Negotiating around member learning workshop

11 May 2024

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

As part of the UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024, we are offering a series of workshops to help members and activists get to grips with specific topics. This workshop is for union learning reps, branch education co-ordinators and UNISON activists wanting to find out more about and get involved in negotiating and organising around member […]

Maternity and parental rights

11 May 2024

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

As part of the UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024, we are offering a series of workshops to help members and activists get to grips with specific topics. This workshop is for UNISON members and activists who want to find out about maternity rights. It runs on the Saturday afternoon. What will the course help me […]

Negotiating around migrant workers workshop

11 May 2024

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

As part of the UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024, we are offering a series of workshops to help members and activists get to grips with specific topics. This workshop is for experienced stewards and follows on from the morning workshop on migrant workers. It will be useful if you attend the morning workshop on Migrant […]

Migrant workers’ rights workshop

11 May 2024

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

As part of the UNISON Eastern One Weekend 2024, we are offering a series of workshops to help members and activists get to grips with specific topics. This workshop is for UNISON members and activists who want to find out about the rights of migrant workers. It runs on the Saturday morning. Experienced reps may […]

Members of the brigade visit a hospital where they hold a UNISON flag with a doctor

Cuba May Day Brigade

21 April – 3 May 2024

Cuba

UNISON Eastern is sending two young members on the 2024 May Day Brigade to Cuba. This is a unique opportunity to experience the gains of the Cuban revolution first hand, meeting ordinary Cubans in their workplaces, communities and trade unions. The two Eastern young members will take part in the UNISON delegation, joining delegates from […]

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 […]

Hear our voices: a celebration for Year of LGBT+ Workers

24 April 2024 10:30am–3:30pm

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

2024 is UNISON’s Year of LGBT+ Workers. A chance to raise the profile of LGBT+ workers in UNISON and the union’s equality work. The UNISON Eastern LGBT+ committee is organising this event for senior branch officers to find out how they can support LGBT+ members in celebrating the year. Branch secretaries, chairs and LGBT+ officers […]

Health and Safety Reps Online

15 – 19 April 2024

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 […]

Branch welfare officer training

18 April 2024

Online

As the cost of living continues to bite, UNISON’s branch welfare officers are a vital support to our members, it’s essential they’re equipped to deal with members’ concerns and able to offer advice. UNISON’s national learning and organising team offers a two-stage course for new welfare officers. Stage one consists of a one-hour module and […]

Branch welfare officer training

17 April 2024

Online

As the cost of living continues to bite, UNISON’s branch welfare officers are a vital support to our members, it’s essential they’re equipped to deal with members’ concerns and able to offer advice. UNISON’s national learning and organising team offers a two-stage course for new welfare officers. Stage one consists of a one-hour module and […]

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 […]

Branch welfare officer training

16 April 2024

Online

As the cost of living continues to bite, UNISON’s branch welfare officers are a vital support to our members, it’s essential they’re equipped to deal with members’ concerns and able to offer advice. UNISON’s national learning and organising team offers a two-stage course for new welfare officers. Stage one consists of a one-hour module and […]

New Stewards

8 – 12 April 2024

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

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 […]