Saturday, June 14, 2014
And we're off!
90 delegates to UNISON local government Conference attended an eve-of-Conference fringe meeting this evening at Community Base in Brighton, kicking off the Conference fringe ahead of the Conference itself.
The impressive turnout - and the quality of considered contributions from the participants - vindicated the decisions of the organisers (of whom your blogger was one) to proceed in spite of an ill-considered and unreasonable purported "instruction" that branches ought not to organise fringe meetings.
Given that it will often be that delegates need to consider, before the start of a Conference, what action to take in relation to challenges to the Standing Orders Committee, there will always be a place for eve-of-Conference meetings.
This evening that place was Community Base.
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