- 2019 National Delegate Conference
- 19 February 2019
Conference notes that 2020 will be the 30 year anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from captivity.
Conference believes that Mandela’s life, sacrifice and values are inspirational to us today in our struggle for justice and equality.
Conference notes with pride the role of trade unionists in the Anti-Apartheid movement and that Nelson Mandela is an honorary UNISON president.
Conference applauds the UNISON Black Members’ creation of an annual Nelson Mandela Award in 2015. The award recognises outstanding representation of black members within the union and more widely in society.
Conference notes that the Liverpool-based ‘Mandela 8’ organisation is creating a Nelson Mandela Memorial in Prince’s Park in Toxteth. The memorial will include features that symbolise aspects of Mandela’s life, and will include an educational facility. The aim of the project is to keep the memory of Mandela alive and to inspire and encourage the next generation.
Conference calls on the National Executive Council to:
1)Support the Mandela 8 Project in Liverpool and to make a donation of £5,000;
2)Support other projects and events that aim to celebrate the life and values of Nelson Mandela.