5 December 2023 6:00pm–7:30pm
The Young Members’ Forum provides an opportunity to meet likeminded young members to discuss important issues affecting young workers. It is an opportunity to create and execute activities and campaigns and ensure that young members are fairly represented within UNISON democratic structures.
When: 6-7:30pm Tuesday 5 December 2023
Where: Online via Microsoft Teams
Everything you need to know, including details on registering to attend, nominating yourself or members within your branch for election, and submitting motions for debate, can be found below.
Attending the Young Members’ AGM
All delegates and visitors to the Regional Young Members’ AGM 2023 must themselves be UNISON members aged 30 or under.
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.
All young members in your branch should be given equal opportunity to put themselves forward.
The deadline for registering your delegates is 5pm on Sunday 5 November 2023.
Additionally, any young members who are not delegates are welcome to attend the AGM as virtual visitors. The deadline for visitors registering to attend is also Sunday 5 November 2023.
All registered delegates and visitors will receive a link to the meeting and paperwork for the AGM by email prior to the event.
Branches and individual young members are invited to submit nominations to the Regional Young Members’ Forum as well as various internal and external bodies, which will be elected at the AGM.
Nominations can be received from a branch or as a self-nomination. All nominees must themselves be young members from the South East region.
If you would like to find out more about the different positions on the Young Members’ Forum then please click here. Please note that this is guidance and has not been formally endorsed by the forum. You can find more information about the various committees on our regional website or email Chantelle Brown with any questions you have.
Candidates may 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 Sunday 5 November 2023.
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.
Motions and Rule Changes
Branches and individual young 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 Sunday 5 November 2023.
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 Chantelle Brown by 5pm Sunday 5 November 2023.
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 Chantelle Brown as soon as possible.
Microsoft Teams can be accessed on a computer, tablet or mobile phone. It can be accessed through most internet browsers, but you may wish to install the application beforehand.
Please click here for full information on how to access a meeting using Teams.
If you are unable to access Teams, then you can ‘dial in’ to the meeting using a phone number and code. Please advise committee administrator Chantelle Brown as soon as possible if this applies to you.