Delegates discuss motions on equalities issues and the cuts

Delegates at UNISON’s local government conference completed their conference this afternoon with a series of debates around equalities issues and the cuts

Care workers need time to care, conference hears

UNISON’s ethical care charter calls for ‘an end to care by the minute; an end to care by the pound; and end to zero hours contracts’

Delegates remember the dead and pledge to fight for the living

Local government conference backs motions on defending health and safety, and fighting against the deregulation that caused the horsemeat scandal

‘Get angry and fight, fight like hell’

American public-private partnerships are an example to avoid, Jane Carter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees tells UNISON conference

Conference hears council tax benefit changes are not cricket

UNISON’s local government conference hears that the changes to the council tax benefit are causing chaos and proving disastrous for the vulnerable

Campaign against cuts mapped out

Local government conference pledges coordinated campaign against cuts and privatisation to support services and jobs

Delegates call for help to analyse council finances

UNISON’s local government conference calls for training in analysing council finances as an effective way of challenging the cuts

Call to name and shame poverty-pay employers

Delegates call for work to increase the use of the Living Wage, stressing moral and business case for the wage

Conference hears of impact of cuts on Black people

Two fifths of Black workers live in low-income households: more than the national average

Local government delegates back gender agenda

Local government delegates back call from the national women’s committee for a ‘gender agenda’ to level the playing field

UNISON will act against ‘Orwellian’ call-centre conditions

Call centre working, facility time and safety in the water industry dominated UNISON

2014 pay fight starts here

Determined local government delegates vow year-long campaign to win a decent pay rise

Delegates back modern apprenticeships

Local government conference calls for proper apprenticeships with living wage and real training

Conference pledges to fight chaotic cuts to benefits

Delegates at UNISON’s local government conference hear reports of the tragic consequences of the government’s attack on the poor

Delegates rally to back teaching assistants

Delegates to UNISON’s local government conference in Liverpool have voted to campaign against Michael Gove’s attacks on education and education staff