2021 Virtual Special Local Government Service Group Conference

13 June 2021 9:30am–5:00pm

Online

Add to calendar2021-06-13 10:30:002021-06-13 18:00:00Europe/London2021 Virtual Special Local Government Service Group ConferenceIn the past year the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on how we organise our union. UNISON’s lay democracy is at the heart of everything we do. In the past year the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on how we organise our union.  Although we are unable to hold our Local Government Service Group Conference in the normal way, UNISON’s Local Government Service Group Executive Committee has agreed to hold a Special Local Government Service Group Conference online on Sunday 13 June 2021.  Special Local Government Service Group Conference may look and feel very different to what we are used to, but the Executive Committee feels that it is important to give our members and activists a platform to discuss the issues the Service Group faces and use our democratic processes to shape how we work in the future.  Motions should be submitted via the OCS and should follow one of two themes:   The impact of COVID-19 on pay, workplace terms and conditions and mental health in local government  The future of local government in a post-pandemic world, including organising and recovery in schools  Motions will be debated on a virtual platform. Speakers will need to be identified and nominated in advance – please give some thought to who this may be.  Further information on speakers will be sent to relevant branches when composites have been agreed.  The conference bulletin will have further information on motion submission from the SOC and submission deadlines.   Delegates should be registered as normal through the OCS.  The pandemic continues to place significant pressure on our branches and activists and in these unprecedented circumstances it is understandable that attendance at the Special Local Government Service Group Conference may be affected.    After the deadline for branch registration has passed, an assessment will need to be made. If the quorum and/or our rule book obligations on proportionality and fair representation are unlikely to be met, the NEC, in consultation with the Service Group reserves the right to postpone the event until such time we can comply with these obligations.   If you have any queries, please contact the Conference Office at conferences@unison.co.ukOnline Get directions

In the past year the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on how we organise our union.

UNISON’s lay democracy is at the heart of everything we do. In the past year the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on how we organise our union.  Although we are unable to hold our Local Government Service Group Conference in the normal way, UNISON’s Local Government Service Group Executive Committee has agreed to hold a Special Local Government Service Group Conference online on Sunday 13 June 2021. 

Special Local Government Service Group Conference may look and feel very different to what we are used to, but the Executive Committee feels that it is important to give our members and activists a platform to discuss the issues the Service Group faces and use our democratic processes to shape how we work in the future. 

Motions should be submitted via the OCS and should follow one of two themes: 

  •  The impact of COVID-19 on pay, workplace terms and conditions and mental health in local government 

  • The future of local government in a post-pandemic world, including organising and recovery in schools 

Motions will be debated on a virtual platform. Speakers will need to be identified and nominated in advance – please give some thought to who this may be. 

Further information on speakers will be sent to relevant branches when composites have been agreed. 

The conference bulletin will have further information on motion submission from the SOC and submission deadlines.  

Delegates should be registered as normal through the OCS. 

The pandemic continues to place significant pressure on our branches and activists and in these unprecedented circumstances it is understandable that attendance at the Special Local Government Service Group Conference may be affected.   

After the deadline for branch registration has passed, an assessment will need to be made. If the quorum and/or our rule book obligations on proportionality and fair representation are unlikely to be met, the NEC, in consultation with the Service Group reserves the right to postpone the event until such time we can comply with these obligations. 

If you have any queries, please contact the Conference Office at conferences@unison.co.uk

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