Monday, 26 June 2017

Unison National Delegate Conference

Two delegates from Oxford Brookes Unison branch attended Unison's National Delegate Conference, an inspiring event that brings the whole union together to discuss motions on topics such as increasing the minimum wage, tackling poverty and inequality, the rights of workers from other EU countries, organising in the workplace to defend our members and colleagues against racism, homophobia, transphobia, and ablism; and working to tackle stress and increased workloads.

On Friday morning, there was an inspiring speech from Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, who is also a member of Unison. You can read the full text of the speech, or watch the video:

He was particularly inspiring on the subject of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower. 

You can also find out more about the motions that were passed at the conference, or have a look at the Twitter hashtag for the conference to see all the tweets from the debates.

Conference backed a wide range of measures to help build on the result of the general election, smash the public sector pay cap, campaign for a minimum wage of £10 per hour, and combat austerity.

Oxford Brookes Unison delegate Ed Thomas spoke brilliantly in support of motion 5: Organising Black members in the fragmented workplace.

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