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..
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.
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..
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..
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..
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..
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
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
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
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