Annual General Meeting 2018 – Tues 13 March

AGM 2018
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The recall AGM on 13 March 2018 went ahead and many thanks to all who attended and made it quorate and such a lively meeting.

In the one election, Tom Muir was successful in the Vice-Chair post. All of the rule changes were passed (No 4 as amended) and all of the policy motions were heard and approved.

Unfortunately an update on pupil support staff was missed but officers met the members after the meeting and set up a plan of action with them.

Recall – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday 13 March 2018 Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh 6.30pm to 8.30 pm at the latest (see map). Buses: Nicolson Square, 2, 8, 41, 45, 47, Skylink 300; Surgeon’s Hall, 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 49. There is metered parking in the areas on the other side of South Bridge.

The AGM of 19 February was short of the 200 members needed to have a legal AGM. Thanks and apologies to the 120 members who did attend.

We MUST have an AGM if the branch is to be able to represent you this year.
Without an AGM we cannot…

  • Elect your officers for 2018
  • Amen rules to allow for more flexible AGM arrangements
  • Approve the financial statement and consider updates on issues like pay, transformation and workloads. Please try to be there on the 13th.

The papers for 19 February still apply and links are on this page.

For Creche or Carers Allowance, contact 558 7488

AGENDA:
The AGM calling notice and order of business will be emailed to members by 5 February 2018 and can be downloaded here or by clicking on the graphic. Members can request a hard copy of the Annual Report and Agenda by emailing: branchoffice@unison-edinburgh.org.uk or phoning 0131 558 7488. (see the preliminary notice here)

To all members
Dear Colleague

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Click on graphic for PDF of updated Supplementary Agenda with candidates’ statements, amendments and accounts.

All members are urged to attend the Annual General Meeting of the branch on Monday 19 February 2018, in the Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh. Members can only be admitted to the meeting on production of their current membership card or pay slip showing UNISON deductions and if their name appears on the branch list.

The quorum for a branch meeting is 200. The Chairperson will take a count at 6.30pm prompt and if the quorum is not met, the meeting cannot proceed. The meeting will conclude at 8.30pm at the latest so that members using the creche or making care arrangements can plan as necessary.

AGENDA
The agenda includes nominations, motions and rule changes received by the closing date in the preliminary notice. Any amendments will be posted on the website and circulated at the meeting.

Amendments
Any two members can propose amendments to motions. These must be in writing, signed by the proposer and seconder and arrive at the Branch Office by Noon, Monday 12 February 2018. Questions on the Annual Report and Financial Statement must be received by noon on Tuesday 13 February to ensure the information is available for a response.

Creche/ Carers Allowance
Members intending to use the creche should inform the branch office by Noon on Tuesday 13 February. For safety reasons, the creche cannot be made available to members who have not contacted the office. Carers allowance must be arranged in advance with the branch office.

Access/ Signer
There will be a signer at the meeting. The building has wheelchair access. If any member has any special requirements, please contact the branch office as soon as possible so that efforts can be made to provide them.

A good attendance at the Annual General Meeting is essential to the running of the branch. Please make every effort to attend to set your policies and to ensure that the branch can elect its officers and have its structures in place to meet this year’s challenges.

Yours sincerely

Tom Connolly
Branch Secretary

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