You will be aware from previous correspondence that the 11th CWU Biennial Conference will take place on the 4th and 5th May 2022 at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. In preparation for the event, I have set out below the business and timeline requirements as decided by the National Executive Council. The Conference will be the first opportunity for our representatives to gather in the traditional manner as we emerge from the COVID restrictions. The very same can be said for the forthcoming AGMs, both of which set the agenda and policy direction of the Union.
Members are therefore encouraged to actively participate in their upcoming Branch AGM, thereby ensuring you have your say and influence in shaping the future of the Union.
The 11th Biennial Conference 2022 will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, Gleeson Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th May 2022. The National Executive Council has agreed to the opening session of Conference commencing at 9:30am on WEDNESDAY 4th MAY, 2022.
Motions for the Agenda of the 11th Biennial Conference:
Motions for the Agenda of the 11th Biennial Conference must be received in writing by the General Secretary at the address below not later than 12 noon on FRIDAY 4th MARCH, 2022.
Amendments to Motions:
Motions received from Branches will be recirculated to Branches on or before FRIDAY 11th MARCH, 2022.
AMENDED MOTIONS must be submitted in writing to the General Secretary at the address below on or before 4:00pm on FRIDAY 18th MARCH, 2022.
Standing Orders Committee:
Guidelines on Motions and Amendments, issued by the Standing Orders Committee, are set out overleaf.
Nominees for National Executive Council:
In accordance with Rule 5, such nominations must be received by the General Secretary not later than 12 noon on FRIDAY 4th MARCH, 2022.
Nominees for Standing Orders Committee:
Nominations must be received in writing by the General Secretary not later than 12 noon on FRIDAY 4th MARCH, 2022.
Delegates to Conference:
The name(s) (including first name for identification badge), staff numbers and addresses of Delegates to Conference must be submitted in writing to the General Secretary not later than 12 noon on FRIDAY 4th MARCH, 2022.
Under Rule 4.1.3, Branches are entitled to elect Substitute Delegates. Branches should note that the name(s) (including first name for identification badge) and addresses of Substitute Delegates to Conference must be submitted in writing to the General Secretary not later than 12 noon on FRIDAY 4th MARCH 2022. Branches should note that the names of Substitute Delegates submitted after this date will not be accepted.
Appeals from Branches to the NEC to accept late notification of Delegates/Substitute Delegates will only be accepted in very exceptional circumstances. Appeals for late notification of Delegates will not be considered by the NEC within one (1) month of the 11th Biennial Conference.
Please send documentation to Communications Workers’ Union, William Norton House, 575 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.
National Executive Report:
The National Executive Report to the 11th Biennial Conference will be circulated to Branches on or before THUSDAY 14th APRIL, 2022.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BRANCHES MUST ADHERE TO THE DATES OUTLINED ABOVE AS MOTIONS, ETC, RECEIVED LATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
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