Emergency and composite motions

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E7 Turkey and solidarity with the Kurdish population Congress notes with the utmost concern the state of emergency decree imposed on 1 September 2016 which, together with other actions in the weeks following the failed attempted coup on 15 July, deliberately targets Turkey’s trade unionists and public officials, including teachers...
14 September 2016
Congress notes with deep concern and is appalled by the announcement by the government on 2 September that Susan Johnson, former Chief Executive of Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, who does not appear to have any history of worker representation, had been appointed to the executive board of...
14 September 2016
Congress opposes the expansion of selection in England’s schools by whatever means – either through the establishment of new grammar schools, or by allowing free schools to select some of their intake. Congress notes that there is no evidence that grammar schools provide a route for poor, academically able children...
13 September 2016
Congress notes with concern the prime minister’s confirmation of the government’s renewed plans to impose a contract on junior doctors in the NHS, following the rejection of the latest proposals in a ballot of BMA members and the BMA’s decision to take further industrial action. The BMA’s decision to take...
13 September 2016
Motion 58 and amendments Congress reiterates its support for re-nationalisation of the railways and believes the overwhelming case for public ownership has again been demonstrated by the performance of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) on the UK’s busiest rail passenger franchise. GTR has subjected passengers to daily misery caused by frequent...
12 September 2016
Motion 20 and amendments Congress condemns the Trade Union Act which is the biggest attack on trade unions in decades and represents a further transfer of power against workers and in favour of the employer. In addition to the undemocratic ballot thresholds, new requirements on ballot information and notices and...
12 September 2016
Motion 72 and amendment and 73 Congress notes that atypical working continues to increase across the economy and that the number of self-employed and freelance workers is rising year on year. Congress notes that self-employed workers comprise more than 15 per cent of the UK’s labour force – the greatest...
12 September 2016
Congress notes that on 7 September 2016 the London Mayor announced London TravelWatch will carry out a review into the Tube ticket office closures programme.The review will be over a six-week period, starting 12 September and a report is expected to be published before the end of this year. It...
12 September 2016
E2 Colombia Congress welcomes the announcement on 24 August that the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP have reached a final peace agreement and congratulates both parties, the Colombian people and our sister trade union movement. Congress notes that this historic agreement is the first in the world to have...
12 September 2016