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PAY

Conference
2014 National Delegate Conference
Date
1 January 2014
Decision
Carried

Conference reiterates its belief that our members deserve fair pay, equal pay and that no member should earn less than the Living Wage. However we note that living standards for working people have now suffered the greatest fall since the Victorian era; wages are stagnant across the economy yet the price of essentials continues to […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Scrapping the bedroom tax

Conference
2014 National LGBT Conference
Date
26 September 2014
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that a Private Members Bill “The Affordable Homes Bill” successfully passed its second reading in September 2014, when Members of Parliament voted 304 to 237 in favour. The bedroom tax is a deduction from housing benefit (or the housing element of universal credit) for claimants deemed to be under-occupying their social rented homes. […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Social care for trans people – Treated with dignity & respect

Conference
2014 National LGBT Conference
Date
1 August 2014
Decision
Carried

Conference notes the report produced by NatCen research for UNISON into the effect of austerity on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people highlighting how equality is being side-lined and many specialist services are being diminished for LGBT people. We also note with caution the savage cuts to our health and social care services by […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

No to Pinkwashing. No to Israeli Apartheid.

Conference
2014 National LGBT Conference
Date
31 July 2014
Decision
Carried

“No to Pinkwashing” is a group of Palestine campaigners, trades unionists and socialists based in Britain with strong links with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and with UNISON. “Pinkwashing” is a public relations tactic used by Israel. Israel is increasingly unpopular all over the world because of its occupation, settlements, the Apartheid Wall and the blockade […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Beyond the European Elections – what happens next?

Conference
2014 National LGBT Conference
Date
31 July 2014
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that in May 2014, 28 European Union (EU) member states elected 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to represent their interests across Europe. These representatives have a 5 year term to advance policies and, for us, promote a Europe that celebrates its diverse members whilst condemning hate crime and inequality. Of the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

We Need You – Branch LGBT Officers

Conference
2014 National LGBT Conference
Date
31 July 2014
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that equality is at the heart of UNISON. We have a long history of challenging discrimination and winning equality in the workplace and beyond. Whilst we have made great strides towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality and recognition of our rights, there are still areas where members experience discrimination, bullying and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Homophobic Teaching in Schools

Conference
2014 National LGBT Conference
Date
29 July 2014
Decision
Carried

It has become apparent through press reports on Thursday 19th June that over 30 schools across the UK are using textbooks from the US-based Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum, which teach amongst other abhorrent views: that Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) can be avoided through religion; that homosexuality is a sin and a choice; evolution is […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

For LGBT generations united

Conference
2014 National LGBT Conference
Date
22 July 2014
Decision
Carried

This conference believes there has been truly significant progress in achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the workplace and society in the United Kingdom, but agrees there is still more to do reach true equality here, and much more so around the world. This conference believes that the work of […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

SUPPORTING INTERSEX MEMBERS WITHIN UNISON

Conference
2014 National LGBT Conference
Date
1 January 2014
Decision
Carried

Conference welcomes the increasing strength of the intersex movement and the third International Intersex Organising Forum, held in Malta in November 2013, attended by activists representing 30 intersex organisations from all continents. It notes that the Forum adopted a public statement including recommendations on a wide range of issues of concern to people born intersex. […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Zero hour contracts

Conference
2014 National Women's Conference
Date
18 October 2013
Decision
Carried

This Conference is concerned at the growing number of zero hour contracts that are being forced onto a desperate workforce. Conference believes that a disproportionate number of women in public services are increasingly being subjected to these types of contracts. The Coalition Government and private sector claim that zero hour contracts offer both the employer […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

End violence against Black women

Conference
2014 National Women's Conference
Date
17 October 2013
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that domestic violence and abuse does not discriminate. It happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex partnerships. It occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels. And while women are more commonly victimised, men are also abused. The bottom line is that abusive behaviour is never acceptable. According to Women’s Aid: […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Food Banks

Conference
2014 National Women's Conference
Date
17 October 2013
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that in 2012, the national women’s committee brought a motion to conference highlighting the resurgence of food banks across the UK. At that time, it was reported that in September 2011, 130 food banks were feeding up to 100,000 people. It is shocking to note that the Trussell Trust now has 400 food […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

FREE SANITARY PRODUCTS FOR ALL WOMEN

Conference
2014 National Women's Conference
Date
17 October 2013
Decision
Carried as Amended

In these austere times women often bear the brunt of stretching finances in the home. It is well known that when it comes to prioritising essential things such as food and bills against personal items, food, bills, kids and home always come first, and women’s dignity and health issues go out of the window. One […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Support for those suffereing Domestic Violence

Conference
2014 National Women's Conference
Date
10 October 2013
Decision
Carried

Conference notes the rise in domestic violence; a staggering 1 million females were victims of domestic violence last year accounting for 1 in 5 of all assaults. It has long been understood that domestic violence tends to increase during difficult periods for society, such as recession, and in these austere times with cuts to police […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

DOMESTIC ABUSE: SUPPORT FOR WOMEN IN EMPLOYMENT

Conference
2014 National Women's Conference
Date
9 October 2013
Decision
Carried as Amended

For women in an abusive relationship, the work place is an important protective factor; it offers time away from the abuser; space for women to be themselves and valued for their skills and abilities; a source of income that provides some autonomy and independence; and communication with work colleagues that reduces isolation. The general perception […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.