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Unite the Union : United Left

Dear Colleague,

The next United Left National Supporters Meeting will take place from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday 6th April 2018 Committee Rooms 3 & 4 at Birmingham City Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB. A map showing the location of the venue may be found overleaf. The agenda will be as follows:

1. Attendance / Apologies

2. Minutes of 13.10.2018 National Supporters Meeting + National Co-ordinating Committee 24.11.2018 / 09.02.2019

2.1 Accuracy                                                  2.2 Matters Arising

3. Keynote Speaker – Unite Assistant General Secretary Steve Turner

3.1 Timetable for Election                              3.2 Confirmation of UL Candidate

4. [AGM] United Left Founding Statement – Consideration of Amendments / Other Constitutional Proposals

4.1 Discussion item on voting rights for Full Time Officers within United Left

4.2 Any other proposals submitted in line with timetable set out below.

5.1 [AGM] Reports from United Left Officers (as listed below) including an update from the Chair on UL Scotland

5.2 [AGM] Election of United Left Officers for 2018 – Chair, Vice Chairs (2), Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, National Membership Co-ordinator, Equalities Organiser. Please note nominations for these positions and any more constitutional amendments for Item 4 should be sent in writing to the Secretary by 12:00 noon on Friday 29th March.

6. Unite Rules Conference

6.1 Planning for UNITE Rules Conference 2019

6.2 Election of Conference Organiser / Deputy Conference Organiser

8. Political Matters

Brexit – the latest on how it will affect our union

9. Current / Recent Industrial Disputes

(i) Birmingham Bins Dispute, (ii) Any Other Disputes

10. International Solidarity; Venezuela statement of support

11. AOB / Dates of Future Meetings – Revised timetable for 2018 as below

NCC Saturday 18.05.2019 Birmingham            NCC Saturday 14.09.2019 Birmingham

NSM Saturday 19.10.2019 Manchester             NCC Saturday 30.11.2019 Birmingham

OR NCC Saturday 19.10.2019 Manchester      NSM / Hustings Saturday 30.11.2019 Birmingham

Regards,   Paul Birkett, National Secretary, United Left 35 Woodstock Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9BD         Work Tel : 0121 627 3550, Mobile : 07818 684785