AGM 2015

AGM 2015
AGM 2015 agenda and annual report 2014

Many thanks for attending the recall AGM on 12 March, especially in such awful weather. The branch can now step forward and deal with the host of issues facing us in the coming year.

The whole point of a union is that, whereas individuals can make little difference of their own, they are a force to be reckoned with when they join together. That came over loud and clear at the AGM.

There were great and at times emotional contributions from a range of members on serious issues and more reports will follow in the next few days.

In the meantime thanks again to stewards for putting their work in and members for turning out to ensure our branch can keep going forward.

UNISON City of Edinburgh
Local Government & Related Sectors Branch

Recall poster
AGM recall poster

RECALL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thursday 12 March 2015
Augustine Church, George IV Bridge Edinburgh
6pm to 8pm at the latest

The Annual General Meeting on 26 February was short of the 200 members needed to have a legal branch AGM. Thanks and apologies to the 160 members who did attend. Please make every effort to attend the meeting on 12 March.

1 February 2015: AGM 2015 Calling Notice, Agenda and 2014 Annual Report now online (pdf) Please note the online version has important updates and corrections to the printed version including an updated treasurer’s report

Click here for large print version in Word format

Click here for the Supplementary Agenda with election candidates’ biographical details and amendments to motions (pdf)

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PRELIMINARY NOTICE

A preliminary notice has been sent out to all worklaces on 15 December 2014 (see below or click here for PDF version)

DEADLINES

NOMINATIONS FOR BRANCH OFFICER POSITIONS
Noon Wednesday 14 January 2015 (Click here for officer positions)
A form is available by contacting the branch office

MOTIONS AND RULE CHANGES
Noon Friday 16 January 2015

CRECHE: Closing date –
Noon, Wednesday 18 February 2015

AGENDA ISSUED: To be mailed –
The full Annual Report and Agenda will be published on the website from Monday 2 February 2015. Members can request a hard copy by emailing the branch office branchoffice@unison-edinburgh.org.uk or phoning 0131 558 7488

AMENDMENTS
Noon, Wednesday 18 February 2015

15th December 2014
To: All members of UNISON City of Edinburgh Local Government & Related Sectors Branch

The Annual General Meeting of the branch will be held on 26 February 2015 in the Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

The AGM is the branch’s supreme policy making forum. It will elect the Branch Officers for 2015, set policy on important issues affecting all members and can amend rules.

The notice is being issued now to allow members time to consider and submit nominations and motions and to meet deadlines for the agenda and annual report to be printed and circulated at least seven days before the meeting.

MOTIONS/RULE CHANGES

Who can submit them?

  • any TWO members, or
  • Stewards Committees or Branch Committee.

How do you submit them?

  • They MUST be in writing and include:
  • The names of the two members, their membership numbers and signatures (or signatures of Convener and Secretary if from a Shop Stewards Committee).

To ensure time is not wasted, motions must be deemed competent and relevant by the Chair before going on the agenda.

BRANCH OFFICER NOMINATIONS

The same conditions apply with the addition that the candidate’s name, workplace and membership number must be included.

Nominations, motions or rule changes MUST arrive at the branch office by the deadline on this calling notice (see above).

This is a very important meeting. Please make every effort to participate.

If anyone needs assistance or advice about submitting issues to the meeting, please feel free to contact the Branch Office.

Yours sincerely

Amanda Kerr
Branch Secretary

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