Search Motions tagged health care conference 2016

Paying the Living Wage

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
20 January 2016
Decision
Carried

NHSBT branches have campaigned for many years to try to get agreement with their employer that any contractors they use employ staff on at least the Living wage. Conference welcomes growing numbers of NHS trusts and employers committing to become living wage employers both by paying their own staff at least the living wage but […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Protection for Whistleblowers in NHS

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

This Conference is aware of the stress placed on a member when they access the whistleblowing process. A decision to whistleblow is often the result of much soul searching by the Member(s) and is made more difficult when they see the effects on other people who have ‘whistleblown’. This can lead to: • suspension from […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Partnership working within the NHS

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference with this Tory led government posing massive threats to our trade union, with the new TU Bill that’s likely to become law this will put greater risks to the excellent partnership working that hospital NHS trusts and trades unions/staff side have built up over the years and worked hard to achieve. Whilst working with […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Stop the Coerced treatment for people with mental health needs in receipt of welfare benefits

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

The fundamental principle to consent for treatment is under threat; the government have asked Dame Carol Black to undertake a review on whether people suffering long term conditions should be deprived of benefits if they don’t accept treatment. The implied threat to mental health patients, is the withdrawing of benefits if they refuse treatment. The […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Seven day services and safe staffing

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
16 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference believes that moves to seven day operation must be carried out on a case by case basis informed by a robust evidence base. Conference asserts that extending the hours NHS services operate will require additional funding and cannot be achieved from within existing resources. Conference recognises that current Agenda for Change unsocial hours payments […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Refreshing Agenda for Change

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
15 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that negotiations have been taking place with NHS Employers over refreshing Agenda for Change. Conference calls on the Health Service Group Executive to reject any proposals that lead to a detriment to our members.

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Health and Safety Expertise within Branches

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
14 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference has concerns in regards to the way Healthcare organisations are attempting to meet the safer staffing levels recommended by the Francis Report. Often organisations are meeting these staffing requirements by the use of poor or inadequate skill mixing which includes the use of unsatisfactory banding levels of agency and bank staff in most health […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Promoting the health and wellbeing of NHS Staff

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
11 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that employers have a duty of care to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of their staff. Pledge 3 of the NHS Constitution (England) – a document whose principles are supported by all UK health departments – also makes a commitment to staff to maintain their health, wellbeing and safety. However, Conference is […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Oppose privatisation, rethink commissioning

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
11 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference believes that the way NHS services are commissioned in England has to change. Conference reiterates its opposition to NHS privatisation and notes that since the Health and Social Care Act 2012 came into force it is far easier for clinical and support services to be sold off, and increasingly even the actual commissioning itself. […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Agenda for Change pay scales – Don’t scrap the system, make it better!

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
11 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Consistent underfunding of the NHS since 2010, the refusal of the Westminster Government to support Agenda for Change and local pressure from irresponsible employers has meant we have spent the last five years defending rather than improving our national agreement. As a result, we have an agreement which we are committed to fight for, but […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

HOME VISITS

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
10 December 2015
Decision
Carried as Amended

NICE recently recommended that home visits should be a minimum of 30 minutes. Conference calls on the HSGE to work with Government and NHS Employers to ensure this recommendation becomes the norm, and also to ensure staffing levels in the NHS are adequate so that Employers can implement such visits.

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Sustainable Nursing Workforce

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
10 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Nursing across the UK is facing the perfect storm of increased demand and diminishing resources. A decision by the previous coalition government to slash the pre-registration commission numbers for student nurses has had catastrophic consequences for the NHS now. The age profile of our current nursing workforce means that an average organisation could lose up […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Defend Healthcare Student Bursaries

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
6 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference welcomes the decision at the 2015 Health Service Group Conference to call on the Health Service Group Executive to campaign for all nursing and other ‘non-medical’ pre-registration healthcare students to be paid a salary no less than the Living Wage. Conference condemns the announcement in George Osborne’s November 2015, Autumn statement, to end the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

CHALLENGING A TWO-TIER WORKFORCE IN SOCIAL CARE

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that the commissioning and provision of social care across the UK is delivered in different ways .In Northern Ireland health and social care is an integrated system. This has meant that NHS social care workers have benefitted from the Agenda for Change pay system. In contrast, those working in private provision are exploited […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Raising Standards of Cleanliness in NHS

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried as Amended

This conference recognises the critical importance of maintaining and improving standards of cleanliness throughout the NHS with particular emphasis in clinical areas. A quality environment for health care should not be a luxury but an essential element of every patients treatment. UNISON members working in Hospital Cleaning Services have continually shown 100% commitment and professionalism […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.