As previously notified the Civil Service Group Executive Committee was scheduled to take place in the Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast on Thursday 5 November 2020.  The Civil Service Executive Committee met this morning and agreed to postpone the Conference as a direct result of the pandemic and the public health guidance.
 
In taking the decision to postpone the Executive Committee also agreed to give further detailed consideration, in light of the pandemic, to holding a remote Conference as early as possible in the New Year.  There are obviously detailed considerations to be made in light of this decision and the Executive Committee are committed to ensuring a Conference and the Election for the Officers and Executive Committee take place as early as possible.  In the meantime, the current Executive Committee members and Officers elected at the 2019 Civil Service Group Conference will continue for a short period to allow for this planning to take place.
 
I am sure members and branches will recognise we are living in unprecedented times and that a virtual conference is the only way forward in the current circumstances.
 
Further details, including the date of the Conference, the arrangements and deadline for receipt of motions and nominations will be issue in due course.
 
Alison Millar
General Secretary