Pensioners’ Manifesto 2017 Briefing Paper

Pensioners’ Manifesto 2017 Briefing Paper Introduction Following the surpise announcement that the General Election will be held on 8 June, the NPC has produced a six-point Pensioners’ Manifesto based on existing policies and campaigns. However, we recognise that there are also a number of other issues that are important to older people, and these are…

CWU Women’s Conference – 8th November 2016

Communication Workers Union Women’s Conference – 8th November 2016 Section 1 – Industrial Motions 1. The motion was to instruct the WAC, in conjunction with the T&FSE, to investigate and collate the number of leavers over the past 12 months throughout BT Consumer along with the gender breakdown and age profile of these individuals. The…

Disability Conference 2016

Head of equality Linda Roy welcomed delegates to the disability conference in Leicester last month by questioning the government and their “severe cuts” to welfare and disability benefits. Describing the impact on people with disabilities, Linda said “The most vulnerable in our society are being scapegoated and made to pay”. Referring to a recent report…

Black Workers Conference 2016

The fall out of the EU Referendum campaign and subsequent Brexit dominated the agenda at the Black Workers’ Conference in Leicester on Tuesday. With no less than six motions debated on the subject, most of which highlighting the widening divisions caused in communities since the result. Senior Deputy General Secretary Tony Kearns highlighted the role the…