Branch Education Co-Ordinators’ Seminar

11 September 2018 10:00am–4:00pm

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

Branch education co-ordinators (BECs) play a crucial role in ensuring that activists are trained and confident to respond to current challenges. This seminar brings BECs together to share experience and update them on UNISON training.

Reading Ahead 2018-19 launch

13 September 2018 12:30pm–2:00pm

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

The Reading Agency and UNISON are pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of Reading Ahead 2018-19 with bestselling author Ann Cleeves talking about her eighth and final book in the acclaimed Shetland series.

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.

Stepping Up Another Level

3 – 4 October 2018

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

Last year’s Stepping Up workshop invited ULRs to take English and maths learning in their workplace to the next level. Now we’re stepping up again! This workshop will boost your confidence to lead English and maths workshops, and will explore some creative takes on functional skills.

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.

Disability discrimination law

13 – 14 November 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.

Contracts, Redundancy and TUPE

20 – 22 November 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.