This past year has been challenging for us all, but with the new opportunities vaccines bring there is hope going forward that our loved ones and friends will be safe and our lives will return to some normality. The St Helens Branch Executive would personally like to thank you all for your work during these exceptional circumstances!
It will be a good time to catch up with you at one of our Annual General Meetings. Whether you would be happy to log in (we are all a bit more IT savvy these days), or come along in person, you are personally invited to do so w/c 22 February 2021. Please make a note of the following dates in your diaries.
22nd February 2021, 12.15 – 1.00pm (Virtual meeting)
24th February 2021, 5.15 – 6.00pm (Virtual meeting)
25th February 2021, 1.30 – 2.15pm (Virtual meeting)
Our AGMs last around 30 minutes and are an opportunity to catch up with friends and find out what the branch has been doing over the past year – apart from being in lockdown!
Workplace Stewards and Branch Officers are elected/re-elected annually at the AGM. If you wish to become a Steward or Officer and would like to know more about what it involves, please contact the Branch Office before the nomination date closes on the 18th January 2021 or simply complete the nomination form below. Full training will be provided and paid time off will be sought from your employer. The branch is always looking for Workplace Contacts to distribute vital information to our members. If your workplace doesn’t have a Contact person, please put your name forward.
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 18th January 2021.
Please find below the Preliminary Agenda –
- Welcome & apologies for absence
- Minutes of the 2020 AGM‘s
- Matters arising
- To adopt the Branch Rules for 2021/22 (amended)
- Annual Report of Work
- Financial Report
- Election or Confirmation of Election of Branch Officers (Rule G3.4.2)
- Ratification of the Election of Stewards (Rule G5.1)
- To agree Honorarium payments for 2020 as recommended by the Branch Committee
- Any other notified business
The proposed new branch rules can be read by using the link below.
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.
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. Light refreshments will be available at the physical meetings.
Please make a note in your 2021 diary.
Everyone attending virtual and physical meetings will receive a UNISON gift and entry into the free raffle.