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Friday, 19 November 2010
HELP BUILD THE MOVEMENT AGAINST THE CUTS - COME TO COR CONFERENCE!
Rugby Against The Cuts is affiliated to the COR and members will be attending.
10:30 – 11:45 OPENING PLENARY Mark Serwotka PCS, Andrew Murray, Jean Lambert MEP, Bob Crow RMT, Christian Mahieux (Solidaires unions, France), Clare Solomon NUS, Heather Wakefield UNISON, People’s Charter, John McDonnell MP, Lindsey German CoR.
12:00 – 13:15 ORGANISING AGAINST THE CUTS LOCALLY Range of speakers from anti-cuts and other organisations from around the country
ANALYSING THE CRISIS James Meadway, Stathis Kouvelakis, Derek Wall, Hilary Wainwright
MOBILISING THE UNIONS Alan Whittaker President UCU, Rebecca Allen PCS, George Binette UNISON
WHAT SHOULD POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVES DO? Liz Davis, Samir Jeraj (Green Party), Billy Bragg, Laurie Penny
YOUTH, STUDENTS AND EDUCATION Speakers from recent school and student protests, Alex Kenny NUT, Jean-Baptiste Tondu (NPA student , France)
RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE Chris Baugh PCS, Jonathan Neale CACC, Peter Robinson
13:15 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 15:15 DEFENDING THE WELFARE STATE Colin Leys KONP, Chris Nineham CoR, Dr Jacky Davis, DCH
ALTERNATIVES TO THE CRISIS Ozlem Onaran, Richard Brenner, John Hilary (War on Want)
STATES OF INEQUALITY Zita Holbourne, Terry Conway, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Katherine Connelly, Linda Burnip
COR: HOW AND WHY Paul Mackney, Andrew Burgin, Lindsey German
DEFENDING BENEFITS AND PENSIONS George Thompson PCS, Colin Hampton (Chesterfield UWC), Pip Tindall (BBC), Pensioners’ Convention
15:30 – 17:00 VOTING, ELECTIONS AND CLOSING PLENARY Dot Gibson (Pensioners Convention), Lee Jasper (BARAC), Jeremy Dear (NUJ), Jeremy Corbyn MP, John Rees (CoR), Kate Hudson (CND), Chris Bambery (RTW), Lowkey, Tony Benn. Chairing by Paul Mackney and Romayne Phoenix
There will be elections for a National Steering Committee – nominations will be taken at the conference from individuals,organisations and anti-cuts groups that support Tony Benn’s statement. There will a vote on a campaigning plan for the forthcoming period. The plan of action will be amendable at the conference and will include suggestions from the sessions. This is a founding conference and we are proposing that the incoming steering committee prepare a resolution based conference to take place within 9 months.