BBC Conference 2003

The timetable for the BBC Divisional Conference 2003 has been issued.

The National Executive Committee has authorised the holding of Divisional Conference on Sunday 18 May 2003 after the main BECTU Annual Conference in Eastbourne.

Date Deadline
Friday 7 February 2003 Closing date for receipt of propositions.
Friday 14 February 2003 Accepted and rejected propositions will be published to Branches.
Monday 24 March 2003 Closing date for the receipt of amendments to propositions, and for nominations to the BBC Divisional Committee, and the BBC Divisional Standing Orders Committee.
Friday 4 April 2003 Accepted and rejected amendments and nominations will be published to Branches.

Branches in the Corporation have been circulated BBC Divisional Letter 2505 which includes a form for submitting propositions before 7 February for consideration of the Conference.

Delegates to the 2003 BBC Divisional Conference will be in accordance with Rule 31(m), the delegates to the BECTU 2003 Annual Conference. Where members of the BBC Divisional Committee are attending Annual Conference as delegates, Branches may send replacement representatives to Divisional Conference.

The matters which may be discussed by the BBC Divisional Conference are set out in BECTU Rule 31(c). These are as follows:

  1. pay, conditions of service and grading of members in the Division and the method of securing the acceptance thereof by members affected;
  2. matters affecting the organisation, working conditions and staffing of members in the Division;
  3. policy on professional standards, current industrial practice and future developments that directly affect the members of the Division;
  4. proposals on these matters put forward by employers;
  5. the co-ordination of industrial strategy and the creation of industrial policies affecting members of the Division;
  6. business arising out of these matters referred to it by the branches in the Division or Sub-Division and by area committees;
  7. matters referred to the Division by the National Executive Committee and by Conference;
  8. matters arising out of the Divisional Conference.
29 December 2002