UNISON’s race discrimination protocol webinar

30 March 2021 2:00pm–3:00pm

We are pleased to offer this briefing on UNISON’s race discrimination protocol.

Who is the presentation for?

The presentation is for trained reps and activists in UNISON Eastern region who would like a brief understanding on the UNISON race discrimination protocol.

What will I learn?

  • Introduction to the Equalities Act 2010 in respect of race discrimination. This will include the chance to take part in two short interactive activities on direct and indirect discrimination ​to consolidate your learning,
  • A brief understanding o​f the UNISON race discrimination protocol – why it came about, how it works ​to support our members and the all-important time limits,
  • How to make sure the member’s case form is correctly completed.

When does the presentation run?

The presentation will be run on Tuesday 30 March.

You will need to be available via an online platform from 2pm to 3pm. This will enable you to interact with others that are on presentation and take part in the two short activities co-ordinated by UNISON Eastern regional organiser Nalin Cooke.

Can I get time off to learn?

Yes, if you are in a recognised workplace the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the 1997 Safety Representative and Safety Committee Regulations give you the right to time off with pay to attend trade union courses. You must give your employer reasonable notice.

Guidance can be found in the ACAS Codes of Practice.

Can I get time off for online courses?

Yes. Online learning is not an alternative to paid release from work. The law still applies, whether learning takes place away from work or in work, at a workstation or in a company learning centre.

If you are having difficulty accessing paid time off, please contact your local branch.

How much is the course?

There are no course fees for UNISON activists on this course.

Sign me up!

Spaces are limited to activists in the Eastern region. Please fill in the form if below if you want to attend.

  • If you’re not sure what branch you’re in, please check UNISON’s branch finder.