CWU Youth Conference – Saturday 21st January 2017

CWU Youth Conference – Saturday 21st January 2017
The CWU Youth Conference will be held on Saturday 21st January 2017 at The Mechanics Centre Ltd, 103 Princess Street (Major Street Entrance), Manchester, M1 6DD.
a) Motions
Each Regional Youth Committee will be entitled to submit ONE motion to the Conference Agenda.
Each Branch will be entitled to submit ONE motion to the Conference Agenda.
The Youth Committee will be entitled to submit THREE motions to the Conference Agenda.
Motions should be submitted electronically to using the template attached. Branches or Regions who do not have this facility may request paper motion forms by contacting Angela Niven on 020 8971 7256.
Motion forms must be returned by Tuesday 6th December 2016. Anything received after this date will not be accepted. All sections of the form must be completed.
Branches, Regions 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.
If motions are being sent electronically they will only be accepted if sent to the above email address.
As with previous Conferences, the agenda will be structured in such a way as to maximise debate and participation by delegates. There will be 2 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 are of an industrial nature which are eligible for submission to the Industrial Conferences.
Branches will be aware that the Youth Conference has the entitlement under the rules of the union to submit 2 motions to stand in the name of the conference to General Conference. The Youth Conference may also submit one motion for either the Postal Industry or Telecoms Industry conference from Section 1.
The motions selected for General Conference must contain policy that lies within the responsibility of the NEC, likewise Industrial motions must be able to be carried out by the relevant Industry Executive (Motions for the Telecoms Conference must also refer to a specific business-see attached motion guide).
As with previous Conferences, the motions for submission to the General Conference agenda and the Industrial motions for the Industry Conferences will be decided from amongst those motions adopted at the Conference. Ballot(s) to select the motions will be held at the Conference.
b) Delegates
Details for registering delegates and observers will be issued in a further LTB. Any queries regarding the registration process should be directed to
Regional Youth Committee Secretaries shall attend Youth Annual Conference in an ex-officio capacity with the right to speak and move Motions on behalf of their Regional Youth Committee but not to vote. Funding for Regional Youth Committee Secretaries to attend Youth Annual Conference shall be from the General Fund.
Branch delegate entitlement to this Conference as agreed by the NEC is as follows:
Number of Young Members
500 and above
Branches are urged to make every effort to ensure that their delegation comprises members who are either 30 and under as of October or who are serving Branch Youth Officers. The expectation is that voting delegates aged over 30 will be present on an exceptional basis. 
In order that we can cater for any delegate with special needs such as seating, etc., it is important that you advise us in writing of the name of the delegate(s) and the particular requirement by return but no later than Friday 6th January 2017.
c) Election of Delegates to General Conference
As you will know, the Youth Conference will select two delegates to represent the Youth Members to attend General Conference 2017.
The Standing Orders for the Youth Conference will advise a ballot to select these two delegates and it will be conducted during Conference itself. Nominees must be members of the Union and have the support of their branch and/or Regional Youth Committee.  
Additionally, individuals must be willing to accept nomination.
The exception to this are members of the Youth Committee themselves who may be proposed for these positions but need to have the nomination of the Youth Committee and/or any Regional Youth Committee.
Branches and Regional Youth Committees should forward any nominees on the attached form for this ballot to
Yours sincerely,
A P Kearns
Senior Deputy General Secretary
Email Attachments – Click to download
LTB 672/16 – CWU Youth Conference – Saturday 21st January 2017

Motion Form

Guidance Notes

Nomination Form

Branches with members 30 and under


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