Branch resources review

17 June 2014 4:15pm–5:15pm

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

The branch resources review group will provide background, update and clarification on the review to date culminating in the report back to conference , their interim proposals to the 2014 NDC and their proposed next steps.

Stop TTIP: why the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership is bad news

17 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

The Old Box Office Room, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

UNISON believes TTIP is a profound threat to public services which will not only lead to further liberalisation but which will make it harder for government to regulate private companies providing public services and could effectively prevent a future government bringing those services back in-house.

“Cut Stress Not Jobs” – how to use H&S issues in the workplace to aid organising and recruiting

17 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

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

Continued attacks on jobs and pay have left our members feeling under threat and facing unprecedented levels of stress. Discuss how these factors are impacting on our H&S at work – what we can do to organise and campaign to fight back, and why recruiting more members will help in our struggle to keep us safe and healthy at work.

Palestine: a vital issue for trade unionists

17 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

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

Palestinian people remain under occupation and the international community is failing to recognise and act against Israel’s continued breaches of international law. Join us to discuss what the next steps are in support of justice and Palestinian human rights.

Campaigning at local level to save services and jobs – new challenges and new opportunities

17 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

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

This meeting will offer an opportunity to think about how we raise our game in local campaigns to ensure that saving public services is high on the political agenda.

Scottish referendum – self-determination or bare-faced cheek?

17 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

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

On September 18 this year resident voters in Scotland will vote in a referendum: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”. What are the issues for UNISON, our members at work, the public services we provide and the communities we live in?

Universal free school meals – can it be true?

16 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

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

Universal free school meals for infants in England will be introduced in September. Myles Bremner, the director of the School Food Plan (SFP), will be at conference to tell delegates how and why this policy has come about.

Counting the cost: How council cuts shrink women’s lives

15 June 2014 4:15pm–5:15pm

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

Women are disproportionately hurt by local government cuts. They make up three quarters of local government workers and they are the main users of public services. This fringe event will launch UNISON

Challenges for social workers and the art of radical social work today

15 June 2014 4:15pm–5:15pm

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

Three speakers will outline the pressures on members and how we can respond, looking at campaigning, legal representation and supporting social work radical practice.

Integrated care across the UK – What future for improving services and protecting members?

15 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

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

Speakers include Tam Waterson, Mark Ferguson, Anne Speed and Heather Wakefield.

Zero hours contracts and travel time

15 June 2014 11:45am–12:45pm

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

UNISON members have been leading the campaign to expose the crisis in social care where lack of funding and privatisation have led to many being on zero hour contracts and being paid less than the minimum wage.

UNISON Welfare AGM/Seminar 2014

8 – 10 May 2014

UNISON Croyde Bay, Braunton, Croyde Bay, EX33 1QB

The 2014 There for You annual general meeting and seminar is is open to branch and regional welfare representatives