It is 3 years since the combined Unite Branch was voted into being. As per Unites’ Rule Book, every 3 years Branch Officers must stand for re-election. Obviously if the incumbent wishes to stay in post and no-one else comes forward then the Branch can vote them back in. If more than 1 person wishes to stand for a post then they will each have a short time to address the meeting before we have a paper ballot.
The Branch according to the rules needs a minimum of the following Officers to be able to function as a stand-alone Branch:-
- Branch Chair (Current Chair is retiring so this post will be vacant)
- Branch Secretary (Current Secretary is standing down so this post will be vacant)
- Equalities Officer
The above are the minimum the rules allow, if the Branch agrees then Secretary and Treasurer can be a joint role. Also other roles such as Women’s Officer, Youth Officer etc can be added by agreement of the Branch.
Workplace and Health and Safety reps are also due for re-election and the same rules as mentioned earlier can be applied. Existing Reps please indicate if you wish to continue please? If you are currently not a rep but would like to be then please let us know? We particularly need reps in the following areas:
Grounds, Cleaning, Porters, Security and Hospitality, however wherever you work if you’d like to be a rep or become active let us know?
Dependent on enough people coming forward we also need to ratify the Branch Standing Orders.
We will also not neglect at this meeting an opportunity to discuss other Issues such as Voluntary Severance, Pay etc!
A full Agenda will be available at the meeting, however, I have attached the Unite Branch Annual General Meeting Poster. Please print off and circulate widely please. The meeting is scheduled for an hour from 1230 to 1330. However, we have the room until 1400 if you need to discuss items after the meeting.
Any items for the Agenda / Questions / Comments / Suggestions / Apologies to the Branch Secretary, Brett Crane x3478 firstname.lastname@example.org
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