Jan 2024 AGM minutes

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council

Minutes of Annual General Meeting on

Thursday 18th January 2024 @ Unite Office, Wolverhampton

1. Present (delegates in bold): Warinder Juss GMBx13; Graham Childs CWU; Simon Cardy, Bob Deacon, Jane Ceresa, Adrian Turner, Jayne Weaver UNISON City of Wolverhampton; Michael Vaughan UNISON Staffordshire; Dick Scroop, Ali Rahimi Unite Community, Nigel Harkness, Si Goode, Darren Hardwick-Dawson, Mick Whelan ASLEF; Kieren Bott UCU University; Nick Kelleher, Andy Taylor, Rob Marris, UNITE WM/6150; Marie Taylor UNITE LE/372; Di Weaver UNITE WM5203; Dane Cross UNITE WM7132, Bryn Hazel; Jean Hancox, Mohinder Singh, Tersaim Singh

Apologies John Oakley, Aiden Byrne, Penny Welch, Metka Patocnick, Paulette Whyte, Tim Martin, Carol Hyatt

2. Presidential Address by Marie Taylor – reprinted in annual report

3. Mick Whelan, ASLEF General Secretary, spoke about their ongoing pay and conditions dispute and the Right To Strike.

4. a] Secretary – NK presented Annual Report & Plan for 2024; to be printed. Supplementary report discussed. 27 Jan TUC Right to Strike demo coach booked.

b] Treasurer – annual accounts not ready present at Feb meeting

5. Minutes of 2023 Annual General Meeting agreed no matters arising

6. Elections:

a] WB&DTUC elected officers for 2024: Nick Kelleher – Secretary; Marie Taylor – President; Di Weaver – Vice-President; Michael Vaughan – Treasurer; other members of Executive Committee none

b] Auditor – Adrian Turner

c] delegates to: Midlands TUC Regional Council/Executive – Di Weaver;

Pensioners’ Network – Bob Deacon

d] Trades Union Council Annual Conference delegate (1/2 June London) Nick Kelleher

e] TUCJCC nomination (national body of trades councils) Nick Kelleher

7. urgent delegate reports – ASLEF strike 3rd Feb