Council and school pay – what’s happening?

29 April 2024 12:00pm–1:00pm

Online

Local council and school staff provide essential public services but are struggling with the cost of living after years of sub-par pay rises. UNISON members are fighting for a pay rise that undoes years of austerity. Find out what’s happening at our webinar with UNISON Eastern regional organisers Winston and Shane. Come along and stand […]

Beginner’s guide to equal pay

1 May 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online

Have you heard the term equal pay used and wondered what it actually means? Wonder no more, this is the webinar for you. Tell me more! More than 50 years since Labour brought in the 1970 Equal Pay Act, employers still think they can get away with paying women less. In fact, women effectively work […]

Council and school pay – what’s happening?

2 May 2024 12:00pm–1:00pm

Online

Local council and school staff provide essential public services but are struggling with the cost of living after years of sub-par pay rises. UNISON members are fighting for a pay rise that undoes years of austerity. Find out what’s happening at our webinar with UNISON Eastern regional organisers Winston and Shane. Come along and stand […]

One Weekend 2024

11 – 12 May 2024

Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Bedford, MK44 3AL

We’re heading back to the superlative surroundings of Wyboston Lakes in Bedfordshire for UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024 on 11 and 12 May. There’ll be the usual mix of training for new branch officers and activist workshops, but this time ’round we’re also offering sessions for UNISON members who aren’t active in their branches yet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

Advanced employment law: race discrimination

18 September 2024 9:00am–4:30pm

Online

This one-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, this will give practical skills for discussing members’ concerns and recognising potential cases. More generally, it will build skills of interviewing members and […]

Advanced employment law: age discrimination

12 November 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 the meaning of ‘age’ under the Equality Act; the unique defence to direct age discrimination; and common age-related stereotypes. It […]

Advanced employment law: sex discrimination

19 November 2024 9:00am–4:00pm

Online

This one-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 provides a solid understanding of the concepts of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination and victimisation, which will help activists analyse and discuss social […]