UNISON St Helens AGM 2022

Yes, it’s that time of year again! The past two years bear witness to tough times with the loss of loved ones and for some, prolonged illness after having contracted COVID 19.

The beginning of 2022 is likely to see the same restrictions as the new variant tightens its grip on our population. The good news is that the continued roll out of the vaccines is having a profound effect on the number of deaths recorded and hospital admissions. Many of you will have found new friends amongst your neighbours and hopefully that will continue.

The Annual General Meeting is not only about conducting our business and planning, but also a time to come together as one, where our strength lies, supporting each other in the workplace and outside in our personal lives.

Public Health permitting we will hold the following mixture of online and physical meetings;

7th March 12.15 – 1.00pm (Virtual meeting)

8th March 12.15 – 1.00pm (Physical meeting, venue TBC)

9th March 5.15 – 6.00pm (Virtual meeting)

10th March 1.30 – 2.15pm (Virtual meeting)

11th March 4.30 – 5.15pm (Physical meeting, venue TBC)

Our AGM’s usually last around 30 minutes and the first sixty attending will receive a small gift from the branch delivered to your home!

Workplace Stewards and Branch Officers are elected/re-elected annually at the AGM. We are always looking for members interested in becoming a Workplace Steward or Officer and if you would like to know more about what it involves, please contact the branch office before the nomination date closes on the 31st January 2022.

Full training is provided, and paid time off will be sought from your employer. Workplace Contacts play an important part in the distribution of information to our members. If your workplace does not have a contact person, please put your name forward.

Officer/Steward Nomination Form

If you wish to submit a Motion, please send it to the Branch Office, with the name of the Proposer and Seconder by no later than 31 January 2021.

Please find below the Preliminary Agenda –


  1. Welcome & apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the 2021 AGM‘s
  3. Matters arising
  4. To adopt the Branch Rules for 2022/23 (amended)
  5. Annual Report of Work
  6. Financial Report
  7. Election or Confirmation of Election of Branch Officers (Rule G3.4.2)
  8. Ratification of the Election of Stewards (Rule G5.1)
  9. To agree Honorarium payments for 2021 as recommended by the Branch Committee
  10. Motions
  11. Any other notified business

The proposed new branch rules can be read by using the link below.

Branch Rules 2022-23

The Minutes from the AGM’s held in 2020 will be available at the meeting.  If you wish to receive a copy beforehand, please contact the Branch Office or click below.

2021 AGM Minutes

Looking forward to welcoming you virtually or socially distanced, after another year of challenges and triumphs!


Note: An update on the physical meetings will be issued nearer the time in view of the current pandemic and potential restrictions.