Unite the Union- 3rd Rules Conference -Brighton 24 – 28 June 2019
Rules amendments submitted
Agendas sent to members
Unite Rules conference 2019 begins on Sunday 23rd, Brighton
Process for amendments to rule change
Following a decision of the Executive Council at their December 2018 meeting, and in accordance with Rule 13 Branches, Regional Committees, Regional Industrial Sector Committees, Area Activist Committees, Regional Equalities Committees, National Industrial Sector Committees and National Equalities Committees are invited to submit one rule amendment.
Accordingly, Regional Officers responsible for Constitutional Committees are requested to bring this communication to the notice of their respective Branch or Committee as early as possible in order to afford them an opportunity of submitting one rule amendment for inclusion in the agenda of the Conference.
The National Retired Members Committee and Regional Retired Members Coordinating Committees may submit one amendment each to the Rules Conference solely pertaining to members in retirement.
Rule Amendments must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in Word as well as a PDF of the attached verification form completed and signed by the Regional Officer with responsibility for the Committee which must be sent to arrive no later than 1stMarch 2019. Rule Amendments arriving after that date will not be placed upon the agenda.
When considering a Rule Amendment, please note the guidance below and also on the enclosed form:
Following the Conference the Council may amend the wording of specific rule amendments passed at the Conference to ensure that the wording is clear and as far as possible not subject to legal challenge. Any such amendments would seek to ensure that the essence of the intention of the body submitting the rule amendment motion is honoured.
The rule also provides that any amendments to rule which commits the Union to expenditure must be ratified by the Council before implementation.
Branches will also be invited to submit amendments and Conference will be writing to them early in January.
Unite members from all sectors and all constitutional committees and areas of Unite will be in attendance to debate amend and change the rules by a democratic process
Senior lay members from the National Executive Council, National Industrial sector committees, Regional Industrial Sector committees, Retired members committies, Equality committies, LBGTI committees, Youth & Community branch committees where elected reps and members are put forward to attend
The following members were elected to serve on the executive council from 1 May 2017 – 30 April 2020. A full list of the 2017-20202 Executive Council can be found below.
|Automotive Industries||John Cooper, Stan Ruddock & Ken Smith|
|Aerospace & Shipbuilding||Phil Entwistle & Tam Mitchell|
|Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Process and Textiles||Cliff Bowen|
|Civil Air Transport||Jas Gill, Trudi Lanigan & Nigel Stott|
|Community Youth workers and not for profit||Ruth Hayes|
|Docks, Rail, Ferries & Waterways||Andy Green|
|Energy and Utilities||Tim Davison|
|Engineering, Manufacturing and Steel||Howard Turner, Paul Welsh & Tony Pearson|
|Finance and Legal||Lindsey Adams, Dawn Jackson & Fiona Tatem|
|Food Drink and Agriculture||Donna Donnelly, Neil Durkin & Neelam Verma|
|Government, Defence, Prisons & Contractors||Chris Cadman|
|Graphical Paper and Media & Information Technology||Tom Murphy|
|Health||Suzanne Abachor, Jasmin Suraya & Steve Thompson|
|Local Authorities||Dick Banks & Jennifer Elliot|
|Passenger Transport||James Mitchell & Simon Rosenthal|
|Road Transport Commercial, Warehousing & Logistics||Mick Casey & Dave Williams|
|Service Industries||Howard Percival|
|Unite Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians||From former UCATT: Andy Jones, Jamie Bramwell, Stuart Grice & Trevor Simpson
From Unite: Roy Bentham, Frank Morris, Tony Seaman & Joe Pisani
|East Midlands||Steve Hibbert & June Shepherd|
|Ireland||Noel Gibson & Therese Moloney|
|London and Eastern||Kwasi Agyemang-Prempeh, Richard Allday, Tracy Coxhill & Suzanne Muna|
|North East, Yorkshire and Humberside||Kate Osborne & David Smith|
|North West||Mary Callaghan, Barry Knowles and Tony Woodhouse|
|Scotland||Eddie Cassidy & Ann Crozier|
|South East||Joyce Still & Mark Wood|
|South West||Tracey Blythe & Jayne Taylor|
|Wales||Wendy Gilligan & Alan Reilly|
|West Midland||Julian Allam, Kelly Gillespie & Maggie Ryan|
|National Black or Asian ethnic minority seat||Susan Matthews|
|National women’s’ seat||Jane Stewart|
|National disabled members seat||Sean McGovern|
|National LGBT members seat||Jenny Douglas|
|National Young members seat||Alexandra Haworth|
|Retired members’ observer||Phil Wiseman|
|Gibraltar observer||Christian Duo|
To contact the Executive Council please either send an email or write care of the general secretary who will forward any post received – Executive Council, c/o General Secretary, Unite the union, Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, London, WC1X 8TN.