Retired members’ committee announces care webinar

Online event will take the place of cancelled conference and will be centred around social care and the need for a national care service

Tight cropped porter of Rosie MacGregor

UNISON retired members are to hold a virtual event this autumn, after their annual conference was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The union’s national retired members’ committee is organising the remote event in place of the usual conference – online and live – on Wednesday 14 October, from 11am to 12.30pm.

‘Care after COVID’, will be a webinar for retired members, looking at the impact of the pandemic on the care sector, why we need a new system for social care and the actions that need to be taken for such a service.

The event will be a panel debate with the following speakers:

  • Christina McAnea – UNISON assistant general secretary with responsibility for bargaining, negotiating and equalities;
  • Gavin Edwards – senior national officer for business, community and environment;
  • Guy Collis – policy officer.

It will be chaired by Rosie Macgregor, the chair of the national committee (pictured).

The event is aimed at all UNISON retired members and if you would like to attend, you can register by clicking the link here.

If you would like to submit a question in advance for the panel, you can do so on the same link when you register to attend. It is also planned that members will be able to ask questions on the day.

So get active! Register to attend as soon as possible.