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CHALLENGING A TWO-TIER WORKFORCE IN SOCIAL CARE

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that the commissioning and provision of social care across the UK is delivered in different ways .In Northern Ireland health and social care is an integrated system. This has meant that NHS social care workers have benefitted from the Agenda for Change pay system. In contrast, those working in private provision are exploited […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Raising Standards of Cleanliness in NHS

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried as Amended

This conference recognises the critical importance of maintaining and improving standards of cleanliness throughout the NHS with particular emphasis in clinical areas. A quality environment for health care should not be a luxury but an essential element of every patients treatment. UNISON members working in Hospital Cleaning Services have continually shown 100% commitment and professionalism […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Addressing the race equality gap for NHS staff

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

The NHS, which generations of Black workers helped to build, still continues to depend on their hard work. It’s the largest employer of Black people in England. Over 19% of nurses and 11% of non-medical staff in the NHS are non-white. However, too many of our members are still experiencing racist discrimination in the workplace […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Revitalisation of Job Evaluation

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that since the introduction of AFC in 2004 UNISON members have benefitted from the implementation of a common set of terms and conditions and equality proofed grading structure. The system of job evaluation implemented alongside AFC was delivered in partnership and implemented with employers and trade unions working together to ensure fairness and […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Zero-hours contracts in the NHS

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
18 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes with concern the report from the Office of National Statistics issued in September 2015 that indicates that the number of people working on zero-hours contracts climbed to 744,000 from 624,000 in 2014, a rise of 19% to 2.4% of the total UK workforce of 31 million. Conference is particularly alarmed that the Health […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Improving mental health amongst LGBT health care workers

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
16 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference reaffirms the fact that discrimination is bad for your health – both physical and mental. Research published by Manchester Business School in 2014 found significantly higher levels of poor mental health amongst lesbian, gay and bisexual workers than non-LGB workers. The highest levels were amongst lesbian and bisexual workers. Research into transgender workers’ experiences […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Monitor’s proposals threaten safe staffing

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
15 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes with concern the letter sent out in Summer 2015 by Monitor and the Trust Development Authority to all provider trusts in England asking them to take urgent measures to reduce the predicted national £2 billion health deficit. The measures suggested include “to ensure vacancies are filled only where essential”, but does not explain […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

NHS FUNDING

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
14 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference notes that the Government made a promise of an increase in the annual funding for the NHS of £8bn more above the annual rate in inflation by 2020. Conference demands that the Government not only keeps its promise but that it pays the extra £ 8bn now. This payment needs to be actioned now […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

The NHS Funding Crisis

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
11 December 2015
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference is appalled at the ongoing under-funding of our NHS. Conference refutes the claims of the Westminster government to have protected the NHS from spending cuts. Conference asserts that since 2010 NHS spending has failed miserably to keep pace with the spiralling costs of healthcare caused by increased demand, an ageing population and expensive new […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

NHS Tariffs and the impact on staff

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
11 December 2015
Decision
Carried as Amended

Conference is concerned that the complex tariff system in operation in the NHS may disadvantage some services, and consequently our members that provide those services. The tariffs result in lower levels of funding for those services, leading to difficulty in recruiting; staff shortages; increased workload and less flexibility, thus impacting on the health and wellbeing […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Dementia Friends

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
15 December 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference congratulates The Scottish Health Committee in becoming Dementia Friends. A Dementia Friends information session is a free interactive and informative training course that provides you with an understanding of how to interact with people who have dementia. Five key dementia messages are brought to life through a number of activities delivered by trained Dementia […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

Domestic Abuse: Training for Pre-Hospital Healthcare Professionals.

Conference
2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
Date
30 November 2015
Decision
Carried

Conference recognises that domestic abuse, whether inflicted by men on women, by women on men or by same sex couples must not be defended or tolerated in today’s modern society. However the abuse is caused or who causes it, when injury or ill health results and the victim is in need of medical attention, it […]

Motion on the UNISON National site.

2016 Health Conference – Preliminary Agenda

Please note: Items in this agenda are not UNISON policy until they have been debated and passed at conference

Media on the UNISON National site.

2016 Health Care Conference Bulletin

All the relevant information for the conference including travel booking forms and accommodation details.

Media on the UNISON National site.

£35k migrant worker minimum salary doesn’t add up for NHS workers

NHS staffing crisis worsened by government migrant rules

Article, News on the UNISON National site.