Fórsa conferences: Members decide

 
Fórsa puts its members and branches at the centre of decision-making. The union has paid officials to advise on policy and implement it. But it’s members who decide.

This is done through a biennial cycle of delegate conferences. A national union conference – with delegates from all Fórsa branches – takes place every two years. Divisional conferences – made up of delegates from branches in each of the union’s divisions – takes paces in the alternate year.
The national conference deals with issues that affect the entire membership, while the divisional conferences – one each for health, education, local government, services and enterprises, and the civil service – ensure that members and branches keep control of matters that affect their grades or workplaces alone.

Because Fórsa is newly-formed, 2018 is different. This year, we are holding a national union conference and divisional conferences for branches in the civil service and services and enterprises divisions. And, although it is not a formal decision-making conference, the union’s education division is also hosting an event in April.

 

Media

Journalists interested in covering one or all of our 2018 conferences should contact the Fórsa Communications Unit.

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