This years Annual General Meeting will be held on:
Thursday 23rd February 2012
Meet 6:00 pm for 6:30 start
Old Windmill pub
Light refreshments will be served
Guest speaker: Deputy General Secretary Barry Fitzpatrick on the Challenges facing the NUJ. Barry particularly wants to address issues surrounding how to campaign more effectively on employment rights and the direct link that has with trade union rights. He's also concerned about the general malaise which has overtaken many younger journalists who cannot see their way forward in the industry.
There will be an election of officers to serve the branch for the coming year, absolutely no experience necessary as full support will be given to first timers. You may nominate yourself for any of the posts ( they will automatically be seconded) but you will have to attend the AGM to be elected. If you want to nominate yourself or someone else reply to this Email.
Nominations are invited for the post of: Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Minute secretary, Recruitment, Equalities, Disabilities, Welfare, and communication officers and any other positions the branch deem necessary. Job/post descriptions at end of message. Two of the posts Secretary and Communications officer attract modest honorariums of £600 per post.
The outgoing branch officers, encourage members to think about how they can contribute to the branch over the next twelve months.
'Crisis in Midlands Journalism' see attached uncorrected minutes of January branch meeting, in particular item 12.
Further information available on the page tab at top of this blog, under the branch banner!