UNISON Bristol's AGM 2024


We have decided in order to maximise attendance we will hold two meetings


Meeting #1
Starts:

Tuesday, 16th January 2024
12:30 GMT

Location:

Online - Via Teams


Meeting #2
Starts:

Wednesday, 17th January 2024
17:30 GMT

Location:

In Person - City Hall - Conference Hall


Nomination Submission Deadline

Friday 1st December 2023
23:59

Attendance Registration Deadline

Monday 15th January 2024
23:59


About the AGM

The AGM is an important meeting for all members. It provides an opportunity for you to ask questions about the work of the union, you can see how branch finances have been used and you can help to set policy and agree priorities for the year ahead. The AGM also provides an opportunity for you to elect officials to lead the branch and represent your interests.


Hold the date

We have decided that in order to maximise attendance we will hold two meetings (but you only need to attend one):

January 16th 2024 at 12.30pm via Teams. Our guest speaker at this meeting will be UNISON Head of Local Government Mike Short. A Teams link will be sent to you closer to the date of the meeting. Teams can be accessed on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. You will need to install the application beforehand.

January 17th 2024 at 5.30pm at City Hall in the Coference Hall. Our guest speakers at this meeting will be Sharon Foster, High Sheriff of Bristol and UNISON South West Regional Secretary Kerry Baigent. Light refreshments will be available. Doors will be open from 5.00pm to ensure a prompt start

The meetings will last approximately 90 minutes.


Updating your Membership Contact Details

For environmental reasons we will be sending further communications via email, unless you tell us you would prefer paper copies. Please ensure you update your contact email address by logging onto MY UNISONhttps://www.unison.org.uk/my-unison/


How to register/attend

To register for our AGM, please enter your Invitation code below and click register, if you haven't received a code please contact us as soon as possible.

You will then be asked to enter your contact details to register for the event. We will send you reminders in the run up to the event via Email & SMS, and you will receive the Joining link ahead of the meeting if appropriate.

The closing date for registrations was 23:59 Monday 15th January 2024

Electing your Branch Officials and Workplace Reps

One of the most important functions of the AGM is to elect officials to lead the branch for the year ahead. A whole range of different jobs are available in the branch each one of carries a really important set of responsibilities. Whether you’re face to face with managers in negotiations, representing members in a disciplinary, or helping members with a welfare claim, all are necessary to create an effective union team.

You can nominate yourself or other members for any of the following roles

  • Branch Chair
  • Branch Secretary
  • Steward
  • Workplace Contact
  • Health & Safety Representative
  • Membership Officer
  • Treasurer
  • Welfare Officer
  • Self-Organised Group Officer
    • Disabled
    • LGBTQ+
    • Black
    • Young
    • Women
    • Retired Members
  • Communications Officer

Nomination Process

The nomination window has closed, it was open from 24th October 2023 - 1st December 2023.


Motions and Rule Changes

If you would like to submit a motion for consideration or a change in the rules of the Branch please do so by Monday 18th December and submit to bristol.unison@bristolunison.co.uk


Access Requirements

We recognise that to ensure all of our members can fully participate it may be necessary to make adjustments, if you require any adjustment please contact the branch and we will discuss your requirements.

We hope you will come along to the AGM we're certainly very keen to see you.


Technical Details

Microsoft Teams can be accessed on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. You may wish to install the application beforehand.

Please visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-teams/download-app for information on how to access Teams and download links for your device.

If you are unable to access Teams you can 'dial in' to the meeting using a phone number and code. Please advise as soon as possible if you require this access.


Contact Us

UNISON Bristol
The Corn Exchange (1st Floor Offices), Corn Street, BS1 1JQ