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AGM 2024 – Agenda and Documents

Please find below documents for this years AGM on Friday 23 February 2024.

at Derby Conference Centre, London Road, DE24 8UX 
Arrival and Bar open  from 6pm
The AGM will start at 6.30pm and will finish at 7.30pm and be followed by a 2 course Indian Hot Buffet, then a live band and Disco. The Bar will be open till 1am

There is still time to attend and if you would like to do so please fill in the below form. It would be great to see you there.

Kind Regards
Richard Platt

Derby City Branch Chair

AGM Agenda

AGM Minutes

Newsletter Containing Officer Reports

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UNISON National Delegate Conference 2023 – Morning Session – Day 3

We are welcomed back to conference and first we hold a minutes silence for Alan Jinkinson the First General Secretary of UNISON following a tribute by Christina McAnea. You can read all about Alan here…

We the receive Standing Orders Committee report 4, this report was agreed by conference.  

We heheh receive a video address from the Turkish Trade Union Leader – Gonul Erden 

We now hear a speech from Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary, Public Services International (PSI) 

You can watch Rosa’s speech here…

Rosa receives a standing ovation for her speech.
Christina McAnea and Andrea Egan say thank you to Rosa Pavanelli

We now move to the motion discussions and the Tod is Motion 69 Defending and Improving Women’s Rights Internationally – this motion was carried 

During this motion we heard emotional accounts of women across the world.

Motion 72 – We need to talk about Palestine – This issue generated a healthy debate and was carried as amended 72.1

Motion 44 – Crisis in the NHS and Social Care – this motion was carried

Motion 45 – Integrated Care Systems – this motion is carried as amended

A photo opportunity was held for the Year of the Black worker, this photo will be shared once it is available.

This concludes this mornings session and more updates will come from this afternoons Rule amendments session and return to discussions of motions.

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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.