Regional Young Members AGM

28 January 2021 10:00am–11:30am

Online Meeting

The Regional Young Members’ AGM 2021 will be taking place virtually.

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.

A guide to AGM terminology can be found here.


All delegates and visitors to the Young Members’ AGM 2021 must themselves be under 27 years of age 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.

The deadline for registering your delegates is 5pm on Thursday 7 January 2021.

Additionally, any young members who are not delegates are invited to attend the AGM as virtual visitors. The deadline for visitors registering to attend is also Thursday 7 January.

All registered delegates and visitors will receive a link to the meeting and paperwork for the AGM by email on 12 January.


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 Rosie Sammut 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 on Thursday 7 January 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 young members are invited to submit motions and rule changes to the current Regional Young Members’ Forum Constitution.

The deadline for motions and rule changes to be received is 5pm on Thursday 7 January 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 Rosie Sammut by 5pm on Thursday 7 January 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 as soon as possible because of the differing requirements from a physical meeting compared to one being held online.