Saturday, 25 June 2011

UNISON Local Government Conference

UNISON Local Government delegates met in Manchester on 19th and 20th June. They debated a variety of motions. The main areas we need to concentrate on over the forthcoming year are:

  • Defending the Local Government Pension Scheme

  • The Attack on our Terms and Conditions

  • The Campaign against Local Government Cuts

  • The disproportionate impact of Local Government Cuts on Women

  • Car Allowances and rising Fuel costs

  • Protecting School Support Staff

Other motions of particular interest for North Somerset UNISON members involved the role of Agilysis as a consultant at Barnet Council, who plan to outsource pretty much everything, and what's become known as the Tri-Borough merger - Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster councils plan to share services.

Guest speakers at the conference included:

Domingo Perez, General Secretary of UNE (Union Nacional de Empleados) - the union of public sector workers in Nicaragua

Clifford Singer, who has been involved in setting up a number of Anti-Cuts and Anti-Tory websites:

False Economy

The Other Tax Payer's Alliance

My David Cameron

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