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Conference motions 2022:
Motions for debate

Quick link to motions in each of the conference sessions:

Session 1 Session 2

Session 3 Session 4

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Scroll down to view the motions to be debated as part of Conference 2022. 

All other motions have been remitted to the 2022-24 Principal Executive Council., and we'll let you know what happens. All remitted motions are available to view online - you can view the full list of motions at the bottom of this page. This page will be updated in real-time to reflect the progress we make throughout conference on the agenda.

Session 1

Thursday 19th May
2.30pm – 4pm

  1. GPS

    Fair reward

    Grouped debate

    This conference calls upon Lloyds Banking Group to review GPS and replace it directly with an increase in basic salaries. The past few years have shown GPS to be unreliable and colleagues can be hit hard when this is not awarded. However, moving this award onto salaries would make it more reliable and more beneficial to colleagues’ overall pay including flex, overtime or pensions.

    Workplaces
    Customer Contact Liverpool
    Carried

  2. GPS

    Fair reward

    Grouped debate

    This conference calls on Lloyds Banking Group to make Group Profit Share (GPS) contractual so that recognised unions can negotiate and challenge Lloyds Banking Group if the group decide to not make an award. This will enable the recognised unions to enter into official discussions and stand up for members.

    Workplaces
    Trinity Road Representatives
    Carried

  3. Process improvements

    Dignity at work

    This conference recognises that Sexual Harassment is a workplace concern for many colleagues.


    Conference notes that sexual harassment can happen to anybody and that research by the TUC shows that 4 out of 5 incidents go unreported. This conference does not think this is acceptable. All workers should be protected from sexual harassment.

    This conference calls for:

    • Accord to continue to support the TUC campaign against sexual harassment
    • Accord to adopt best working practices as an employer to ensure we take action to protect all staff, reps, members and other third parties from sexual harassment
    • Work with LBG/TSB to ensure they have sufficient and standalone sexual harassment policies in place that encourage reporting
    • Encourage LBG/TSB to adopt best practices on the reporting of sexual harassment complaints, which focus on safe reporting, prevents victim-blaming and recognising lived experience

    Workplace
    Equality Diversity & Inclusion group
    Customer Contact Glasgow
    Carried

  4. Inclusion & diversity

    Accord policy & external

    This conference acknowledges the past work of Accord in addressing issues of equality, diversity and inclusion and seeks to extend these efforts. Conference recognises how a diverse and inclusive membership within Accord enriches our abilities with valuable skills, experiences, and knowledge.


    To reach our full potential as an inclusive union, this conference calls for Accord to:

    • Continue efforts to recruit into membership under-represented colleagues (including but not limited to Black, LGBT+, Disabled and Young)
    • To invest in the development of a ‘talent & development’ programme to support and encourage members and representatives from diverse backgrounds to become more involved at every level of Accord.
    • To report on progress against these objectives (and those set out in the equality diversity & inclusion agenda of this conference)

    Workplace
    Equality Diversity & Inclusion group
    Carried

  5. Job security agreement

    Security of employment

    This conference calls on Lloyds Banking Group to maintain, or improve, the terms of the current Job Security Agreement beyond the current review date of 31/12/2023

    Workplace
    Copley Representatives
    Customer Contact Belfast
    Carried

Session 2

Thursday 19th May
4.30pm – 5.30pm

  1. Pay

    Fair reward

    This conference asks TSB to consider pay and reward for those who are at top of their salary grade. These are staff who have a wealth of experience and demonstrate loyalty and don’t always feel valued particularly when new starters are joining on increased salaries. We urge TSB to consider reward options so that these colleagues feel valued and motivated to remain with the business.

    Workplace
    TSB Representatives
    Carried

  2. Grading

    Fair reward

    Grouped debate

    This conference requests that Lloyds Banking Group look at the pay scales in relation to the work now being carried out by those in the Grade A. These colleagues are now being asked to carry out more and more complex tasks on a daily basis as well as standing in for managers, being keyholders, engineers for self service devices, IT experts, customer wellbeing advisers and more. We are doing very similar roles to Grade B colleagues but the pay scales don't reflect this and it is time that this was changed.

