Autumn Conference newsletter

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Dear GPTU member,

Autumn Conference is upon us! If you’re going to be in Birmingham this weekend, look out for GPTU and the various activities we’ve got planned.


GPTU motions to Autumn Conference

GPTU has two motions at Green Party Conference. These are on Opposing the Conservatives’ Trade Union Act (numbered C1 in the Final Agenda) and Statutory Access to Workplaces for Trade Unions (numbered C5).

Read more about GPTU’s motions C1 and C5 and why Greens should support them at Autumn Conference:

We need the support of all Green Trade Unionists to get these motions passed! Here’s what you can do to support:

  • Come to the workshops and bring your comrades! These are on FRIDAY 2nd September, 14:45-16:00, in room WG05. This is your chance to debate the motions in more detail and show your support.
  • Motion C1 (Trade Union Act) will be debated in plenary on SATURDAY, immediately after Deputy Leader’s speech at 10:30. Come along to voice your support or simply vote in favour of the motion!
  • The plenary debate on C5 (Access to workplaces) may be on SATURDAY during the 10:30-12:30 session after Deputy Leader’s speech, or on SUNDAY during the 10:30-1200 session. Come along to support the motion!


Competition for GPTU members!

We’ll be running a competition for all GPTU members – including anyone who joins up during Conference. Exclusive prize to be won! To enter the competition, we’ll be asking GPTU members to show their support for the Trade Union Movement and have their picture shared on social media as a Green Trade Unionist. We want the world to see just how many committed Trade Unionists there are at Green Party Conference!

We’ll have brand new GPTU badges on sale – or you can get one free badge for participating in the competition.

Come along and speak to us at the GPTU stall if you’d like to get more information on anything we’re doing or just want to get more involved.


GPTU meeting for all members – FRIDAY 2nd Sep, 18:30, Seminar Room

GPTU’s meeting for all members will be held on Friday 2nd Sep at 18:30 in the Seminar Room. We will be debating GPTU’s campaigning over the next few months and how we can involve local parties across the country.

If you’d like to meet the GPTU committee, get involved, or simply hear about what’s going on, now is your chance! If your Trade Union has an upcoming dispute that you’d like GPTU to support, please come along and let us know. We’ll be bringing along wine and nibbles for those who come along.

You can join the meeting via Google Hangouts if you’re not attending Conference. Get in touch with us to find out the details.


We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

In solidarity,
GPTU committee

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