Children’s Social Care: Ofsted Report 2018 + Workload + Performance = Misconduct?

Important meetings for UNISON members in Children’s Social Care at Lambeth Council

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Public Meeting: Trading with Trump, a Brexit nightmare?

Public meeting on Trump, Brexit and trade – MONDAY 22 JANUARY, 7PM

Brixton Community Base, Talma Road, Brixton SW2 1ASHelen Hayes  MP for Dulwich and West Norwood
Amelia Womack  Deputy leader of the Green Party
Nick Dearden  Director of Global Justice Now
Ruth Cashman, Branch Secretary of Lambeth UNISON

Fancy chowing down on some chlorinated chicken? Or private US healthcare companies taking chunks out of the NHS?
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Lambeth UNISON AGM – January 2018

We hold the AGM in three “rolling” sessions to enable more people to take part.

Schools Workers, Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 4.30pm, International House

Lambeth College, 24th January 2018, 3.30pm, Clapham Site

General AGM 25th January 2018, 12.30, Karibu Centre


The purpose of the annual general meeting is to bring the branch committee and its officers to account:

  • to report on the branch’s finances;
  • to report on the branch’s activity during the past year ;
  • to receive a report on the annual assessment.

It is also to make decisions for  Lambeth UNISON in 2018:

  • agree policies and plans for the year;
  • to elect branch officers and branch representatives to external bodies for the coming year
  • Elect conference delegates for Local Government Conference and National Delegate Conference


If you would like to submit a motion or an agenda point to the AGM, please email the full text of your motion to Ruth Cashman or return to UNISON Office, 1st Floor, International House, Brixton, SW9 7QE by 12 noon on Friday 8 December.

Please see here if you would like to stand as, or nominate a candidate to be an Officer of the Branch. Nominations must be received by 12 noon on Friday 8 December.

If you’d like to apply to be a UNISON Shop Steward please fill out the Stewards nomination form and return to Branch Administrator Juliet Blake, or to UNISON Office, 1st Floor, International House, Brixton, SW9 7QE on Friday 12 December. A shop is a team or group of teams, if you are unsure which Shop you belong to, please contact Ruth Cashman. If more than one person wants to be a Shop Steward for a Shop, the Branch will organise an election taking place at a workplace meeting.

Forms for 2018 AGM nominations

Interested in getting more active in the union? Fancy helping to organise in your workplace to defend your rights and support your colleagues? Then all you need to do is fill out these forms and return them to us

The following are positions in Lambeth UNISON:

Branch Secretary

Assistant Branch Secretary

Branch Chair

Branch Vice Chair

Branch Treasurer

Deputy Branch Treasurer

Publicity Officer

Membership Officer

Safety Officer##

Environmental Officer

Equality Officer

International Officer

Welfare Officer

Learning Co-ordinator#

Education Officer

Returning Officer

Branch Auditor

Deputy Branch Auditor

Young Members Officer**

Labour Link Officer++


** must be under 27 at end of their term of office (25 January 2019)  

++must be a Labour Party member who pays into the Affiliated Political Fund

# must be a trained ULR        

## must be a trained safety rep

All posts are open to job share 

Fill out this form: unison-branch-officer-nomination-form-2018

Want to be a delegate to either UNISON National Delegate Conference delegate, Local Government Conference delegate, UNISON Regional Council delegate, UNISON Regional Local Government Committee delegate then please fill out this form:  unison-delegates-nomination-form