Three members of Lambeth UNISON attended the National Black Members Conference 2018 in Liverpool weekend of 19th January 2018 to 21st January 2018.
This is their report
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?
We have three motions submitted for our AGM, one on amending national rules and two on political issues. Continue reading
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, JABlake@lambeth.gov.uk 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.
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:
Assistant Branch Secretary
Branch Vice Chair
Deputy Branch Treasurer
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
Rally 11 September from 18:00–19:30
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
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 Rcashman@lambeth.gov.uk by FRIDAY 14th JULY