Brighton wins GMB annual congress until 2012

VisitBrighton has secured a two-year deal to host the trade union GMB’s annual congress until 2012.
 
Due to be held at the Brighton Centre, the congress is expected to attract 800 delegates and visitors when it returns to the city between the 5 and 9 June 2011.
 
The June congress will be the GMB’s 94th since the union’s first in 1890. The congress has previously been hosted in Brighton six times since 1981. In recent years the congress has been staged in cities and towns including Blackpool, Newcastle, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Southport.
 
Steve Short, Executive Officer for GMB, said: “Our Executive Council has to consider overall costs, not only to the union itself, but the value for money for the delegates and their families. Brighton has resisted pressures to drive consumer prices in the city too far up market and must continue to do so to stay competitive in a very tough market place. The days of alternating Blackpool and Brighton have well and truly gone.”
 
GMB is a general union with over 611,000 members working in many sectors of the economy.
 
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