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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UNISON vows greater support for private sector members

Workers for private contractors are the fastest growing group of UNISON members

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Labour government would bring back genuine national pay in education, says Angela Rayner MP

Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Friday) in Brighton, shadow secretary of state for education Angela Rayner MP said: “I became who I am today thanks to this union.  Because I wasn’t born in to the movement – I was made in it.  That is why I am so proud to be back here on the […]

Article on the UNISON National site.

Meghan, Trump and UNISON – Dr Johnson stirs it up

American trade unionist gives a rousing and compassionate speech to UNISON’s national delegate conference

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON conference makes the case for a ‘Workers’ Brexit’

Tories pushing the UK ‘towards a cliff edge’, Brighton delegates are told

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘We’re just getting started,’ declares Dave Prentis in key conference speech

Barnstorming speech at UNISON’s national delegate conference celebrates the triumphs of the past 25 years – and the successes to come

Article 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.

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.

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.