Advanced Employment Law – Contracts, Redundancy and TUPE

11 – 14 March 2024

This course will be delivered online via MS Teams over consecutive morning sessions on 11th – 14th March 2024, 9am – 1pm.

This is a particularly demanding course and only suitable for reps and branch officers with considerable practical experience of both employment law and casework. If you would like to access an introductory course in contracts, redundancy or TUPE please email us at for information on available training.

The training will help activists gain a good understanding of contracts of employment and members’ potential rights when facing redundancy. It will enable activists to recognise relevant legal issues when dealing with casework, campaigning and negotiating. It also covers unilateral variation of contract in the context of changing contracts; redundancy and TUPE.

It does not cover unfair dismissal in the areas of capability and misconduct.

To apply, you must:

  • Be an accredited representative and senior steward, convenor or branch officer
  • Have previously attended an Introduction to Employment law course or equivalent
  • Be able to commit to attending all of the above dates for the full session (9am – 1pm)
  • Be prepared to spend approx. 1 hour on pre-course exercises
  • Be prepared to spend approx. 1 hour on homework during the afternoon/evening of the first three days of the course
  • Have agreed facility time (time off) from your employer to attend the full course if attending during working hours
  • Be able to participate fully in the sessions, which are highly interactive
  • Have agreement from your branch to attend

A charge of £180 will be made to your branch should your application be successful.

To apply for a place on this training please complete and submit the following form:

Contracts Redundancy and TUPE March 2024

  • We will send hard copy resources to course participants in advance for this training. Please tell us where you would like these to be sent, including the postcode.
  • There is a charge to the branch of £180 for this course. If you meet the minimum requirements to attend we will contact your branch so that your attendance can be authorised.
  • We will use this information to check your UNISON membership, to seek approval from your branch for your attendance on this course, and to send you course information. If we are able to offer you a place on this training, you will receive an email from us with further information.
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