Opening the conference today is Guest International Speaker Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary, Public Services International.
Rosa covered issues around international trade, European position, work her organisation is carrying out, and issues with unions in areas of the world where it is not encouraged by the employer to have a union.
Now discussions on opposing DFID’s privatisation agenda, Columbia and the issues they face around setting up trade unions (more information here)
Now for a debate on the motion for ‘don’t silence the occupation of Palestine’ and Women, the refugee crisis and trafficking. These debates have been very passionate and show true solidarity to improve these issues for the future.
£2316 raised by delegates at the conference yesterday and the National Executive Comittee will match fund this amount making a £4634 donation to the Jo Cox Fund.
Final discussions this morning is around the motion Public Serving campaigning – Stop Outsourcing and protect members.