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About Conference 2018

Media on the UNISON National site.

Current Policy Including Amendments

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2018 NDC Preliminary Agenda

Media on the UNISON National site.

Delivering the Promise of the Good Friday Agreement

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
27 February 2018
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that 10th April marked the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, over 40 years of our trade union campaign for peace and justice and 25 years of unswerving support for that campaign from UNISON, our National Executive Council, our regions and branches. Conference welcomes that the Agreement has led to relative peace […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Housing Affordability is a growing concern for public service workers

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
22 February 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference recognises that housing is an increasingly significant issue for the workforce in the Eastern Region and nationally, affecting where members can live, what they can access, work life balance and what they can afford. Government policies have failed to ensure an adequate supply of decent, secure, safe and truly affordable homes that workers and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Our place on the global stage post-Brexit

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
21 February 2018
Decision
Carried

Conference is concerned that post-Brexit, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights will be undermined at home and abroad due to the Tory Government‘s weak and wobbly Brexit and due to trade negotiations failing to take into account social and environmental protections, workers and human rights. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox started discussions on a […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Rule C Honorary Members

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
20 February 2018
Decision
Carried

C 2.8.2 Add at the end “or in such cases where a Rule I investigation is either impracticable or inappropriate, the National Executive Council shall have the power to revoke the Honorary Membership.”

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Inclusion in our union – improving equality outcomes

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
23 February 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Equality and diversity in our union is vital. Whilst we have a lot to celebrate and are seen at the front edge of equality policy and organising for equality with our self organised groups, there continues to be significant equality developments within our union, across employers and in our members’ workplaces. There are higher proportions […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Making 2019 the year for young workers

Conference agrees to organise and recruit more workers under 25

Article on the UNISON National site.

Blog: National delegate conference isn’t like other union conferences – like our union, it’s special

It’s a great opportunity to come together as a public service workers, meet old friends and new and recommit to our shared values of equality, democracy and publicly owned services. Personally, I love seeing so many of you together in one place, hearing your stories of fighting and winning for our members and learning about the awe-inspiring campaigns you lead.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

2018 National Delegate Conference Final Agenda

Media on the UNISON National site.

Wholly Owned Subsidiary Companies

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
1 January 2018
Decision
Carried

Conference is alarmed at the spread of new NHS arm length companies being set up in England. Potentially employing thousands of staff these companies seek to exploit a VAT loophole to reduce their operating costs. Though owned by local NHS trusts they in future could bring in cheap labour and deny pension scheme access to […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Privatisation and PFI – Building the Campaign

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
27 February 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes: 1)UNISON’s sustained opposition to privatisation and the private finance initiative for more than two decades; 2)The positive role played by UNISON in securing the motions opposing PFI at the labour party conferences in 2001 and 2002 as UNISON demonstrated the negative impact of such schemes; highlighting that PFI contractors were cutting the pay, […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Workers’ Rights in Turkey

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
20 February 2018
Decision
Carried

Since the failed coup attempt in July 2016 Turkey has experienced a rapid deterioration of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. President Erdogan has used the state of emergency to detain, dismiss and silence his critics; targeting trade unionists, journalists, human rights defenders and anyone perceived not to support the government. Approximately 120,000 […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Crisis in Local Government

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
19 February 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Local Government and local services are at crisis point. Demands and expectations of services are increasing year on year while finances are dwindling. Local authorities provide the glue that hold society together; either through lifelong education, wellbeing, transportation, refuse or social care to name but a few. Services that every person uses at some point, […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.