Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Devolution in UNISON?

UNISON Conference is now debating a motion from devolution from the Scottish Region.

UNISON's structures are generally centralised at UK level, and the allocation of resources does not necessarily reflect the particular responsibilities imposed upon those UNISON Regions which are in fact nations (nor for that matter the work for the Greater London Region due to the Mayor and Assembly).

Motion 20 deals with this point - which is also reflected in the devolved arrangements for bargaining in local government and health (where Scottish NHS UNISON members have been able to carry on the pensions fight this year).

The debate throws up the question of the forthcoming Scottish referendum, although thus far there have been more references to football...

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