Universal free school meals – can it be true?

16 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

Syndicate 4, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Universal free school meals for infants in England will be introduced in September. Myles Bremner, the director of the School Food Plan (SFP), will be at conference to tell delegates how and why this policy has come about.

Counting the cost: How council cuts shrink women’s lives

15 June 2014 4:15pm–5:15pm

Syndicate 4, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Women are disproportionately hurt by local government cuts. They make up three quarters of local government workers and they are the main users of public services. This fringe event will launch UNISON

Challenges for social workers and the art of radical social work today

15 June 2014 4:15pm–5:15pm

Syndicate 3, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Three speakers will outline the pressures on members and how we can respond, looking at campaigning, legal representation and supporting social work radical practice.

Water, environment and transport conference 2014

15 June 2014 9:00am–4:00pm

The Brighton Centre

The national conference of UNISON’s water, environment and transport service group, to discuss issues and set policy affecting members working in the water, environment and transport sector.

Integrated care across the UK – What future for improving services and protecting members?

15 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

Syndicate 1, Brighton Conference Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Speakers include Tam Waterson, Mark Ferguson, Anne Speed and Heather Wakefield.

Zero hours contracts and travel time

15 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

Syndicate 3, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

UNISON members have been leading the campaign to expose the crisis in social care where lack of funding and privatisation have led to many being on zero hour contracts and being paid less than the minimum wage.

NHS Pay: Greater London – London Ambulance Service

5 June 2014 11:00am–1:00pm

London Ambulance Service
Event tbc

Young members weekend 2014

16 – 18 May 2014

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

UNISON’s young members’ weekend brings together more than 100 young members from across the UK to find out more about the union and, more importantly, how they can play a part in the union’s campaigning to defend public services.

UNISON Welfare AGM/Seminar 2014

8 – 10 May 2014

UNISON Croyde Bay, Braunton, Croyde Bay, EX33 1QB

The 2014 There for You annual general meeting and seminar is is open to branch and regional welfare representatives

Health care conference 2014

14 – 16 April 2014

The Brighton Centre

The national conference of UNISON’s health care service group, to discuss issues and set policy affecting members working in the health sector.

Fair pay fortnight

23 March 2014 11:00pm–10:59pm

Across the UK

From 24 March to 6 April, the TUC is running Fair Pay Fortnight, a series of events across the country that will raise awareness about Britain’s cost of living crisis

Community conference 2014

28 February – 2 March 2014

The Brighton Centre

The national conference of UNISON’s community service group, to discuss issues and set policy affecting members working in the community sector.

Higher education conference 2014

27 February 2014 8:30am–4:00pm

The Brighton Centre

The national conference of UNISON’s higher education service group, to discuss issues and set policy affecting members in higher education.

Women members conference 2014

13 – 15 February 2014

The Brighton Centre

The national conference of UNISON’s women members’ self-organised group, to discuss issues and set policy affecting women members.

Black members’ conference 2014

17 – 19 January 2014

The Brighton Centre

The national conference of UNISON’s Black members’ self-organised group, to discuss issues and set policy affecting Black members.