BLACK WORKERS CONFERENCE 2019
You will be aware that the Black Workers Conference takes place on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in Birmingham and the purpose of this LTB is to provide more detail on the panel session we will be holding at the Conference.
Given the decisions of the Redesign Conference we are of course in the unusual position of moving from our existing structures to the new Equality/Conference structures and we believe the panel session offers an opportunity to discuss how the new Equality Structures will operate in relation to all aspects of our BAME work.
At this juncture we recognise that there will be legitimate questions and concerns about our next steps, how the transition will take place and what this means for elected positions and the frequency of meetings.
Therefore the panel session will be built around the following:
The need to build on the recommendations agreed at the Redesign Conference and provide more clarity on how the new structures will operate
Taking questions from the floor to ensure we have a comprehensive discussion.
In relation to 5.6 of the Conference Policy paper and the agreed recommendation on how we will develop future strategy, we are keen to take input from the floor on your ideas and priorities, particularly on the best way to proactively combat the rise of the Far Right.
The panel will comprise of the following:
You will see from the above that this session has been scheduled to maximize participation and continue to build understanding on the Redesign approach to our Equality/BAME.
Finally we look forward to seeing all branches and delegates at the Conference.
Trish Lavelle – Head of Education, Training & Equal Opps Dave Ward – General Secretary