Congress 2011 Final Agenda

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Congress 2011 Final Agenda

Agenda: Motions and Nominations for debate at TUC Congress 2011


  • Organising and rights at work
  • Equal rights
  • Economic and industrial affairs
  • Global solidarity
  • Protecting people at work
  • Nominations

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Special notices

Please note the Rules and Standing Orders of the TUC are printed in the General Council Report

Grouping committees and composite motions

Where the Congress General Purposes Committee consider it necessary, unions with motions and amendments that can be grouped together will be asked to meet as a Grouping committee to see whether composite motion(s) can be agreed.

Details of the time and place of the meeting will be sent to general secretaries of the unions concerned. Unions must ensure that they are represented at such meetings by an official with authority to make decisions on behalf of the union.

As a result of the work of Grouping committees and of suggestions made to the unions concerned by the Congress General Purposes Committee, some of the motions and amendments printed in this agenda may be merged into composite motions and others may be withdrawn.

The first report of the Congress General Purposes Committee is printed and circulated to delegates with the composite motions. It is presented to Congress by the Committee Chair on Monday morning. The Chair of the GPC will announce any further alterations in, or deletion from, this agenda during the proceedings of Congress. Any further composite or emergency motions will be printed and circulated to delegates as soon as possible after they have been approved by the GPC.


It is the responsibility of the union concerned to see that a delegate is present to move any motion or amendment standing in its name. Delegates are asked to give their own name and the name of their union at the start of the speech.

Timing of speeches

Subject to the terms of any alternative or suspension by Congress of the Standing Orders, the mover of a motion will be allowed five minutes, the seconder three, and each succeeding speaker three minutes. A delegate shall not speak more than once on a question, except the mover of the original proposition, who shall have the right of reply. A green light will appear on the rostrum at the start of each speaker's time. One minute before the end of the time allowed a yellow light will appear and at the end of the permitted time a red light will appear.


The arrangements for Telling are made in the light of the number and the position of the seats allotted to each delegation. Delegates in charge of voting cards can therefore help in the taking of card votes by remaining during the vote in the places originally allotted them in the seating plan (see Congress Guide).

Order of business

A programme of business indicating the order in which motions and paragraphs of the General Council Report are to be taken will be printed in the Congress Guide which is circulated to delegates by the beginning of Congress. The programme is only provisional but will be adhered to as closely as the circumstances of Congress permit.

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