UNISON Northern Ireland

Understanding the Assembly

Event Date: 
17 May 2019 - 10:00 to 12:30

Parliament Buildings, Stormont

Despite the current political stalemate, we are offering this opportunity to members to find out about our official seat of regional government. The Assembly is where decisions are taken on issues such as health, education, welfare reductions and transport, which affect all of our lives. This workshop provides participants with an understanding of the workings of the Assembly, its committees and structures.  It will explore topics such as voting, petition of concern, the stages a Bill goes through before becoming law.  Developing a better knowledge of this will enable people to engage in the democratic process and understand how to lobby to affect positive change.  It will include a tour of Parliament Buildings and be delivered by the Assembly Education Team