The following are the arrangements for the Aggregated Annual General Meeting of the branch and details of the elections that will be held for various positions in the union. The AAGMs will be held on:
Wednesday 2nd March 2022
12.30pm – 1.30pm & 5.30pm – 6.30pm
St Mary’s Church and Conference Centre
Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ
(N.B if the situation with regard to Covid-19 changes the meetings
will be held virtually, details will be posted on the Branch website.)
The AAGMs are open to all members and their function is to allow an opportunity for members to receive reports from Branch Officers/Convenors on the performance of the Branch in the previous year, including the campaigns that we have been involved with, our services to members and the Branch accounts. Members have an opportunity to ask questions about reports that are submitted including the financial accounts of the Branch.
Motions/Amendments to Branch Rules
As a member you are entitled to submit motions and amendments to Branch rules to the AAGMs so that they can be debated.
For a motion to be competent the subject must be relevant to the functions of the Branch and be submitted in time for its inclusion on the agenda of the AAGMs. The final date for motions or rule amendments to be submitted is 12 noon, Wednesday 5th
Motions received by this date will be posted on the Branch website (www.sheffieldunison.org.uk). Any member then wishing to submit amendments to motions will need to do so in writing to the Branch office, with details of the proposer and seconder, by 12 noon, Wednesday 9th February 2022.
Election of Branch Officers/Stewards/Health & Safety Reps/ULRs/EqualityReps
The AAGMs also endorse the election of Branch Officers, Stewards and Reps etc. for the forthcoming year 2022/23. You will find
a list of Branch Officer positions overleaf and further details of the roles and responsibilities of Branch Officers can be found in the Branch rules that are posted on the branch website, you will also find a description of the duties and responsibilities of Stewards.
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 (details of the number of members required are printed on the enclosed nomination form).
Nominations should be received at the Branch office no later than 12 noon, Wednesday 5th January 2022. In the event of there being more than one nomination for any officer post a postal 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.