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Further to the three successful and quorate aggregate Annual General Meetings I am as the returning officer writing to advise the outcome of the elections for officer positions.

The only position that required a vote was the position of Branch Secretary, following the counting of the voting papers I can advise that Grant Coltart has been duly elected as the Branch secretary for the next 12 months.

I have attached a list of the officer positions showing which posts have been filled – a warm welcome to those officers – and a note of the vacancies which hopefully the Branch can fill.

I would like to thank everyone who participated and single out a special thanks for Ivanna for getting papers out, to Sue for taking the minutes, Alasdair for dealing with the voting and registration and my colleague John Gallacher for his support and speech to the meetings.

I hope we can take the branch forward in a positive way and pull together to make UNISON Dumfries & Galloway branch the most effective trade union branch in the south-west of Scotland.


Robert Rae
Regional Organiser
UNISON Scotland
14 West Campbell Street
G2 6 RX

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The introduction of Universal Credit has the potential to significantly impact on the jobs of UNISON members working in Housing Benefit & Welfare rights roles . The Bargaining and Campaigns team are keen to hear from members working in these areas about what has , or seems likely to change, in their job as a result.

Please could you ask any relevant members to get in touch with me – with anything they want to say about .

1.What changes there have been since Universal Credit has been rolled out?
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3. What changes do they see in their job happening longer term as a result of UC ?

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