At a packed regional delegation meeting on Monday evening, our elected regional reps Yvonne Green and Phoebe Watkins, briefed delegates on what to expect.
On Thursday evening all delegates were encouraged to attend a demonstration outside Glasgow Council City Hall in protest against the dismissal of UNISON steward, Robert O'Donnell, at the SECC (the conference centre we are using in Glasgow) and in support of the 74 UNISON members working as homeless case officers, who are in their eleventh week of strike action.
Regional Secretary, Linda Perks and deputy convener, Conroy Lawrence also chipped in with advice about staff conference team, scanning of credentials and card votes. The London regional social takes place today (Wednesday) at 8.30pm in the Thistle Hotel, Cambridgeshire Street.
Our London Standing orders rep, Jim Manfield, made a brave attempt at explaining the mysterious world of SOC.
Publicity officer Lyn Bentley asked for new delegates to tell her what are their impressions and send her stories to publish in our daily regional conference "London Calling" newsletter.