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Women’s Conference Brighton – Day 2

Good morningGood Morning, we were all up and in the pool and sauna for 7am this morning, to get refreshed before breakfast at 8.30 then off to conference for start at 9.30 😀. It’s a bit murkey this morning and sea not as attractive as yesterday   – so definitely no paddling !!!!Murky day

So now we have arrived at Conference and First motion this morning is motion 12 ‘It needs to be stopped ‘ speakers relating to disabled people experiencing domestic violence and the cuts and removal of services. Sign posting to the UNISON domestic violence handbook. Very emotional speakers on this issue from women members. National women’s committee policy is to support – motion carried.

Motion 13 as amended by 13.1 submitted by the National Women’s Committee ‘The true cost of childcare for working women’ working mothers finding themselves out of pocket every month before cost of after school clubs. Although controversial tax credit bill was defeated still doesn’t benefit working mums. Motions both carried.

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Women’s Conference 2016 – Day One in Brighton

Womens ConferenceGood  morning 😀 We were all awake early (didn’t help with the street cleaners in operation at 6am) lovely morning and we can see the sea from the breakfast room too!!!

Conference check in at 11am, so we are now waiting for our East Midlands Regional Meeting to begin after a marathon trek to find the room, then off to lunch !!!

More details about the conference can be found here… https://www.unison.org.uk/events/women-members-conference-2016/

And more information behind support for women in UNISON can be found here   https://www.unison.org.uk/about/what-we-do/fairness-equality/women/

Heather Speaking

Conference is now underway and Heather Wakefield – UNISON national officer is speaking at the Local Government meeting this afternoon.

 

 

 

To find out more about the interesting history of women in trade union click here…

https://www.unison.org.uk/news/magazine/2016/02/women-and-trade-unions/

Check our blog for more updates and information we pick up.

Julie, Julie and Sue

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Women’s conference 2016 – we’re on our way!

Boarded the train at 12.21 from Derby station to St Pancras and then on to Brighton.  Sun shining lovely day to travel 😀 to National Women’s Conference. Three delegates from Derby City Branch – Julie Warner, Sue Bonser and myself Julie Walker. We arrive in St Pancras at 14.00 then a quick run into Marks and Spencer for a meal deal for lunch, then off for the train to Brighton.