This mornings session begins with debating on motions to be put forward to National Delegate Conference to be held next year. NDC1 and NDC2 were agreed to be put forward to next years conference, (you can read more about these motions by clicking here)
Kath Owen UNISON Vice President addresses conference, Kath announced a National online activists meeting, discussed how cuts to specialist services is having a big negative impact to our members.
Following this speech we move onto discussing motions in the Campaigning and Promoting UNISON Section this covers
The first section was for the Hub of Hope this is a useful service for anyone to find support local to those seeking it. you can click on the image below to go to the website.
Then motions were discussed around;
- Climate Change is a LGBT+ Issue
- The UK Policing Bill: an infringement of LGBT+ Rights
- The Future of Adult Social Care for LGBT+ People
- Response to Racism and LGBT+ Phobia in Mental Health Services
- Poor Provision of Healthcare for Trans People
This was the last debate on Motions for this conference any non discussed motions will be passed to the next LGBT+ committee meeting.
An LGBT+ engaging branches guide will be launched within a week on the following link https://www.unison.org.uk/out
Next the Digital Organising Awards were presented by Andrea Egan UNISON Vice President and the winners were joint –
- North West regions
- Northern Ireland LGBT+Unison Group
Following this a special presentation was made to Carol Mahwood for her endless work for the LGBT+ work in UNISON
Special mention to Carola Towle special thanks to all the work she has done for LGBT+ work and equalities, she will be retiring next year and this is her last Unison LGBT+ Conference.
This year the bucket collection is virtual and all are asked to donate to Mermaids. Mermaids has been supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995. you can donate by clicking here https://mermaidsuk.org.uk
This brings the Conference to a close for this year I hope you have found this blog useful and find something that you can take away with you.