These pages contain circulars, motions and election information for group conference 2013.
Queries should be refered to group office on 020 7801 2884/5
Motions can be submitted via online following the procedures on the electronic motions page or via hard copy.
Branches should submit their motions using one method only.
Branches are reminded, when submitting motions, that they need to comply with the group rules 7.18 and 7.19:
If submitting more than one motion, branches will need to make additional photocopies of the attached form.
All motions should be submitted as soon as possible after your annual general meeting but, in any event, must reach the R&C bargaining unit by 5pm on Thursday 7 March 2013.
All hard copy motions should be sent in envelopes with the following annotation in the bottom left hand corner – ‘Motions 2013 – R&C Group Conference’ – and addressed to Colin Edwards, R&C Group standing orders committee secretary, PCS, 160 Falcon Road, London SW11 2LN.
Please do not hesitate to contact the R&C Standing Orders Committee Secretary, Colin Edwards, at PCS headquarters if you require any further advice or information
The SOC will consider emergency motions and publish SOC report No.2 and meet with branches who are referencing back, (followed by publication of SOC report No.3), over the weekend of 18/19 May. The final arrangements for this will be confirmed as soon as they have been finalised)
Central discussions on time-off and arrangements for 2013 branch annual general meetings (AGMs) and mandating meetings (MMs) have been completed.
HMRC has agreed that they will advise businesses that up to two hours paid time off should be made available for members who attend their 2013 branch AGMs; additionally, travelling time may also be negotiated locally where the geographical spread of the branch justifies such additional time. Branches can now finalise their AGM plans, within the framework agreed.
In addition, we have also agreed that up to two hours paid time off should be made available for members attending their 2013 branch MMs on the same terms as set out above.
Branches should also be aware that there have been some parallel discussions between the Contact Centre Directorate (CCD) and Vicki Searle, assistant group secretary (AGS) for contact centres, over the scheduling of branch AGMs covering members in contact centres.
We're aiming to ensure that these are spread over the relevant weeks in order to allow the maximum possible attendances.
The process for arranging time off for branches with members who work within CCD has been outlined previously in BB/455/10. Any additional problems relating to the branch AGM arrangements for contact centres should be referred to Vicki Searle.
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