With our AGM coming up on 23 March, all paid-up members of UNISON Bexley branch who’ve been in the branch for at least 13 weeks (since around the beginning of November 2016) can now be nominated into any of the officer roles to help run the branch in 2017.
It’s important to us that the nomination process is open and democratic and we’d like to encourage all members to feel very welcome to put themselves forward for any of the roles.
But what are those roles, and what do they involve?
The possible roles you may like to be nominated for are as follows:
- Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator
- Education Co-ordinator
- Equalities Co-ordinator
- Health and Safety Officer
- Communications Officer
- International Relations Officer
- Membership Officer
- Young Members’ Officer
- Welfare Officer
- Retired Members’ Officer
- Labour Link [Affiliated Political Fund/APF] Officer
- Auditors (to check the accounts each year)
An important thing to remember when considering most of these roles is that you are volunteering to assist the union branch to be more effective, and as such you should read the descriptions’ bullet points as ideal guidance rather than requirements. No branch officer has ever done everything listed for their role, but every small contribution is a help!
So please, if you see a role you think you’d like to get involved through, do ask fellow UNISON Bexley branch members to nominate you for it!
If you, or anyone you know, would like to stand for any of the roles, the process is very simple.
First, download and print the nomination form:
You can fill in most of the form yourself, and two other members of the branch will need to nominate you by completing their details and signing the form in the relevant places.
Once your nomination form is complete, return it to our Regional Organiser care of the branch:
Sally Tsoukaris Bexley UNISON
2 Watling Street
Kent DA6 7AT
to arrive by Tuesday 28 February 2017.
Please spread the word to any colleagues you think may be interested in helping shape the direction of our branch of UNISON in 2017. It would be great to have you on board!