You will all be aware of the fast-developing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. The Government has announced tight measures to contain the virus as long as possible before community-transmission takes hold. We are playing our part in the public health response.
E tū is deferring our Delegate Forums that were going to be held during April until further notice.
Please advise your employer now that leave to attend your Delegate Forum is no longer required.
Delegate Forum remits and representation to our July 2020 E tū Conference
Our Delegate Forums include two important constitutional functions:
- Delegate Forums can put remits to the E tū Biennial Conference scheduled for July 2020.
- Delegate Forums elect representatives to attend Conference.
Over the next few days, we will be emailing you to call for remits and nominations for Conference representation.
Over the coming days, we will send you an email calling for any remits that you may want to have discussed at Conference.
Any remits that are sent back to us will be tracked to the relevant Delegate Forum that they are linked to. Remember that under our rules our National Executive will be making recommendations to conference in relation to remits received.
We will also email you to call for nominations from among delegates to represent their Delegate Forum at our Conference.
We will receive those nominations, including the required nominator and seconder, and track them to the Delegate Forum they are linked to. Nominations must have a brief supporting biography.
We will then run an online voting process sending nominations and biographies to delegates linked to relevant Delegate Forums and receiving their online vote response.
Our Returning Officer, Christopher Gordon, has already been endorsed by our National Executive and can oversee the voting process.
There is no need to do anything now – we will email you separately on these matters over the coming days.
E tū National Secretary