Working Together In Local Government

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Conference
2018 Local Government Service Group Conference
Date
22 February 2018
Decision

Conference notes UNISON’s Working Together guidelines and recognises the benefits of abiding by these guidelines. Ensuring all activists and members are aware of these guidelines gives everyone confidence to contribute and engage to their full potential which ultimately makes our union stronger.

The Working Together guidelines remind all members of the importance of respect, accessibility and inclusion. By revisiting and reaffirming the commitment of all members to these guidelines at all workshops, meetings, forums and conferences held by the local government service group every member can be assured of their value. This commitment will help our service group retain its relevance to the varying professions in our service group and help sustain our presence, negotiation and bargaining power for future years for the benefit of our lay members.

Conference therefore:

1)Calls on the service group executive to write to all local government branches encouraging them to add the Working Together guidelines as a standing item on the agenda of every branch executive committee meeting or event that it hosts which involves group work and discussions, and encouraging them to check that all attendees have read, understood and agree to follow them;

2)Calls on the national local government service group executive and all regional local government committees to make the Working Together guidelines a standing item on the agenda of every meeting or event that it hosts which involves group work and discussions, encouraging them to check that all attendees have read, understood and agree to follow them;

3)Calls on the local government service group executive to request that the national sector forums and committees also make the Working Together guidelines part of any group work or discussion-based activities and meetings.