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Hate crime: not just one target

Conference
2013 National LGBT Conference
Date
1 October 2013
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that hate crime continues to blight the lives of too many people, affecting them at work, in their homes and as they go about their lives. Conference acknowledges the work done by UNISON, by individual activists and by our community groups to highlight the extent and effect of hate crime, the limitations of […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

DOMESTIC ABUSE, MALE VIOLENCE AND THE ROLE OF UNISON

Conference
2013 National LGBT Conference
Date
1 August 2013
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes: 1. The majority of domestic abuse is perpetrated by men against women. According to data in the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), 31% of women and 18% of men had experienced any domestic abuse since the age of 16; 2. Women are far more likely to be victims of sexual […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Stop legal aid cuts for LGBT asylum seekers

Conference
2013 National LGBT Conference
Date
23 July 2013
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes the human rights abuses perpetrated within the country of origin of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who make asylum applications in the United Kingdom (UK). It also acknowledges the serious failings of the UK Borders and Immigration Agency to appropriately process and investigate such applications. All LGBT asylum seekers therefore need […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

DISMISSAL ON THE GROUNDS OF CAPABILITY – INFORMATION GATHERING

Conference
2013 National Disabled Members' Conference
Date
5 July 2013
Decision
Carried as Amended

This Conference is increasingly concerned at the number of UNISON members who are being dismissed through capability practices as a result of ill health. Whilst we know that this practice is becoming more common as the Tory led coalition continues to punish the public sector through its austerity measure, we need a clearer picture to […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Recognition of the Branch Disability Officer Role

Conference
2013 National Disabled Members' Conference
Date
4 July 2013
Decision
Carried

A few years ago the position of Branch Welfare Officer became a rule book position due to the necessity of that role. With the amendment of Rule D.4.2 carried at National Delegate Conference 2013 we believe the role of the Branch Disability Officer has changed and thus the role will become more pro-active within the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

ACCESS TO WORK – INADEQUATE BUDGETS

Conference
2013 National Disabled Members' Conference
Date
2 July 2013
Decision
Carried

This Conference recognises that the Department for Work and Pensions Access to Work Scheme has been vital to many of our disabled members’ reasonable adjustment needs in public service workplaces. An adequate package of support to meet the cost of adjustments can play a significant part in disabled people’s employability, it can affect career prospects […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Lack of Publicity for Retired Members

Conference
2013 National Retired Members Conference
Date
19 June 2013
Decision
Carried as Amended

Since Interactive ceased production very little information of direct relevance to retired members has been made available by UNISON to individual members. U-magazine has mentioned retired members only in passing on the letters page. It was suggested that an on-line version of Interactive might be produced but so far this has not happened and the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

RETIRED MEMBERS ORGANISING IN UNISON

Conference
2013 National Retired Members Conference
Date
18 June 2013
Decision
Carried

Due to the Coalition Government’s twin track to on the one hand selling off as much of the public sector as they can, and on the other hand frantically slashing any services and budgets they still control in order to cut their way out of the recession caused in part by their policies in the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Pension Credit

Conference
2013 National Retired Members Conference
Date
13 June 2013
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that: 1)there are two kinds of Pension Credit, Guarantee Credit which sets a minimum income for everybody over the qualifying age, and Savings Credit, which seeks to ensure that people over 65 who have saved a modest amount for old age are better off as a result; 2)four in ten pensioners qualify for […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Young People

Conference
2013 National LGBT Conference
Date
2 August 2013
Decision
Carried

Conference acknowledges the excellent work already undertaken by the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Committee to raise the awareness of issues faced by LGBT members. Unfortunately, LGBT members are still facing homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and our young people particularly suffer from bullying within education. We still hear about LGBT young people being […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

In – Out: Why Europe Matters – LGBT Equality in Europe

Conference
2013 National LGBT Conference
Date
2 August 2013
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that in 2008, ILGA-Europe (The European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association) and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) proposed a Horizontal Directive, banning discrimination in goods and services on grounds of age, disability, religion/belief and sexual orientation. One of the many benefits of a single legislative approach […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION IS GOOD

Conference
2013 National LGBT Conference
Date
1 August 2013
Decision
Carried

Conference is aware that many of our activists use videos, such as those from UNISON’s recent membership campaigns and television adverts, to raise awareness of our union. These are great recruitment tools which support our activists and engage potential members’ interest but they seldom promote the work the self-organised groups do or highlight the union’s […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Privatisation of public services and TUPE

Conference
2013 National LGBT Conference
Date
1 August 2013
Decision
Carried as Amended

Increasing privatisation of our public services means that many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members are being transferred into the employment of the private sector. For many, TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection in Employment Regulations) has been a saviour to maintaining hard won employment terms and conditions and the protection from discrimination, with sound […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Medication Packaging and Content Issues

Conference
2013 National Retired Members Conference
Date
6 June 2013
Decision
Carried

Modern day packaging of many types of medication is becoming increasingly difficult for elderly people to cope with, in particular the ‘bubble strip’ type packaging of tablets. This type of packaging often results in the user suffering finger cuts and sometimes the destruction of the capsule encased in the ‘bubble’. In addition to difficulties with […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Removal of Gender Discrimination in Pension Provision

Conference
2013 National Retired Members Conference
Date
5 June 2013
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that the median income of a woman pensioner is less than two thirds that of a man and that two thirds of pensioners living below the poverty line are women. This shocking injustice is the result of lifelong discrimination at work. In general compared to men women earn less so they save less […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.