Anti-Terrorism Legislation

Conference recognises the distress and horror felt across the world at the terrorist attacks in September 2001. Conference appreciates that the UK Government is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of our citizens, and is entitled to pass appropriate legislation, but tough legislation must always be balanced by appropriate safeguards to protect civil liberties. […]

Counselling Service for Lay Members

Exploratory work has been undertaken to meet the requirements of Motion 162 from National Delegate Conference 2001. This has involved a review of research into the causes of stress and consultation with regions and activists on the effects on those lay members dealing with stressful situations arising from their trade union duties. Conference notes that […]

Equal Pay

Conference welcomes the decision to make the campaign for equal pay a top priority for UNISON this year. Surveys by UNISON and other organisations show that equal pay is a key concern to working women. Raising the profile of UNISON’s work on equal pay should encourage recruitment and retention of members. Conference notes that, as […]

Care for the Elderly

This Conference notes with concern the ever-increasing privatisation of elderly care, which has a disproportionate effect on women. This is as a direct result of the Government’s policy on funding a mixed economy, Best Value and the proposed new standards for residential establishments. All local councils are reducing the number of care beds they provide, […]

Ill Health Retirement Qualifications

Recent legislation has caused adverse changes in the ill health retirement scheme for members of UNISON. The criteria has changed to include permanently incapable until at the earliest the members’ 65th birthday. It would appear that those doctors who meet the new stringent qualifications required by the Government are expected to foresee the future for […]

Rule D.1.6 Shared Delegates

After the first sentence insert: “Where a branch or grouped branches have the right to be represented by more than one delegate, the branch or grouped branches may, in order to further promote proportionality, fair representation, or equal opportunities, elect two members to share one delegate seat allocated to the branch or grouped branches.”