Schools and early years members’ meeting (England)

27 January 2021 5:00pm–6:00pm

The chair of the schools committee and officers from the education and children’s services team will talk through UNISON’s recent work to support schools, special schools and early years staff during the pandemic and answer your questions.

Never forget, never again: be the light in the darkness, Image of a lit candle.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

27 January 2021


Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on 27 January. This year, the theme is ‘Be the light in the darkness’

CANCELLED – 2021 Black Members’ Conference

22 – 24 January 2021

The national conference of UNISON’s Black members’ self-organised group.

Black members Live!

22 – 23 January 2021


We hope you are well and keeping safe. 2020 has been a year of change, challenge and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of COVID-19, many conferences and meetings have had to be cancelled.  But we still want to involve you, share information on how Black members are keeping active in UNISON […]

The temporary register – What does it mean for overseas nurses?

18 January 2021 5:00pm–6:00pm


The NMC have decided to invite thousands more nurses from overseas awaiting their OSCEs to join the temporary emergency register for the Covid-19 response. Officers and nurses from the UNISON Health Team will offer advice and support to overseas nurses considering whether to join. Speakers include; Stuart Tuckwood – UNISON National Officer for Nursing Linda […]

UNISON’s LGPS 1 day seminar online

1 December 2020 10:30am–4:30pm


This one-day online seminar format is aimed at UNISON activists in employers covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This includes members working in LGPS employers in Local Government, the Environment Agency, Higher Education, Community, and Police and Justice. This one-day online seminar format is aimed at UNISON activists in employers covered by the […]

Young Workers Month – Young workers and the post-Covid future

27 November 2020 1:00pm–2:00pm

Cat Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Young People, will join us for a panel discussion about young workers’ concerns following the Covid-19 pandemic. She’ll be joined by Gloria Mills, UNISON’s National Secretary for Equalities, and Shelly Asquith from the TUC, for a discussion chaired by Jess McGuire, Chair of UNISON’s National Young Members Forum. Attendees […]

Dying to Save Lives 2 (public procurement)

27 November 2020 12:00pm–1:15pm

COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on how hundreds of thousands of workers are severely exploited, enslaved even, to make our PPE and other essential work tools. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke, there was a rush to find personal protective equipment (PPE) for key workers and laptops for home working. But in the urgency to stay […]

ONLINE EVENT – Homeworking during the pandemic: Opportunities and Challenges

23 November 2020 12:00pm–1:30pm


This online webinar is aimed at UNISON members and activists. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a dramatic increase in the number of workers that have been working from home. Sometimes as a result of direct instructions from governments / devolved parliaments and sometimes as a result of workers shielding. This webinar explores the challenges faced […]

Short introduction to the LGPS

23 November 2020 11:15am–12:00pm


It is aimed at beginners and those who want to refresh their knowledge. It aims to empower members to check their benefits and find out where to go for more information and to find out about the issues. For those attending LGPS seminar on 1, December. this short 45minute course should allow members to get […]

Young Workers Month – Staying Strong workshop

20 November 2020 11:00am–12:00pm

Young workers have come under unprecedented pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic – and we know that as a group they already experience high levels of stress both in the workplace and beyond. This is a stress awareness workshop giving participants tools to manage and recognise stress, and find positive ways to manage it. Sign up […]

LGBT+ Live!

13 – 15 November 2020


Like many other organisations, UNISON has had to cancel many of its conferences and meetings as a result of COVID-19. But the UK’s biggest union has democracy at its heart and still wants its members to be involved. With this in mind, UNISON’s LGBT+ members have organised a series of virtual events in place of […]

Young Workers Month – Be on the Safe Side

12 November 2020 1:00pm–2:00pm

We will be holding an online briefing for young members as part of UNISON’s Be on the Safe Side campaign. This is a national campaign to encourage more UNISON members to train as Health and Safety reps in the workplace. The briefing will include a presentation on becoming a Health and safety rep, and a […]

Haringey Homecare Tribunal Webinar

10 November 2020 2:30pm–3:30pm

On line webinar

A group of 10 homecare workers and UNISON members recently scored a major and high-profile victory at an employment tribunal. Their struggle for justice, which saw them awarded over £100k between them, has yet again shone a light on the poor employment practices that are sadly widespread in the homecare sector. Join us at an […]

CANCELLED – National Higher Education Branch Seminar 2020

4 – 5 November 2020

Holiday Inn, Leicester

This event is for higher education members and activists and will provide an opportunity to network and update on relevant issues