October 19, 2007

The Union’s 97th Annual General Meeting will be held at the Trades Hall Auditorium, 377-383 Sussex Street, Sydney commencing at 10.00am on Friday 30 November.

Notice and details of corresponding Sub-Branch Meetings will be distributed to respective Sub-Branch workplaces separately in the week commencing Monday 5 November.

Agenda
 
• Apologies
• Adoption of 2006 AGM Minutes
• State Secretary’s Annual Report
• Questions on Notice

1. From the State Committee re development of various new Rule proposals

“That the State Committee be directed to prepare Rule amendments for circulation to, and consideration by the membership during the course of the coming 12 months regarding:
• The amendment of Rules 11 and 51 to allow for greater membership participation and democracy within our Union via workplace-based voting;
• The adjustment of the member’s mortality benefit, from the current $3,000 to $5,000 for permanent members, and from $600 to $1,000 for retained members;
• The introduction of a mechanism which will automatically adjust the financial amounts specified within the Rules (for example, the mortality benefit referred to in the above dot point) in line with adjustments to members’ subscriptions; and
• The modernization of the Rules so as to reflect and allow for contemporary procedures and technologies, such as electronic mail and electronic fund transfers, etc.”

State Committee of Management recommendation: SUPPORT

2. From the State Committee re annual auditor’s report

“That the auditor’s report on the Union’s finances for the financial year 2006-2007 that was posted to the Union’s website on Friday 16 November and tabled at this meeting be received, noted and endorsed.”

State Committee of Management recommendation: SUPPORT

3. From the Union’s Rules re honoraria – President (Rule 18)

“That in accordance with Rule 18(7) and the State Committee’s Remuneration Policy (as last amended by the 2006 AGM), this meeting endorses the payment to the President, Comrade Windsor, of an honorarium of $2,600 for the 12 month period following the 2006 AGM, as adjusted by 4% firefighter wage movements over that time.”

State Committee of Management recommendation: SUPPORT

4. From the Union’s Rules re honoraria – Returning Officer (Rule 22)

“That in accordance with Rule 22(7), this meeting endorses the payment of the Returning Officer’s annual honorarium of $383 for the 12 month period following the 2006 AGM, as adjusted by 4% firefighter wage movements over that time.”

State Committee of Management recommendation: SUPPORT

5. From the Union’s Rules re appointment of Returning Officer (Rule 22)

“That in accordance with Rule 22(1), this meeting appoints Comrade Nathan Begley as Returning Officer for the ensuing 12 months through until the Union’s 2008 Annual General Meeting.”

State Committee of Management recommendation: SUPPORT

• Meeting Close

Simon Flynn
State Secretary