We have decided in order to maximise attendance we will hold two meetings
Tuesday, 16th January 2024
Online - Via Teams
Wednesday, 17th January 2024
In Person - City Hall - Conference Hall
Nomination Submission Deadline
Friday 1st December 2023
Attendance Registration Deadline
Monday 15th January 2024
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 speaker at this meeting will be 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for registrations is 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
- Workplace Contact
- Health & Safety Representative
- Membership Officer
- Welfare Officer
- Self-Organised Group Officer
- Retired Members
- Communications Officer
To nominate yourself for one of our branch roles click below, nominations received after the 1st December 2023 will not be accepted.
To find out more about our branch roles, you can read our "Guide to branch roles"Nominations
Closes Fri 01st Dec 23
If more than one nomination is received an election will be held where all members of the branch are invited to vote to select the preferred candidate. In the event of an election an e-vote link will be circulated in advance of the AGM and the outcome announced at the AGM.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.