Thursday, 27 January 2011

SIPTU Encourage Community Workers to Attend 'The People's Congress'

The People’s Congress for a Better & Fairer Way
The Octagon Room, King’s Hall, Belfast

10am - 2pm, Saturday, 5th February 2011

Organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Registration: 9:30

Conference Chair: Avril Hall-Callaghan, Chair NIC-ICTU

First Session: The Facts of the Real Economy and the Myths used to Justify Cuts.
Introduced by Peter Bunting, ICTU (5 mins)
Overview by Dr Andrew Baker, Economist, Queen’s University Belfast (15 mins)

Second Session: Towards an Economy which serves Society, and not vice-versa
Introduced by Eugene McGlone, Unite & Vice-President, ICTU (5 mins)
Overview by Paul Nowak, Head of Organisation and Services, TUC (15 mins)
Panel Discussion and open mic for questions and statements.

11:15 Break

Third Session: Big Society, Small Future: The Assault on the Welfare State
Introduced by Maria Morgan, NIPSA member on NIC-ICTU (5 mins)
Overview by Prof Eileen Evason, University of Ulster & BBC’s On Your Behalf (15 mins)

Fourth Session: Rights in a Time of Recession
Introduced by Pamela Dooley, Vice-Chair, NIC-ICTU (5 mins)
Overview by Ursula O’Hare, Law Centre NI (15 mins)
Panel Discussion and open mic for questions and statements.


Working Lunch & End of Conference.

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