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for a future that works
A review of Conference 2012. more..
poverty: An injustice we have to fight
UNISON will lobby and work with a range
of organisations to campaign for an end to child poverty
by 2020. more..
Lawrence: ‘UNISON has stayed with us’
Interview with Neville Lawrence before
his moving speech to Conference this morning. Friday
our sights in campaigns against ConDem attacks
Delegates backed Stephen Smellie's call to 'raise our sights'
in opposing cuts to public services, which
as "devastating" and a return to "Victorian
to end apartheid in Palestine
In Nov 2011, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine,
created by a large group of citizens involved in the
promotion of peace and justice in the Middle East, found
that Israel subjects the Palestinian people to an institutionalised
regime of domination, amounting to apartheid as defined
by international law. more..
for disability leave
UNISON will examine the failure of some
employers to implement disability leave policies and
will develop guidance for branches to negotiate such
policies and to challenge bad practice with the Equality
Act 2010. more..
Reform Act is built on a sham
UNISON will work with homeless charities
and housing federations to campaign against the changes
to housing benefit and for the retention of local advice
and support services. more..
Collective action gave confidence to members
Organising must be at the heart of the
union's activity, delegates agreed as Glasgow highlighted
the recruitment boost from the pensions strike. more..
is enough - Campaign for fair pay
North Ayrshire’s Stephanie Herd, Chair of the Scottish Local Government
Committee brought a Scottish dimension to the pay debate, as delegates condemned
the government’s proposals for pay restraint following on from the current
pay freeze. more..
is a better way - Start building for 20 October
UNISON will continue to put forward an
alternative economic strategy focused on building a successful
economy in order to support a better society, as it builds
for a major demo on 20 October. more..
for the future of the NHS
The UK Government’s Health and Social Care Act represents the biggest threat
to the integrity and values of the NHS in England in its history and Conference
voted overwhelmingly for a range of measures to resist the worst effects of the
Act and to intensify UNISON’s campaign against further cuts and privatisation. more..
give me five!
A standing ovation greeted guest speaker Elizabeth Palmiero
Casado and three of the other wives of the imprisoned Miami
Five Cubans as they took to the podium at UNISON conference
yesterday . more..
have made bullying worse
Cuts to services have lead to an increase in bullying in the workplace with women
particularly affected, and the union will move to tackle this with training,
including women only training, to help members recognise the signs of bullying
and what to do about it.
to support devolution
Devolution took centre stage at National
Conference, as delegates agreed a call from Scotland
to review the
devolution protocols and recognised the need to support
devolved bargaining with additional resources and appropriate
tasted victory, let's do it again
.. urges John Stevenson as Conference committed the
union to building on the ‘Million Voices’ campaign
for public services, further developing the community
we will smash the public sector pay freeze
Dave Prentis, General Secretary, vowed that the unions
would smash the public sector pay freeze with UNISON leading
the way. more..
abuse: Time to act
Scottish vulnerable persons legislation could
be a model for the UK, Conference was told as it voted
unanimously to back a strategy to tackle elder abuse. more..
Local Government meets 17-18 June, Water/Environment/Transport
17 June and Energy on 18 June. Health met in April 2012.
Macer UNISON Scotland Convener reviews the
year and looks forward to the main issues
"Our focus is our members and the services
we deliver and our agenda at this year's NDC in Bournemouth
has that at its core. It's the right place to be and I
look forward to the debates and focused discussions over
National Delegate Conference." more..
Previewing the main debates
Scotland delegates Lilian Macer and Stephen
Smellie preview the main debates coming up at National