UNISON’s social workers’ manifesto and your professional registration

12 July 2024 12:00pm–1:00pm

Online

Social workers from the east of England are invited to this fantastic webinar to explain the new social workers’ manifesto and get information on how UNISON can help when problems with your Social Work England registration arise. Hear from UNISON local government national officer Gill Archer and Rhea Mills of UNISON’s Professional Services Unit, with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Council and school pay – what’s happening?

2 May 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm

Online

Local council and school staff provide essential public services but are struggling with the cost of living after years of sub-par pay rises. UNISON members are fighting for a pay rise that undoes years of austerity. Find out what’s happening at our webinar with UNISON Eastern regional organisers Winston and Shane. Come along and stand […]

Beginner’s guide to equal pay

1 May 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

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 […]

Council and school pay – what’s happening?

29 April 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm

Online

Local council and school staff provide essential public services but are struggling with the cost of living after years of sub-par pay rises. UNISON members are fighting for a pay rise that undoes years of austerity. Find out what’s happening at our webinar with UNISON Eastern regional organisers Winston and Shane. Come along and stand […]

Fire and rescue: have your say on pay

16 April 2024 12:30pm–1:30pm

King Edmunds Chamber, Endeavour House, 8 Russel Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX

UNISON members in fire and rescue services across the Eastern region are getting together to improve pay and conditions in the sector. All support staff/green book employees in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire are invited to the next hybrid meeting at Endeavour House in Ipswich. If you can’t make it in person, join […]

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 […]

Social care forum

26 February 2024 3:00pm–4:00pm

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 […]

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 […]