UNISON Conference 2016

Conference reports from a Scotland perspective and where Scotland delegates are particularly involved are posted here throughout the week of 21-24 June 2016. For other reports see the UK pages.

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Lilian Macer

Peace talks welcome but fight for justice in Colombia goes on

#uNDC16 Colombia remains an extremely dangerous place to live for anyone who defends civil, human and workers' rights. That was the ...
Gordon McKay

Progressive taxation the only way to save public services

#uNDC16 Through tax avoidance and tax evasion the UK Treasury receives around 100 Billion pounds a year less than it expects ...
Rakiya Suleiman

Austerity – worse for Black members

#uNDC16 Austerity has had a negative and disproportionate impact on Black people so it is imperative that Black Members are at ...
Mothers of Soacha

Colombia visit: The mothers of Soacha touched our hearts

#uNDC16 As Conference approaches the international debates today, Scottish convener Lilian Macer reports on a recent delegation to Colombia. As part ...
Sarah Collins on a Better Than Zero demo

Better than Zero Campaign models successful organising of young members

#uNDC16 Conference pledged on Wednesday to use all the tools at the union's disposal to oppose the government's ideological attacks through ...
Stephen Smellie

Conference backs Scotland strategy on organising in voluntary sector

#uNDC16 Success in Scotland's Organising for Growth Strategy will inform a UK wide approach to recruiting, organising and bargaining in the ...
Jane Carolan

Union organisation will defeat the Trade Union Act

#uNDC16 Scottish NEC member, Jane Carolan paid tribute to the magnificent efforts by this Trade Union to lobby on the ...
Stephen Smellie

Stable, sustainable funding is key to supporting branches and members

#uNDC16 After a very tense and close debate which then went to a card vote, National Delegate Conference narrowly agreed ...