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AGM 2024 – Agenda and Documents

Please find below documents for this years AGM on Friday 23 February 2024.

at Derby Conference Centre, London Road, DE24 8UX 
Arrival and Bar open  from 6pm
The AGM will start at 6.30pm and will finish at 7.30pm and be followed by a 2 course Indian Hot Buffet, then a live band and Disco. The Bar will be open till 1am

There is still time to attend and if you would like to do so please fill in the below form. It would be great to see you there.

Kind Regards
Richard Platt

Derby City Branch Chair

AGM Agenda

AGM Minutes

Newsletter Containing Officer Reports

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UNISON National Delegate Conference 2023 – Afternoon Session – Day 3

We return to conference for the afternoon session, firstly there is a minutes silence for those that lost their lives in the tragedy in Nottingham this week.

As mentioned in the previous blog here is the Year of the Black Worker group photo…

We now move to the vote on Rule Amendments, rule amendments must carry a majority of two thirds on the conference floor for this to carry. Firstly we discuss Rule D – Young Members Seat – this proposes to raise the age of a young member from 27 to 30 – this amendment passed with a majority so is carried.

You can read all these amendments in the below document…

You can also read the current existing rules in the below rulebook…

Rule amendment 5 – Rule G – Branch Meetings – adding the opportunity for online meetings for branch business to the rule book for all branches was carried with a majority

Rule amendment 7 -Rule G – Branch Officers – making data protection compulsory – Was Carried with a majority

Rule amendment 8 – Rule G – The Branch Secretary – ensuring that data protection is kept within branch – this was carried with a majority

Rule amendment 1 – Rule C – Honorary Life Members – stating that Only existing members in full membership of the Union may be nominated for honorary life membership – following a debate this was lost by majority

Rule amendment 3 – Rule D – Service Goops – this adds clarity to the groups within the union – this amendment by a majority was lost

This concludes the debate of rule amendments we now move to the debate on motions, and we start proceedings with Motion 84 – Effective Use of Our Unions Resources to Build our Industrial Action Fund and Capacity to Deliver Effective Industrial Action. this motion has generated a lot of members wanting to speak for and against for this motion and will take time to put the vote to conference.

As amended 84.1 his motion following a fallen point of order and a point of order that was successful in putting the question, this then lead to a card vote and the results will be revealed tomorrow morning, to be continued….

This Concludes todays Conference session and we hope you’ve found this useful and look out for the next update.

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UNISON National Delegate Conference 2023 – Morning Session – Day 3

We are welcomed back to conference and first we hold a minutes silence for Alan Jinkinson the First General Secretary of UNISON following a tribute by Christina McAnea. You can read all about Alan here…

We the receive Standing Orders Committee report 4, this report was agreed by conference.  

We heheh receive a video address from the Turkish Trade Union Leader – Gonul Erden 

We now hear a speech from Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary, Public Services International (PSI) 

You can watch Rosa’s speech here…

Rosa receives a standing ovation for her speech.
Christina McAnea and Andrea Egan say thank you to Rosa Pavanelli

We now move to the motion discussions and the Tod is Motion 69 Defending and Improving Women’s Rights Internationally – this motion was carried 

During this motion we heard emotional accounts of women across the world.

Motion 72 – We need to talk about Palestine – This issue generated a healthy debate and was carried as amended 72.1

Motion 44 – Crisis in the NHS and Social Care – this motion was carried

Motion 45 – Integrated Care Systems – this motion is carried as amended

A photo opportunity was held for the Year of the Black worker, this photo will be shared once it is available.

This concludes this mornings session and more updates will come from this afternoons Rule amendments session and return to discussions of motions.