Your Branch has been in a state of flux since our AGM in February as we didn’t have enough Branch Officers come forward to continue as functioning Branch. These changes were communicated by email at the time.
We have had an emergency committee meeting recently to try and find a way forward. The Branch has until the 30th June to try and fill some of the vacant posts so it can continue as a functioning workplace branch. Some committee members have come forward for some of the unfilled posts and these will need ratifying at the upcoming emergency general meeting (details below)
We still have a couple of posts that need filling, so it was felt that an emergency general meeting was the best way forward.
There has been enormous change in recent times at the University and this will continue and gather pace, especially in the next 12 to 18 months. Every area, every job, every benefit is being scrutinised in an effort to make savings and this will impact us all! We can hope it doesn’t affect us personally or we can stand up and try and influence these changes.
We especially need people from Cleaning, Porters, Grounds, Catering, Retail, and Security to consider becoming more involved.
Your branch needs more people to get active. We are a Union, a collective; people all working together to improve their working lives.
Therefore there will be an Emergency General Branch Meeting on the 19th June 2015 in LT6 1230 to 1330, Lecture Theatre 6 in the Laver Building. A poster is attached for you to put up in your workplace uniteemergencymeeting19062015poster
I urge all members to consider stepping forward and becoming more active in your Union.
Best wishes on behalf of the Unite committee