Unite 2014 Conference and AGM

20 Oct

U2012 Unite Conferencenite will be holding its 2014 National conference and AGM in Auckland on Monday 1st December and Tuesday 2nd December at the St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St,  Ponsonby,  Auckland. Delegates will be attending from all over the country to participate in training workshops, discussions about the future of unionism and Unite, and to elect Unite’s National Executive, the leading body of the union.


The conference is a great opportunity for leading members from different sectors and regions to meet up, learn from each other’s experiences, and take the movement forward. Any member can attend as an observer but voting representatives need to be either elected as AGM reps or already elected as  a rep from their worksite.

The Unite Exec has set the following voting representation at the AGM:

Sites with 20-50 members = 1 rep
Sites with 51-99 members = 2 reps
Sites with 100+ members = 2 reps plus 1 per 50 additional members

AGM Elected reps: Up to 50 reps from smaller sites.
Deadlines for the AGM are as follows:

Monday 3rd November: Deadline for submission of any proposed remits or rule changes from members. Nominations for AGM reps close.

Tuesday 17th November: Nominations for National Secretary, President and Vice-President close.

Monday 1st December: Conference begins at the St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. Nominations for the Executive close at the end of day

Tuesday 2nd December: AGM and Elections held. Rule changes and other AGM business considered.

If you would like to attend or for more information please contact your organiser, or the Unite National office before 3rd November.  A nomination form to attend can be downloaded here

The AGM part of the conference on the will deal with the following items:

1. Apologies
2. Minutes of Previous AGM
3. Presidents Report
4. Secretary’s Report
5. Financial Report
6. Election of Officers:
President, Vice President, Secretary
(nominations open now and close 17th November)
7. Election of Executive – Ten positions
(Nominations open now and close 1st December  – the first day of the conference)
8. Other Delegate Remits (including any proposed rule changes – details will be posted on the Unite website by 4th November. Remits or rule changes need to be submitted in writing to the national office by 3rd November)
9. General Business

Nomination forms (PDF downloads)

Officers (President, Secretary, Vice President)

Executive Member at Large (Ten positions)

AGM Rep Nomination Form (Contact your Unite Organiser about the AGM rep positions available for your site or in your region).


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