5th Uni Global Union World Congress
UNI Global Union has been working closely with the UK affiliates in the preparations for the 5th UNI Global Union World Congress and World Women’s Conference, which will take place from 14 to 20 June 2018 in Liverpool.
Record numbers of participants are expected and this will be the largest single global union gathering in the UK in 2018. The UNI events will bring a global dimension to the 150th TUC Anniversary and the centenary of women’s right to vote in the UK, as well as the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
Dates and Events
June 14-15, 2018 UNI World Women’s Conference
June 16, 2018 UNI Management Committee, UNI World Executive Board, UNI Africa Executive Committee
June 17, 2018 UNI World Congress Resolutions Committee
June 17, 2018 UNI World Congress Opening Ceremony
June 18, 2018 UNI World Congress Plenary and Congress Reception
June 19, 2018 UNI World Congress Plenary and Congress Party
June 20, 2018 UNI World Congress Plenary and Closing Ceremony
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From the south...
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
ACC Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to ACC Liverpool. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of ACC Liverpool.
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to ACC Liverpool.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to ACC Liverpool. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront.
There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.
- Merseytravel (rail, ferry and bus timetables)
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester Airport
- Visit Liverpool (Tourism website)
- Virgin Trains (mainline services from Liverpool Lime Street)
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