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Reasons to be cheerful

Here's 10 reasons to be cheerful about the society's achievements last year.

  1. Winning in the workplace
    The profile of CSP reps' fantastic work was maintained throughout the year thanks to their rigorous reporting. This led to Frontline feature articles demonstrating benefits to other staff, management and patients: www.csp.org.uk/frontline
  2. Asserting maternity rights
    NHS staff rights to accrue holidays while on maternity leave were incorporated into the Agenda for Change Handbook. This was achieved through the combined efforts of CSP members, reps and national representatives: www.csp.org.uk/maternity
  3. File 213766Rallying for our NHS
    CSP members turned out to 'Defend our NHS' at a rally and march held in Birmingham. Many also signed petitions to the government to invest more in the NHS, adding to national level pressure: www.csp.org.uk/takeaction
  4. Fighting for our trade union rights
    CSP members, reps and officers secured improvements to the original Trade Union Bill proposals. This was achieved by working together with other unions to lobby MPs and the prime minister. Responding to consultations and taking part in workplace actions also helped:www.csp.org.uk/nophysionoway
  5. Championing Equality & Diversity
    The CSP Disabled Members' Network held a successful study day on Dyslexia. The network was also well-represented at Pride, attended four TUC equality conferences and joined in Wear Red Day to combat racism: www.csp.org.uk/equality
  6. Boosting our regional and local influence
    The CSP continues to be involved in devolution initiatives such as Manchester and emerging new regional level NHS structures. This helps to build partnership arrangements and ensures the voice of CSP members and the profession is heard throughout the UK.
  7. Organising
    The CSP appointed two part-time union organisers who held 55 workplace visits and met over 1,000 members. They also took an active role in specific local and national campaigns, recruitment, and engagement with physio students: www.csp.org.uk/getorganised
  8. Equipping our workplace reps
    The CSP inducted over 200 hundred workplace reps last year, and also provided top-up casework training. Hundreds also attended regional training days run by senior negotiating officers and regional stewards.
  9. Securing compensation for CSP members
    As part of the legal support package, awards to members following accidents and injuries exceeded £300,000 in 2016: www.csp.org.uk/legal
  10. Supporting members in HCPC cases
    22 members received the comprehensive support package from senior negotiating officers and solicitors. Where full HCPC hearings took place, this also included representation from barristers: www.csp.org.uk/workplace

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29 August 2017
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