    Workplaces
    Halifax Kings Lynn
    Bank of Scotland Rutherglen
    Halifax Merthyr Tydfil
    Bank of Scotland Buckie
    Carried

  3. Grading

    Fair reward

    Grouped debate

    This conference calls on Lloyds Banking Group to commit to a definitive date to conclude on the review of grade A and B roles across every division within the Group

    Workplaces
    Customer Contact Belfast
    Carried

  4. Grading

    Fair reward

    This conference requests Lloyds Banking Group to complete a review of the current grading structure and job roles within the branch network. Colleagues from Grade A to grade E currently working in branch are often completing similar tasks at different grades and titles.

    Workplace
    Halifax Worcester Park
    Carried

  5. Grading

    Fair reward

    This conference calls on Lloyds Banking Group to conduct a full review on pay grades. Over the years we have seen changes to particular pay grades, which is very welcome, but with these there is a ripple effect on other grades feeling they are also due a grade review.

    Workplace
    Customer Contact Dunfermline
    Halifax Rhyl
    Carried

Session 3

Friday 20th May
9.30am – 11am

  1. Work/Life Balance

    Dignity at work

    Grouped debate

    This conference calls upon Lloyds Banking Group & TSB to commit to trialling a four-day working week without any financial loss to colleagues. This conference acknowledges Lloyds Banking Groups & TSB potential concerns over meeting customer demand through their customer facing division. However, there is strong and convincing research which shows a four-day week, increases productivity and colleague engagement and reduces a colleague carbon footprint.

    Workplace
    Trinity Road Representatives
    TSB Representatives
    Carried

  2. Work/Life Balance

    Dignity at work

    Grouped debate

    This conference calls on Lloyds Banking Group to introduce a 32-hour working week without a reduction in salary by January 2026.

    Workplace
    Customer Contact Belfast
    Carried

  3. Health & wellbeing

    Dignity at work

    This conference recognises that the pandemic has exacerbated our concerns about the mental health of workers, whether that is due to working in stressful conditions, being on the receiving end of customer abuse, due to isolation from colleagues, friends, family or support networks or the pandemic itself. In particular conference notes the impact the pandemic has had on wellbeing and work/life balance and the Right to Disconnect.


    This Conference asks for Accord to:

    • Develop and continue campaign efforts on mental health issues such as stress, burnout, and mentally healthy workplaces, and for the ‘right to disconnect’
    • Work with the TUC & other appropriate external organisations to further develop campaigns, materials and sharing knowledge & best practice on this topic across the union movement.
    • Campaign for, and encourage employers to adopt the Right to Disconnect as an urgent matter of policy in recognition of the fact that hybrid and home working are here to stay

    Workplace
    Equality Diversity & Inclusion group
    Carried

  4. Expenses

    Fair reward

    This conference calls upon Lloyds Banking Group to accept home working colleagues’ base is now their home. As such the Group should cover expenses when homeworkers are asked to travel to another location.

    Workplace
    Customer Contact Liverpool
    Carried

  5. Homeworking

    Dignity at work

    This conference calls on Lloyds Banking Group to establish a “Homeworking Contract” for colleagues which recognises the costs associated with working from home.

    Workplace
    Customer Contact Belfast
    Customer Contact Dunfermline
    Customer Contact Liverpool
    Customer Contact Glasgow
    Falls

  6. Health & wellbeing

    Dignity at work

    This conference calls upon Lloyd’s Banking Group to support colleagues and help them to continue working with dignity during the menopause. Ensuring all line managers are trained to help them understand, support and recognise the adjustments that may be needed.

    Workplace
    Customer Contact Liverpool
    Bank of Scotland Rutherglen
    Carried

  7. Process improvements

    Dignity at work

    This conference asks Lloyds Banking Group to be clear on how their Growth strategy will be achieved. Will this mean a shift in focus for colleagues to target driven sales or continuing with needs met sales?

    Workplace
    Bank of Scotland Buckie
    Carried

  8. Training

    Dignity at work

    This Conference believes digitisation represents an unprecedented opportunity for both colleagues individually and to the business. Our ability to harness existing knowledge, skills and experience will be critical to the success of Lloyds Banking Group's transformation, and effective reskilling and redeployment can create flexibility and greater development opportunities for colleagues, whilst benefiting the business by retaining talent. We call on Lloyds Banking Group to invest in career mobility at this crucial time.

