Robust Green Skills Training for employees in the Energy Sector

Conference notes addressing the climate change challenge requires a fundamental restructuring of the energy supply sector, moving away from the world�s fossil fuel-based system to one that relies on clean, renewable sources. The transition to a greener economy requires new skills. Skills needed for the newly emerging jobs, and skills needed for the adjusted existing […]

Recruitment and Retention � a targeted plan for Black workers

Recruitment and retention have rightly been the key priority for UNISON over the last 18 months and initiates such as Grovember and the activity in May have ensured that our membership has grown and has increased UNISON’s visibility in workplaces however further work is still be done particularly amongst engaging with Black workers. This should […]

Recruitment and Retention � a targeted plan for Black workers

Recruitment and retention have rightly been the key priority for UNISON over the last 18 months and initiates such as Grovember and the activity in May have ensured that our membership has grown and has increased UNISON’s visibility in workplaces however further work is still be done particularly amongst engaging with Black workers. This should […]

Recruitment and Retention � a targeted plan for Black workers

Recruitment and retention have rightly been the key priority for UNISON over the last 18 months and initiates such as Grovember and the activity in May have ensured that our membership has grown and has increased UNISON’s visibility in workplaces however further work is still be done particularly amongst engaging with Black workers. This should […]

Brexit

Conference is aware that UNISON and the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Plus (LGBT+) Committee and Self Organised Group have consistently expressed concerns about the Government’s policies on Brexit. For disabled LGBT+ members, the prospect of a no deal exit from the European Union (EU), and the impacts as outlined in the “Yellowhammer” report, […]

[NDC MOTION] DECRIMINALISATION FOR SAFETY

Conference notes that UNISON’s policy on sex work, adopted in 2010 on the basis of a motion from women’s conference, is to support proposals which decriminalise the selling of sexual services while introducing a ‘sex buyers law’ criminalising those who purchase those services. Conference recognises that the great majority of sex workers are women. Conference […]

Black Women in Leadership

Conference notes statistics show there is a clear lack of Black women in leadership positions. Black women are still under-represented in senior roles in the workplace. This is often because many Black women though they have the qualifications, experience and practicalities for the job role, they are often overlooked for their white counterparts. This may […]

Black Women in Leadership

Conference notes statistics show there is a clear lack of Black women in leadership positions. Black women are still under-represented in senior roles in the workplace. This is often because many Black women though they have the qualifications, experience and practicalities for the job role, they are often overlooked for their white counterparts. This may […]

Challenging racism and disability discrimination in the workplace: An intersectional approach

Conference notes that Black workers face numerous barriers in the workplace due to racism and that UNISON works hard to combat this through programmes such as Challenging Racism in the Workplace. However many disabled Black workers face multiple discrimination in the workplace. In particular, Black workers can find it difficult to access reasonable adjustments at […]

Challenging racism and disability discrimination in the workplace: An intersectional approach

Conference notes that Black workers face numerous barriers in the workplace due to racism and that UNISON works hard to combat this through programmes such as Challenging Racism in the Workplace. However many disabled Black workers face multiple discrimination in the workplace. In particular, Black workers can find it difficult to access reasonable adjustments at […]

Jamaica – Mining in the Cockpit Country

Conference we should all now be aware of how our environments are changing. Therefore, the impact Mining in the Cockpit Country Jamaica should be of great concern to all and not just Jamaican people or those who have relatives there. The mining of land in this area can be likened to the Amazon Rainforest. The […]

Jamaica – Mining in the Cockpit Country

Conference we should all now be aware of how our environments are changing. Therefore, the impact Mining in the Cockpit Country Jamaica should be of great concern to all and not just Jamaican people or those who have relatives there. The mining of land in this area can be likened to the Amazon Rainforest. The […]

Jamaica – Mining in the Cockpit Country

Conference we should all now be aware of how our environments are changing. Therefore, the impact Mining in the Cockpit Country Jamaica should be of great concern to all and not just Jamaican people or those who have relatives there. The mining of land in this area can be likened to the Amazon Rainforest. The […]

Access to Immigration Advice and Representation to Recruit and Organise New Members

Once again this year, one of the most useful tools to attract migrant workers has been our immigration advice clinics. On top of the JCWI helpline, accessible through UNISON direct, we have a monthly face to face clinic with a solicitor in Northern Ireland. This continues to be a fantastic resource that has allowed us […]

Access to Immigration Advice and Representation to Recruit and Organise New Members

Once again this year, one of the most useful tools to attract migrant workers has been our immigration advice clinics. On top of the JCWI helpline, accessible through UNISON direct, we have a monthly face to face clinic with a solicitor in Northern Ireland. This continues to be a fantastic resource that has allowed us […]