31 March 2020 9:30am–5:00pm
Guildford Regional Office
This course is aimed at Branch Women’s Officers, women health and safety reps and women branch officers and stewards. 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 (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.
This 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