Women, Work and Health (Taunton)

5 March 2020 9:00am–3:30pm


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.

This course will provide an opportunity to examine workplace policies including the application of workplace sickness absence policies and capability procedures which might be penalising women members more harshly for short term absences for, as an example, problems related to menstrual such as fibroids, endometriosis or the menopause.

This course will cover:

  • Identifying women’s health and safety concerns
  • Gender, health and safety at work
  • Workplace sickness absence policies


There is no charge to branches for this course.


To apply for this course please download the application form in the Resources tab below, email us on unisonsweducation@unison.co.uk or telephone 01823 285314