UNISON Conference 2017

Conference reports from a Scotland perspective and where Scotland delegates are particularly involved will be posted here throughout the week of 20-23 June 2017. For other reports see the UK pages.

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Gordon McKay

Gordon McKay elected union’s senior vice president

Gordon McKay, chair of Ayrshire and Arran Health Branch, has been elected as UNISON's senior vice president - the first ...
Conference 2017

Conference – a summary

The cloud of the tragic events in London and Manchester has hung heavy over Conference this week. The aftermath of ...
Elaine Duffy

Standing together for LGBT equality

UNISON research carried out in 2013 and recently updated has found that LGBT members have been disproportionately hit by cuts ...
Davena Rankin

Union must continue to support women’s right to choose

Conference agreed to call on all relevant national bodies to encourage our members to hold events to promote the 50th ...
Stephen Smellie

Save our planet and our pensions: Divest from fossil fuels

UNISON will campaign for the divestment of fossil fuel extraction for all pension funds where we have members, for the ...
Jane Carolan

Jane Carolan NEC – Thank you to Scotland

It has been my privilege to represent Scottish District (NALGO) and Scottish Region (UNISON) nationally for 30 years. First you ...
Kathleen Kennedy

There must be support for members living with mental ill health

Speaker after speaker bravely shared their own experiences of living with mental ill health, as conference backed a motion from ...
Stephen Smellie

Protecting devolution in Brexit

During what has been dubbed “the Brexit debate” at conference, delegates backed Northern Ireland's call to campaign for the devolution ...