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 […]

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 […]

Black members’ education weekend

12 – 14 November 2021

Five Lakes Resort, Colchester Road, Essex CM9 8HX

Sorry, but registration is now closed. This weekend is open to any Black Member in the Eastern region who is involved in their branch or the Self Organised Group – or thinking about getting more active. What’s on There will be a range of workshops during the weekend including: Tim Roberts, UNISON Eastern regional secretary, […]

Black History Month webinar: Proud to be… working class trade unionists

15 October 2021 1:00pm–1:45pm

This Black History Month, UNISON Eastern region hosts a short webinar unpacking important questions relating to race, intersectionality and class within the modern trade union movement. Tell me more! Why do we use the term “Black” to define our self-organised group? What is intersectionality and is an understanding important to collective organising? What is wider […]

Kiran Mal

An Interview with Kiran Mal

20 July 2021 7:00pm–8:00pm

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 […]

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Black workers meeting

20 April 2021 7:00pm–8:30pm

UNISON is establishing a Black workers network in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to help give a voice to Black workers in local government, improve race equality in the workplace and challenge racism and discrimination. This includes Black workers in schools, academies, care, private and voluntary sectors. Tell me more! All Black workers in local government and […]