Bi Con

31 July – 3 August 2014

Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD

BiCon is a weekend-long gathering for bisexual people, their friends, partners and others with a supportive interest in bisexuality

Bi Con 2014

31 July 2014 12:00am–11:59pm

Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD

BiCon is a weekend-long gathering for bisexual people, their friends, partners and others with a supportive interest in bisexuality

National UNISON transgender members meeting

18 July 2014 2:00pm–4:30pm

UNISON, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

Annual meeting for all UNISON transgender members

London LGBT+ Community Pride festival

28 June 2014 2:00pm–5:00pm

Main festival Trafalgar Square London SW1Y 5AY

Annual London lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender+ rally and celebration.

National delegate conference 2014

17 – 20 June 2014

The Brighton Centre

The national delegate conference is UNISON’s annual ‘parliament’, bringing together delegates from across the union to decide the union’s policies and priorities.

What future for public services in the austerity-ravaged north?

20 June 2014 12:45pm–1:45pm

Syndicate 1, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

This meeting will look at how we can maximise the potential of regional economies by promoting the value of public services and protecting the public sector workforce.

Police and justice pay campaigns 2014

19 June 2014 5:15pm–6:15pm

Syndicate 2, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

This fringe meeting is for police and justice delegates to discuss the campaigns to support our 2014 pay claims.

Low pay and austerity – the UNISON members’ experience

19 June 2014 12:45pm–1:45pm

Meeting room 9, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Great claims are made about the efficiencies and value for money which derive from outsourcing public sector jobs. But is this as a result of attacking the terms and conditions of workers rather than more efficient management?

“Open public services” agenda: Turning the tide on privatisation using the new UK public procurement regulations

19 June 2014 12:45pm–1:45pm

Syndicate 1, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Discuss how the new “social provisions” in the UK and Scotland public procurement regulations will provide new procurement opportunities for branches and regions to campaign for commissioning and contracting authorities to improve employment terms and conditions.

Show Racism the Red Card – challenging racism in the workplace

19 June 2014 12:45pm–1:45pm

Syndicate 3, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Speakers include Ged Brebby, Leroy Rosenior, Clare Williams and Liz Snape.

Colombia: protests, peace and public services

19 June 2014 12:45pm–1:45pm

Syndicate 2, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Come and hear first-hand about being a trade unionist in the most dangerous country in the world to be one, about how the public sector are organising and on the Colombian peace process and the work being done by British and Irish trade unionists in support of social justice in Colombia.

Got/get active

18 June 2014 6:00pm–7:00pm

Renaissance Room, Thistle Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GS

Start your evening with a conversation with fellow UNISON activists about organising in inventive and new ways. Hear from fellow UNISON members who have succeeded in winning victories by mobilising their colleagues effectively.

Getting a government with a commitment to equality

18 June 2014 5:15pm–6:15pm

Meeting room 9, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

The current government has turned back the clock, deepened disadvantage and ridden roughshod through hard-won equality protections. We must engage everyone with an interest in equality as we prepare for May 2015.

Local government pension scheme members – time to govern your money

18 June 2014 5:15pm–6:15pm

Syndicate 2, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

The fringe meeting will discuss and debate the reforms to LGPS governance, what it means for the union and for union members who want to become pension fund reps, to discuss the organising programme to support this work.

Learn and do – political education

18 June 2014 12:45pm–1:45pm

Syndicate 4, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

This Learning and Organising Services (LAOS) fringe will be a practical hands-on session and an opportunity to try out new political education resources and have a go at planning how we raise awareness of austerity and the cuts.