Finding Efficiencies and Managing to Improve Governance and Processes

Thursday, July 16, 2020: 3 pm - 4.30 pm AEST

Presenters include Gerard Hayes, Secretary of the HSU -- NSW/ACT/QLD, and Raff Del Vecchio, Assistant Secretary of the Police Association of NSW and a Director and Deputy Chair of the Police Bank.

This workshop will be facilitated by Mel Gatfield (Director, New Organising, NSW Secretary, UWU).

As unions are face increasing administrative and compliance costs, some unions have actively sought to improve and professionalise the management of their finances and governance.  Unions collect large sums of money from different sources, own and invest in property, maintain complex business relationships with suppliers, hire employees and pay taxes, and like publicly traded businesses, trade unions also have a duty to disclose certain financial details to their members and report. Unions need to demonstrate not only to their members, but to the public as well, that they are competent stewards.  This presentation will share some experiences with review and reform in this area to share hands-on advice on what has been learned from the presenter’s experience in organisations such as the Police Association of NSW and the Police Bank.