Thursday, March 08, 2018

Angela Rayner MP to speak at UNISON Housing Association Branch AGM

"This is to confirm that our Branch Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 6pm in Committee Room 5 at the House of Commons in the historic Palace of Westminster. 

This meeting is open to all UNISON Housing Association members. At the meeting you will listen to reports and may question branch officers, elect branch officers and delegates, discuss budgets; affiliations and debate motions on branch policy.

If you wish to bring a guest (who will be able to observe but not vote) please let the office ( know as we will have reserved spaces for visitors.

We also have a fantastic key note speaker Angela Rayner MP. Her story is very inspiring. She was a single mum at 16 and worked as a care assistant. She joined UNISON and was supported in the union, becoming first a steward, then branch officer and finally a Regional Convenor before becoming an MP. She is now Shadow Secretary of State for Education.

Before the meeting there will be a tour of Westminster Hall and the public areas of the Palace including the famous “lobby”. There will also be a free raffle for everyone who attends and after the AGM there will be a free branch social (meal and drink) at a nearby venue in Whitehall.

If you wish to go on the tour meet 4.30pm (sharp) outside Westminster Underground station and the guide will meet you there (look out for UNISON flag). The tour will start after going through security at 5pm for 45 minutes. Ring John on ##### 150 530 if any problems.

For the main meeting you can either make your own way via the Cromwell Green Entrance (please allow at least 30 minutes to get thorough the airport style security – if Police ask where you are going please say you are going to Committee Room 5 to see Angela Rayner MP)

-       Or meet 5.15pm (sharp) just outside Westminster Underground station to meet with branch officer to escort you (look out for UNISON flag).

Ring John on ##### 150 530 if any problems

If you have any access problems please let me know as soon as possible".


John Gray
Branch Secretary

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