Its September, its Brighton, it must be Congress!
In the second week of September unions will (once again) descend upon Brighton for Congress 2008.
It feels like Congress has been held in Brighton forever (in fact this is the 5th year on the trot the event has been held in the south coast resort) – but delegates can look forward to something a little bit different in 2009 when Congress pitches up in Liverpool for the first time in its history. Liverpool is a great choice, not only because of the city’s radical heritage, but also because it means I’ll be able to sleep in my own bed every night!
Anyway, getting back to Congress 2008. One of the key events during the week will be a session on Wednesday morning to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Organising Academy. This will be followed by a fringe meeting on the afternoon featuring contributions from Arlene Holt Baker of the AFL-CIO, Mark Sewotka, Chris Keates and Paddy Lillis.
Join us if you can!