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National Secretary to address community development conference

Posted on Monday, July 07, 2008

National Secretary Doug Nicholls will be a key note speaker at the forthcoming Conference of the Community Development Network for Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire on July 16th. The Conference will address the question of professionalism and community development. Doug Nicholls commented: “This is an unresolved issue. Community development workers operate to professional standards but they do not get the recognition for this and they do not sometimes appreciate the implications of this themselves. The chronic underfunding of community development relates very much to the difficulties in consolidating the workforce into a strong professional identity. In Unite we are determined to change this. I look forward to the Conference debates.”

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