UNISON South East is taking applications now for:
Pregnancy & Maternity Rights – 24 & 25 January 2017 (Module 3)
Maternity Rights in the UK can be extremely complicated. It is estimated that approximately 30 000 women are sacked every year for declaring that they are pregnant to their employer. Women also face discrimination on their return from maternity leave. This course will provide information about the current legislation and how trade unions have negotiated improved maternity policies for members over the years. This course is for branch women’s officers, and women stewards.
The course will cover:
· Introduction to the law relating to maternity rights
· Comparing statutory with negotiated contractual rights
· Advise members of their rights – case studies
· Identify opportunities for negotiating improvements to contractual agreements
· Campaigning to improve maternity, paternity and parental rights
Download an application from here.
Any questions do not hesitate to contact me.
UNISON South East
Equality, Campaigning, Communications and Democracy Team
|Are you registered for conference?|
|Beside the seaside, beside the sea!|
|Deadline for registration on the online conference system is 5pm Friday 9 December. So get in touch with your branch now to find out about attending in 2017.
“If you’re passionate about women’s rights and workplace issues,” says Kati and Sinéad, “and would like to gain a better insight into the work of the national women’s committee, attending this conference would come highly recommended from both of us.”
“One of our motions was ‘Improving young women’s attendance at women’s conference’ and we had a lot of support from other branches and regions.” So let’s hope this is now followed through with a big increase in young women attending conference 2017!
Visitors can register right up until conference starts. We’d love to see you there – the more the merrier!
|Let’s get campaigning, sisters!|
|Every year at women’s conference, delegates debate motions on key issues for women in the workplace and in the wider community, put forward by branches and regions, women’s committees and networks.
Campaign ideas, based on the motions passed by conference, are detailed in the Women in UNISON Campaigning Handbook. The handbook also contains contact details for organisations that UNISON works with and that provide useful information.
So make sure you have a copy and get campaigning!