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.
Journalists interested in covering one or all of our 2018 conferences should contact the Fórsa Communications Unit.
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Fórsa National Conference
Our first national conference takes place on 16th-18th May 2018 (inclusive) at the INEC centre (Gleneagle hotel), Killarney, Kerry. You can get conference documentation