Regional Council AGM 2020

8 February 2020 11:00am–4:00pm

Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

Add to calendar2020-02-08 11:00:002020-02-08 16:00:00UTCRegional Council AGM 2020Each year the Region holds its Annual General Meeting in February, which is the first meeting of the cycle, and elects the majority of other committees in the region. You can find out more about democracy in the region and the roles of the various committees by watching this short video or downloading this leaflet. This circular outlines the processes for Branches to register delegates, nominate members for elected positions, submit motions & rule changes, and gives all timetables, deadlines, etc. I hope this information will be of assistance when planning and attending Branch meetings before the Regional Council AGM. This year we are encouraging branches to register using the online registration process as much as possible. This is a two step process, including both completing the online form and then verifying your submission. If you have any access requirements that mean you need a hard copy, please email l.barter@unison.co.uk Last year we were encouraged to see an increase in the number of branches participating with Regional Council and I hope that trend continues in 2020! Regional Council AGM Meeting Details WHEN: 11am–4pm, Saturday 8 February 2020 WHERE: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ Registration of Delegates Branches and Self Organised Groups are invited to notify us of their delegates to Regional Council for the coming year. Register your branch delegation here Committee Posts & Other Elected Positions Branches, Self Organised Groups, Retired Members Committee and Young Members Forum are invited to make nominations to the variety of committees and elected regional & national positions available in 2020. Nominees may submit an election address and elections will then be held at the AGM meeting. Nominate members for election here Motions & Rule Changes Branches and Regional Committees & Groups are invited to submit motions for debate and rule changes to the regional consitution. Debates will take place at the AGM. Submit motions or rule changes here Reserved Seats Service Groups, Self Organised Groups, the Retired Members Committee and Young Members Forum are at this point also invited to notify us of their delegates to reserved seats to the various regional committees and groups for the coming year. Equality Monitoring & Emergency Contacts All regional council delegates, nominees for regional committees and candidates for elected positions are encouraged to complete the region’s emergency contact form and equality monitoring form. Access Needs and other Extras 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. If you require any adjustments to be made to facilitate your participation at the AGM, please complete the Access Passport and return to l.barter@unison.co.uk. If you have any dietary requirements, or you require assistance with dependent care to facilitate your attendance at the Regional Council AGM, please complete this form. Deadlines Registration and nomination deadline: 10 January 2020 Rule change deadline: 10 January 2020 Motion deadline: 17 January 2020 Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ Get directions

Each year the Region holds its Annual General Meeting in February, which is the first meeting of the cycle, and elects the majority of other committees in the region.

You can find out more about democracy in the region and the roles of the various committees by watching this short video or downloading this leaflet.

This circular outlines the processes for Branches to register delegates, nominate members for elected positions, submit motions & rule changes, and gives all timetables, deadlines, etc. I hope this information will be of assistance when planning and attending Branch meetings before the Regional Council AGM.

This year we are encouraging branches to register using the online registration process as much as possible. This is a two step process, including both completing the online form and then verifying your submission. If you have any access requirements that mean you need a hard copy, please email l.barter@unison.co.uk

Last year we were encouraged to see an increase in the number of branches participating with Regional Council and I hope that trend continues in 2020!

Regional Council AGM Meeting Details

WHEN: 11am–4pm, Saturday 8 February 2020
WHERE: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road,
London, NW1 2BJ

Registration of Delegates

Branches and Self Organised Groups are invited to notify us
of their delegates to Regional Council for the coming year.

Committee Posts & Other Elected Positions
Branches, Self Organised Groups, Retired Members Committee and Young Members Forum are invited to make nominations to the variety of committees and elected regional & national positions available in 2020. Nominees may submit an election address and elections will then be held at the AGM meeting.

Motions & Rule Changes
Branches and Regional Committees & Groups are invited to
submit motions for debate and rule changes to the regional
consitution. Debates will take place at the AGM.

Reserved Seats
Service Groups, Self Organised Groups, the Retired
Members Committee and Young Members Forum are at this
point also invited to notify us of their delegates to reserved
seats to the various regional committees and groups for the
coming year.

Equality Monitoring & Emergency Contacts
All regional council delegates, nominees for regional
committees and candidates for elected positions are
encouraged to complete the region’s emergency contact form and equality monitoring form.

Access Needs and other Extras
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.

If you require any adjustments to be made to facilitate your
participation at the AGM, please complete the Access Passport and return to l.barter@unison.co.uk.

If you have any dietary requirements, or you require
assistance with dependent care to facilitate your attendance
at the Regional Council AGM, please complete this form.

Deadlines

Registration and nomination deadline: 10 January 2020

Rule change deadline: 10 January 2020

Motion deadline: 17 January 2020