Understand the role of an […]

New stewards

12 – 16 August 2024

Higdon House, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7AR

This course is for all new UNISON stewards and workplace representatives. Please note that you must have been elected as a representative by your branch and be showing as such on the membership system. What will the course help me to do? Understand the role of an organising union in public services; Recognise the importance […]

Health, safety and wellbeing training day

10 September 2024 9:30am–3:30pm

UNISON Eastern, Higdon House, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7AR

After an amazing health, safety and wellbeing training day in 2023, we’re back at Higdon House in 2024. We’re still confirming the speakers, but you can rest assured it’ll be a packed day of learning and activities to keep you up to date with your health and safety work, with a particular focus on violence […]