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2019 National Delegate Conference_Decisions_Booklet_Final

Media on the UNISON National site.

‘Empowering and inspirational’ – a first-time view of UNISON’s annual parliament

National Delegate Conference is often referred to as UNISON’s parliament. It’s the place where thousands of our members come together from every branch in the country to debate the issues affecting public service workers and decide how UNISON will respond for the next year. First-time delegate Laura Wilkes (Suffolk Area Health) reports on an “empowering […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Conference
2019 National Delegate Conference
Date
1 January 2019
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that #MeToo has transformed the debate around sexual harassment and has enabled women and men to come forward. with cases being reported in the media more than ever before. Conference acknowledges that anyone at any time can experience sexual harassment, but the statistics demonstrate that the overwhelming majority of victims are women. Conference […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Strengthening Maternity Rights

Conference
2019 National Delegate Conference
Date
25 February 2019
Decision
Carried

Conference notes with deep concern research by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) that too many women continue to experience pregnancy and maternity discrimination in UK workplaces. According to the EHRC research, of the 3,034 employers surveyed: 1)70% said women should declare up front about pregnancy during recruitment; 2)25% said it was reasonable during […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Fighting for an Accessible Welfare System

Conference
2019 National Delegate Conference
Date
25 February 2019
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that eligibility and assessment processes for welfare benefits and public services are rapidly moving to online platforms. For example, applications for Council Tax Support, Housing Benefit, Access to Work, and Universal Credit almost invariably need to be made online. Conversely, Personal Independence Payments (PIP) can only be applied for using a paper form, […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Recruitment and Retention of Members

Conference
2019 National Delegate Conference
Date
19 February 2019
Decision
Carried

Conference notes with pride the increase in UNISON membership during 2018 and commends the effort made by branches and activists towards this significant achievement in the face of unrelenting Tory cuts to public services. Throughout the decade of austerity UNISON has managed to mitigate membership losses and recruit new activists through its key Meeting the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Rule C Obligations of Membership

Conference
2019 National Delegate Conference
Date
18 February 2019
Decision
Carried

Delete current C 6.2 and replace with: “C 6.2 Details of where the rulebook may be downloaded from the UNISON website will be provided to each new member when they join. Hard copies of the rulebook may be requested.”

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Disability History Month

Conference
2019 National Delegate Conference
Date
4 February 2019
Decision
Carried

Disability History Month was set up in 2010 to provide a platform to focus on the work that has been done to fight for […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

UNISON urges an end to the ‘ongoing crisis in social care’

Although social care has been relatively protected compared to other council services, care spending per adult resident […]

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Live videos

National Delegate Conference 2019 Dave Prentis – UNISON General Secretary – addresses conference. Watch it on Facebook live here. National Delegate Conference 2018 Shadow Education secretary Angela Rayner speaking to conference on Friday morning on Facebook Live  

Article, Uncategorized on the Conferences site.

2019 NDC – Composite booklet

Media on the UNISON National site.

Draft Order of Business 2019

Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for a general election but demands Labour stays united

“This is a man who called a quarter of a million pounds a year from the Telegraph ‘chickenfeed’ and who now plans a tax […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

2019 NDC – Prioritised motions list

Media on the UNISON National site.

NEC sets policy on Brexit and so much more

Brexit, industrial action, campaigning, growing the union and planning for June’s national delegate conference all featured on a full agenda

Article, News on the UNISON National site.