Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Orkney Health Branch AGM - Thursday 9th February at 12pm

All members of the UNISON Orkney Health Branch are invited to attend their Annual General Meeting which will be held on Thursday 9th February 2017 at 12pm in the Saltire Room, Balfour Hospital, where lunch will be provided.

A preliminary agenda will be sent to all members shortly, however this will be subject to changes and additions.  We would ask that you let us know if you have anything you wish discussed at the AGM and we will endeavour to include your suggestions on the updated agenda.

Nomination forms along with a list of current committee members and stewards will also be sent to all members and we would encourage our members to submit nominations for their Branch Officers and Stewards.  Please complete your nominations and return to Karen Spence no later than Friday 3rd February 2017.  Please note that all current committee members and stewards need to be re-nominated.

All members are warmly invited and encouraged to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Committee Membership
Your UNISON Orkney Health Branch is desperately in need of Committee members and stewards.  Unfortunately, due to work commitments, and other issues, the current committee members are under extreme pressure to keep up to date with UNISON affairs, assisting our members, keep members informed, training, etc. 

We write in the hope that you may consider coming on board with your local branch and helping to ensure the future of this committee.  There are currently only 4 officers within your local branch and to have such limited representation for our members within NHS Orkney is not a situation we would wish to continue for much longer.  This may result in limited representation available locally within NHS Orkney, unless interest is shown from members to become more active in branch matters and supporting fellow members.

If we had a few more committee members to help with some of our duties, this would make all the difference.  Maybe you have received positive representation in the past and feel that you may be able to help someone in a similar situation in the future.  Helping your colleagues to a better workplace can only be a positive action to take.

Please take some time to consider this request and don’t hesitate to contact one of the committee to discuss what may be involved, they will be only too happy to help.  Even becoming a workplace contact can make all the difference.

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