Rule D.4.1.3 Self Organised Groups

Rule D.4.1.3 delete “members with disabilities” and insert “disabled members.” In addition, replace “members with disabilities” with “disabled members” throughout the Rule Book, i.e.: Rule B.2.3, delete “members with disabilities” and insert “disabled members”.

Developing a Young Members’ Organising Culture

Conference acknowledges that young members are the future of UNISON and that it is vitally important they are supported and encouraged to be active. Conference welcomes the commitment being shown to young members by the national Union through the prioritising of organising and recruiting work with young members, including the young members organising and recruitment […]

Campaign Against Privatisation

This Conference believes that the private ownership of essential services is being increasingly exposed for the disaster that it is. The state of Britain’s railways has revealed particularly clearly what happens when the mandatory priority of an undertaking is to maximise the profits of its shareholders. Private ownership can clearly be seen to reduce equality, […]

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 […]

Rule G.4.1.1 Branch Officers

After “International Officer” insert “Membership Officer”

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.”