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Leeds Women's Conference

Friday, October 2, 2015

GMB Women’s Conference in Leeds on Sat 3rd October will hear from local women celebrities who are guest speakers

Delegates will hear stars from stage, screen and politics talk about their life experiences and to celebrate inspirational women from across the region says GMB.

GMB Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Region will be holding its annual women’s conference in Leeds this Saturday, 3rd October 2015.

The details are as follows:

From 10.00am 3rd October 2015

The Met Hotel

King Steet

Leeds LS1 2HQ

There will be a photo opportunity and interviews at 10.30am.

Guest speakers include actress and writer Tracy Brabin, famed for her roles in Coronation Street and Emmerdale, journalist and former presenter of Countryfile Miriam O’Reilly, MP for Dewsbury and Mirfield Paula Sherriff and campaigners Ann Scargill & Betty Cook from Women Against Pit Closures.

Tim Roache, GMB Regional Secretary for Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Region,  opening the conference will say “GMB has been at the forefront of the fight for equality within workplaces and society since Eleanor Marx carried a motion at the second conference of the union in 1891 in Dublin demanding equal pay for work of equal value for men and women.

Women members are now over 50% of GMB’s membership.  Eleanor Marx was an inspirational woman and that is the theme for this year’s conference. The 100-strong delegation will be encouraged to play a full part and have their say in helping to shape future policy.

Delegates will hear stars from stage, screen and politics talk about their life experiences and to celebrate inspirational women from across the region.

So it is fantastic that so many GMB members are giving up their Saturday to come along to what promises to be an inspiring day.  The GMB network of women activists is second to none and it’s heart-warming to see that so many of our young members, who will be the next generation of GMB activists, attending this event.”

Ends

Contact: Tim Roache on 07961-719545 or Desiree Risebury on 07958-156848 or Claire Laycock  07841-071848 or Caroline Jones on 07800-714247

 

 

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