Big changes at the 2017 Regional Council AGM

UNISON delegates say ‘Dump Trump’ in message of solidarity to people around the world standing united against the politics of hate

Big changes were agreed at the region’s Annual General Meeting on 4 February, which this year took place at Friends House in Euston.

Delegates from across the South East came to the AGM to debate policy and the region’s priorities for the year ahead. UNISON members also joined their voices with people around the world in opposition to the policies of the new American President by holding up ‘Dump Trump’ signs during a break from proceedings.

Vitally, the meeting agreed a new Regional Strategy to guide us through the next 5 years, with clear priorities set to develop stewards, enhance our communications and refocus our efforts on recruitment.

Changes were agreed to our Regional Council Constitution (which guides democracy in the region), with updates also made to our Financial Standing Orders (the rules governing our lay finances).

Elections were also held for the majority of committees and elected positions in the region. Most hotly contested were the newly created positions of co-chairs of the region’s key strategic committees. Thank you to everyone who put their name forward to serve their union in the coming year and congratulations to all those elected at this challenging time.

You can find information on who was elected here, and details of any vacancies remaining in the region. Branches and Self Organised Groups have until 17 March to nominate to these vacancies. A ballot of Regional Council delegates will be held in the event of any seats being contested.