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Funding for National Minimum Wage

Conference
2016 National Delegate Conference
Date
1 March 2016
Decision
Carried

On 8 July 2015, George Osborne stood up in Parliament at 12:30pm to deliver his Summer Budget speech. One of the announcements in that speech was: “I am today introducing a new National Living Wage. We’ve set it to reach £9 an hour by 2020. The new National Living Wage will be compulsory. Working people […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Immigration, Detention and Deportation

Conference
2016 National Delegate Conference
Date
1 March 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes: 1)The rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric and legislation both in the UK and across Europe; 2)The high proportion of Black workers in the UK who are being treated unfavourably in their workplaces by immigration legislation and policy. This is likely to impact negatively on their mental health and their ability to carry out their […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Don’t Silence the Occupation of Palestine

Conference
2016 National Delegate Conference
Date
29 February 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference is concerned at the introduction of new laws in Britain, the US and Israel, intended to silence those who campaign for the rights of the Palestinian people. In October 2015 the Conservative government announced they would introduce new rules “to stop politically-motivated boycott and divestment campaigns by town halls against UK defence companies and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Women and the State Pension

Conference
2016 National Delegate Conference
Date
25 February 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that the new single tier pension due to be introduced in April 2016 will fail to alleviate pensioner poverty not least because it is discriminatory against women. It is generally impossible for women to accrue the same level of occupational and state pension as men because of low pay, part-time working, time off […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Rule D Service Group Conference

Conference
2016 National Delegate Conference
Date
25 February 2016
Decision
Carried

Add new rule D 3.4.9 “D 3.4.9 The Private Contractors National Forum may submit up to two motions and amendments to the Group’s National Conference.” Renumber current rules D 3.4.9-3.4.11 to D 3.4.10-3.4.12.

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Health and Safety of Public Service Staff

Conference
2016 National Delegate Conference
Date
25 February 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that when public services are under pressure from cuts and re-organisations that pressures increase on both staff and service users. Add those things to the Westminster government’s austerity agenda and we have a recipe for disaster. Employee’s health, safety and well being in the workplace are bearing the brunt of a nation ready […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Opposing DFID’S Privatisation Agenda

Conference
2016 National Delegate Conference
Date
25 February 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference is concerned that the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is aggressively promoting the private sector as an alternative provider of public services globally. Traditionally privatisation, driven by the international finance institutions, has been promoted in infrastructure projects, particularly water, sanitation and energy, often with terrible consequences, but increasingly DFID is promoting a […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

An Organising Response To The Trade Union Bill

Conference
2016 National Delegate Conference
Date
9 February 2016
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference believes that the Trade Union Bill is best understood as a political attack on trade unionism. All unions will be affected by restrictions on their ability to undertake industrial action and political campaign activity, and will be subject to greater scrutiny by the Certification Officer. Public sector trade unionism will be especially hard hit […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Adding insult to injury – the autumn budget statement

Conference
2016 National Women's Conference
Date
26 January 2016
Decision
Carried

Conference notes with concern that the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review, published on 25 November 2015, does nothing to improve the financial stability and position of women, who have so far borne the brunt of the government’s austerity measures. A detailed assessment by the Women’s Budget Group, which was critical of the government’s failure to conduct […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

WOMEN AND WORKPLACE DRESS CODES

Conference
2016 National Women's Conference
Date
15 October 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that many women workers do not wish to dress in accordance with gendered stereotypes of what is ‘appropriate women’s dress’. Yet some employers continue to have dress codes with a number of gender-specific requirements. Conference believes that arguments that some forms of gender expression are unprofessional, or societal norms dictate that certain items […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Women’s access to justice

Conference
2016 National Women's Conference
Date
14 October 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes with concern the impact that successive government policies are having on women’s access to justice. For those women experiencing domestic violence, access to justice means: • receiving a timely, safe and understanding response to domestic violence from the police; • ensuring that civil remedies, such as injunctions, are used appropriately and are offered […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Now justice is only for those who can afford it

Conference
2016 National Women's Conference
Date
14 October 2015
Decision
Carried

The British judicial system was based on the bedrock that justice must not only be done, but be seen to be done as well. It should not be a system where justice should be done only to those who are rich enough to afford it. But in the UK the Government‘s austerity measures are adversely […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Save our newborns

Conference
2016 National Women's Conference
Date
13 October 2015
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that Group B Strep is a potentially fatal infection for newborn babies. In fact, it is recorded as the biggest killer of newborns and that it colonises in the vagina of 22% of all women. Because the women are carriers rather than being infected by the bacteria there are no symptoms therefore this […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

RAPE CRISIS IN CRISIS

Conference
2016 National Women's Conference
Date
13 October 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes with growing concern the funding crisis within services that support women who have experienced rape and sexual violence. In August 2015 it was reported that nationally none of the 46 Rape crisis organisations in England and Wales had secure funding beyond March 2016 despite a 50% increase in the number of survivors receiving […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Increasing young womens’ attendance at Women’s conference

Conference
2016 National Women's Conference
Date
21 September 2015
Decision
Carried

This conference notes that the numbers of young Women members attending have been very low for a number of years and that it is vital work is undertaken to address this. This conference also notes the scheme of branch representation requiring branches sending 4 delegates to include a young member in their delegation. This conference […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.