This afternoons session began with a guest speaker Danielle Tiplady a student nurse, who informed of how she and her colleagues were fighting to save bursuries for student nurses within the NHS, she also told how she saw junior doctors in tears yesterday after Jeremy Hunts announcement to impose the new terms and conditions !!!
Dave Prentis,UNISON General Secretary despite having ‘man flu’, addressed conference and began by offering both his and Unisons support to Danielle and the fight she was about to embark upon! He informed that this conference of 800 members was one of the largest ones in the last few years confirming that union membership is not dying, and it is a most important time to become involved in the union, so to take on the government in the forthcoming coming year!! He continued to talk about the Trade Union Bill and its attacks on the union of which women are largely affected.
Motion 15 ‘Maternity Discrimination’ an issue for the whole union and the statutory rights women are entitled to !! Several speakers contributed to this motion informing of statistics and real stories of discrimination – vote carried
Photo shoot of delegation holding up heart unison and ‘I support Junior Doctors’ posters ??
Motion 16 ‘Rights of Working Age Disabled Women’ and Motion 18 ‘Black women and cervical cancer ‘ both carried