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Woens Logo UNISON SCOTTISH WOMEN’S CONFERENCE - 2011

Saturday 8 October 11am – 5pm (approx)
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

1. Timetable

  • The timetable for the Conference is as follows:-
  • Closing date for submission of motions Friday 9 September
  • Closing date for registration of delegates Monday 19 September
  • Delegate Pack sent (approx) Thursday 22 September
  • Conference Saturday 8 Oct 2011
    SEE THE MENU ON THE RIGHT FOR FORMS

2. Motions Branches are invited to submit motions to the Conference.

The Conference will consider and debate motions for the following Conferences:

* Scottish Women's Conference - 8 October 2011

* National Women's Conference - 16 - 18 February 2012, Brighton

The Conference will also consider amendments to the Constitution of the Scottish Women's Committee (see here Word Doc) .

In respect of the National Women's Conference, UNISON is entitled to submit a maximum of two motions.

There is no limit to the number of motions a branch may submit.

Motions should also be appropriate for Women's Conference. They should be signed by the Branch Secretary and/or appropriate Branch Officer.

NB MOTIONS SHOULD NOT INSTRUCT THE NEC, NATIONAL & REGIONAL COMMITTEES (OTHER THAN THE NATIONAL AND SCOTTISH WOMEN'S COMMITTEES) OR ANY SERVICE GROUP.

Three separate forms for submitting motions for each Conference and category links to all forms are on the right.:-

NB CLOSING DATE FOR MOTIONS: FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2011 3.

Representation

The Conference will be branch based. The basis of representation will be as follows:

* Minimum of 2 delegates for branches with up to 1000 women members;

* Thereafter 1 delegate per additional 1000 women members or part thereof;

* 1 delegate per self-organised group;

* 1 delegate from the Scottish Youth Committee;

* 1 delegate from the Scottish Committee;

* All members of the Scottish Women's Committee.

In selecting delegates every effort should be made to ensure fair representation for low-paid and part-time members, as well as black, lesbian and disabled members.

Click here for a delegation form Word Doc, which should be completed and returned to me at this office. NB CLOSING DATE FOR DELEGATES: MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2011

4. Accountability

Each delegate is accountable to the branch or group they are representing.

5. Expenses

Each delegate should be funded by their branch and/or group.

6. Observers

Branches and groups may send observers to the Conference. However costs will have to be met by the branch or group.

7. Crèche

A crèche will be provided at the Conference. A form for this is enclosed. Should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact me at this office.

Yours sincerely
Eileen Dinning
Scottish Equalities Officer

 
         

 

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