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Webinars

The Bank Workers Charity, TUC, Unionlearn and Unions21 offer a number of webinars that we think are useful for our reps and members. This page offers a curated list, and details where you can find more.
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Wellbeing & mental health

Wellbeing & mental health

  • Sickness absences: Workers' rights (21/09/2022) - Join the TUC for this webinar to discuss sickness absence policies, negotiating income protections and how to call on employers to avoid discrimination when they are managing sickness absence.
  • Dementia, carers & wellbeing (10/08/2022) - Join Accord and Heena Kang from the Bank Workers Charity to talk about dementia, the wellbeing of carers and the support that's available.
  • Financial Wellbeing (08/04/2022) - Join Accord and Paul Barrett from the Bank Workers Charity to talk about financial wellbeing, including recognising the signs, and where you can get support if you find yourself in difficulty.
  • Children & young people's mental health (22/02/2022) - Join Accord and Paul Barrett from the Bank Workers Charity to talk about children's mental health, the common signs and symptoms, and sources of support available to parents and guardians.
  • Menopause rep training (27/01/2022) - Join Accord and Diane Danzebrink from Menopause Support to look at the perimenopause (the transition into menopause) and the menopause, providing guidance and training for our reps to support our members effectively (transcript also available)
  • Menopause awareness (17/01/2022) - Join Accord and Heena Kang from the Bank Workers Charity to look at the perimenopause (the transition into menopause) and the menopause, providing guidance on where to seek specialised support.
  • Protecting mental health in the workplace (26/10/2021) - Join the TUC for this webinar to discuss what action employees should expect from their employers to prevent work related stress and promote the mental wellbeing of all staff in and around the workplace.
  • Back to the office: managing anxiety & a safe return (29/09/2021) - Join Accord and Paul Barrett from the Bank Workers Charity to explore the relationship between change, uncertainty and anxiety, and look at strategies we can adopt to negotiate a safe return.
  • Understanding grief and loss (06/08/2021) - Join Accord and Paul Barrett from the Bank Workers Charity to build our understanding of grief and loss, how it can impact people, and what you can do and say to be supportive.
  • Social wellbeing and loneliness (11/06/2021) - Join Accord and Paul Barrett from the Bank Workers Charity to talk about loneliness and social wellbeing, the impact of loneliness at work, and some simple ways to ensure we connect with others during the pandemic and beyond.
  • The importance of sleep (16/04/2021) - Join Accord and Paul Barrett from the Bank Workers Charity to talk about why sleep is important, and why we need to improve the quality we're getting. You'll hear the research behind this, the consequences that arise from poor sleep, and get some tips on how to improve the quality of sleep you're getting.
  • The importance of taking breaks (10/09/2020) - Join Accord and Paul Barrett from the Bank Workers Charity to guide us through the importance of taking breaks during our working days. You'll hear the research behind this, and the consequences that arise when we don’t have regular breaks.
  • Surviving the long pandemic (05/03/2021) - Join Accord and Paul Barrett from the Bank Workers Charity to learn about strategies to minimise the risks to our mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

Health & safety

Health & safety

  • Protecting pregnant workers and new mums at work (20/07/2022) - the TUC hosted a webinar to discuss what action employees should expect from their employers to prevent work related stress and promote the mental wellbeing of all staff in and around the workplace.
  • Staying safe at work (06/06/2022) - the TUC hosted a webinar to explore safety at work including the excellent work of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, Unite's 'Get me home safely' campaign and USDAW's 'Freedom from fear' initiative.
  • Covid-19 - Safe return to workplaces (21/04/2021) - the TUC hosted a webinar to explore the actions union reps should take as their workplaces open up again and what to do if their employers aren't taking the right measures.

Rep skills & development

Rep skills & development

  • Tackling racism and inequality at work (14/07/2022) - the TUC hosted a webinar with BECTU and Unison to discuss and share best practice examples of how reps can negotiate and collectivise issues on race.
  • Handling disciplinary and grievance (30/11/2021) - the TUC hosted a webinar with Sally Buffard, from Labour Research Department, and Sean Halsall, from Unite the Union to talk the impact the pandemic has had on handling effective and fair grievance and disciplinary procedures at work and how reps can deal with this.
  • Ending sexual harassment at work (13/05/2021) - the TUC hosted a webinar with Deeba Syed, Rights of Women and Nikki Pound, TUC Women's Officer to talk about how union reps can stand against sexual harassment in their workplace.
  • GDPR essentials for union reps (18/02/2021) - the TUC hosted a webinar with Edward Cooper from Slater & Gordon to look at elements of data protection, what reps can ask employers for, and how to store data securely.

Skills development

Skills development

  • All the lovely punctuation (10/03/2021) - Unionlearn is celebrating its first ever Punctuation Day on the 10th of March with a webinar. You'll learn why punctuation matters, how it makes easier to understand all the things we read, and why we shouldn’t be scared of punctuation.

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