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

Ritzy: Solidarity Rally With Chris Williamson MP & Helen Hayes MP 11 September

Rally 11 September from 18:00–19:30
Ritzy Cinema

Following the sacking of four union reps at the Ritzy and the suspension of another at Hackney Picturehouse, activists from across the Labour movement have been taking action to support the Picturehouse workers and their Living Wage campaign.

Please join us for a rally at the Ritzy on Monday 11th September with two of the Ritzy campaigns biggest parliamentary supporters: Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich & West Norwood constituency (which contains the Ritzy), who has persistently raised the campaign in Parliament and Chris Williamson, MP for Derby North, a shadow minister and firm supporter of trade union rights.

More speakers TBC.

Rally 11 September from 18:00–19:30
Ritzy Cinema


Branch meeting 18th July

We have a branch meeting on 18th July at International House, Brixton, Lecture Theatre from 12.30-2pm. Branch meetings are a chance for ALL MEMBERS to attend and debate our campaigns and priorities as a union.

If you want to hear more about the campaigns your union is organising then please come along.

Lunch will be provided.  If you work for Lambeth Council then time off is agreed.

The agenda includes

1.Report on Your New Town Hall progress and UNISON’s role
2.Racism survey and UNISON’s response to racial inequality in the council
3.National pay campaign – we want 5%!
4.Sexism survey results and report – women’s rights campaigning
5.Mental health at work, combating stigma and what you can do

If you want to add anything else to the agenda please email by FRIDAY 14th JULY

Dates of our rolling AGM for 2017

The three sessions of the 2017 AGM will take place as follows;
1) Lambeth Schools AGM Tuesday 24th January 2017 from until 5.45, Room 01-01 First Floor International House.
This session is intended for members who work in schools, but is open to any member to attend.
2) Lambeth College AGM Wednesday 25th January 2017 from.3.30pm until, Clapham Centre Site.
This session is open to members who work for Lambeth College. UNISON will seek paid time off for College employees to attend the meeting.
3) Lambeth General AGM Thursday 26th January 2017 from 12.30pm until, Karibu Education Centre, Gresham Road SW9 7PH.
This will be the main session of the AGM. UNISON will seek paid time off for Council employees to attend this meeting.
Members need only attend one session of the AGM and can only vote at the first session which they attend. Retired members are welcome to attend the AGM and may vote on any motions which do not relate to the terms and conditions of members in employment (but do not have a vote in the elections for branch officers and Conference delegates).