MINUTE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Document Sample
MINUTE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Powered By Docstoc
					                                ABERDEENSHIRE UNISON
                          MINUTE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
                      HELD ON WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2008 AT 7.15PM
                      KINTORE ARMS HOTEL, HIGH STREET, INVERURIE

                                        Kate Ramsden in the Chair

A full list of those in attendance and apologies received is held in the UNISON office.

1.      CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

        Kate opened the meeting by welcoming all present and introduced the panel consisting of Dave
        Watson, UNISON Scottish Organiser, Bob Revie, Branch Secretary and Ian McDonald, Treasurer.

        Kate opened the meeting and welcomed those present.

2.      APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS

        Tellers appointed were Tricia Morrison and Richard Lawrence

3.      MINUTE OF 2007 AGM

        (a)     The Minute of 2007 was read and approved.
        (b)     Matters arising none.

4.      ANNUAL REPORT

        The Annual Report was tabled.

5.      TREASURER’S REPORT AND PRESENTATION OF ACCOUNTS

        Ian reported on a straightforward year. Overall we had a deficit of £1,500 – however we are still
        waiting for a refund of £2,000 (in lieu of travel expenses for Conferences) which should have been
        paid before the end of 2007. Therefore if this had been received we would have had a slight surplus.

        On the subject of Branch funding, all matters are now sorted out with Headquarters in London. We
        are in a healthy position despite being active with Single Status and Equal Pay.

        There were no questions for Ian. Kate thanked Ian for his work and for being a first class Treasurer.

6.      ELECTION OF BRANCH OFFICERS / STEWARDS

        All those nominated were elected. Bob made a plea for nominations to the vacant position of
        Education Officer and nominations for Stewards in general.

7.      SPEAKER

        Kate welcomed our guest speaker, Dave Watson, Scottish Organiser, who gave a presentation on the
        proposal Local Government Pension Scheme. UNISON is recommending a Yes vote on the ballot
        and if this goes ahead it should be in operation by April 2009.

        Dave then answered a good many questions from the floor.




                                                                                                            3
8.    MOTIONS

8.1   Payment of Honoraria
      Proposed by the Branch Committee – the Motion was CARRIED.

8.2   Support Staff in Schools
      Proposed by the Branch Committee – the Motion was CARRIED.

8.3   Funding Crisis in the Voluntary Sector
      Proposed by the Branch Committee – the Motion was CARRIED

8.4   Support for Shelter Scotland Affordable Housing Campaign
      Proposed by the Branch Committee – the Motion was CARRIED

8.5   Asylum Seeker Children
      The chair was passed to Naida Sneddon as Kate Ramsden spoke to this Motion.
      Proposed by the Branch Committee – the Motion was CARRIED

      The chair reverted back to Kate Ramsden

8.6   Shift Allowance
      Proposed by the Branch Committee – the Motion was CARRIED

8.7   Reduce Child Poverty
      The chair was passed to Naida Sneddon as Kate Ramsden spoke to this Motion.
      Proposed by the Branch Committee – the Motion was CARRIED

      The chair reverted back to Kate Ramsden

9     ANY OTHER COMPETENT BUSINESS

      None

10    CLOSE OF MEETING

      Kate thanked Dave Watson for his welcome and valuable contribution and also gave thanks to the
      Branch Stewards and dedicated Admin Support Staff.

      The meeting was concluded.




                                                                                                  4

				
DOCUMENT INFO