Join our legal experts to hear about the right to be informed

Hear expert legal advice on protecting jobs as the country enters a period of uncertainty after the pandemic

UNISON is organising a webinar on 27 August to help support activists around redundancy and the right to be informed over planned job cuts.

The union’s head of legal services, Shantha David (pictured), together with legal officer Ben Patrick, will outline key aspects of such situations.

The webinar is aimed at supporting activists as we enter a period uncertainty this autumn, as the effects of COVID-19 In the workplace continue – particularly as the furlough scheme draws to a close.

UNISON has campaigned tirelessly on a range of issues to protect its members at work during the pandemic. As the lockdown eases around the UK, the need to ensure we protect people’s jobs becomes paramount.

The union’s members undertake a variety of roles delivering essential services to the public. Employers have legal obligations – even where UNISON does not have recognition – and activists and members have legal rights to be informed and consulted in a meaningful way when employers want to cut jobs and services.

To register, click here and join us at 2pm on 27 August 2020 to find out more.

Please feel free to email in advance any topics or questions you would like to see answered during the session.

Speakers will also include Christina McAnea, UNISON assistant general secretary with responsibilities for bargaining, negotiations and equalities, and Donna Rowe-Merriman, national secretary for business, community and environment.