York council agrees to sign Ethical Care Charter

Decision comes after a lengthy campaign by UNISON

York council has agreed to adopt stages one and two of UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter.

The decision came last night at a meeting of the City of York Council’s executive, after a passionate speech from UNISON convenor and branch secretary Andrea Dudding (pictured).

UNISON welcomed the decision by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition – the first time a Conservative, Liberal Democrat or coalition-run council in England has signed up to the charter.

National officer Matt Egan described it as “a really good achievement from the branch that has been campaigning on this for a number of years”.

You can watch Ms Dudding’s speech from four minutes on this video of the meeting, while the councillors’  discussion of the move starts at just after 19 minutes.