The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important meeting for all members of the branch. It provides an opportunity for you to ask questions about the work of the branch, you can see how branch finances have been used and you can help to set policy and agree priorities for the year ahead.

The AGM also provides an opportunity for you to elect officials to lead the branch and represent your interests.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 12:00 using Microsoft Teams, a link will be sent out to you closer to the date of the meeting.

If you would like to submit a motion for consideration, or a change in the rules of the Branch, please email Christian Scott, Branch Secretary, no later than Tuesday 4 January 2022.

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 roles are available in the branch, each one carries a really important set of responsibilities.

You can nominate yourself or other members for any of the following roles:

Branch Officer Roles: Branch Chair, Vice-Chair, Branch Secretary, Branch Treasurer, Assistant Branch Treasurer, Minutes Secretary, Membership Officer, Education Co-ordinator, Environment Officer, Health and Safety Officer, Equality Co-ordinator, Communications Officer, Young Members’ Officer, Welfare Officer, International Relations Officer, Labour Link Officer, Union Learning Rep, Retired Members’ Secretary and Auditor.

Self-organised Group Officers: Women members; Black members; Disabled members; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans + Members.

Workplace and Health & Safety Representatives: each constituency group is entitled to nominate a steward, a H&S rep and a union learning rep. Existing stewards/reps are required to arrange constituency meetings to seek nominations for 2022. The branch will contact members in constituencies that do not have an existing rep.

Nomination forms are available from the Branch Secretary.

The closing date for all nominations is Tuesday 4 January 2022

Christian Scott