Contracts, Redundancy and TUPE

15 – 17 May 2018

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

This course will help activists develop their understanding of contracts of employment and members’ potential rights on redundancy. It will enable them to recognise relevant legal issues when dealing with casework, campaigning and negotiating.

Maternity and Parental Rights

22 May 2018 11:00am–4:30pm

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

This course is for UNISON activists who need to advise members on maternity and parental rights or who are looking to improve on statutory rights through negotiation. It will help you understand the complex law relating to these rights, including the recently introduced Shared Parental Leave rights. It will also give you an opportunity to compare negotiated contractual agreements with statutory rights to identify opportunities for seeking improvements.

Disability discrimination law

22 – 23 May 2018

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

This course will help activists when representing members and negotiating with employers around disability issues by increasing their understanding of how often disability discrimination law applies and how it can be used to put pressure on employers to take positive steps.

Branch Welfare Officer training (London)

5 – 6 June 2018

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

Nationally organised training for branch welfare officers from Eastern, East Midlands, Greater London and South East regions.

The training helps branch welfare officers to understand: their role and the confidentiality it involves; the ‘There for You’ UNISON welfare charity structure and staff responsibilities; and the application process and areas where welfare can assist members.

Branch Welfare Officer training (Manchester)

3 – 4 July 2018

Manchester

Nationally organised training for branch welfare officers from Northern, North West, and Yorkshire & Humberside regions.

The training helps branch welfare officers to understand: their role and the confidentiality it involves; the ‘There for You’ UNISON welfare charity structure and staff responsibilities; and the application process and areas where welfare can assist members.

Branch Education Co-Ordinator training

10 – 11 July 2018

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

This national course for Branch Education Co-ordinators is aimed at those who cannot attend a course in their region. It may also be useful for lead union learning reps and lay tutors interested in becoming more involved in education in the branch.

Race and Sex Discrimination Law

10 – 12 July 2018

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

This course will help activists to recognise direct and indirect race and sex discrimination when dealing with casework in the branch. It will help them understand the questions to ask when interviewing members with potential cases.

Branch Welfare Officer training (Bristol)

11 – 12 July 2018

Bristol

Nationally organised training for branch welfare officers from South West, Cymru/Wales and West Midlands regions.

The training helps branch welfare officers to understand: their role and the confidentiality it involves; the ‘There for You’ UNISON welfare charity structure and staff responsibilities; and the application process and areas where welfare can assist members.

Unfair dismissals and employment tribunals

25 – 27 September 2018

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

This course will help reps to use the law to underpin negotiations with employers on dismissal issues in internal disciplinary hearings, and to develop analytical skills useful in all areas of their work. While activists are not expected to represent at tribunal cases, understanding the importance of time limits and evidence gathering at an early stage will ensure sound groundwork should a case eventually go to tribunal.

Maternity and Parental Rights

19 October 2018 11:00am–4:30pm

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

This course is for UNISON activists who need to advise members on maternity and parental rights or who are looking to improve on statutory rights through negotiation. It will help you understand the complex law relating to these rights, including the recently introduced Shared Parental Leave rights. It will also give you an opportunity to compare negotiated contractual agreements with statutory rights to identify opportunities for seeking improvements.