Regional Black Members AGM

11 March 2021 12:30pm–2:00pm

Online Meeting

In accordance with national guidance, the Regional Black Members AGM will be taking place this year virtually.

All delegates and visitors to the Regional Black Members AGM 2021 must be UNISON Black 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 Black members self-organised group, they should be asked to participate in this. All Black SOG members in your branch should be given equal opportunity to put themselves forward.

The deadline for registering your delegates is 5pm on Thursday 11 February.

Additionally, any Black members who are not delegates are invited to attend the AGM as virtual visitors. The deadline for visitors registering to attend is also Thursday 11 February.

All registered delegates and visitors will receive a link to the meeting and paperwork for the AGM by email on 25 February.

Branches and individual Black members are invited to submit nominations to the Regional Women’s 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 Black member. All nominees must themselves be UNISON Black 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 Thursday 11 February 2021.

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 women 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 Thursday 11 February 2021.

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 Clare Boorman by 5pm on Thursday 11 February 2021.
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.