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UNISON Local Government Conference 2022 – Morning Session Day 2

The second and final day of Local Government Conference began with the Standing orders committee report

with the Local Service Champions awards. This award recognises the hard work local government workers do in their day to day role providing vital services to all.

You can read more on their great work here…

First motion to discuss is 17 and 17.1 – School Support Staff – this motion was carried

Becky Everett your branch secretary spoke in support of this motion you can watch her speaking below. we also heard other accounts from other school support staff and the issues that they all face.

You can read more about these motions in the following document.

The next motion to be discussed is 22 Organising in Multi Academy Trusts – this motion was carried

Motion 16 – Term Time Working was discussed and there was some meaningful speeches made – this motion was carried

During these motions it was mentioned that Cristina McAnea UNISON General Secretary was on BBC Newsnight talking about the cost of living crisis, you can watch this episode on BBC IPlayer by clicking on the image below…

Motion 18 – Support the Mental Health of Staff in Colleges – we hear the struggles further educations workers are facing with staff and the pupils they are dealing with. this motion was carried

Motion 21 – School-Based Counselling in Every Primary and Secondary School in England is now discussed and we hear how important counselling service is needed in the school setting to support pupils. this motion was carried.

Motion 9 – Home Working and Reasonable Adjustments – this motion was carried

Motion 13 and 13.1 – Pay for Members Employed by Private Contractors Delivering Local Government Services – this motion was carried as ammended

Motion 2 and 2.1 – Mandatory Vaccinations – this motion was carried as amended

Motion 5 – Sexual Harassment Still Going Strong! – we hear accounts from those who have been affected by sexual harassment and how it needs to stop and needs to be dealt with and challenged to protect all those who face it.

This morning session comes too a close and this afternoons session starts after the lunch break.

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Health and Safety Blog – Introducing Louise

Hello everyone, A warm welcome to the new Unison Derby City Branch Health and Safety blog, keep your eyes peeled for regular updates keeping you informed of anything that we think you should know.

Please let me introduce myself I’m Louise Wright, I’m the new Health and Safety officer for the Derby City Branch. I’ve been a workplace Steward and Health and Safety rep for a few years now. I am passionate about Health and Safety matters, I will raise issues to make our workplaces Safer and our members and workplace colleagues wellbeing is important. I aim to do drop ins Into members workplaces to introduce myself and to help those who are thinking of becoming a Health and Safety/ Steward the guidance and confidence to follow that through. I am in the branch office Thursdays and Fridays and can be contacted at the Branch office on 01332 643216 / 643217, or email me on Louise.Wright2@derby.gov.uk