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2004 Retired Members' Conference
12 October 2004

Conference welcomes the decisions taken by this year’s National Delegate Conference to address the impact of devolution to the nations of the United Kingdom on UNISON’s structures and decision-making processes. UNISON has been at the forefront of campaigning for devolution, recognising the opportunities that different political structures provide to influence policy makers for the benefit of all members across the UK.

Conference recognises that many issues impacting on retired members are now decided by the devolved parliaments. Health, social care, transport, crime and social inclusion policy are devolved issues of direct relevance to our members.

Conference therefore recognises that UNISON’s retired members’ structures also have to reflect devolution and developments in regional governance.

Conference instructs the National Retired Members’ Committee to review in conjunction with regional retired members’ committees, the implications of devolution and present a report and recommendations to the 2005 Retired Members’ Conference