Branch Secretary :

Branch Annual General Meeting 2020

The Unite Housing Workers Branch will be holding its Annual General Meeting in March. The meeting is open to all members and is an excellent opportunity to discuss the work of the past year and the priorities for the year ahead.



  • Saturday 14th March 2020

  • Syracuse University (Faraday House), 48-51 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AE (map)

  • Please Register Here for your place.


We will hear from an inspiring guest speaker and have two short briefings. We will also elect Branch Committee officers and present our financial accounts. There will be a free lunch and a social gathering afterwards.


Please come along and encourage all members in your workplace to do so too. This meeting is an important part of the democratic process and is a great way to meet others in similar workplaces, exchange ideas, and socialise.



  • 11.00 Informal chat with light refreshments.

  • 11.30 Branch Annual General Meeting formal start

  • 12.30 Lunch – provided by the branch

  • 15:00 Close of meeting followed by drinks at a local venue



Please see also:





AGM Session Details:



Kathy Smith - GLL-Bromley Library Striker




On 6 June 2019, 50 library staff from outsourced GLL in Bromley began indefinite strike action with a massive mandate from members in protest at redundancies and staffing changes. By the end of January 2020, reps reported victory with 35 jobs saved and some members receiving pay increases back-dated to November 2017. 


Kathy will describe how a small but determined group of workers won out against the giant GLL company, and what we can learn from their action and approach.



Organising Tips and Strategies – Chris White, Unite Organiser



Chris White has a wealth of experience working in the Organising & Leverage department and has regularly been drafted in to help on our branch campaigns. Chris will share some top organising tips and answer questions on how to recruit and build in some of our most challenging workplaces.



Our Legal Right to Information – Adam Lambert, Unite Legal Officer



Our members understand how to apply data protection law (GDPR) in a work setting. But we are finding GDPR increasingly being used both as a means to intimidate members with threats of disciplinary action, and in some cases, to prevent members getting advice from their reps. A legal advisor from Unite will give a briefing on how to combat this trend and stand up for our rights. 


If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Muna, Branch Secretary.



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