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Welcome to Conference 21-24 June 2005
is almost 15 years since one of the partners which formed UNISON
had their main conference in Glasgow. We know many delegates will
already have been here for service group and self organised group
conferences but we now look forward to welcoming them all to the
I hope this delegates handbook will help old and
new delegates alike find their way through the agenda and the
procedures this week.
Please feel free to contact your regional delegates,
Karie Murphy or me, if you need any advice. As usual, Scotland
will be co-hosting the International Rally
on Monday night, giving delegates a chance to hear trade union
and labour movement guests from around the world and discuss issues
with them. Scotland is also sponsoring a Justice
for Colombia event o9n the Tuesday night.
Scotland always plays a major part in debates and
organisation at Conference and this year is no exception with
several issues from Scottish branches being prioritised for debate.
A lot of what we expect from a third term new Labour
Government was included in the Warwick Agreement between Labour
and the unions and this will be underlined throughout the week.
You will find a policy summary in this booklet and
the Communications & Campaigns Committee Briefings Team will keep
you updated with daily briefings at Conference.
Don't forget the meeting of Scottish Branches
on: MONDAY 20 JUNE 2005 FROM 5.30PM - 7.30PM MOAT HOUSE HOTEL,
GLASGOW (at the Conference Centre) Your card votes will be available
at the meeting.
Light refreshments will be provided. Conference
Cr่che will be available until 7.00pm: