Search Motions tagged 2018 National Delegate Conference

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.

Justice For The Windrush Generation

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
7 June 2018
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that while the Windrush scandal has led to the resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd on 30 April 2018, the policies themselves are still in operation and compensation schemes will be delayed while public consultations are held. Conference is appalled at the treatment that UNISON member Michael Braithwaite and other members of the […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Homelessness

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

Conference recognises the increase in homelessness in recent years. This is most readily seen by the increasing numbers of rough sleepers in all parts of the country. However, the number of people living in over-crowded conditions, ‘couch surfing’ and in inappropriate and often unsafe situations has also increased. The UK government has no credible homelessness […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Rule J The Political Fund

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
23 February 2018
Decision
Carried

Delete the current Rule J and replace with: “J The Political Fund The rules of the Political Fund set out in sections 1-2 below apply to all members regardless of when they joined the Union. The particular rules which apply to members who joined the Union before 1st March 2018 are set out in section […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

The Crisis in Health and Social Care

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

Conference is alarmed that our health and social care system faces an unparalleled crisis of under-funding, staff shortages, organisational upheaval and privatisation. With the country set to celebrate 70 years of the NHS on 5 July 2018, Conference is appalled that our health service is currently embroiled in a crisis made in Westminster. Conference notes […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Rule G Branch Officers

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
14 February 2018
Decision
Carried

G 4.1.1 Branch Officers After “Welfare Officer” insert “, Women’s Officer (who must be a woman)”

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Public Housing Post Grenfell

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

Conference notes that the Grenfell Tragedy has transformed discussion about the housing crisis. Grenfell was an avoidable tragedy created by more than 30 years of political decisions to cut, deregulate and privatise across housing and public safety which has included: 1)Cutting investment in council and social housing; 2)Privatising Council Housing stock through stock transfer and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Low Pay and Women in UNISON

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

Conference celebrates the fact that the hard work of our low paid women members has been central to all the many successes of our union. UNISON’s principles of proportionality and fair representation means that some seats on our elected bodies, including the National Executive Council, are reserved for women low-paid members, so that the make-up […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Protecting our members and growing in private contractors

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

Conference notes that in the 25 years since UNISON was created the world our members work in has changed considerably. Thatcher’s government opened the door to public sector privatisation and this has been built upon by successive governments. Under the coalition government outsourcing doubled and the current Westminster government shows no sign of changing course. […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

The UK EU Withdrawal Agreement and the Future UK – EU Relationship: Campaigning for a New EU Deal Fit For Workers

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

Conference notes that since the triggering of Article 50 March 2017 the government’s European Union (EU) withdrawal negotiations have been embarrassingly incompetent. There has been no clear EU exit plan or cohesive strategy to get the best deal from the negotiations for the UK economy and workers. The weak UK negotiations have been a result […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Exiting the EU and Devolution

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
5 February 2018
Decision
Carried

Conference welcomes UNISON’s priorities in our Exiting the EU campaign that seeks to inform and engage members and the general public on the impact of the EU exit negotiations. This strategy recognises the importance of addressing all devolved issues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Conference recognises that exiting the EU can have a differential […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Make 2019 the Year of Young Workers

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
17 January 2018
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference believes that the strength and sustainability of UNISON depends on the recruitment and organisation of young workers, and their development as activists and leaders. Conference notes, however, that while UNISON has had some measure of success in recruiting young workers, their numbers have remained at around 5% of the membership, and less than 2% […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Universal Credit

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
1 January 2018
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that: 1) Universal Credit (UC) has been beset with IT failures and delays; 2) There have been many criticisms of UC, which while not opposing UC wholesale, have led to calls for the removal of some of the anti-claimant elements of UC, for example an end to in work sanctions, increased conditionality, monthly […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Human rights and equality protections in Northern Ireland

Conference
2018 National Delegate Conference
Date
27 February 2018
Decision
Carried

In the light of the recent political difficulties on the restoration of devolved Government in Northern Ireland we face the threat of direct rule via the Tories, some of whom are disgracefully trying to dismiss the Good Friday Agreement for their own ends. It is fair to say that the vast majority of people in […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.