    Workplace
    Halifax Winchester
    Carried

Session 4

Friday 20th May
11.30am – 1pm

  1. Pay

    Fair reward

     This conference calls on Lloyds Banking Group to review its Pay Framework and establish a pay system which is fit for purpose, with Job Family wage rates linked to external industry leading pay levels.

    Workplace
    Customer Contact Belfast
    Carried

  2. Pay

    Fair reward

    This conference asks Lloyds Banking Group to make a promise to all colleagues to award an annual pay rise that reflects the current rate of inflation each year as a minimum, providing Lloyds Banking Group has made a profit.

    Workplace
    Mortgage Distribution Sheffield
    Halifax Hounslow
    Carried

  3. Expenses

    Fair reward

    This conference calls on Lloyds Banking Group to revise the Travel and Mobility Policy and allowances so that Lloyds Banking Group fully fund all additional costs resulting from any change in location instigated by the Group.

    Workplace
    Customer Contact Belfast
    Carried

  4. Cost of living crisis

    Fair reward

    This conference recognises we are working in unprecedented times of “fuel poverty” and “heat or eat” situations with potential for this to worsen in the autumn. Workers in the finance sector are not immune to these impacts and we ask Lloyds Banking Group and TSB to consider a range of options to help ease the burden for the staff who need it, for example, pension payment holiday, preferential staff rates for overdrafts, easy access to support and advice. In addition, we would like more support for the staff dealing with customers who are struggling financially.

    Workplace
    TSB Representatives
    Carried

  5. Work/life balance

    Dignity at work

    This conference calls upon Lloyd’s Banking Group to adapt and make agile working fit for purpose. The bank now has the infrastructure in place to allow hybrid working and should use this responsibly to ensure it works in the best way for all.

    Workplace
    Customer Contact Liverpool
    Carried

  6. Health & wellbeing

    Dignity at work

    Conference acknowledges that Long Covid is being recognised by Lloyds Banking Group and TSB as a long-term condition and applying appropriate support and adjustments but recognises that there are further steps that should be taken.

    Conference welcomes the TUC campaign for Long Covid to be legally recognised as a disability under the Equality Act 2010 and for improved access to ill-health pension provisions.

    Conference calls for:

    • Accord to campaign for LBG/TSB to recognise Long Covid as a disability
    • Accord to campaign for LBG/TSB to recognise pandemic related complications to long-term health
    • LBG/TSB to invest in training managers to support those with health conditions, pre-existing or newly acquired
    • LBG/TSB to provide reasonable adjustments to colleagues with Covid related complications, and make better use of Reasonable Adjustment Passports to help colleagues explain the impacts of the condition on their daily working life

    Workplace
    Equality Diversity & Inclusion group
    Carried

  7. Work/life balance

    Dignity at work

    This conference calls on Lloyds Banking Group to disclose their use of tracking technologies that are available when using your own mobile device to access Lloyds Banking Group systems such as Teams. The ability is there for Lloyds Banking Group to identify your location when you are not in work. Also, whilst this conference acknowledges that there is a Bring Your Own Device privacy policy it does not cover how Lloyds Banking Group uses that data and who can access it.

    Workplace
    Trinity Road Representatives
    Carried

  8. Inclusion & diversity

    Dignity at work

    This conference continues to recognise the efforts of Lloyds Banking Group and TSB to build strong diversity networks and to use these to enhance existing policies and procedures. They act as a vital source of information sharing and awareness raising among employees and Accord fully supports the business objectives to be an inclusive and diverse organisation.

    Conference acknowledges the work that Accord has done over recent years to engage with employers on their equality strategies, and that there has been some joint working in both TSB & Lloyds Banking Group (for example work on the Dying to Work charter, Menopause, Reasonable Adjustment Passports for disability). However, Conference believes that more extensive joint working is beneficial in this area.

    Workplace
    Equality Diversity & Inclusion group
    Carried

Full list of motions

You can view all motions submitted and accepted to conference 2022, including those that won't be debated live at conference:

 Security of employment
 Fair reward
 Dignity at work
 Accord policy & external matters

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