"The National Community Service Group Seminar will take place on Friday 23 September to Sunday 25 September 2011 in the Angel Hotel, Cardiff. The seminar should be of interest to UNISON activists in the Community service group, working for charities, housing associations, voluntary organisations, and so on.
Local Government and Health Branches are reminded they may have community members who will find this seminar interesting.
The seminar will provide a valuable opportunity to explore key developments within the community and voluntary sector, and it will provide an opportunity to network with others and compare workplace practices. The seminar will look at a variety of issues which are crucial to the sector. Among the guest speakers will be Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), who will give us his take on the impact of the cuts and the government’s ‘big society’ agenda on the voluntary sector; and Hazel Blears MP, who will talk about her view of how trade unions and the Labour Party should approach social enterprises and mutuals. We hope to hold sessions on the cuts, campaigning alongside community groups, pensions, dealing with TUPE transfers, personalisation of social care, and branch and regional approaches to organising".
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