FUNDING COUNCILS IN WALES

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Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre

Mary Ann Street

Cardiff

CF10 2JH

United Kingdom

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A UNISON CYMRU/WALES SEMINAR ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE FOR COUNCILLORS AND TRADE UNION ACTIVISTS

9.30 Registration and refreshments

10.00 Welcome and overview of the seminar – Dave Rees UNISON Wales LG committee chairperson

Including a written statement from Julie James AM Minister for Housing and Local Government

10.30 Council and school staff need a 10% funded pay rise – Cllr Jane Gebbie (Bridgend CBC) and vice Chairperson UNISON’s Local Government Service Group Executive

10.45 The crisis in Welsh councils’ funding: an overview – WLGA speaker: Cllr Chris Weaver, Finance Cabinet member City & County of Cardiff Council

11.15 Responding proactively to the funding crisis: income generation; innovation and demand management – Andy Mudd APSE

12.00 Council finance – is there a shared political and trade union agenda? – Pete Challis UNISON

12.45 Lunch provided

1.30 Workshops

  1. Rebuilding capacity: the benefits of in-sourcing public contracts
    Facilitator: Andy Mudd
  2. More sustainable funding for councils : are there feasible alternatives?
    Facilitator: Pete Challis
  3. Fair Funding for Councils: developing a joint campaign to get a fair financial settlement for Local Government in Wales
    Facilitator: Cllr Jane Gebbie & Dominic MacAskill

2.30 Plenary feedback

3.00 Close

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Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre

Mary Ann Street

Cardiff

CF10 2JH

United Kingdom

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