New stewards

13 February – 12 March 2024

Broadland District Council & South Norfolk Council, Horizon Business Centre, Peachman Way, Norwich, NR7 0WF

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 […]

Advanced employment law – contracts, redundancy and TUPE

11 – 14 March 2024

Online

This nationally provided course will help seasoned activists gain a good understanding of contracts of employment and members’ potential rights when facing redundancy. Intended for activists who have already completed an introductory employment law course, It will help identify relevant legal issues when dealing with casework, campaigning and negotiating. It also covers unilateral variation of […]

How to be a good trans ally

14 March 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 […]

Further Representation Skills

13 – 14 March 2024

UNISON Eastern region, Higdon House, Kempson Way, Bury Saint Edmunds IP32 7AR

This two day course is for existing stewards who have completed the five-day new stewards course. What will the course help me to do? The course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the new stewards course and explores in more detail: Process for identifying needs and exploring what is and isn’t a case Recap […]

New stewards – POSTPONED

11 – 15 March 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 […]

UNISON Eastern Labour Link AGM

19 March 2024 11:00am–2:00pm

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

The 2024 UNISON Eastern Labour Link annual general meeting and forum will be held at UNISON Centre in London. It is open to any Labour Link-affiliated UNISON member in the Eastern region. Tell me more The forum and AGM will Receive the secretary’s and chair’s reports from 2023, Review the annual spend from regional budget […]

New Union Learning Reps

19 – 21 March 2024

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

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, […]

Online Stewards Recertification (4 x sessions over 4 weeks, beginning on 4 March)

4 March 2024

Online

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. This blended course combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online and is delivered by experienced regional organising staff. Why take it? This is an opportunity […]

Introduction to employment tribunal deadlines and limitations

27 March 2024 12:00pm–1:30pm

Online

In this short webinar we will cover the time limitations involved in different types of employment cases including discrimination claims. We will look at the ACAS early conciliation process and time limits for an employment tribunal claim following early conciliation. We will also look at interim relief cases as this covers the time limits for […]

Everything you need to know about the UNISON College

2 April 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online

Many reps and members have heard the phrase “UNISON College”, or seen it mentioned in course materials, emails or on the website.  But what is the UNISON College? This short webinar will talk you through everything you need to know, including: What training and development opportunities are there for activists? What are the 700+ free […]

Advanced employment law: gender identity discrimination

4 April 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 protection against discrimination in relation to gender reassignment and the limitations of that protection in terms of gender identity […]

Introduction to disability equality

10 April 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online

This one hour webinar will introduce you to the basics on the different types of disability discrimination and reasonable adjustments.  You will gain an overview of: What the law says on discrimination What are reasonable adjustments? What are the challenges facing our disabled members at work? What is disability leave? How can we get a […]

New Stewards

8 – 12 April 2024

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

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 […]

Branch welfare officer training

16 April 2024

Online

As the cost of living continues to bite, UNISON’s branch welfare officers are a vital support to our members, it’s essential they’re equipped to deal with members’ concerns and able to offer advice. UNISON’s national learning and organising team offers a two-stage course for new welfare officers. Stage one consists of a one-hour module and […]

Branch welfare officer training

17 April 2024

Online

As the cost of living continues to bite, UNISON’s branch welfare officers are a vital support to our members, it’s essential they’re equipped to deal with members’ concerns and able to offer advice. UNISON’s national learning and organising team offers a two-stage course for new welfare officers. Stage one consists of a one-hour module and […]