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Branch Model Constitution
The Branch of the Communication Workers Union shall be known as the Leeds No 1 Amalgamated Branch
The objectives of each Branch shall be to:
4. Effectively consult members on local issues affecting their work.
5. Implement the policies and directives of the NEC, Industrial Executives and conferences of the Union.
Branches shall ensure that;
3.2. Branch Membership
The membership of the Branch shall include:
4. BRANCH MANAGEMENT
1. Branches shall operate according to the Branch Model Constitution agreed by
the NEC and the Branch Officers and Branch Committee shall ensure the terms of the Branch Model constitution are compiled with.
The affairs of the Branch shall be governed by the General Meetings of, which there shall be an AGM and minimum of one other. In the intervals between General Meetings the affairs of the Branch shall be directed by the Branch Officers and Branch Committee.
The CWU is committed to ensuring that all branches provide effective and professional representation to all members. To achieve this it is a requirement that all branches ensure that the following minimum standards are adhered to:
Note: No Branch Officer holding a position of (a), (b) or (c) may hold another post of (a), (b) or (c). Different people must hold each of the three posts.
All candidates for the post of Political Officer must pay the political levy and with the exception of Northern Ireland members they must also be members of the Labour Party.
Branches shall establish rules governing the conduct of the elections to ensure equality of treatment for all candidates. These shall be incorporated into the branch constitution/branch rules and shall be published to the membership.
The Branch Officers shall be elected in accordance with the procedures set out in these rules
The Branch Officers shall consist of a minimum of:
The duties of the Branch Officers are as defined in the Branch Rules.
5. BRANCH FINANCES
(a) The Branch AGM shall elect two lay Branch Auditors who shall not be Branch Officers or Branch Committee members. Their names shall be circulated to members and notified to CWU HQ Finance Dept upon their election.
6. DELEGATION TO CONFERENCE
(a) All Conference delegations shall normally include the Branch Secretary.
(b)The Branch Committee must ensure that all constituency/business interests are represented.
(c) Each Branch shall strive to ensure proportionally in its delegations.
7. AFFILIATIONS & LOCAL DELEGATIONS
The normal channel for communication between lay members and CWU Headquarters is via the Branch Secretary.
Should any point arise on which these Rules are vague or silent, such points shall be decided by the Chair and submitted to the next General Meeting. Should any dispute arise between any member or group of members of the Branch, such disputes should be considered by the Branch Committee and report made to the next General Meeting.
10. INDUSTRIAL ACTION
The procedures to be followed must be in accordance with the prevailing National Rule and relevant legislation.
All matters of a disciplinary nature arising from the rules and regulations of the Union effecting Union members shall be dealt with in accordance with the prevailing National rule.
2. Any amendments carried shall not be implemented until submitted to and approved by the NEC.
Branch Office, Suite 6E
Josephs Well, Hanover Walk
Leeds, LS3 1AB
Tel: 0113 2341312.