Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Tuesday, 4 January 2022
This year's Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Oxford City Branch of UNISON
is on Thursday 31 March 2022.
At this time take place online via Teams unless current restrictions change then we may do it in person.The AGM is an important meeting for all members. It provides an opportunity for you to ask questions about the work of the union, see how branch finances have been used and you as members can help to set policy and agree on priorities for the year ahead.
The AGM also provides an opportunity for you to elect officials to lead the branch and represent your interests.
So if you would like to join us on Thursday 31 March 2022 from 15:00 until 16:00 and work for Oxford City Council or ODS you will need to register and book yourself a place here.
Motions and Rule Changes
If you would like to submit a motion for consideration or a change in the rules of the Branch please email email@example.com and we will send you a form or click here please return by 13:00 on Monday 21 March 2022.
Electing your Branch Officials and Workplace Reps
One of the most important functions of the AGM is to elect officials to lead the branch for the year ahead. A whole range of different jobs are available in the branch each one of carries a really important set of responsibilities. Whether you’re face to face with managers in negotiations, representing members in a disciplinary, or helping members with a welfare claim – all are necessary to create an effective union team.
Any full member of the union can stand for election to any of the Branch Officer Positions (except for the Labour Link Officer who must be a member of the Labour Party), subject to obtaining the appropriate number of members to support the nomination.
Nominations should be received at the Branch Office no later than 13:00 on Wednesday 02 March 2022. In the event of there being more than one nomination for any officer post, a ballot will be held of all full members to determine the successful candidate, in the case of Labour Link Officer any election will be held of Labour Link members only.
If you would like to stand or like more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to download a form or click here for a list of job roles
Branch AGM and Election Timetable
- Motions, Rule Amendments, to be received by 13:00 on 21 March 2022
- Branch Officer Nominations, Steward nominations etc. to be received by 13:00 on Wednesday 02 March 2022
- Monday 27 March 2021 Ballots papers issued, if required
- Final Agenda published Friday 25 March 2022
- AGM – Thursday 31 March 2022, subject to the meetings being quorate.
Every person that attends and books their place via the Eventbrite link will be automatically entered into a free raffle with a top prize of £100
Finally, just to remind you that UNISON is a democratic organisation that is member-led and the AGM and election process is important in ensuring that the union is and remains accountable to its members, not just for its policies and its activities but also in determining those members who will go on and speak for the union and our members. We, therefore, encourage you to play a full part in the process and to ask your colleagues to do likewise.
Wednesday, 22 December 2021
Monday, 20 December 2021
For a start, unions stopped child labour. Unionised workplaces are safer, with 50% fewer accidents. Every year unions train 10,000 safety reps. Union members earn, on average, 12.5 per cent more than non-members. They have better job security and stay in their jobs for an average of five years longer than non-members. Unionised workplaces have higher productivity and fewer industrial tribunals.
Apart from that, though, trade unions have only gained us paid holidays, maternity and paternity leave, paid sick leave, equal pay legislation, pensions, and workplace anti-discrimination laws. Oh, and the weekend. It was unions that fought for a five-day working week.
And, of course, furlough was a result of unions negotiating with the government. We’ve all benefited by keeping the economy afloat.
The good news is that trade union membership is rising – with a net increase of 200,000 over the past three years. If you want to join a union, click here to join UNISON today.
Friday, 17 December 2021
Ballot papers have now been sent out via email to ask your view on the 2-year pay offer on the table, if you have not received your please email email@example.com to get your details updated.
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