Virtual conference good to go

Fórsa’s delayed 2020 national delegate conference is set to take place on a fully remote basis next Thursday (19th November). Originally planned for last May, the event was interrupted by Covid-related public health restrictions on travel and assembly.

The pandemic also means the size of the conference is restricted, with just one delegate from each branch. As always, their votes will be weighted to reflect the number of members in each branch. Members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) are also entitled to attend and vote.

It’s intended to live stream the conference so that all members can observe conference proceedings if they want to.

On foot of continuing coronavirus-related public health restrictions on travel, public gatherings, and related matters, the NEC agreed in July that the conference should be organised on a remote basis. The results of postal ballots to elect the union’s president, treasurer and three vice-presidents will be ratified at the event.

The conference agenda has had to be pared-back as business will be conducted in one day instead of the usual three. Delegates will debate a small number of proposals, including NEC motions on pay and jobs, working time and remote work, and the country’s response to the coronavirus crisis.

Delegates will also be asked to endorse reports on the union’s activities and finances over the two years since Fórsa was formed in early 2018, along with a report on organisational matters.

You can read all the reports and conference documents HERE.

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