Friday, 21 August 2009

UNITE Sector, Area and Equality Conferences

Further to my previous posts on the subject, the UNITE web site now has a list of the dates of the various conferences. Scotland still seems to be missing.

I know it seems quite bewildering, would I encourage all reps to get involved in the conferences and committees. Only a high level of involvement from the activists in the workplaces can ensure that our union is fully responsive to the needs of our members and can run effective campaigns on all the issues. It can be tempting to limit your union activity to your own workplace, but our members lives extend beyond the gate and the world beyond the gate impinges on what happens in the workplace economically, politically and ideologically. We are all affected by government policy, union policy and what other companies and their employees are doing.

The Electrical Engineering and Electronics Regional Industrial Sector Conferences are:

  • North East, Yorks & Humber: 10th September 2009
  • Wales: 14th September 2009
  • North West: 15th September 2009
  • South West: 16th September 2009
  • West Midlands: 17th September 2009
  • South East: 19th September 2009
  • East Midlands: 21st September 2009
  • London & Eastern: 23rd September 2009
  • Ireland: 24th September 2009
  • Scotland: TBC

The IT & Communications Regional Industrial Sector Conferences are:
  • 3 Sept: Scotland
  • 7 Sept: South West
  • 7 Sept: Wales
  • 8 Sept: West Midlands
  • 9 Sept: Ireland
  • 12 Sept: South East
  • 19 Sept: London & Eastern
  • 21 Sept: North-East, Yorkshire & Humber
  • 21 Sept: East Midlands
  • 22 Sept: North West

1 comment:

jjc26 said...

EE+E northern sector conference attended by John Clark and Peter Rutherford. As Peter is retiring this year John has taken on the available seats and John and Peter are nominated to national conference.
Has the decision not to pay loss of earnings hit the turnout???