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LGBT+ Conference 2022 – Day 1 Session 1

This years conference starts with the a welcome to all at conference and the moving of the Standing Orders Committee Report Number 2. there was also a minutes silence held to remember those we have sadly lost over the past year.

We now hear the moving of this years Annual Report, you can read this below it contains information of what all regions have been unto over the past year and the aims and objectives of the LGBT+ Committee.

We now move to discussions on the motions these are as follows

‘Motions are your way to influence UNISON, to shape and change policy, sometimes a grassroots motion from a branch, drafted by a single member, can lead to historic changes to our campaigning and policy agenda. ‘

More information on how to write a motion can be found here (click on the image below)

This years LGBT+ Conference. motions can be found in the final agenda below

The first motion to be discussed was Motion 4 – In Support of Gender Neutral Toilets and Changing Facilities, this motion was carried with amendments 4.1 and 4.2.

Motion 1 – Negotiating Trans Equality with Employers – this was carried

Motion 2 – LGBT+ Hate Crime was next to be discussed we hear personal accounts of hate crime that some of our delegates have been subjected to and shows how important support and protection is important to LGBT+ members.

If anyone is subjected to hate crime and requires support, a useful charity is GALOP this charity is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity. They work with and for LGBT+ victims and survivors of interpersonal abuse and violence. You can find more information below by clicking on the image

Motion 3 – Equality and Diversity and Inclusion Speeding Ticket Scheme is now being discussed and has been carried.

We now hear from UNISONs General Secretary Christina Mcanea who speaks on what has been happening recently nationally and the current political situation faced by the country.

Christina talked about the launch of the new UNISON updated trans inclusion policy and mentioned the current industrial action for NHS Staff and encourages all to make sure you use your vote. Christina went on to say how committed she is to LGBT+ workers and being a Trans Ally.

You can hear more about the NHS Industrial action from this recent rally below, watch now.

Heat the moving of the International Section of the Annual Report

And we now discuss motion 22 Rwanda and LGBT+ Asylum was discussed and carried as amended

Motion 17 – Support for LGBT+ Communities in Ukraine is now being moved this was carried.

Motion 21 – Solidarity with Ghana’s LGBT+ Community this motion was discussed and carried

We now hear a panel debate for Trans Equality is UNISON Business this was a very good debate covering lots of issues affecting Trans people and the issues they face and what UNISON is doing to campaign on this and support its members with Trans Ally training and more.

You can read more about the campaign by clicking on the image below…

You can also read below the latest issue of Outin UNISON

This concludes this mornings session of this years conference, keep an eye out for this afternoons update. We hope you have found this useful. Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) has been announced as this years chosen charity for the bucket collection. You can find out more about this charity below.

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