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UNISON Local Government Service Group Conference 2023 – Afternoon Final Session – Day 2

We now return to conference and we hear a speech from Mehmet Bozgeyik, Co-President , The confederation of Public Employees’ Trade Unions (KESK), Turkey you can find out more about this Confederation below on their international Twitter account.

we now move on to the motion discussions of Social Care and the first is Motion 40 – Care Workers – this motion was carried

To view the motions you can read them in the below document…

We now discuss Motion 42 Council Provided Care – this motion was carried as amended 42.1

motion 43 – Caring for our Carers – this motion was carried

Motion 41 – Adult Social Care – this motion was carried

LGBT+ Bargaining Guide was raised at this point, you can find this here..

You can also find other bargaining guides here..

We now move onto the discussions of the motions around Recruitment and Organising, the first is Motion 38 – Improving Facility time for Local Government activists – This motion was carried

Motion 39 – Empowering our reps in the fight against outsourcing – this motion was carried – this motion was carried

Now the order of business has been completed we now move to the moving of motions that were previously prioritised but not moved yet.

Motion 24 – Building trans equality in local government – this motion was carried

please talk to you branch if you would like to take part in Trans Ally Training, you can also find this useful Trans Ally Guide…

Also mentioned is that today marks the Anniversary of shootings of the shootings in pulse Nightclub in Orlando.

Motion 27 – Fighting cuts to local services and protecting disabled workers jobs – this motion was carried

The 12 motions not moved at this conference will be passed back to the Local Government Service Group Executive to be moved and report its decisions in due course.

This concludes the Local Government Service Group Conference for this year, we hope you found these blog updates useful and we will return tomorrow with more updates from this years National Delegate Conference (NDC) 2023.

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UNISON Local Government Service Group Conference 2023 – Afternoon Session – Day 1

The afternoon session began with the welcome back

The main item of business to begin with is the Local Service Champions and the vital role they all play.

Refuse workers, trading standards officers, environmental health inspectors, youth workers, librarians, school cleaners, care assistants – and many more – deliver vital local services. They are the glue that hold our communities together. UNISON’s Local Champions campaign celebrates and defends local government workers for the everyday heroes they are.

Local government workers go above and beyond the call of duty to keep the country going, yet their efforts are often overlooked. They support us at every stage of our lives. We depend upon them to provide critical public services, that adapt to our ever-changing needs and to hold our communities together.

After months of searching, UNISON are thrilled to share the Local Service Champions Award winners, you can watch their videos below…

WINNER – Jade Carter-Williams – Jade works as an Environmental Health Officer at Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea council. 

Runner Up – Martine Horner – Martine’s role as an Asylum, Refugee and Migrant Community Integration Senior Practioner involves supporting children and families who are new arrivals into South Tyneside

Runner Up – Jo Foster-Murdoch – Jo is a Community Librarian and she has done a huge amount of work to develop a wide range of activities, events and projects across Norfolk Libraries 

To read more about each of the the champions click below.

We now receive a speech from Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

you can find out more about Lisa here…

We Now Receive the Next section of the Annual Report by Mike Short – Education and Children’s Services (section 4) – you can read this in the link below…

During this there is special mention of the current strike action happening at Ash Field Academy by Leicester City Branch. We send solidarity and support to their fight.

We now return to debate the motions in this section and the first one is Motion 2 – The PREVENT duty on colleges was carried

You can read more about the motions here…

We now move to the discussion of Composite A – Pay in Further Education. this motion was carried

You can read more about the composite motions here…

Motion 13 – Using School Forums as an Organising Tool – This Motion Was Carried

Motion 1 – Bring Back Sector-Wide Bargaining in FE(Further Education) Colleges in England – This Motion was carried

Composite B – Early Years Funding and Private Day Nurseries – this was carried. reference was made to the following closure without warning of Orchard Day Nursery and you can read about this here…

Motion 8 – Schools Funding & Finance Training – this was carried

Motion 12 – Taking the Organising Lead in Further Education – this motion was carried

Motion 4 Organising in Multi Academy Trusts and Ending Fragmentation – This Motion was carried

Due to conference business being completed for this section of the annual report we now return to any non discussed motions from this morning. This begins with Motion 32 – Menopause Awareness and Support in Local Government – This Motion discussion was adjourned until tomorrows session as amended 32.1.

You can find more support on the below link.

Any business not discussed will roll on to Monday mornings session.

This Concludes Day 1 of The Local Government Conference 2023 we hope you found it useful. look out for tomorrows update soon.

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LGBT+ Conference 2022 – Day 1 Session 2

We now hear from international Speaker Julia Ehrt Executive Director of ILGA – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

You can find out more about ILGA and what they do here click on the image below…

Below is some interesting information around current sexual orientation laws across the world that ILGA have put together, click on the image to view this in more detail.

Here is a short video on the last ILGA conference for you to watch.

We now have the moving of the campaigning section of the Annual Report you can read this section below.

The first motion to be discussed in this section is Motion 14 – Immediate Ban on all forms of Conversion Therapy this motion was carried as amended

We now hear the SOC report 3 as a verbal report and this was carried.

We now discuss Motion 16 – Combatting Anti-Trans Narrative in the Media and Amendment, amendment 16.1 has fallen so will not be carried, the Motion now not as amended was carried as 16.

We now discuss motion 20 – Defend Disabled and LGBT+ Rights Won Through the Human Rights this motion was carried

Motion 15 – Ban Conversion Therapy Now! this motion is now being discussed and has now been carried

Jackie lewis has now been presented with a lifetime achievement award and there was a standing ovation for her and the work she has put in over all of her years.

This Concludes todays session with more coverage for tomorrows final day of conference.