Leadership and engagement – UNISON representatives *
Leadership and engagement
In NHS East Riding of Yorkshire, NHS Plymouth, and NHS North East, senior leadership took an active role, equality leads were executive board members, and programmes and initiatives took place that ensured patient and equality group consultation and engagement in the decision-making process.
A family in Rock Ferry had a telephone-linked smoke alarm installed due to all members of the family having various conditions which meant that they were unlikely or unable to respond to an ordinary or a deaf smoke alarm.
Using the Equality Duty as a Tool – UNISON representatives *
“The fact that it is a legal obligation means that [the council] cannot ignore this responsibility and provides UNISON with a tool we can and have used to protect the interests of our members...
3 years ago the council planned as part of their 3 year efficiency saving plan to remove the "death in service" benefit, by using the PSED we forced them into phasing them out over 3 years which would allow employees to make alternative arrangements...