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National Delegate Conference 2017 Blog – Day 1 – Afternoon Session

The SOC Committee reported back the outcome of the referenced back items from their report and items to be resent back to the SOC to return and update their report later today.

Now the debate continues for the Motion “Pay – Tackling In-Work Poverty” this motion seeks to continue campaigning for an end to the public sector pay cap, campaign against the cuts to social security such as tax credits and universal credit, expose the wider impact that low pay is having  on our public services. campaign for the real living wage foundation, and other issues. This motion was carried with amendments

“UNISON and the WASPI Campaign” is the next motion to be discussed. WASPI stands for Women Against State Pensions Inequality, this motion was passed, to find out more about their campaign below. This motion was carried.






Dave Prentis UNISON General Secretary now delivers a speech covering the current political situation, industrial action including School Support Staff in Derby, pays tribute to the victims of the recent tragedies and the public service staff that worked to support those affected by this. Dave went on to pay tribute to Eric Roberts who sadly passed away last year. He went on to say you can watch his speech here below.

We now move on to discussions on Composite C – Health and Social Care Integration. You can read more about this composite by clicking on the document here…

This Composite was carried, as this has been carried  Motion 32 falls which asks for a specific conference for Social Care, it is felt that the Composite covers all issues raised.



The topic continues on Social Care to discuss the motion “The Crisis in. Health and Social Care” this motion and all motions put forward to the National Delegate Conference can be read in the document  here.

This motion was carried.

“STPs – The future of the NHS?” motion is now being discussed this has been carried.


This ends the conference to resume tomorrow for day two of the conference, catch up with whats happening tomorrow.

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