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Reasons to be cheerful

10 reasons to be cheerful about the achievements of 2016.

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  1. Winning in the workplace
    The profile of CSP reps’ fantastic work was maintained through the year thanks to rigorous reporting by reps, leading to major articles in Frontline magazine, demonstrating benefits to frontline staff, management and patients. www.csp.org.uk/workplace
  2. Asserting maternity rights
    A combined effort by members, reps and national representatives of the CSP saw NHS staff rights to accrue holidays while on maternity leave incorporated into the Agenda for Change Handbook www.csp.org.uk/maternity
  3. Rallying for our NHS
    CSP members turned out to defend our NHS at a rally and March in Birmingham as well as signing petitions to the Government to invest more in the NHS, adding to national level CSP pressure  www.csp.org.uk/takeaction
  4. Fighting for our trade union rights
    CSP members, reps and officers secured improvements on the original proposals in the Trade Union Bill, working together with other unions to lobby MPs, the prime minister, responding to consultations and taking part in workplace actions and www.csp.org.uk/nophysionoway
  5. Championing Equality & Diversity
    The CSP Disabled Members' Network held a successful study day on Dyslexia, we turned out proudly for Pride, attended four TUC equality conferences and joined in Wear Red Day to combat racism. http://www.csp.org.uk/equality
  6. Boosting our regional and local influence
    The CSP has continued to be involved in devolution initiatives such as Manchester, and the emerging new regional/level NHS structures such as STPs, helping to build partnership arrangements and ensuring the voice of CSP members and the profession is heard
  7. Organising
    The CSP appointed two part-time union organisers, who held 55 workplace visits and met over 1,000 members, as well as taking an active role in specific local campaigns, promotion of national campaigns, recruitment of reps and associates, and work with students: www.csp.org.uk/getorganised
  8. Equipping Our Workplace Reps
    In 2016, the CSP inducted over 200 workplace stewards and safety reps, provided a top up training on dealing with casework to 20 odd local stewards and delivered 5 sessions for more senior, regional reps, developing their strategic and leadership skills. Hundreds also attended regional training days run by senior negotiating officers and regional stewards
  9. Securing compensation for members
    Awards to CSP members following accidents and injuries exceeded £300,000 in 2016. See more about the expert legal support through your CSP membership here: www.csp.org.uk/legal and in Frontline magazine
  10. Supporting members in HCPC cases
    22 CSP members received the comprehensive support package from senior negotiating officers and solicitors, as well as representation from barristers, in full HCPC hearings. See more: www.csp.org.uk/workplace

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