Local Government Conference 2018

Conference reports from a Scotland perspective and where Scotland delegates are particularly involved on 17-18 June 2018. For other reports see the UK pages.

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Lorna Glover

Renfrewshire model of organising low paid women to be rolled out across UNISON

Local Government Conference applauded an initiative from UNISON Renfrewshire bringing together different occupational groups of low paid members around shared ...
Brenda Massie

Sitting still is not an option on trans equality

Trans equality must have a higher priority in councils and other workplaces, as studies show a high level of trans ...
Inez Kirk

UNISON members will not set aside their social work values in supporting asylum seekers

UNISON will step up support for local government workers who assist asylum seekers in the face of diminishing council budgets,coupled ...
Denise Phillips

Glasgow struggle shows how far we are from pay equality

Delegates at Local Government Conference slammed the lack of progress on equal pay despite UK and EU legislation and UNISON’s ...
Colin Turbett

Social workers must reject role of agents of state and stand up for ethical practice

Activists who attended Sunday’s lunchtime fringe meeting “Social work against the state attack on asylum and refuge” heard powerful presentations ...

Jannies victory in Glasgow – more members, more pay and back in-house

Local Government Conference welcomed Bill Petrie, one of the Glasgow Jannies who took on their employer, Cordia (an arms length ...
Steven Larkin

Working for better pensions’ governance

Local Government delegates gave unanimous backing for a motion from the Scottish Joint Council Committee for a campaign to ensure ...
Scott Donohoe

Need for mental health action plans as cuts bring pressures

UNISON called for a strategy to combat mental health issues in the workplace arising as a result of increasing workloads ...