Communicating to win

17 November 2023 10:00am–4:00pm

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

How we communicate is central to our success as a union. Whether it’s emails, social media or face-to-face conversations, a clear strategy around how we interact with members, non-members and others will help us with day-to-day recruitment and retention as well as take our campaigning to the next level. This exciting new one-day course from […]

Online Stewards Recertification (4 x sessions over 4 weeks, beginning on 23 October)

23 October – 13 November 2023

Online

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. This blended course combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online and is delivered by experienced regional organising staff. Why take it? This is an opportunity […]

International seminar 2023

10 November 2023 10:00am–12:00pm

Online via Teams

The ever-popular UNISON Eastern international seminar returns for 2023. Join us online to find out more about some of UNISON’s international campaigning and what’s going on around the world. Speakers Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Justice for Colombia, War on Want and Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Sign up! Please fill in the form below to receive the sign-up […]

New stewards

6 – 10 November 2023

Kings House, 245 Ampthill Rd, Bedford MK42 9AZ

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 […]

Norfolk celebrates Year of Black Workers

28 October 2023 1:00pm–5:00pm

Norfolk County Social Club, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DH

UNISON invites you to a special Black History Month event celebrating the legacy of the Grunwick strike. Grunwick saw a largely female Black workforce stand up to racist bullying managers in west London, attracting solidarity from their white fellow workers across Britain. Guest speakers will cover Grunwick and other examples of diverse working class struggle. […]

Health and safety reps online

23 – 27 October 2023

Online

Our online health and safety course is essential for new health and safety representatives in the Eastern region. This blended course combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online and is delivered by experienced TUC tutors. What will the course help me to do? Understand the health and safety rep role; Carry out the […]

Regional retired members seminar

26 October 2023 11:00am–4:30pm

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

UNISON’s Eastern region retired members committee is pleased to present an in-person seminar. It promises to be an interesting day, with guest speakers on a range of topics and an excellent chance to catch up with fellow retired members in the region. Please note registration is now closed.  Programme 10.30am: Registration and refreshments 11am: Welcome […]

New stewards online (one week)

2 – 6 October 2023

Online

This online course is for all new UNISON stewards in the Eastern region. It introduces the role, details responsibilities and gives information about support and resources available and leads to ERA accreditation. This blended course combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online. What will the course help me to do? Understand the role […]

Health and safety reps

25 – 29 September 2023

Chapter House, Cathedral Walk, Chelmsford CM1 1NX

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 […]

Inequality in action

20 – 21 September 2023

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

This course is aimed at more experienced branch officers and reps using different, creative learning methods this course will really get you thinking about issues of inequality with your hearts and your minds. What will the course help me to do? Identify and understand what the key challenges have been for equality within society in […]

Further Representation Skills

11 – 12 September 2023

Chapter House, Cathedral Walk, Chelmsford CM1 1NX

This two day course is for existing stewards who have completed the five-day new stewards course. What will the course help me to do? The course reinforces some approaches and procedures introduced in the new stewards course and explores in more detail. It explains further for identifying needs and exploring what is and isn’t a […]

Assertiveness for young workers

7 September 2023 10:00am–2:00pm

Online

We are pleased to offer a dedicated training course for all young workers to help them be more assertive. Young workers may be particularly vulnerable to things like, bullying, harassment, negligence by their employer and physical and emotional stress. Who is the course for? The course is designed for all young members, activists and reps […]

Stewards recertification

4 – 5 September 2023

UNISON Eastern, Higdon House, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 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 […]

UNISON activists take a course at the One Weekend

Activist summer school 2023

14 – 18 August 2023

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

Our fantastic activist summer school returns for 2023 with a special selection of courses celebrating Year of Black Workers. What’s on? A week-long selection of activist education courses in the bustling comfort of our Higdon House office in Bury St Edmunds. You can do as many as five courses over the week (as long as […]

Developing the next generation of new Black activists – mentoring training

18 August 2023

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

Winning equality is at the heart of everything we do in UNISON and this course for experienced Black activists will look at how we develop the next generation of new Black activists. What will the course cover? How we identify new Black activists and leaders, The role of the mentor, Ways of mentoring and supporting […]