To: All Branch Secretaries & Chairs, Executive members & Head Office
Date: 4th December 2017
Re: Notice of FÓRSA Services & Enterprises Divisional Conference
As you are aware CPSU, IMPACT and PSEU members have voted in favour of amalgamation to form the new Union Fórsa. The Instrument of Amalgamation has been submitted to the Registrar for Friendly Societies and there is a statutory waiting period of at least six weeks before the Instrument can be approved and the new Union is legally established. Subject to the Registrar’s approval, I am therefore giving you informal notice of arrangements for the special Fórsa Services and Enterprises Conference in 2018. It will be held in Galway on 12th to 13th April, 2018.
Motions and Nominations for Chairperson/ Cathaoirleach, Vice–Chairperson/ Leas-Cathaoirleach and not more than 17 other Divisional Executive members will need to be submitted by 25th January. Branches may only nominate or propose motions to this Conference if they have members working in the Services & Enterprises sector (e.g. Semi-State, private companies).
The Conference will also elect, from the incoming Divisional Executive, one of its members to join the Chair and Vice-Chair as the Divisional representatives on the National Executive.
The Preliminary Agenda will issue on 15th February. Any amendments will need to be submitted by 1st March and the final Agenda will issue on 29th March, 2018.
It should be noted that the National Executive, under Rule, will determine the total number of delegates that may attend this conference and then a breakdown for each individual branch, based on their membership percentage. This will be decided once accommodation availability, Conference hall capability etc. are clarified.
A detailed Protocol for the handling of all Conference matters etc. at your Branch AGM is attached while the appropriate nomination forms, motion sheets and delegate nominations will be issued shortly.