Regional Council last year agreed to establish an annual organising award. This award has been established in memory of Eric Roberts, a long standing regional activist, UNISON President, NEC member and Branch Secretary of the London Ambulance Branch, following his untimely death in November 2016 during his presidency. Eric was a trade unionist who was exceptionally proud of his union and passionate about his branch and members. He is sadly missed by all that had the honour of working with him.
This award is open to both individuals and branches and will be awarded for recognised success in the field of workplace and/or member organisation by the Regional Council Officers.
The nominating process is now open and branches are invited to make nominations using the nomination form. The award will be presented at Regional Council on Wednesday 23 May. For the 2019 award, the nominating process will open in October 2018, and the award will be presented at the Regional Council AGM on 13 February 2019.
The closing date for receipt of nomination forms in the regional office is 5pm on Friday 6 April.