- 2008 National Disabled Members' Conference
- 1 July 2008
- Carried as Amended
Conference welcomes the UNISON Equality Duty, because equality for members is at the heart of what we do.
Conference believes that the UNISON Equality Duty cannot be fully effective without the appropriate training being made available for all branch activists and all other interested UNISON members. Conference believes that training is a valuable tool for developing new activists and this will provide the opportunity to skill up existing members potentially increasing the number of activists within branches. Only by training in the areas of the various equality strands can we be sure that the UNISON Equality Duty works to full advantage, especially at branch level.
Conference therefore urges that an Equalities Duty training programme is rolled out nationally so that activists and other interested UNISON members can attend in areas closer to where they live.
Conference also instructs the National Disabled Members Committee to use their influence and play a major part in assisting with the building of an effective and ongoing equalities training programme for all branch activists and other interested UNISON members.