Thanks for Nothing! Higher education strike ballot online rally

26 July 2021 6:30pm–7:30pm

UNISON is balloting its members in 48 universities across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland over the 2020 pay freeze. Despite the hardest years of their working lives, university staff received a 0% pay ‘rise’ in August. Once you take inflation into account, that’s a pay cut. UNISON University of East Anglia invites higher education workers […]

Domestic abuse in the workplace workshop

26 July 2021 9:00am–11:00am

Sorry, registration is now closed. The Eastern region women’s committee invites women members in the region to attend this workshop on the impact of domestic abuse in the workplace. Tell me more The workplace can be a key site in breaking the cycle of domestic abuse. Not only is work affected by domestic abuse — […]

NHS pay bus

6 – 21 July 2021

We’re hitting the road for an NHS pay rise! Join us and our NHS battle bus as travel to hospital sites across the Eastern region. Our timetable is below (apologies in advance for any delays!) so come and see us, grab some goodies and find out how you can get involved in winning a decent […]

Kiran Mal

An Interview with Kiran Mal

20 July 2021 5:00pm–6:00pm

UNISON Hertfordshire’s Black members group invites all to an interview with Kiran Mal, UNISON Bedford Borough branch secretary. Kiran will talk through her journey in local government, from struggling to get noticed, to getting involved in UNISON’s Black members group and becoming branch secretary. UNISON Herts Black members officer Ugonna Nwachuku Rowell says: “This event […]

Branch equalities co-ordinator training (NEW DATE 19 July 2021)

19 July 2021 9:00am–3:00pm

This online course is for all new UNISON branch equality co-ordinators. Our branch equality co-ordinators have a number of important functions whose role is to work on equal rights issues including sex, race, disability and LGBT+ issues. Who is the course for? The course is for all new UNISON branch equality co-ordinators. Please note that […]

BAOT reps webinar – representing online

8 July 2021 5:30pm–6:30pm

UNISON Eastern is hosting an interactive webinar on the topic of representing online for our British Association of Occupational Therapists reps. Tell me more! Even with restrictions beginning to ease the way in which we represent members has changed, with many meetings now being held virtually. The course will help you to identify key considerations […]

Maternity action July webinar

7 July 2021 1:00pm–2:30pm

We are pleased to announce this new webinar on tackling pregnancy and maternity discrimination. Participants will be able to identify pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace and explore how to resolve disputes and how existing protections can be defended and enhanced. Who is the course for? The webinar is for all trained activists/representatives. What […]

Sickness absence policies – online

24 June 2021 9:00am–10:30am

Sickness absence policies affect workers across all the sectors UNISON represents. It’s important for our activists to learn how they operate and how we can tackle the increasing implementation of unfair sickness absence policies. Who is the course for? The course is designed for activists who have some experience of dealing with sickness absence issues […]

Online Employment Law Update Webinar

29 June 2021 1:00pm–2:30pm

Join us to hear Sasha McLaughlin, Employments Rights Solicitor from Thompsons Solicitors give a general update on employment legislation and case law that will be useful for activists in branches dealing with grievances and disciplinaries, plus a briefing on employment law and Covid. Who is the course for? The course is for all trained activists/representatives. […]

Online Employment Law Update Webinar

22 June 2021 9:30am–11:00am

Join us to hear Sasha McLaughlin, Employments Rights Solicitor from Thompsons Solicitors give a general update on employment legislation and case law that will be useful for activists in branches dealing with grievances and disciplinaries, plus a briefing on employment law and Covid. Who is the course for? The course is for all trained activists/representatives. […]

Maternity action June webinar

16 June 2021 9:00am–10:30am

We are pleased to announce this first-time webinar on tackling pregnancy and maternity discrimination. Participants will be able to identify pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace and explore how to resolve disputes and how existing protections can be defended and enhanced. Who is the course for? The webinar is for all trained activists/representatives. It […]

Long Covid – what does it mean for occupational therapy practice?

3 June 2021 6:00pm–7:15pm

Increasing numbers of people are experiencing the effects of post-Covid syndrome (long Covid), with multiple symptoms that can significantly affect their ability to carry out daily activities. Join us as to hear the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Lauren Walker discuss how OT services are being affected by the increased demand arising from long Covid, […]

An evening with Michael Rosen – value the NHS and its staff

26 May 2021 5:15pm–6:00pm

Poet and author Michael Rosen joins UNISON Eastern to discuss why NHS staff deserve a pay rise. Tell me more! Former children’s laureate Michael Rosen has written more than 100 books. He fell serious ill with Covid-19 during the first phase of the pandemic and was cared for in intensive care. He has paid tribute […]

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) May webinar

19 May 2021 1:00pm–2:30pm

Join us to find out more about the TUPE regulations and how they protect employees transferring from one employer to another. They apply when jobs are outsourced or even when public-sector bodies merge. What does it cover? TUPE – origins, How the regulations seek to protect those in scope, How can it go wrong? Can […]

Stand with Palestine

22 April 2021 5:00pm–6:00pm

UNISON Eastern’s international committee welcomes the Palestine Solidarity Campaign to give us the latest on Palestinian’s ongoing fight for justice. Tell me more! Palestine Solidarity Campaign is an independent and democratic organisation, campaigning for peace, equality & justice for Palestinians, in support of international law and human rights – and against all forms of racism. […]