Conference this morning began with the welcome and announcements from the current president of Unison Andrea Egan
We now move onto the movement of the Standing orders committee report 1 & 2 which contain the up-to date order of business of this years conference. You can read more about this and the motions discussed here…
We now move to the moving of this years SGE Annual report 2023 this is moved by Glen Williams.
Glen drew attention the current strike action happening across the country
You can read this Annual Report below…
Now we move to the Motions for this years conference,
the first motion is for Composite C – Securing a Legacy and making 2023 the year of the Black Worker in Local Government Workplaces. This Composite motion was carried.
You can find more resources in the articles below (click on the images for more details)…
You can read about this and the other Composite motions here…
Motion 21 – Pay Campaigning in Local Government was then discussed, this motion was carried. To read this you can find it in the above conference guide document.
We now move to the discussion of the composite motion D – Pay Campaigning and Beating Industrial Action Thresholds – this motion was passed.
At this point please make sure you use your right to vote if you have received your strike ballot for the NJC Pay Claim 2023 to find out more about the campaign please click below.
The CQC strike actions were raised at this point also…
The next motion to be discussed is Motion 31 – Campaigning for better pay and preparing for industrial action. – this motion was carried as amended 31.1
During this section the use of social media was highlighted particularly focusing on the safety of campaigning and dealing with online threats
Motion 33 – Promoting the Anti Racism Charter in the Public Sector this motion was carried.
You can read below this chapter and click on this for more information.
Motion 19 – Equal Pensions for Surviving Spouses and Civil Partners – this motion was carried
The Goodwin Case was brought up as part of this motion regarding the equal treatment of same-sex partners and those in a civil partnership for pensions. You can read more below a about this case…
This concludes this mornings session and any motions for this session that have not been discussed will be taken at the end of the afternoon session.