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LGBT Financial Capability

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
26 July 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference will note that there has long been a myth about the “pink pound”, which imagines lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people as living wildly hedonistic lifestyles and consuming luxury goods and services out of the reach of the rest of society. The reality is that LGBT people are far more likely to live […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

WE STAND TOGETHER TO SAY NO PLACE FOR HATE CRIME

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
1 January 2016
Decision
Carried

Challenge cuts to hate crime advice and support services; 8. Promote and distribute resources, such as posters and leaflets, to raise awareness of hate crime and seek, where feasible, a […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Getting the best from smart phone technology

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
23 September 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that modern technology has helped to shrink the world and make communication with those at home and in other countries easier and almost instantaneous. It provides us with opportunities we could never have imagined a few years ago, including in terms of trade union organising. However, it also introduces new and unforeseen risks […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Working globally for LGBT rights

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
28 July 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference welcomes the establishment in June 2015 of the All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) on Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rights, which “aims to support and enhance LGBT rights around the world and to ensure that the UK, other governments and civil society collectively adopt the most effective policies to champion and protect […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Trans Prisoners

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
29 July 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

That this Conference will be aware of the tragic deaths in custody last year of trans women being held in male prisons. “Vikki Thompson who was aged 21 at the time of her death was being held at Armley jail, a category B men’s prison, and had told friends she would kill herself, if she […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

#AskMyPronouns

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
26 July 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

Equality law in the United Kingdom (UK) has continued to update itself as time has passed in view of better knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing people, including those of transgender individuals. Although these laws ensure protection for transgender people the particulars of language are always changing. People working in the public service and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Discrimination in the LGBT community

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
19 July 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

This Conference welcomes the work that has been done to ensure that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) group is a positive, welcoming and inclusive group, to the extent that it can be seen as a good practice model for other LGBT organisations to learn from. This is not least because too many LGBT […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

ILGA co-secretary general says: ‘We are stronger together’

Ruth Baldacchino tells LGBT conference that decades of mobilising gives us valuable experience for the future

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

LGBT conference applauds recruitment award winners

Vice president Carol Sewell hands out awards and urges delegates to continue the excellent work

Article, Content update, News on the UNISON National site.

2016 LGBT – annual report and appendices

Media on the UNISON National site.

Nomination form

2016 LGBT Conference – Nomination Form. Deadline for completion and return: 12noon, Friday 23 September 2016

Media on the UNISON National site.

LGBT SELF-ORGANISATION – INCREASING STRENGTH AND I

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
1 January 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference affirms the benefits of attending this lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) conference, including opportunities to discuss current issues, shape the direction of UNISON’s LGBT work, learn more about UNISON and be re-energised for the coming year of activism. Conference believes that many of our regional groups, LGBT branch self-organised groups (SOG) and the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Securing Black LGBT perspectives and participation

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
23 September 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference welcomes the wealth of policy, good practice, advice and resources that we have built up over the past decades of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organising. These include much policy and good practice in organising, bargaining and campaigning on Black LGBT equality. However, conference notes the continuing challenge of disseminating information and resources, […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Taking forward UNISON’s work on intersex equality

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
28 July 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that momentum for the recognition of human rights and equality for people born with intersex bodies (variations of sex characteristics) has increased greatly over the last 2 years. Whilst this has mainly been positive, there continues to be confusion and misunderstanding of what intersex means and a lack of focus on everyday issues, […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Zero tolerance of biphobia – encouraging involvement

Conference
2016 National LGBT Conference
Date
28 July 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that of all the main sexual orientation groups, bisexual people are the most invisible and least provided for in terms of dedicated or fully relevant workplace policies or inclusive services. Lack of evidence on bisexual people at work and in using services is both a symptom and a cause of wider bisexual invisibility. […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.