Short Term Funding

This Conference notes with alarming concern the failure of this Service Group Executive to implement any of the Motion 27 2004 on this issue. This is an increasingly burning issue in light of the current financial climate within forces, as short-term funding may be the only recourse for forces to be able to continue serving […]

National Code of Conduct/Disp. Procedure

This Conference notes that despite last year’s Conference decision to produce joint guidelines to all Police Branches and Force HR Heads – no progress has been made on a formal agreed National protocol. This failure has seriously disadvantaged the representation of our membership. Conference therefore instructs the Service Group Executive to act immediately to: 1) […]

Pensions and Industrial Action Procedures

This Conference is extremely aggrieved at the reluctance of our Union not to have taken the Local Government Pension Scheme campaign on a national basis but to leave it to a Service Group to take action therefore excluding other affected Service Groups. This Conference feels alienated by this action. This Conference instructs the Service Group […]

Career break

This Conference notes that many but not all forces have a career break scheme for Police Staff. Conference notes that career breaks are of benefit to both staff and the employer. Conference calls on the Union’s national negotiators to commence negotiations to include a career break scheme as part of the Police Staff Council Handbook.

Pay Parity

That this Conference believes that the delivery of high quality policing is directly related to the Terms and Conditions of our Police Staff Members in particular parity of pay across all Police Forces. The survey undertaken by UNISON in 2003 of Police Staff pay and conditions clearly highlighted the inconsistencies across the country and set […]

Supporting the Carers

More action from both the government and employers is needed to help families balance work and caring responsibilities. the UK has an ageing population, a falling birth rate and increasing family breakdown. These factors, aswell as lesser mobility, leads to a loss of family networks for many. This means that more often women are simultaneously […]

Lifelong Learning and Women

Conference notes that women earn on average 82p for every £1 men earn. That part-time women workers earn 41p for every £1 full time men earn. That women are often segregated into the lowest paid, lowest status, jobs. Conference notes that the gender pay gap and workplace segregation can be attributed in part to the […]

Equality for Part-Time Workers During Bank Holidays

UNISON members have continuously raised this issue, stating that the current position on part-time workers owing or gaining time off due to pro rata bank holidays is intolerable. As the situation stands, those part-time workers who work the beginning of the week are treated less favourably than those who work the latter, this is especially […]

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Group

Conference notes that: 1) following many years of informal discussion and several rounds of formal consultation within the lesbian and gay self-organised group, the 2003 Lesbian and Gay Conference agreed that the UNISON lesbian and gay group should be replaced by a UNISON lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group; 2)the necessary rule change from Lesbian […]

Think Before you Pink

Last year, Conference called for action which would raise the importance of trying to stop breast cancer before it starts. This is about more than having an adequate national screening programme that merely detects a disease which already exists. It is about funding research into why it is that one in every nine women in […]

Eating Disorders

Conference recognises that eating disorders are the most deadly of all mental illnesses, affecting mostly women and teenage girls, and is among the most difficult to treat. Eating disorders can have severe medical consequences including damaging effects on virtually every organ system including cardiac, reproductive, kidney and musculoskeletal. Suicide is also a major risk factor. […]

Double Disadvantage

Conference notes the research, conclusions, and recommendations of A Double Disadvantage? Minority Ethnic Women in Trade Unions. The research recommended: 1)mentoring of black activists by more experienced activists and officers – a very important and effective way to learn about the union and to develop skills; 2)support for networking, which is a crucial route into […]

Mental Health and Wellbeing for Women in Work

Just over 280,000 people in Wales are being treated by their doctor for depression, 195,000 of those are women. These figures are dwarfed by the numbers of people across the UK are are being treated for depression, where three million people are in receipt of doctor support for depression, the overwhelming majority of these are […]

Women and Work Commission

In autumn 2004, the Prime Minister established a Women and Work Commission to look at how men’s and women’s education and skills affect which jobs they can get; promotion and career progression; women’s experiences in the job market, before and after having children and women’s differing experiences of working either full time and part-time. All […]

Recognition of Unknown Carers

It is estimated that one in ten children is a young carer in the UK today, saving the country an estimated £3 million per year. The majority of these children will be caring for their mother or enabling their mother to work by caring for another family member. The majority of young carers are girls. […]