Search Motions tagged 2018 National Delegate Conference

Organising and growing our membership in the Private Contractors and Community

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
23 February 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that UNISON membership in Private Contractors and Community employers continues to grow due to both increased recruitment but also increased contracting. In 2017 recruitment in these areas now represents nearly 31% of all new joiners nationally. This proportion was matched almost exactly in the East Midlands, with around 6% joining from Community and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Promoting the Union as an Organising Union

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
20 February 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that since the formation of UNISON twenty five years ago there has been significant progress in recruiting and organising new members. As a result of the work done across the whole union, UNISON is now the largest UK trade union. It is particularly pleasing, from the point of view of the future of […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Schedule E Political Fund Ballot

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
23 February 2018
Decision
Carried

Schedule E: Political Fund Ballot 2. Delete: “ “the Certification Officer” means the Certification Officer for Trade Unions and Employer’s Associations whose address is 22nd floor, Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3JJ.” And replace with: “ “the Certification Officer” means the Certification Officer for Trade Unions and Employer’s Associations whose address is Certification […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Race Equality Act – How far have we come since 1968?

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
26 February 2018
Decision
Carried

On 8 December 1965 the first Race Relations Act came into force in Britain. Prior to this, it was legal to discriminate against people because of the colour of their skin, and this act was the first in many equality legislation to promote non-discrimination and equality, the Act was amended in 1968. This year is […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Working people already paid for the financial crises; they should not pay for Brexit

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
26 February 2018
Decision
Carried

The Conservatives’ self-imposed Brexit deadline is fast approaching but they remain distracted by internal divisions and ideological entrenchment, which is in real danger of pushing the country towards a cliff edge. In February 2018, Cabinet ministers have lined up to produce a series of ‘major speeches’ on Brexit that has only succeeded in highlighting how […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Palestine – End The Detention of Children

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
1 January 2018
Decision
Carried

Conference is appalled at the treatment of Palestinian children by Israel. The arrest of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi shone a spotlight on Israel’s systematic abuse of minors through the process of military detention. The treatment of Ahed rightly generated a global response, but her situation is far from unique. Each year the Israeli military arrests and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
1 January 2018
Decision
Carried

Conference applauds the historic landslide vote by the people of the Republic of Ireland to repeal the Eighth amendment to the Irish constitution and recognises the huge victory for women’s right to choose both in the South but also as a beacon of hope for all women where ever they live who are still fighting […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Inclusion in our union – improving equality outcomes

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
23 February 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Equality and diversity in our union is vital. Whilst we have a lot to celebrate and are seen at the front edge of equality policy and organising for equality with our self organised groups, there continues to be significant equality developments within our union, across employers and in our members’ workplaces. There are higher proportions […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Rule C Honorary Members

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
20 February 2018
Decision
Carried

C 2.8.2 Add at the end “or in such cases where a Rule I investigation is either impracticable or inappropriate, the National Executive Council shall have the power to revoke the Honorary Membership.”

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Our place on the global stage post-Brexit

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
21 February 2018
Decision
Carried

Conference is concerned that post-Brexit, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights will be undermined at home and abroad due to the Tory Government‘s weak and wobbly Brexit and due to trade negotiations failing to take into account social and environmental protections, workers and human rights. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox started discussions on a […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Housing Affordability is a growing concern for public service workers

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
22 February 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference recognises that housing is an increasingly significant issue for the workforce in the Eastern Region and nationally, affecting where members can live, what they can access, work life balance and what they can afford. Government policies have failed to ensure an adequate supply of decent, secure, safe and truly affordable homes that workers and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Delivering the Promise of the Good Friday Agreement

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
27 February 2018
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that 10th April marked the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, over 40 years of our trade union campaign for peace and justice and 25 years of unswerving support for that campaign from UNISON, our National Executive Council, our regions and branches. Conference welcomes that the Agreement has led to relative peace […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Crisis in Local Government

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
19 February 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Local Government and local services are at crisis point. Demands and expectations of services are increasing year on year while finances are dwindling. Local authorities provide the glue that hold society together; either through lifelong education, wellbeing, transportation, refuse or social care to name but a few. Services that every person uses at some point, […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Workers’ Rights in Turkey

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
20 February 2018
Decision
Carried

Since the failed coup attempt in July 2016 Turkey has experienced a rapid deterioration of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. President Erdogan has used the state of emergency to detain, dismiss and silence his critics; targeting trade unionists, journalists, human rights defenders and anyone perceived not to support the government. Approximately 120,000 […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Privatisation and PFI – Building the Campaign

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
27 February 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes: 1)UNISON’s sustained opposition to privatisation and the private finance initiative for more than two decades; 2)The positive role played by UNISON in securing the motions opposing PFI at the labour party conferences in 2001 and 2002 as UNISON demonstrated the negative impact of such schemes; highlighting that PFI contractors were cutting the pay, […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.