BBC Conference 2008

The timetable for the BBC Divisional Conference 2008 has been issued.

The National Executive Committee has authorised the holding of the BBC Divisional Conference on Friday 9 May 2008 before the main BECTU Annual Conference in Liverpool.

Branch delegates from across the Corporation will be attending the Conference, which will debate:

  • The union's BBC Divisional Committee report to Conference.
  • Policy motions (propositions) submitted by both BBC Branches and the BBC Divisional Committee.

Conference timetable

31 January 2008 Receipt of propositions at BECTU Head Office.
20 March 2008 Receipt of amendments to propositions and nominations to the BBC Standing Orders Committee and BBC Divisional Committee at BECTU Head Office.
17 April 2008 Conference agenda published to Branches.
9 May 2008 1000-1300 BBC Divisional Conference 2008, Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool.

Delegates and Rules

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

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

  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.
16 January 2008