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 […]

Branch education coordinators

26 – 27 March 2024

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

This course is for branch education coordinators and/or members of the branch education team. The course will also be useful to other branch officers wishing to use UNISON education and training resources as part of the branch development process. (Please note, this course has been rescheduled from January 2024.) What will the course help me […]

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 […]

Advanced employment law: sexual orientation discrimination

7 February 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 sexual orientation. It covers how to interview a member sensitively; what constitutes legal harassment […]

What is a union learning rep and why do we need more?

2 February 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online

Have you ever wondered what a union learning rep (ULR) does? Are you curious about how a learning rep could benefit your branch and your members? Join us for this webinar to explore the role of a union learning rep, the types of issues they deal with and practical tasks they are likely to undertake […]

Protect the right to strike march and rally

27 January 2024 12:00pm–2:00pm

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham GL50 1UL

The TUC has called a national demonstration to defend the right to strike as the government brings in minimum service levels. Trade unionists from across the country will head to Cheltenham, marking 40 years since workers Thatcher sacked from Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) for refusing to abandon their trade union. GCHQ workers won their fight […]

What is a union learning rep and why do we need more?

21 June 2023 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online

Have you ever wondered what a union learning rep (ULR) does? Are you curious about how a learning rep could benefit your branch and your members? Join us for this webinar to explore the role of a union learning rep, the types of issues they deal with and practical tasks they are likely to undertake […]

Introduction to employment tribunal deadlines and limitations

10 May 2023 1:30pm–3:30pm

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 […]

Introduction to workplace pensions

29 March 2023 10:30am–12:30pm

Online

Join this webinar with UNISON head of pensions Glyn Jenkins to gain an understanding of some of the basic terms and arrangements involved with workplace pensions such as the local government and NHS pension schemes. Can I get time off to learn? Yes, if you are in a recognised workplace the Trade Union and Labour […]

Beginner’s guide to equal pay

27 March 2023 1:30pm–3:30pm

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 […]

What is a union learning rep and why do we need more?

16 March 2023 1:30pm–3:30pm

Online

Have you ever wondered what a union learning rep (ULR) does? Are you curious about how a learning rep could benefit your branch and your members? Join us for this webinar to explore the role of a union learning rep, the types of issues they deal with and practical tasks they are likely to undertake […]

Postponed: Norwich North: meet your candidate

9 February 2023 6:00pm–8:00pm

Phoenix Centre, 132A Mile Cross Rd, Norwich

This event has now been postponed until Spring. — UNISON members in Norwich North are invited to an event with Alice Macdonald, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich North. Alice is keen to meet with local UNISON members to hear your priorities and thoughts on the action needed to support workers in Norwich North. This will […]

People protest outside Suffolk County Council HQ in support of care workers

Stand up for social care: Suffolk demonstration

1 December 2022 12:00pm–1:00pm

Outside Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX

Join UNISON to push Suffolk County Council to: Invest more in recruitment and retention of care staff, Halt the haemorrhaging of staff leaving the care sector, Ensure any underspend is dedicated to raising the level of staff in social care. This protest is part of UNISON Suffolk County’s You Care, We Care campaign. Outcome

Stand up for social care in Suffolk

19 May 2022 1:00pm–2:00pm

Join UNISON and put pressure on Suffolk County Council to: Pay at least the real living wage to all care workers, Secure full sick pay for care workers, Provide paid training and development opportunities for this sector. Bring your flags and whistles and lets show some support for your care workers in Suffolk! Speakers Sandy […]

Rally and lobby of parliament on fair pay for public servants

17 October 2017 3:00pm–7:00pm

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Organised by the TUC, it’s your opportunity to tell MP’s to Pay Up Now Join us in Westminster on 17 October to tell our MPs that Britain’s dedicated public servants need a pay rise. For 7 years the government has restricted public sector pay rises to less than inflation or nothing at all. But prices […]