CWU Women’s Conference – Tuesday 21st November 2017
The CWU Women’s Conference will be held on Tuesday 21st November in the Conference Hall at City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR.
Creche Facilities/Prayer Rooms/Seating
In order that we can cater for any delegate(s) with special needs such as seating, 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 Tuesday 31st October 2017.
Crèche facilities will be available to delegates during the Conference and Branches should advise the SDGS Department in writing, by return, but no later than Tuesday 31st October 2017 if they require the use of this facility. Please ensure that the names and ages of the children, together with an appropriate address for sending the crèche form to for completion are included in this advice. It will not be possible to provide on the spot facilities to those delegates who have not informed us in advance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Women’s Advisory Committee are entitled to submit up to three motions to the conference standing in their name.
Each Regional Women’s Committee are entitled to submit one motion to the Women’s Equality Conference.
Each Regional Equality Committee are entitled to submit one motion to the Women’s conference.
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.
Motion forms must be returned by midnight on Tuesday 31st October 2017. All sections of the form must be completed.
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 Women’s 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A P Kearns
Senior Deputy General Secretary