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TSSA Annual Delegates Conference 7 - 10 May 2022

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TSSA’s annual conference is the supreme governing body of the union, where our members set our key policies and priorities for the year ahead.

TSSA Conference 2022 takes place in Sheffield from Saturday 7 to Tuesday 10 May. The conference is set up as a hybrid event, with delegates and visitors able to attend and participate either in person or online.

Monday is dedicated to events marking and celebrating TSSA's 125 anniversary.

Conference business will run on 7, 8 and 10 May. Our Special Delegate Conference (SDC) will directly precede annual conference, taking place in the same venue on Friday 6 May. The SDC meets to consider the proposed merger between TSSA and the Boilermakers.

All branches are able to send delegates to conference. To find out more about attending conference as a delegate, please contact your branch. If members want to be delegates, they should contact their branches in the first instance. It may be possible to watch the SDC and annual conference as a visitor online, for further information please contact supportservices@tssa.org.uk

Any TSSA members are welcome to attend TSSA's 125 anniversary celebrations on Monday 9 May. Please contact Steve Coe to secure your place.

If you have any questions regarding conference then please email supportservices@tssa.org.uk

About TSSA Conference

Conference is held in May or June every year. It is made up of delegates from our Branches, with the larger Branches able to send two delegates. Branches can submit motions and amendments for debate which go on to set the union’s organising and strategic agenda. The Conference agenda is painstakingly organised by a group of members in the Standing Orders Committee, who are themselves elected by members every year.

TSSA policies are largely determined by motions at annual conference and these decisions are then binding on all members and officers. Annual conference ensures that TSSA is a fully democratic organisation and that every single member can have a say in how their union is run.

Annual conference is far more than a governing body, it’s an opportunity for activists from all over the country to meet, to organise, to share best practice and to network; it’s an opportunity to build campaigns for the year ahead; it’s an opportunity for our union to set the agenda and influence government policy. Our annual conference features keynote speeches from senior politicians, conference is an occasion for our members to speak truth to power and be inspired.

Conference features many exciting fringe events, including the Socialist Fellowship, an evening of music, song, poetry, and humour, which has been a regular feature at the TSSA annual conference since 1908. The Disability Working Group also traditionally hold inspiring and informative events at annual conference.

The full rules regarding our Annual Delegate conference are available in the TSSA Rulebook (Rule 10) and the Guidance Notes (Note E).

TSSA Rule book and guidance notes

2022 Annual Conference Documents

Revised Final Agenda 2022 - 260422

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: TSSA Democracy

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SOC letter accompanying Final Conference Agenda 2022

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: TSSA Democracy

DOCUMENT.FILESIZE: 80KB

Standing Orders Committee letter accompanying Final Conference Agenda

Minutes of 2021 Annual Delegate Conference

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DOCUMENT.FILESIZE: 481KB

EM2 EC Emergency Motion on Ukraine

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: TSSA Democracy

DOCUMENT.FILESIZE: 77KB

EM3 - Emergency Motion on Cost of Living - EC

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: TSSA Democracy

DOCUMENT.FILESIZE: 76KB

EM4 Chancellor's Spring Statement - NE General

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: TSSA Democracy

DOCUMENT.FILESIZE: 80KB

EM5 Ukraine - North East General

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: TSSA Democracy

DOCUMENT.FILESIZE: 73KB

Annual Conference 2022 EM6 - EM8

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: TSSA Democracy

DOCUMENT.FILESIZE: 140KB

DWG Mini-Conference Agenda 2022

DOCUMENT.CATEGORY: TSSA Democracy

DOCUMENT.FILESIZE: 75KB

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