LGBT+ AGM 2020

5 December 2020 11:00am–12:30pm

Online meeting

In accordance with national guidance, the Regional LGBT+ AGM 2020 will be taking place this year virtually.

All delegates and visitors to the LGBT+ AGM 2020 must themselves be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender plus UNISON members from the South East region.

Branches are invited to register up to five AGM delegates who will be able to participate in the election for contested positions and vote on key items of business.

If your branch has an established LGBT+ Self-Organised Group, they should be asked to participate in this. All LGBT+ SOG members in your branch should be given equal opportunity to put themselves forward.

Members who are not out in their branch but wish to attend the AGM as a delegate should contact LGBT+ Committee Secretary Laura Webster directly who will act as an intermediary between you and the branch and protect your confidentiality.

The deadline for registering your delegates is 5pm on Friday 13 November.

Additionally, any LGBT+ members who are not delegates are invited to attend the AGM as virtual visitors. The deadline for visitors registering to attend is also Friday 13 November.

All registered delegates and visitors will receive a link to the meeting and paperwork for the AGM by email on 20 November.

Branches and individual LGBT+ SOG members are invited to submit nominations to the Regional LGBT+ committee as well as various internal and external bodies, which will be elected at the AGM.

If you would like to nominate to any of these roles, candidates must be nominated by their branch or by at least one LGBT+ SOG member. All nominees must themselves be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender plus UNISON members from the South East region.

You can find more information about the various elected posts and committees here.

Candidates will be asked to submit an election address of up to 500 words.

The deadline for nominations and for election addresses to be received is 5pm on Friday 13 November 2020.

For any contested posts, all registered delegates will receive voting papers in advance of the AGM. The ballot will close before the meeting.

The results of any ballots and any uncontested posts will then have their elections ratified at the AGM.

Branches and individual SOG members are invited to submit motions and rule changes to the current Regional SOG Committee Constitution.

The deadline for motions and rule changes to be received is 5pm on Friday 13 November 2020.

UNISON recognises that in order for our members to fully participate, it may be necessary to make some adjustments so that we can ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, that everyone has the same opportunity to take part across our structures. For more on this, please see UNISON’s guidelines for virtual meetings.

If you require any adjustments to be made to facilitate your participation in a virtual meeting, please complete the Access Passport and return to committee administrator Cath Still by 5pm on Friday 13 November 2020. 
If you have previously completed an access passport and require adjustments for this meeting, please complete a new version of the passport and return it to me as soon as possible because of the differing requirements from a physical meeting compared to one being held online.