UNI Global Union’s largest gathering held in Liverpool!

Liverpool was proud to hold the UNI Women’s Conference on 14-15th June and UNI Global Union Wold Congress on  17-20th June.

UNI Global Union represents more than 20 million workers from over 900 trade unions in the fastest growing sectors in the world – skills and services. A total of 90% of new jobs are expected to be in these sectors in the next decade. UNI and their affiliates in all regions are driven by the responsibility to ensure these jobs are decent and workers’ rights are protected, including the right to join a union and collective bargaining.

It was the largest global union gathering of 2018, and provided opportunity for members to network, hear from keynote speakers and look towards the organisations strategic plans for the future.

A spectacular opening ceremony of the Congress  – created by Andrew Sherlock, head of drama at Liverpool John Moores University in partnership with Culture Liverpool – took place in Echo Arena, part of the ACC Liverpool complex.

Speakers at the event included Jeremy Corbyn, Reverend Dr William Barber, Guy Ryder and Dilma Rousseff.

Christy Hoffman was elected the new general secretary of UNI Global Union, replacing incumbent Phillip Jennings who led the organisation for 18 years.

The event formed part of the Liverpool 2018 programme, marking the 10thanniversary of the city’s reign as European Capital of Culture. UNI Global Union encompassed the Future World of Work strand of the programme, exploring how work will change over the coming years and how this will impact on our lives.

Liverpool Convention Bureau are proudly managing the delegate accommodation for the Women’s and Main Congress. For more information about the programme, click here.

To enquire about how Liverpool Convention Bureau can help with your event planning, contact us here.

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