Monday, June 12, 2023

UNISON National Delegate Conference 2023: Monday

I arrived yesterday to attend the National briefing for all Regional delegates by the General Secretary. Afterwards I went for a meal with fellow delegates, most of whom were fellow Labour Link activists. This morning I went for my early morning run in Liverpool along the River Mersey to say hello to the Beatles and the Liver birds. 

Then there was a rather full on work day with virtual meetings, emails and calls, as I was trying to clear pressing work and union issues, since I will be off from tomorrow until next week. 

In the evening I took part in the UNISON Greater London NDC delegate briefing in a local hotel as a regional delegate with Yvonne Green (the other delegate) and Regional Secretary, Jo Galloway. London has one of the largest delegations at conference and we briefed our delegates on role of Regional delegates, standing order committee reports, card votes, regional motions, events, fringes and "the snake" (more to follow). 

Afterward, some of our branch delegates (and Yvonne and her sister) went for a tasty chinese meal (and avoided the rain and thunderstorms). 

National Delegate Conference starts proper tomorrow at 10am. Yvonne and I will be there from 9.15am to hopefully get ready and prepared for the beginning of conference mayhem.  


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