Recent victories won by your campaigning branch of Lambeth UNISON
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
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
How You Can Get Involved
In January we will hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of our UNISON Branch. This is an important meeting at which we will elect the officers for the coming year and agree our policies.
As we have for the past couple of years we will organise a “rolling” AGM to maximise the opportunities for members to attend, with a main session (for which we will ask the Council for paid time off work) at lunchtime on Thursday 26 January, and two additional sessions in the days beforehand – one at the College and one (aimed particularly at school staff) after work at International House.
Our UNISON Branch has many enthusiastic activists – but we are always looking for more people to get involved and share the work! You can read about the branch officer positions which will be elected at our AGM on the UNISON website
The Branch Committee has agreed a timetable for the AGM and the important dates to note now are;
- Monday 24 October – publication of notice of the AGM to all members;
- Tuesday 6 December (5pm) – deadline for nominations;
- Thursday 26 January 2017 (lunchtime) – AGM at Karibu Centre.
The October issue of our bulletin is now available for download
You can download the June newsletter of Lambeth UNISON online here. With articles on the housing restructure and the fight to defend Rachel Heywood, a local Laboru councillor discplined by the Labour group for opposing library closures.