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Rules 3. Rule M Data Protection Act policy

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

M 6 Delete existing title and replace with “M6 Data protection” In M 6.2 insert “and requirements” after “data protection principles” Delete existing M 6.4 and replace with: “6.4 a member seeking to enforce his/her rights should address them to the Data Protection Officer.  Any such requests that are received by a branch or union […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

108. Private Insurance

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

UNISON has been a long standing supporter of the NHS not only because of our members who work in the sector but also because of what the NHS represents. The most talented and dedicated people work in the NHS and provide the best care a patient can receive. However the current political debates are increasingly […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

105. Activity Based Budgeting and the Regional Pool Structure

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

Conference notes that part i) of motion 121, “Gateway to the Future: Stable and Sustainable Branch Resources”, which was passed at National Delegate Conference 2016 states: “During 2016, in consultation with regions, the regional pool structure and criteria will be revised to facilitate increased funding for branches whose reserves are insufficient to fund their activity-based […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

93. Campaigning for Real Devolution

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

Conference notes that the current Conservative Government has continued to pursue the devolution agenda championed by the previous Labour Government, but in a manner contrary to the true principles of devolution. In many cases this now means devolving responsibility for service delivery without providing adequate funding.  In practice this means the Conservative Government’s devolution agenda […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

91. Stand Up to Racism

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

Conference notes: The attempts by some politicians and the right-wing media to stoke division through the scapegoating of migrants, refugees and Muslims; The election of Donald Trump as US president on a platform that including vicious racism towards Mexicans, Muslims and Black people – this will give further encouragement to racists here too; That anti-migrant […]

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88. Stand up to Racism

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

Conference notes: The attempts by some politicians and the right-wing media to stoke division through the scapegoating of migrants, refugees and Muslims; The election of Donald Trump as US president on a platform that including vicious racism towards Mexicans, Muslims and black people – this will give further encouragement to racists here too; That anti-migrant […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

84. EU Exit – Protecting the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

The current position of the UK Government for a ‘hard’ exit from the EU places the Northern Ireland peace process in severe jeopardy and has serious implications for the island of Ireland as a whole. This peace agreement received the consent of the majority of the people in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

72. Jobstown not Guilty – Defend the right to protest.

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

In 2016 working people in the Republic of Ireland built a mass campaign of non-payment and direct action to defeat the imposition of a tax on water. This charge was a first step towards the privatisation of water. On 21 October 2016, a 17 year old was found guilty of false imprisonment in the Children’s […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

69. New threats to Cuba from Trump administration

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

UNISON welcomes the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba in 2015. However, we note that the US blockade remains in place and Guantánamo Bay continues to be illegally US-occupied. UNISON notes that the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed 52 fines on US and overseas companies for carrying out […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

66. Saudi Arabia – Ending the Links

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

Conference notes that in March 2015, a Saudi led coalition intervened in Yemen’s civil war in support of the country’s recently deposed president. The move was backed by a deeply slanted UN security council resolution, in which the Saudi’s and other regional monarchies took a leading role in drafting, and which was then rubber-stamped by […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

59. Child marriage is child labour

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

Conference notes that in September 2016 the International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched the Alliance 8.7, an initiative which will bring together all interested parties to join forces in achieving UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development target 8.7, aiming at a world without forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. Conference welcomes the initiative, […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

57. A Living Pension

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

Conference notes that many older people are living well below the poverty level, which at present is £182 per week. The UK State Pension is rated as one of the worst in Europe. Pensions are not benefits but are in fact deferred wages from previous National Insurance payments and deductions from work and taxable income. […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

50. Universal Basic Income

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

Universal (or Unconditional) Basic Income, also known as Citizen’s Income, is a redistributive policy proposal that has been around for centuries, and is once again making headlines. It was advocated by Martin Luther King, Jr. shortly before his death, among many others. The idea is that every single citizen, as a non-withdrawable right, receives a […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

44. Stop the State Visit of Trump

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

Within hours of allegedly cementing the UK governments “special relations” with Donald Trump and his billionaire’s government, Trump implemented his ban on muslims and attack on refugees. The ban immediately provoked massive demonstrations of US workers blocking the airports in defence of refugees and muslims. The following day tens of thousands took to the streets […]

Motion on the Conferences site.

35. Our National Health Service is at breaking point

Conference
Date
June 16, 2017
Decision

Conference believes that our National Health Service is at breaking point. On the backdrop of continued cuts and closures, private companies seek to gain even more of a foothold within the NHS. Continued pay restraint has seen the value of NHS staff salaries reduce by 14% since 2010 and there are now 25,000 nursing and […]

Motion on the Conferences site.