Annual General Meetings and Special Meeting of Members

Notice of Special Meeting of Members of the Maritime Union of Australia

 

A Special Meeting of Members of the Union will be held to consider resolutions of the 2016 Quadrennial Conference, in accordance with Rule 24(d) of the Rules of the Union, including proposed rule changes arising out of resolutions of the 2016 Quadrennial Conference, and approved by National Council, in accordance with Rule 64(e) of the Rules of the Union.

This meeting will directly follow the Annual General Meeting

MUA Annual General Meetings and Special Meetings of Members will be held between Monday, 28 November and Thursday, 1 December 2016.

As per MUA rule 19c(iii), any motions to be put forward by Members are to be sent in writing to National Secretary no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting (Tuesday, 15 November 2015).

Proposed Rule Changes arising out of the 2016 Quadrennial Conference, and approved by National Council in accordance with Rule 64(e) of the Union, to be considered by Special Meetings of Members, can be found here and here

State

Date

Location

Time

QLD

Thursday, 8/12/16

Wynnum Manly Workers Club

35 Bognor St, Tingalpa

7am - 11am

SYD

Tuesday,

29/11/16

Maroubra Sports Club

Malabar RD, Maroubra

10am - 2pm

WA

Tuesday,

29/11/16

South Fremantle Football Club

Parry Street Fremantle

9am - 1pm

VIC

Tuesday, 29/11/16

MUA Union Rooms

46-54 Ireland St, West Melbourne

DPW 10am - 2pm

All other sites 11am - 3pm

NNSW

Wednesday,

30/11/16

Sth Newcastle Rugby League Club

46 Llewellyn St, Merewether

10am - 2pm

SA

Wednesday,

30/11/16

MUA Union Rooms

65 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide

9am – 1pm

TAS

Thursday, 1/12/16

MUA Union Rooms

Shop 3, 59 Wright St, East Devonport

10am - 2pm

SNSW

Thursday, 1/12/16

Port Kembla Leagues Club

4 Wentworth St, Port Kembla

9am - 1pm

NT

Thursday, 1/12/16

MUA Union Rooms

Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin

9am - 1pm

Please see below for an extract of the Rules of the Union relating to Annual General Meeting and Special Meetings of Members.

In Unity

Paddy Crumlin
National Secretary

 

19 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS OF THE UNION

(a)  An Annual General Meeting of the members of the Union shall be held in the month of November each year or at such other time as near as practicable thereto as may be decided on by National Council.

b)  Notice of the times and places of the Annual General Meeting shall be given to members of the Union and posted in the office of each Branch and at the engagement centres at least 30 days prior to the date of such meeting.

c)  The business dealt with at the Annual General Meeting shall be confined to the business on the agenda which shall provide for the following:

i)  The General Yearly Report of National Council;

ii)  The Annual Financial Statement of the Union;

iii)  Motions by members notice of which has been given in writing to the National Secretary at least fourteen days prior to the date of such meeting.

d)    Quorum
The number of financial members required to form a quorum shall be in the aggregate 10 percent of the financial members of the Union. 

 

20 - SPECIAL MEETING OF MEMBERS OF THE UNION

(a)  A Special Meeting of members of the Union may be called by:- 

(i)  the National Executive Officers;

(ii)  on requisition signed by a majority of members of National Council;

(iii)  on requisition signed by 10% of the financial members of the Union.

(b)  A requisition shall contain the nature of the business to be transacted at the Special Meeting and no further business shall be transacted.

(c)  Special Meetings shall be held at such times and places as determined by the National Executive Officers.

(d)  Notice of the times and places and the business to be transacted shall be inserted in a daily newspaper circulating in each port where a meeting is to be held at least three days before the date of the meeting and shall be posted in the office of each Branch and at engagement centres.

(e)  Quorum
The number of financial members required to form a quorum shall be in the aggregate 10 percent of the financial members of the Union.