AGM, Thursday 9th of March 2017

 
mobile-menu mobile-menu-arrow Menu
 
 

 

AGENDA

  1. Appointment of Chairperson
  2. Guest Speaker:
    • Mike Kirby, Scottish Secretary for UNISON
  3. Appointment of Scrutineers
  4. Minute of AGM meetings held March 2016
  5. Matters arising from the 2016 AGM meetings
  6. Treasurer’s Report, Accounts & Appointment of auditor
  7. Branch Officers Honoraria
  8. Election to Branch Posts and Delegations
  9. Branch Assessment
  10. Motions (see overleaf)
  11. AOCB with Question and Answer Session
  12. Close of Meeting

Venue: Council Chambers, English Street, Dumfries DG1 2DD

Time: 5:30 for 6:00pm

UNISON Dumfries & Galloway’s Annual General Meeting is YOUR chance to voice YOUR thoughts on the running of YOUR Branch.

Please come along and support the Officers and Stewards and help us to help YOU by showing Dumfries & Galloway Council that UNISON D&G is a living, breathing, thriving organisation; ready and able to hold our employer to account.

 

 MOTIONS

  1. One UNISON Branch for Dumfries & Galloway

Over the past year since the introduction of the Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership both NHS and Local Government Branches have been working closer together on matters that affect UNISON members.  We have already benefited by sharing Branch administrative support costs.  As a consequence of this closer working and with the realisation there is greater strength in numbers both Branch Committees believe the best interests of all of our members will be better served by one unified UNISON branch in Dumfries & Galloway.

This motion calls upon the Annual General Meeting of the Dumfries & Galloway Local Government Branch to support the merger of both the Local Government and NHS Branches of UNISON into one single Branch for the Dumfries & Galloway Region.

We urge our membership to support this motion and to remit the Branch Officers to;

as soon as possible thereafter.

Proposed by the Branch Executive

 

  1. Branch Communications

“This meeting recognises that Communication with our membership is vital to the functioning of UNISON. We welcome the recent development of a Branch website and the publication of a printed newsletter in December 2016. However, we consider that any such communication channels can only be effective if suitably managed and updated on a regular basis.

We call on the Branch Executive to make the development and maintenance of a Communications Strategy a key priority in its Branch Assessment Plan.”

Proposed by the Retired Members Section

My Unison

 

My UNISON is where members can store and manage personal details.

 

Log in now to update your records

 

How We Can Help

 

 

Watch this video to see how UNISON organising helps local members in action

 
Facebook

To let you know that the 2019 UNISON Dumfries and Galloway Branch AGM will take place on the 27th February in the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries at 5pm.
We are seeking, nominations for Branch Officers and Stewards posts and Branch motions. The relevant forms are available from the Branch office or website. Motions should be received by the 4th of February 2019 and nominations for branch positions should be received by the 20th of February 2019.
Members requiring crèche facilities should contact the Branch Office no later than Monday, the 13th of February 2019. The crèche is only available to members who have made arrangements in advance. Any carers allowance must also be requested before the meeting.
A good attendance at the Annual General Meeting is essential to the running of the Branch. We would be grateful if you could make every effort to attend, please encourage your colleagues as well to ensure that the Branch is able elect its officers and have structures in place to support our members.
Full details of the agenda, motions, etc. will be placed on the branch website. Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us.
...

So what is the new pay off you may ask !!!

The full offer from the Councils to the unions-
COSLA is now proposing an offer which covers a three year period, from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021. If agreed the award for 2018 will be backdated to the 1 April 2018 application date. They key elements of the offer are:
 2018/19 – an increase of 3.5 per cent for everyone earning up to £80,000 (for those earning above this a flat rate of £1600 will apply.)
 2019/20 - an increase of 3 per cent.
 2020/21 - an increase of 3 per cent.
 In each of these three years the Scottish Local Government Living Wage will rise by the percentage uplift referred to above.
 Full consolidation of the Living Wage, with Councils aiming to achieve this by March 2021. In exceptional circumstances, and where agreed with the Joint Trade Unions, an extension to this can be agreed, which will incorporate a firm commitment of a final implementation date for consolidation of 2022.
 Reaffirmation of COSLA’s policy statement on pay parity across the Local Government workforce.
 A commitment to re-open negotiations with the Joint Trade Unions in the event of another Local Government bargaining group’s total pay offer value being revised such that it becomes greater than the sum agreed between COSLA Employers and the SJC Trade Unions for the SJC workforce for the period of the agreement.
...

So what is the new pay off you may ask !!! 

The full offer from the Councils to the unions-
COSLA is now proposing an offer which covers a three year period, from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021. If agreed the award for 2018 will be backdated to the 1 April 2018 application date. They key elements of the offer are:
 2018/19 – an increase of 3.5 per cent for everyone earning up to £80,000 (for those earning above this a flat rate of £1600 will apply.)
 2019/20 - an increase of 3 per cent.
 2020/21 - an increase of 3 per cent.
 In each of these three years the Scottish Local Government Living Wage will rise by the percentage uplift referred to above.
 Full consolidation of the Living Wage, with Councils aiming to achieve this by March 2021. In exceptional circumstances, and where agreed with the Joint Trade Unions, an extension to this can be agreed, which will incorporate a firm commitment of a final implementation date for consolidation of 2022.
 Reaffirmation of COSLA’s policy statement on pay parity across the Local Government workforce.
 A commitment to re-open negotiations with the Joint Trade Unions in the event of another Local Government bargaining group’s total pay offer value being revised such that it becomes greater than the sum agreed between COSLA Employers and the SJC Trade Unions for the SJC workforce for the period of the agreement.