155/17 Circular: Notice of FÓRSA National Conference

To:       All Branch Secretaries & Chairs, Executive members & Head Office
Date:   4th December 2017
Circ:     155/17
Re:       Notice of FÓRSA National Conference

Dear Colleagues

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 first biennial Fórsa National Conference in 2018. It will be held in Killarney on 16th to 18th May 2018.

Motions and Nominations for President, Treasurer and Vice Presidents (three) must be submitted by 28th February next. The Preliminary Agenda will issue on 21st March. Any amendments will need to be submitted by 4th April and the final Agenda will issue on 2nd May 2018.

Similar Notices for the Civil Service Divisional Conference and the Service & Enterprises Conferences both in April are also being issued currently.

It should be noted that the National Executive, under Rule, will determine the total number of delegates that may attend this conference and a breakdown for each individual branch, based on their membership percentage will issue. 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.

Yours Sincerely,


Eoin Ronayne

General Secretary