UNISON Virtual Special Delegate Conference 2021

Conference reports from a Scotland perspective and where Scotland delegates are particularly involved will be posted here from 15-17 June 2021. For other reports see the UK pages. This year’s Conference is being held online due to the pandemic and is of a one-off limited format.

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International Rally

International rally: Proud of UNISON’s role in the global trade union

Trade union solidarity with workers in countries facing state repression and violence, attacks on trade union rights, failings on COVID, ... Read More
Lilian Macer

Recovery from COVID must have fair work at its heart

UNISON’s Special Delegate Conference slammed the inequalities highlighted and exacerbated by the Covid pandemic and demanded a progressive vision for ... Read More
Davena Rankin

UNISON will lead the way on inclusivity and winning equality

Special delegate conference agreed wholeheartedly that challenging discrimination and winning equality is at the heart of everything UNISON does, as ... Read More
Ian Doig

Post COVID syndrome must be viewed as a disability and recognised health condition

South Lanarkshire branch threw a spotlight on Post COVID syndrome, calling for its formal recognition as a disability and a ... Read More
Kathleen Kennedy

There must be “no going back to normal” for disabled workers

The National Executive Council will work with the National Disabled Members Committee (NDMC) on a range of measures to support ... Read More
Tony Slaven

A long-lasting recovery from Covid must be a green recovery

As Scotland gears up for COP 26, UNISON Virtual Conference delegates overwhelmingly backed Scotland’s call to ensure the needs of ... Read More
Climate fringe

Climate action must be central to UNISON work, Scotland tells fringe

Action on climate change has always been important in UNISON, but is now one of our absolute top priorities, key ... Read More
Christina McAnea

“It’s time to be bold” Christina tells Conference

Christina McAnea gave an inspiring address to conference, in her first as General Secretary. She slammed the Tory government for ... Read More
Lilian Macer

Conference backs new branch funding scheme and practical supports for branches

To the collective relief of those who have spent 10 years looking at branch funding, UNISON’s Special Delegate Conference, in ... Read More
Lilian Macer

UNISON Scotland Conference Briefing 2021

Normally UNISON Scotland's Communications and Campaigns Committee would produce an informative (and mildly amusing) pre-conference briefing for delegates along with ... Read More