Northern Ireland Peace Process

Conference welcomes the publication of the CAJ report ‘Equality in Northern Ireland – Rhetoric or Reality?’ and expresses its concern that, based on the government’s own data, patterns of discrimination and inequality continue to increase for the same areas and for the same groups as in the past. Conference is further concerned that some of […]

Local Government White Paper

Conference notes that the 2006 Local Government White Paper has major implications for thousands of UNISON members not just in local government, but in health, education policing, transport and other areas. It also affects all our members as local citizens. Conference also notes that the agenda set out in the White Paper, and the subsequent […]

Child Poverty/Anti Poverty Strategy

Conference acknowledges the fact that the number of children growing up in poverty has fallen by 700,000 since 1997, but notes that if the target of reducing the level of child poverty to half the level of 1998/99 by 2010-11 is to be met a further one million children will need to be lifted out […]

Marketisation of Public Services

Conference believes that the marketisation of public services threatens the advances that have been made in the last 10 years, brought about as a result of a major investment and reform programme resulting in a dramatic cut in NHS waiting lists and waiting times, rising school standards, falling crime, safer communities and improvements in local […]

Organising Migrant Workers in the UK

Conference applauds the work that UNISON has done recently in respect of organising, representing, protecting and supporting migrant workers. Conference calls on UNISON to continue its positive response to inward migration, and to take this opportunity to recruit and organise these, often vulnerable, workers. UNISON has provided recruitment and information materials in several languages, set […]

Public Services in the Developing World

UNISON, one of the largest public service trade unions in the world, is rightly proud of its strong record on championing quality public services and challenging privatisation in the UK. We also have a long history of international solidarity with sister unions around the world. These two aspects of our work are inextricably linked. In […]

Review of Branch and Service Group Structures

Conference approves the recommendations contained in the National Executive Council’s report on the Review of Branch and Service Group Structures: Recommendation 1. National Executive Council (NEC) to produce a revised scheme as per rule G 1.2 to ensure that branches: a)give members a right to participate in their union; b)give members a right to be […]

UNISON Commitment to the Environment

Conference welcomes the environmental campaign work that UNISON has undertaken over the previous year. Our union has a strong record on the environment, which has included both work place specific activities, such as negotiating green travel plans, cycle to work schemes and re-cycling facilities, and support for national and international campaigns, such as the call […]

D2.4 Additional Members’ Seats

Rule D.2.4 Delete “Additional Members’ Seats” and replace with “Black Members’ Seats”

D3.4 Service Group Conference

Rule D 3.4.6, Add new “D.3.4.6.5Two representatives of each Service Group Regional Committee.” Re-number remaining points

D3.7 SECTORS

Rule D 3.7.1 Insert “and D 3.7.5” after “D 3.7.4” Add “D 3.7.5 D 3.7.5 The National Executive Council shall have the power to establish cross service sectors representing members in two or more service groups as the basis for policy formation, collective bargaining and the representation of occupational and professional issues. .1The organisation and […]

D6 Retired Members’ Organisation

D.6.4 After “Regional Retired Members” delete “Forum” and replace with “Committee” D.6.5 Delete “Retired Members’ Forum” and replace with “Regional Retired Members’ Committee” F.4 Regional Council F.4.3.3 Delete “Retired Members’ Forum” and replace with “Retired Members’ Committee” throughout F.4.4.3 and F.4.4.4 Delete “Retired Members’ Forum” and replace with “Regional Retired Members’ Committee F.5 Regional Committee […]

Schedule B 2 Rule Book Benefits

Sch B 2.8 Fatal Accident Benefit Delete paragraph 2.8.2 Entitlement , and replace with “2.8.2 Entitlement Completed years of continued membership £ Under 5 years 1,750 Over 5 and less than 15 3,500 Over 15 and less than 25 5,250 Over 25 7,000”

Organising and Recruiting

Conference believes the priority for UNISON is to organise and grow and eventually become a union of two million public service members because unless we grow in numbers and density we cannot grow in influence with employers, the government and other agencies. A growing union is the most effective way of improving the working lives […]

Attacks on Public Sector Workers: Violence Against Staff

The Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006 now provides greater protection in law for all emergency workers. A person guilty of an offence under this Act is liable on summary conviction to a fine. The Act follows the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 which made it a specific offence to assault, obstruct or hinder someone providing […]