October 2022 - Ex-Officio registration - UNISON South West Regional Council

October 2022 - Ex-Officio registration - UNISON South West Regional Council

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Colin Atkinson Building, Somerset County Cricket Club

The County Ground

St James Street



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UNISON South West Regional Council is being held IN PERSON in Taunton on Friday 7 October

About this event

The next UNISON South West Regional Council meeting is being held in person.

DATE AND TIME: Friday 7 October. 10:30am, to end by no later than 4pm.

VENUE: County Room, Colin Atkinson Building, Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT

Joining instructions will be sent to delegates registered for this meeting around two weeks before the meeting is due to take place.


ALL regional council ex-officios need to register their attendance and additional requirements, such as reasonable access, childcare and specific dietary requests.

The registration deadline has been set as noon on Tuesday 6 September. This deadline will NOT be extended.

This online registration is for individual ex-officios.  Ex-officios include regional service group, committee, network and SOG representatives to Regional Council, regional NEC members, National SOC rep, Labour Link Chair, Strategic Committee Chairs, the Regional Co-Convenors and Deputy Convenor.  If this does not apply to you, and you would like to attend, please contact your branch to ask to be registered as a branch delegate or an observer.



Why do I need to register to attend this meeting?

Meetings where issues are debated, reported on, decisions made, motions passed, and elections carried out, need to be quorate, so it's important that representatives from sectors, groups and branches attend these meetings to represent UNISON South West members.  Ex-Officios have been elected to or volunteered for such a position to represent South West Members or committees.

In order to vote on motions meetings have to be quorate. By registering in advance, this can help us confirm quoracy should any vote be needed.


Should I register as an Ex-Officio or a branch delegate?

Ex-Officios include the following:-

  • NEC members (general, women's and low paid women's seats)
  • Regional and Deputy Convenors (or Co-Convenors)
  • National SOC rep
  • Elected Service Group, SOG, Committee and Network reps (often the Chair and/ or Vice Chair or Co-Chairs, including Retired Members' Committee rep and Young Members' Forum rep, H&S and Welfare)
  • Strategic Committee Chairs
  • Labour Link Chair

If you do not fall into one of the above categories, and wish to attend this meeting, contact your branch. They can register you as a branch delegate or observer (subject to proportionality and eligibility).


When is the agenda issued?

Further details about Regional Council, including the agenda, will be sent to all registered delegates approximately two weeks ahead of the meeting.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If travelling by car, there is ample parking on site. The train station is within 10 minutes’ walk of the meeting venue.

Lunch and Accommodation

Lunch is being provided and will be available around 12:45pm to 1:45pm, depending on how the agenda progresses, so catering requirements must be provided prior to the registration deadline.

Should anyone have any access requirements or are travelling from a reasonable distance and, therefore, might require overnight accommodation on the night of Thursday 6 October, please complete the relevant section of the form. Requests will be considered on an individual basis.

Reasonable Adjustments and Childcare

If you have any reasonable adjustments, please detail at the end of the form. Likewise if you have any childcare requests.

I have another question which isn't listed here. Who do I contact?

Any queries, please email Jenn Gollings, the event organiser c/o southwest@unison.co.uk with the heading "RC Query". 

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