& DISTRICT TRADES UNION COUNCIL
Minutes of AGM
Thursday 10th February 2005
At "The Odd One Out"
Burrow - Secretary
Tim Oxton - Save Our Bus Park Campaign
The Secretary welcomed everyone to the meeting, expressing a warm welcome to Laura
Bruni - the Labour prospective parliamentary candidate.
the meeting Tim Oxton was invited to say a few words about the "Save Our
bus Park Campaign" - and update the meeting on the progress with the campaign
and asked foe support from Trades Council and affiliated unions.
As Jim Jepps
had moved to Lowestoft - the post was currently vacant
Chris Burrows thanked the delegates for their support throughout
Tribute was paid to the tremendous support given to trades council
by the late Ken Rogers.
A lot of effort had gone into reorganization since.
There was a need to raise our profile in the community, within the trade union
movement and outside of it. There were issues that we ought to be tacking - such
as job cuts in the Public sector, Pensions, Health & Safety, to name but a
A vote of thanks was given by the meeting for the secretary's efforts
in organizing the trades Council.
Pete Norfolk had assumed the role of treasurer.
we are holding our own, a surplus of £13.58 on the year. Some extra affiliations
had been most welcome.
We aim to support as many causes as possible.
Main account balance £153.11
With regard to the Sub Committee account,
which funds the now "famous" Alternative Oyster Feast, donations of
£805 had been received.
The account showed a healthy balance of £385.36,
which gave a good start for the 2005 event.
Dave Canning from the labour Party gave a report of
this year's successful event and thanked TU branches for their support.
Chair - Bob Lambert
chair - Mike Fletcher
Secretary - Chris Burrow
Assistant Secretary - unfilled
Treasurer - Pete Norfolk
Delegated to Essex
Association of Trades Union Councils.
to Trades Council conference.
Fee to Essex Association of Trades Union Councils.
agreed an affiliation fee of £50.
for Executive Committee - Essex Association of Trades Union Councils.
No extra nominations were made.
for Trades Council Conference
to be disused at Essex Association
of Trades Union Council AGM.
Topics considered included
on Health & Safety, Migrant Workers. The secretary and treasurer were to agree
a suitable framing of the resolutions.
Delegates to Trades Union Council
Conference from Essex Assn of TUCs
Nominations to SERTUC and SERTUC Committees
There were none from
this Trades Council
The meeting ended with a discussion on a range
of topics with Laura Bruni - the Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for
The AGM closed at 9.15pm and was
followed by the general Meeting.