The event was very well supported, with delegates from all across the Co-operative Movement in attendance.
In recognition of the significance of the event, it was deemed appropriate for black-tie apparel for the Presidents Dinner on the evening prior to the AGM, which was impeccably observed.
Colleagues were also later treated to a fascinating insight into NACO and its place within the Co-operative Movement over its 100-year history by former NACO President, Roger Davies MBE.
Following the Dinner, many members danced the night away or reminisced with former colleagues and friends.
As members will now be aware, the AGM was dominated by the discussion regarding NACO’s future, and delegates voted overwhelmingly to allow the Trade Union to discuss a possible transfer into SATA – the Supervisory, Administrative & Technical Association, which is the Management section of USDAW Trade Union.
These talks are now underway, and the NACO team, led by Interim General Secretary Bob Lister, will be seeking the best position possible in order to ballot members on this potential transfer in due course.
Following the closure of the AGM, delegates had the opportunity to visit the Pioneers Museum at Toad Lane in Rochdale to view the NACO Centenary Exhibition which has been put together by members of the Museum and the Co-operative College.
NACO wishes to extend our grateful thanks for all the hard work the staff there have put in to create such a worthy exhibition, and also wishes to give thanks to Roger Davies for his time, knowledge and support in ensuring that the whole event was such a success.