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Annual General Meeting 2024 Preliminary Notice

We are pleased to invite you to the UNISON City of Edinburgh Branch 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The AGM is open to all members, and we would be delighted if you could attend.

Where and When

We will be holding three in person Annual General Meetings in 2024. Members need only attend one of the meetings.

What is the AGM?

Every year, each branch of UNISON is required to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM).

UNISON is a member-led democratic union, and the branch AGM is our system for deciding the priorities for the branch in the coming year.

It’s a chance for members to come together, ask questions on the past year.
Your active participation is vital for the development of policy, the setting of our aims and objectives, and any campaigning work for the year ahead.

Electing your Branch Officials

One of the most important functions of the AGM is to elect officials to lead the branch for the year ahead. A full range of roles are available in the branch, and each one carries an 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.

All branch officers must be elected every year, and we are now inviting nominations for these positions. Click here for a nomination form and a brief description of the roles or contact branchoffice@unison-edinburgh.org.uk for a pdf version of the form.

You can nominate yourself or other members for any of these roles, but each candidate must be nominated by two members of the branch. The deadline for nominations is Thursday 21st December 2023.

If more than one nomination is received for a role, 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 voting papers will be circulated in advance of the AGM, with the outcome announced at the AGM.

If you are interested in becoming a branch officer and would like to discuss this further, please contact the Branch Office by emailing branchoffice@unison-edinburgh.org.uk or call 0131 558 7488.

Motions and Rule Changes

If you would like to submit a Motion for consideration or a change in the Branch Rules, please do so by Thursday 21st December 2023 by emailing the terms of the motion to branchoffice@unison-edinburgh.org.uk

Access Requirements

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 by emailing branchoffice@unison-edinburgh.org.uk or calling 0131 558 7488 and we will discuss your requirements.

We hope you will be able to attend the AGM! I look forward to seeing you there.

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