The motions developed by local branches were grouped according to the seven strategic objectives set out in our Strategic Plan, which include direction and focus, organisational, industrial, professional, social, political and democratic. Annual Conference provided a great forum for branch delegates to consult with the Secretary and Assistant Secretary, Councillors and Executive Officers on the activities of our Union and hear how we're working to promote and defend the interests of all QNU members.
YOUR UNION Members determine the way forward Desley Geraghty-Rudd, President Member activism is a key ingredient which include direction and focus, of democracy. That’s why it was so organisational, industrial, professional, fantastic to see over 220 members social, political and democratic. actively participating in our democratic Motions from each branch were sent to processes at QNU Annual Conference the QNU nine weeks prior to the start Conferences, Council meets to oversee last month. of Conference. All branches were then the implementation of these decisions Conference is the body responsible for sent the full list of motions to enable and does all the things necessary to the formulation of policy governing the them to form a position on each one. achieve the objectives of our Strategic QNU, and the future activities of our Branches then instructed their delegates Plan. Union are determined at this event. to Conference how they must vote on Each Conference also elects members At Conference members participated their behalf. This process ensures the to the Industrial and Professional in three days of discussion and debate widest possible input from members in Policy Committee, which operates around the Union’s directions and determining the policies and activities of between Conference to assist with the policies and heard from a range of the QNU over the next year. development of policies in accordance interesting speakers on current issues At Conference all motions become with Conference decisions. affecting nurses and midwives and agenda items for debate. Branches This year Conference also elected our profession (see page 14 for more have the opportunity to speak for or delegates to the ANF National information). against the motion as well as amend Conference (this occurs every two years). Elected delegates who attended were the motion before a vote of all delegates Annual Conference provided a great able to put forward motions on behalf occurs. Over 90 items were debated and forum for branch delegates to consult of their branch. The motions developed voted on. with the Secretary and Assistant by local branches were grouped The decisions of Conference are then Secretary, Councillors and Executive according to the
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