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Branch Annual General Meeting

The branch AGM date was recently set by the Branch Committee as Tuesday 30th March 2021.  Time, schedule and format have yet to be finalised but it is expected that the AGM will use Microsoft Teams and members will be asked to note interest in order that the link may be sent to them.

It is important that everyone’s membership details are up to date so please take a few minutes to check your details at MyUnite.  If you have not used this service before you will have to take a few more minutes to activate your account.  Once done you will be able to ensure that your details are up to date and that you receive important communications (e.g. ballots, pay claim, Health & Safety).

Further details on the AGM will be announced soon.

Unite event in support of Orgreave Truth and Justice—11 March

Unite Community Scotland are holding a special event in support of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and to celebrate the victory in 2020 of MSP Neil Findlay’s parliamentary campaign in achieving justice for Scots miners.

Join our Zoom event on 11th March at 7pm with speakers

  • Pat Egan former miner and Unite Officer
  • Neil Findlay MSP
  • Ewan Gibbs Labour Historian
  • Chris Peace from the Orgreave Campaign

Register for Orgreave Zoom event

Contact jamie.caldwell@unitetheunion.org if you have difficulties registering.

Council budget 2021: our deputation

Normally, we would give our deputation as part of the Council’s budget meeting—taking place today—but due to the temporary standing orders ruling that deputations can only be submitted in writing, we can’t do that this year. Read on for our full deputation, or watch the video for a summary.

Join us on Twitter for discussion of the budget at @unitececbranch.

Unite CEC Branch’s deputation to Full Council on 18 February 2021

Unite CEC Branch would like to preface this deputation with an objection to the temporary rules that dictate that deputations can only be submitted in writing. The Council has used technology to overcome many challenges this year and we believe digital participation in Council committees from groups submitting deputations is not insurmountable and that barring active participation is contrary to the principle of democracy that the voices of citizens and workers can be heard as part of these proceedings.

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