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Annual Representative Conference 2018

The 2018 Annual Representative Conference will take place on 5-6 March at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.

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The conference starts Monday 5 March 1.30pm (lunch from 12.30pm) till 6pm, followed by evening dinner at 8pm.

Conference concludes on Tuesday 6 March 9am - 3.30pm.

All members are welcome to attend ARC but only nominated representatives (see immediately below) have subsidised places and can vote.

  • 39 representatives nominated by regional networks and country boards
  • 73 representatives nominated by the professional networks
  • 135 representatives nominated by stewards and safety representatives
  • 30 representatives nominated by students
  • 15 representatives nominated by associates

each equality and diversity network group and the retirement network group shall nominate two representatives.

Emergency Motions

Notices of emergency motions part 1 (dealing only with business which has arisen between 30 November 2017 and 18 February 2018), amendments or appeals must be received in writing at the CSP Chief Executive’s office by 12 noon on 19 February 2018.  Please email: arcmotion@csp.org.uk

Notices of emergency motions part 2 (dealing only with business which has arisen between 19 February and 5 March 2018), amendments or appeals must be received in writing at the CSP Chief Executive’s office by 12 noon on 5 March 2018.  Please email: arcmotion@csp.org.uk

Booking your travel

Train travel should be booked using the trainline code and should be off-peak return rail fares. See Booking your train to ARC document. If you haven't already done so, please book your travel tickets as soon as possible to take advantage of the cheap fares. If travel is not booked at least a month in advance, you will be expected to fund half the costs unless there are exceptional circumstances or cheap fares are available.

Booking flights

Unless you are travelling from the Channel Islands or Northern Ireland flights may only be booked if they cost less than the off-peak return train fare and you must gain permission from the Chief Executive's office (email Sally-Ann Cole) before booking or travel claim expenses will not be paid.

Training for ARC representatives

If you are new to ARC or just want a refresher, make sure you attend the 'everything you wanted to know about ARC information session'. This will cover the structure of the conference, the debating of motions and ARC Standing Orders.

When: 11.30am -12.30pm on Monday 5 March
Where: Midland Hotel, Manchester
How: please email Sally-Ann Cole to confirm your attendance.

Emergency motions

Emergency motions part 1 arising between 30 November - 18 February: if there are any issues arising between 30 November and 18 February, these can be submitted in writing by emailing arcmotion@csp.org.uk

Emergency motions part 2 between 19 February - 4 March: if there are any issues arising between 20 February and 4 March, these can be submitted in writing by emailing arcmotion@csp.org.uk

Download the 2018 emergency motions form

ARC 2017 motions 

Responses to ARC 2017 motions can be found here.

References back

Any references back to the Council's responses on ARC 2017 resolutions or on the 2017 ARC Agenda Committee's report must be submitted in writing by email Sally-Ann Cole by 19 February 2018.

Amendments to motions

A copy of the amendment should be sent to the originators who should then signify to the Chief Executive Officer whether or not they accept by emailing arcmotion@csp.org.uk by noon on Monday 19 February 2018.

About ARC

ARC is an opportunity for the CSP’ s members to come together for two days to discuss and debate matters of importance to members, the services they offer and the health and welfare of the community. The official ARC hashtag is #CSPARC18.

Who can go?
Those nominated as representatives of the stewards and health & safety reps, Regional Networks and Country Boards, Professional Networks, Students, Associates and the equality, diversity and retirement networks. Your Council representatives will also be there and all CSP members are welcome to attend ARC as observers.

Why is ARC important?
It’s your group’s opportunity to have its say and influence CSP policies and direction.

How can you be involved?

  • write a motion to give your group's opinion of what CSP should do
  • view the motions on the website each year and discuss views with your group and other members
  • hold a fringe meeting
  • follow proceedings on Twitter (#CSPARC18)
  • come to ARC.

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Last reviewed

15 February 2018
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