Past Event

SOAS UNISON Branch Annual General Meeting 2022

15 March 2022, 12:30 pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre & MS Teams

SOAS UNISON Branch Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 15th March 2022, 12.30pm – 2.00pm

This will be a hybrid meeting:

In person – Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (Refreshments from 12 noon)

Online – check your inbox for the MS Teams link or email

Please find below the draft agenda for the hybrid SOAS UNISON Branch Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15th March 2022, 12.30pm – 2.00pm  .

This post also includes the details of the nomination process for branch committee positions and the posts to be elected at this meeting.

The Branch Committee would strongly urge every member to attend the meeting and to invite along any non-members you think may be interested in joining UNISON.

The Human Resources department is being informed of this meeting and we will ask them to contact line managers to ensure staff are given the time off in order to attend.

If you would like to submit a motion to the AGM or suggest an additional item for the agenda please forward these to Sandy Nicoll ( by 12 noon on Monday 14th March 2022 at the latest in order to allow these to be circulated ahead of the meeting.

We would ask members to seriously consider standing for positions on the Branch Committee as ensuring we have a full complement of Branch Officers not only makes the Branch more effective but spreads the weight of the important work that needs to be done.

SOAS UNISON Branch 2022 AGM Draft Agenda:

  1. Approval of Minutes from 2021 AGM
  2. Matters Arising
  3. Branch Officers Reports
  4. Update on 2021/ 22 Pay Dispute (UNISON and UCU)
    1. Pay
    2. Pandemic Bonus
    3. London Weighting
  5. Update on USS Pensions Dispute (UNISON and UCU)
  6. Update on Hybrid Working and Return to Campus
  7. Election of Branch Officers and Conference Delegates (2022-2023)
  8. Motions
  9. AOB

Nominations for Election of Branch Officers and Conference Delegates (2022-2023)

Nominations are invited for all posts on the Branch Committee and related Committees.

All nominations need to be seconded by another member. Please ensure that if you are nominating someone, they have agreed to stand for the position. Please send all nominations to Branch Secretary Sandy Nicoll at

Nominations should include the following details:

  • Name of person and position being nominated
  • Name of proposer
  • Name of seconder

Nominations should be submitted in writing by 12 noon on Monday 14th March 2022. Nominations will be accepted from the floor of the meeting only for any posts left unfilled. Current post holders need to stand for re-election if they so wish and are required to follow the same procedure as above.

Below is a list of the posts for Branch Officers and delegates to be elected at the AGM. Summaries of the main roles are available on the national UNISON webpages

We also require nominations for anyone wishing to stand as Branch Delegate to UNISON’s National Delegate Conference (Scheduled to take place from the 14 – 17 June 2022 in Brighton. Delegates are entitled to paid time off to attend and the branch will cover all required expenses).

Branch Committee Positions

PostProposed bySeconded by
Membership Officer
Welfare Officer
Education & Life-Long Learning Office
Health & Safety Officer (Admin)
Health & Safety Officer (Library)
International Officer
Equality and Diversity Officer
Women’s Officers
Black Members Officer
LGBT+ Members’ Officer
Disabled Members’ Officer
Young Members’ Officer (must be under 27 years of age for whole of 1 year term)
Communications Officer
Environmental Officer
Workplace Stewards & Reps  
Admin Chief Steward
Senate House North Block Steward
Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee
Branch SecretaryAs above
Branch ChairAs above 
Position to be elected at AGM
Position to be elected at AGM
Higher Education Service Group Committee Representatives (and Regional Council Reps)  
General Seat
Women’s Seat
UNISON National Delegate Conference (Shared Delegate) – 14 – 17 June 2022 (Brighton)
General Seat
Women’s Seat  
Branch Auditors

If you have any queries about any of the information above, please feel free to contact Sandy Nicoll ( or any member of the branch executive