Sunday, June 15, 2008
UNISON National Delegate Conference is about to start
UNISON's yearly annual Conference starts on Tuesday and runs through to Friday.
As usual there are many motions to be debated (most are not reached so usually motions that are quite high up in the prioritisation process get heard).
LGBT motions this year include Making LGBT Equality a Reality, emphasising the launch of UNISON's Equality Scheme and Human Rights are Fundamental on the importance of human rights frameworks - especially when religious groups claim the right to discriminate.
Conference will also see the launch of the Union's Equality Scheme.
There will also be some controversy during the rules debate as there is a proposed rule change from the Disabled Members group that will be opposed by the LGBT group (two thirds majority required).
I won't (at least I don't think I will) be blogging from the Conference. Jon Rogers (although I do not concur with him on all of his views) will probably provide some incisive blogging from a left perspective.
I am sure that Louise will also blog as well.