CWU Black Workers Conference – Saturday 17th October 2015

CWU Black Workers Conference – Saturday 17th October 2015 

The CWU Black Workers Conference will be held on Saturday 17th October 2015 at the Grand Central Hotel, Victoria Suite, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SL.


Branches are entitled to send two delegates to the Conference but branches have no restriction on the number of observers that can attend.


Branches are asked to register delegates and observers using the online registration process. Most branches should be familiar with the system now but anyone that has any difficulties please contact  


The link to access this is


Each Branch is entitled to submit one motion for consideration to be included on the agenda of the Conference. Motions should be submitted electronically to using the template attached. Branches who do not have this facility may request paper motion forms by contacting Angela Niven on 020 8971 7256.


The Race Advisory Committee are entitled to submit up to three motions to the conference standing in their name.


Motion forms must be returned by midnight on Tuesday 8th September 2015. All sections of the form must be completed.


Branches and the Advisory Committee are reminded that the Standing Orders Committee will not alter or amend any of the motions submitted therefore it is important that motions are checked before they are submitted.








As with previous Equality Conferences, the agenda will be structured in such a way as to maximise debate and participation by delegates. There will be two sections to the agenda, one for motions which are eligible for consideration for submission to General Conference, and one for motions that in the view of the Standing Orders Committee would not be admissible to the General Conference agenda.


Branches will be aware that with the carriage of Composite Rule Amendment 126 at General Conference 2013, the Black Workers Conference has the entitlement under the rules of the union to submit two motions to stand in the name of the conference to General Conference and one motion to the Postal Group and Telecoms Industry Conferences. It is therefore important that if branches wish their motions to be considered for General Conference they must contain policy that is capable of being discharged by the NEC, as opposed to either of the Industrial Executives.


As with previous Equality Conferences, the motions for submission to the General Conference, Postal Group and Telecoms Industry agenda will be decided from amongst those motions adopted at the Conference. A ballot to select the motions will be held at the Conference and further information will be contained within the conference standing orders.


Please note that all correspondence must be sent to and no other personal email address.


Any enquiries regarding this LTB should be addressed to Angela Niven either by post to head office or by email to



Yours sincerely,




A P Kearns

Senior Deputy General Secretary



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