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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Lilian Macer

Northern Ireland peace process must be protected – no hard border

UNISON will spearhead a campaign to protect the Northern Ireland peace agreement as a priority in EU exit negotiations, amidst ...
Rose Jackson

Rose raises a giggle backing young members

Retired Members' delegate, Scotland's Rose Jackson welcomed the rule change to increase the number of young members' seats on the ...
Craig Griffiths

Ensuring private sector stewards are fully integrated into branches

UNISON set out a strategy for the improved organisation and growing membership within the workforce of private contractors. A priority ...
Brenda Aitchison

Housing crisis – direct investment in public housing needed

UNISON will call for a restoration of direct investment in public housing as the only way to resolve the housing ...
Jane Aitchison

Terminally ill workers must have legal protections

Delegates were shocked that workers with a terminal illness are not covered by equalities law and have limited legal protection ...
Lilian Macer

Urgent need to organise in social care workforce

Social care workers are an under pressure and growing section of the public sector workforce but there are significant challenges ...
John Stevenson

Getting the public on our side – a crucial role for retired members

UNISON will use our members' experiences, evidence and expertise to win over public opinion in support of properly funded public ...
Gordon McKay

UNISON will smash the public sector 1% pay cap

“UNISON will smash the public sector 1% pay cap in the next twelve months”, promised Gordon Mackay, NEC, “a pay ...