Branch AGM Review

The Branch held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 4th March 2020 at Greenock Town Hall and was formally opened by Branch Chairperson Pat Clark.

The previous years Minutes were then approved with no matters arising.

Election of the Branch Office Bearers for 2020 followed and the following Branch Officers elected.

Branch Chairperson : Pat Clark
Branch Vice-Chairperson : Janice Boyd
Branch Treasurer : Marian Taggart
Branch Health & Safety Officer : George Steele
Branch Lifelong Learning Officer : Callum McLellan
Branch Labour Link Officer : Francesca Brennan
Branch Equalities Officer : Janice Boyd
Branch Communication/Publicity Officer : Dougie Maclean
Branch Membership Officer : Diane Drysdale
Branch Secretary : Robin Taggart
Branch Assistant Service Conditions Officer : Brian Gallagher
Branch Welfare Officer : Carole Watt
Branch Retired Members Officer : Billy Matthews

The Branch Accounts for 2019 as audited by the external auditor were approved.

Guest Speaker Brian Rodden from the Strathclyde Pension Fund Office gave an excellent talk covering early retirement, phased retirement and AVCs. He also took time to answer queries that members also raised.

The Branch Secretary, Robin Taggart gave an update of the Inverclyde Council Budget and covered other issues relevant to members in the other employers covered by the Branch.

A.O.C.B. followed and Pat Clark brought attention to the 200th anniversary commemoration of the 1820 Radical War and the events in Greenock on 8th April 1820 which saw 8 people killed, including an 8 year old boy and International Workers Memorial Day where we remember the dead and fight for the living.

The meeting was then brought to a close when Pat Clark thanked everyone for their attendance.