IWD 2021 – Women , Work & Health and Safety

8 March 2021 10:00am–4:00pm

Online

Add to calendar2021-03-08 10:00:002021-03-08 16:00:00Europe/LondonIWD 2021 – Women , Work & Health and SafetyThings get better with UNISON learning. UNISON is offering a fantastic workshop for Women in the South West. This course is aimed at Branch Women’s Officers and Health and Safety reps and is relevant to all Branch Officers and stewards. It will be run as an online course. UNISON recognises that everyone has an equal right to protection from harm at work, but that doesn’t mean treating everyone as if they were all the same. For example, jobs that women and men do, their working conditions and how they are treated by society are not always the same. The course will provide an opportunity to examine workplace policies including the application of (or misuse of) workplace sickness absence policies and capability procedures which might be penalising women members more harshly for short term absences for e.g., problems related to menstruation such as fibroids, endometriosis or the menopause. The course will cover: • Identifying women’s health and safety concerns • Gender, health and safety at work • Survival of the fittest! • Examine your workplace sickness absence policies • Supporting and representing members Online Get directions

Things get better with UNISON learning.

UNISON is offering a fantastic workshop for Women in the South West.

This course is aimed at Branch Women’s Officers and Health and Safety reps and is relevant to all Branch Officers and stewards. It will be run as an online course. UNISON recognises that everyone has an equal right to protection from harm at work, but that doesn’t mean treating everyone as if they were all the same. For example, jobs that women and men do, their working conditions and how they are treated by society are not always the same.
The course will provide an opportunity to examine workplace policies including the application of (or misuse of) workplace sickness absence policies and capability procedures which might be penalising women members more harshly for short term absences for e.g., problems related to menstruation such as fibroids, endometriosis or the menopause.
The course will cover:
• Identifying women’s health and safety concerns
• Gender, health and safety at work
• Survival of the fittest!
• Examine your workplace sickness absence policies
• Supporting and representing members

Important dates

  • International Womens Day 8th March 2021

    8 March 2021 — 10:00 am

International Women's Day 2021

This course is aimed at Branch Women’s Officers and Health and Safety reps and is relevant to all Branch Officers and stewards. It will be run as an online course.

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You should make your Branch aware that you are attending this course in order for them to keep their records up to date and ensure you receive up to date information relevant to your role. If you are in need of support to request time off from your work to attend please talk to the branch to gain support. You may have a local policy to support with gaining reasonable time off to attend training from your employer. There is also guidance via ACAS

Time off advice

If you have any queries please contact the Education Team here: Email: SW Education Enquiries

This course is run by Karen Williams Regional Organiser ( Womens & Equalities)