Services and Enterprises Conference 2023

Welcome to Fórsa’s Services and Enterprises Conference for 2023!

Below is the timetable of events at our Services and Enterprises conference, as well as all the documents and updates you’ll need. Click on the boxes for more information, and don’t forget to use #FórsaSED if you’re posting on social media!

Documentation and Election Results



Conference Timetable
Wednesday 3rd May
13:00 Registration opens and issue of ballot papers 15.40 Election arrangements
15.00 Registration closes  15.45 Public policy: Motions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
15.00 Opening address: Esther Lynch, General Secretary, ETUC 16.45 Presentation by Strategic Organising and Equivalent Grades
15.10 Chairperson’s address 17.00 Union strategy and other internal matters: Motions 18, 19, 20, 21
15.20 Appointment of tellers and scrutineers 17.45 Presentation by Strategic Change
15.25 Adoption of general standing orders  18.00 Address by Michael Smyth, Fórsa President
15.30 Standing Orders Committee report 18.15 Conference adjourns
15.35 Adoption of previous minutes and biennial report
Thursday 4th May
08.30 Registration re-opens 14.15 Guillotined motions
10.00 Opening Services & Enterprises Division video 14.45 Presentation by Dr Tom McDonnell, Co-Director, The Nevin Economic Research Institute
10.10 Address by Katie Morgan, Head of Division 15.15 Presentation by Liam Berney, Industrial Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions
10.20 Terms and conditions of employment: Motions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 15.45 Motions advisory to the National Executive Committee
11.15 Address by Livia Spera, ETF General Secretary, and presentation from Eoin Coates, ETF Head of Aviation 16.30 Presentation by Billy Hannigan, former Fórsa National Secretary
12.00 Pay, pensions and allowances: Motions 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 17.15 Any remaining Conference business
13.00 Conference adjourns for lunch 17.50 Closing remarks
14.00 Conference resumes 18.00 Conference adjourns
14.00 Presentation of distinguished service awards 20.00 Joint divisional Conference dinner
Friday 5th Mary
10.00 Joint divisional session: Services & Enterprises Division and Local Government & Local Services Division 10.45 Workshop with Jane McAlevey, International Trade Union Organiser
10.05 Presentation by Professor John Geary, Professor of Employment Relations, UCD 12.30 Panel discussion: Organising to deliver for members
10.30 Address by Owen Reidy, General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions 13.00 Conference closes

We hope you enjoy Fórsa’s 2023 Services and Enterprise Conference, and don’t forget to get your colleagues to join Fórsa today!