Monthly Archives: June 2014

Conference News – the union defending its activists

Today Unison conference voted to support its activists.  They are the backbone of this union.  Speaker after speaker talked of the sustained attacks they have suffered at the hands of employers.  Inspiring was the fight backs and support the activists have received from both members and the union.  There is also the emotional burden stewards […]

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Conference News

Some members may wonder why Unison spends time debating International Issues.  We live in a global economy where employers have no compunction outsourcing work to other countries.  It is essential that trade unions across the world work together for good levels of pay and conditions of service for everyone.  Conference heard many inspirational stories about […]

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Conference News – Did you know?

I have just been to a lunch time fringe meeting about trade union rights.  Did you know you live in the 6th richest county in the world we have some of the most regulated strike laws in the world.  In fact this country’s laws have been condemned by the Court of Human Rights and the […]

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Conference News – a Health Service fit for the future

This morning Conference debated a Health Service for the future.  Although this ConDem government promised to protect the health service, there is going to be a shortfall of 2 billon pounds this year alone.  Waiting lists are getting longer, services are being withdrawn and massive cuts are being implemented.  You may ask where is all […]

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Conference Update

Unison Conference never disappoints.  Inspirational speakers and debates.  If you have never been, you should volunteer.  So far I have been to a rally with International speakers.  It is only by trade unions working together that we will achieve good pay and t&c.  As long as there are people in poverty companies are going to […]

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National Delegate Conference

The National Delegate conference takes place in Brighton this week.  Watch here and on our Facebook page for updates and reports.  Providing we can access it at the conference centre! Regards Paul

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