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UNISON Community Conference 2022 – Glasgow – Day 2 Seminar Session

Day 2 started with a workshop about Participation and key points were brought up around this, and heard personal accounts of situations faced by all members across the country. Which mirror the feelings of other members.

Now on tho the Community Seminar Session and first we hear a speech from Jon Richards, UNISON Assistant General Secretary , Bargaining, Negotiating and Equalities. He passed on solidarity to the Racism marches happening across the country and to solidarity to Ukrainians also, Cristina McAnea is unable to attend todays conference however pledges full support.

Jon went on to say how far the union has gone since the Covid19 Pandemic caused so many issues and how much workers have done, frontline staff, housing staff, community workers,

How we can work on and build on lessons learned from the past few years to improve conditions for workers. also how we can reclaim technology and digital technology and to keep a hold on and up-to date with the digital debate.

Jon Highlighted the UNISON College that is in the process of being set up to be Launched at this years National Delegate Conference, you can have your say on the college here..

Jon then thanked everyone for attending and welcomed questions from the floor. he too questions around accessing the There for you Fund this will be taken back to National office to respond. for those that would like to read more advice on accessing “There For You” please click below…

Questions also covered increasing awareness around being in a UNISON, access to the funding that has not been used for conferences due to the pandemic, data cleanses which improves representations of member locations. Vouchers for attending conference at home digitally. this closed Jons session and the next session begins at 2pm.

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