Greening public service and COP26

13 September 2021 3:00pm–4:00pm

UNISON policy officer Allison Roche talks about our union’s commitments to greening public services, the COP26 conference on climate change, and UNISON’s green network. More information The climate emergency is happening now and unless we work together to stop it, our planet will change in drastic ways and our children and grandchildren face a deeply […]

Mandatory vaccinations in care homes. What does it mean for our members in care homes?

9 September 2021 4:00pm–5:00pm

A short one-hour session for members and activists working in care homes. New legislation means that people who enter the premises of a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care must have completed a course of authorised Covid-19 vaccine doses unless they have an exemption. UNISON has repeatedly told the […]

Supporting members with long Covid

9 September 2021 2:00pm–3:00pm

A short one-hour session for trained activists in supporting members with long Covid. Tell me more! There are likely to be many thousands of workers whose health is being adversely affected in the long-term because they had Covid-19. As more is discovered about these ongoing health problems, it is important that workplace reps and branches […]

Domestic abuse in the workplace workshop

3 August 2021 12:00pm–2:00pm

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. *Sorry, this event is now full and registration is closed* Tell me more The workplace can be a key site in breaking the cycle of domestic abuse. Not only is work […]

Domestic abuse in the workplace workshop

26 July 2021 11:00am–1:00pm

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 — […]

BAOT reps webinar – representing online

8 July 2021 7:30pm–8:30pm

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 3:00pm–4:30pm

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 […]

Maternity action June webinar

16 June 2021 11:00am–12:30pm

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 […]

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

19 May 2021 3:00pm–4:30pm

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 7:00pm–8:00pm

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. […]

Risk Assessment Essentials webinar

26 March 2021 4:00pm–5:30pm

Any activist who is interested in becoming a health and safety rep, or who has newly qualified, is invited along to this risk assessment webinar. What’s it about? This webinar will build your confidence and take the fear out of risk assessments by talking you through the basics. It’s aimed at anyone with little to […]

Building solidarity with Cuba

23 March 2021 7:00pm–8:00pm

UNISON Eastern’s international committee welcome the Cuba Solidarity Campaign to provide the latest news from the socialist island. Tell me more! For 60 years Cuba has been subjected to an illegal blockade and sustained interference in its internal affairs by the United States. Despite the economic hardships and shortages caused by the illegal blockade, Cuba […]

Health and social care white paper briefings

18 March 2021 5:00pm–5:45pm

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Ed Garrett, who was involved in writing the new health and social care white paper, to two briefing sessions for UNISON Eastern activists. Tell me more! Are you wondering what’s in (or not in) the government’s recent health and social care white paper Integration and innovation: working together to improve […]

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

17 March 2021 11:00am–12:30pm

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 […]

Health and safety live!

9 – 12 March 2021

A whole series of events, including workshops and interactive sessions, to make the most of health and safety. What’s on? 9 March: Health & safety in the post-Covid world, including an opening address by UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea. 10 March: Health & safety in the workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic, includes workshops. 11 March: […]