Health and safety reps Online – 1-3 and 15-17 July

1 – 17 July 2024

Online

This course is essential for new health and safety representatives in the Eastern region. What will the course help me to do? Understand the health and safety rep role; Carry out the health and safety rep’s duties; Be more effective in the role; Understand the key rights of health and safety reps; Recognise the employer’s […]

New stewards

8 – 16 July 2024

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

This course is aimed specifically at HCA’s or healthcare workers. 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 of […]

Advanced employment law: religion and belief discrimination

8 July 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 discrimination on the basis of religion or philosophical belief. The session will cover direct discrimination against workers because of their religion; […]

Advanced employment law: sexual harassment

3 July 2024 9:00am–4:00pm

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 works through a film and discusses how to interview a member sensitively, how to prove that sexual harassment happened, time-limits, and the […]

Understanding market-related pay and market forces supplements

19 June 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

Online

Ever wondered what phrases like market supplements mean? Has your employer proposed that some staff get a pay increase but not others because of market factors? Curious about whether this is something we can agree to and what the implications might be for UNISON? Look no further! Join us for a complete beginners guide to […]

How to be a good trans ally

14 June 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 […]

Stewards recertification

12 – 13 June 2024

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

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. Why take it? This is an opportunity for you to step outside of your current practice and reflect on what works for you as a UNISON rep […]

New stewards

3 – 7 June 2024

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

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: disability discrimination

21 – 23 May 2024

Online

It can be difficult to recognise when members have a realistic chance of proving disability discrimination and activists may lack confidence in this area. This nationally provided course will give practical skills for discussing the matter with members and recognising possible cases as well as building skills of interviewing members and analysing evidence which can […]

Social care forum

20 May 2024 4:30pm–6:00pm

Online

Social care workers are getting together to improve the sector. All UNISON members working in social care in the east of England are welcome to attend — it doesn’t matter if you’ve been a member for years or you’ve only just joined, it’s important you come along and make your voice heard. Join us Please […]

Branch secretary training

11 – 12 May 2024

Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Bedford, MK44 3AL

As part of the UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024, we offer a selection of courses for newly elected branch officers, helping them get to grips with their new role. The course runs all day Saturday and Sunday morning. What will the course help me to do? This will help you understand The role and function […]

Communicating to Win

11 – 12 May 2024

Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Bedford, MK44 3AL

As part of the UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024, we are again offering Communicating to Win, a course on making the most of how we communicate as a union and looking at how the branch can start to implement a comms strategy. It’s intended for branch secretaries or senior other branch leaders. The course runs […]

Branch chair training

11 – 12 May 2024

Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Bedford, MK44 3AL

As part of the UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024, we offer a selection of courses for newly elected branch officers, helping them get to grips with their new role. The course runs all day Saturday and Sunday morning. What will the course help me to do? This will help you understand The roles and skills […]

Branch LGBT+ officer training

11 – 12 May 2024

Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Bedford, MK44 3AL

As part of the UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024, we offer a selection of courses for newly elected branch officers, helping them get to grips with their new role. This course is for LGBT+ branch officers and for UNISON LGBT+ members and activists who want to find out more about getting active in the branch […]

One Weekend 2024

11 – 12 May 2024

Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Bedford, MK44 3AL

We’re heading back to the superlative surroundings of Wyboston Lakes in Bedfordshire for UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024 on 11 and 12 May. There’ll be the usual mix of training for new branch officers and activist workshops, but this time ’round we’re also offering sessions for UNISON members who aren’t active in their branches yet […]