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Union charter to commit employers to tackle violence at work

‘Our members do not go to work to be assaulted’ community conference declares

Article on the UNISON National site.

2017 Community Conference – Emergency Change of Delegate Form

Change of delegate to be completed via the OCS up to the cut-off point of 5pm, Monday 27 February 2017. This form is only to be used from Tuesday 28 February 2017 and should be handed in to the conference desk at Bournemouth.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Contracts and retenders

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
11 November 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that increasing cuts to local authority budgets and dwindling funding sources has led to contracts and retenders becoming increasingly competitive. More and more often the community sector has to compete with private companies. Contracts and future funding are being cut to the bone but the work required is being increased and the demand […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Staying alive – the impact of austerity cuts on LGBT workers in community

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
10 November 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes the report “Staying Alive: The Impact of Austerity Cuts on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Voluntary and Community Sector in England and Wales 2014, a report commissioned by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) which identified that reductions in funding from the public sector mean that LGBT community organisations are having to […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

STRATEGY FOR ORGANISING AND DEVELOPING OUR WORK

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
9 November 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes the work undertaken by the Service Group Executive and in particular the Community Service Group in Scotland prior to the passing of 2016 National Delegate Conference Motion 2 ‘Organising for growth’. The preliminary work carried out by the Community Service Group in Scotland included a brief outline of regional Community structures and précis […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Brexit

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
9 November 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference is concerned about the long-term impact on our Community member’s terms and conditions following the referendum result in which a majority of voters said they wanted the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. With Brexit comes the real risk of a negative impact on funding for the sector which, if reduced, would have […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Bullying and Harassment

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
8 November 2016
Decision
Carried

Work life in the Community and Voluntary Sector should be about supporting individuals to achieve for them the best quality of life possible with the minimum of distraction and the maximum of support by colleagues and management. In reality it is nowhere near that Utopia, incredible as it may sound the culture of bullying and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Housing Associations and Charities that refuse to recognise Trade Unions are Human Rights violators

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
11 November 2016
Decision
Carried

This Community conference notes:- That a number of UK Housing Associations and Charities do not recognise trade unions for collective bargaining. Some of these employers are union busters and have de-recognised trade unions, attacked union representatives and blacklisted union and safety activists. The UN Charter of Human Rights, as well as International Labour Organisation (ILO) […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Monitoring Activism

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
10 November 2016
Decision
Carried

The National Black Member’s Committee welcomes the data it received from the UNISON RMS membership database in 2012. The data shows that there are fewer than average Black activists, but more white activists. The categories for Caribbean, African, Asian, Indian (UK other) needs to be updated and used to encourage Black members to become more […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Violence at work and sick pay

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
10 November 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference believes it is fundamentally wrong that some workers in the charity sector, and other sectors covered by the Community Service Group, who are exposed to violent situations in the course of their work, sustaining injuries are then suffering doubly because their employer fail to pay sick pay, or pay inadequate statutory sick pay. The […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Community in the Race to the Bottom.

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
9 November 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference is concerned that Tory economic policies and austerity agenda is drawing the community sector, in particular, national charities into a competitive market resulting in them placing a commercial value on services which impacts not only on the morale of workers but increasingly results in attacks to our member’s terms, conditions and pay. More and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Violence against community workers

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
9 November 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes the mounting evidence that violence against staff working for Community employers is a serious and growing problem. In October 2016, the BBC broadcast information gathered by ‘Inside Housing’ showing that seven out of ten workers from housing associations had been either physically or verbally abused in the preceding twelve months. These appalling incidents […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

2017 Community Conference Bulletin

This bulletin contains all the relevant information for the 2017 Community Service Group Conference and Seminar including accommodation information, travel forms and important deadlines. Please note the important new information regarding requests for access.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Funding for Charities and the “National Living Wage”

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
10 November 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that in his 2015 Budget announcement the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced that the establishment of a “National Living Wage” for workers over the age of 25. The rate for this wage was established at £7.20 an hour from April 2016, rising to £9 an hour by 2020. Conference disputes […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

EU Nationals working in the community & voluntary sector

Conference
2017 Community Service Group Conference
Date
8 November 2016
Decision
Carried

After the result of the Remain/Leave vote on 23 June 2016 the future of over 3 million people with the right to live in the United Kingdom was suddenly cast into doubt. The total number may be higher if their family members (spouses, parents, others) from outside the EU is taken into account. The current […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.