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These reports will be from a Scotland perspective and where Scotland delegates were particularly involved. For other reports see the UK pages Follow breaking news from Scotland on the UNISON Scotland blog

The Health Conference was 23-25 April 2012 Click here for reports
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Local Government Conference 17-18 June

Justice for School Support Staff
Local Government Conference supported a range of measures to defend school support staff, who have faced a range of attacks on their jobs, pay, terms and conditions and job security across the four nations. more..

Mobilising against threat of Welfare Reform
Conference agreed a raft of measures, to address the threat of the Welfare Reform Act and Universal Credit, including mobilising and organising around the issue, and intensifying the campaign by informing MPs, councillors, MSPs and AMs about the potential impact of the plans. more..

Warnings about integrated social care services
No-one is against integreated services but joining at the top with no new resources will only make things worse, Local Government Conference was warned.. more..

Privatisation can be beaten
UNISON will expose privatisation as nothing more than an attempt to cut costs and divert public funds into private profits. It will build on the lessons of campaigns which have successfully opposed privatisation and will work to develop alternatives to privatisation. more..

Stop cuts to Further Education
Local Government Conference condemned cuts to the Further Education sector throughout the UK and strongly supported campaigns in Scotland and Cymru Wales, and in the rest of the country for improved funding, no job loss and to stop and reverse privatisation. more..

UNISON steps up campaign for affordable homes
Conference pledged to campaign against the bedroom tax and for the benefit cap to be replaced by controls on rents and will urge investment in new council and housing association houses at affordable rents. more..

Strengthening the devolution protocol
Scotland and Cymru Wales joined forces to put devolution issues on the Conference agenda as delegates supported plans to deal with the separate bargaining arrangements in the devolved nations and to develop the constitutional debate. more..

Campaign for Fair Pay and a Living Wage
Scotland speakers were to the fore as Local Government Conference threw its wage behind a wide ranging strategy to challenge pay restraint, reject regional pay and campaign for fair pay and a living wage of £7.20 an hour more..

Enough is enough - the battle for decent pensions for women
Conference set out a range of measures to encourage women to join or to stay in the Local Government Pensions Scheme and to become actively involved in campaigning for improved pensions for women more..

Why Scotland couldn't vote in the England and Wales Pension debate - on the blog

Fair Pay‘It’s time for fair pay’: Pay claim for Scotland's local government workers
Sign the online petition | Leaflets to download


Energy Service Group 18 June 2012

National Conference rejects Energy move to open reserved seats up to both men and women
"We cannot lose sight of the fact that low paid women are consistently the most under-represented group within our union, despite having reserved seats at all levels", Elaine Duffy tells conference. more..

UNISON joins Energy Bill Revolution: UK site
UNISON has joined the Energy Bill Revolution, a consortium of trade unions, children's charities, environment groups, health and disability groups and businesses. They are calling on the government to use the money it raises from carbon taxes to counter fuel poverty.







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