Gerry Murphy, President:
This conference represents a new start in many ways. I don’t simply mean this Congress which will have a new President almost four months later than planned. With a combination of good luck, hard science and social sacrifice, this conference will be among the first large-scale indoor events to take place on this island since March 2020. We all hope that you will be in the same hall as me when you read this, alongside hundreds of Trade Union activists possessed of the same will and determination that things cannot return to the status quo ante.