PSC Annual General Meeting 2024
Saturday 24th February 2024, 9:30am – 4.30pm,
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1 4RL
Our Annual General Meeting is where PSC members, branches and affiliated organisations come together to decide our next steps as a movement. The event will hear from leading campaigners in both Palestine and Britain, the opportunity to vote to set our policies, priorities and to elect our volunteer leadership for the year ahead.
We have aimed to produce an exciting and accessible day of learning and discussion that can include all members, so whether you have joined us at past AGMs or not, please register to play a part in shaping our work for Palestine.
Ahead of the AGM on Saturday 24 February 2024 there are numerous ways for you to take part:
- Register to attend, whether as an individual member or as a delegate from your branch or affiliated organisation
- Submit a motion or amendment
- Stand for election to the PSC Executive Committee
The full agenda will be released in due course, but provisional plans include sessions which will include speakers from Palestine, lunch and formal democratic business of PSC such as reports on the year’s activities and the organisation’s finances, debates on the annual plan proposed by the Executive in consultation with branches, motions submitted by members and the election of the new Executive Committee.
To find out more about the AGM process, please see the following sections:
All PSC individual members are entitled to attend the AGM, as are delegates from PSC branches and affiliated organisations. To be entitled to vote you, or your organisation, must be a fully paid-up member by Friday 24 November. If you are unsure of whether your membership is up to date please register and we will be in touch if any payment is due. Online registration is open until Friday 16 February at 5pm. Postal registration closes on Wednesday 21 February at 5pm.
All individual members receive one vote. Branches and affiliated organisations receive one vote, except for national organisations with over 100,000 members which are entitled to 3 votes.
If you wish to cast your individual vote as a member alongside any votes on behalf of a branch or affiliate, please complete both forms.
Prior to the AGM, the Executive Committee in consultation with Branch representatives attending our regular Branch Forums will compile PSC’s Annual Plan. This proposal is put to the AGM for approval and forms the core of our planned work over the coming year. In addition to the Annual Plan, the AGM can consider motions which, if passed, are integrated into the plan.
Motions must be submitted using the following form by 5pm on Friday 29 December at 5pm. After the distribution of motions, any amendments must be submitted using the following form by 5pm on Friday 9 February.
To allow for a more accessible debate, please keep all motions below 500 words and all amendments below 250 words.
To submit a motion or amendment, please use the following form:
Elections to the PSC Executive Committee
The AGM elects members to serve on PSC’s Executive Committee and help lead the campaign until the next AGM. The Executive meets in full at least six times a year with members also taking on diverse areas of work, from campaign planning and organisational oversight to representing us externally or contributing to building PSC in different areas of society. Most meetings take place virtually.
The positions available are Chair, Vice-Chair (x2), Secretary, Treasurer, Trade Union Liaison Officer, plus 8 general Executive Members.
All members in good standing who have been PSC members since 23 May 2023 or before are eligible to stand.
If you wish to stand for election, you must complete the following form by 5pm on Friday 29 December, including providing details of a proposer, seconder and a statement in support of your candidacy. We will also be asking candidates to submit a video for distribution ahead of the AGM, details of which will be provided to candidates after the close of nominations.
For any queries in relation to the AGM, please contact the PSC office via [email protected].
- Friday 23 May 2023: Candidates for election to the Executive Committee must be members by this date to be eligible for election.
- Friday 24 November 2023: To vote at AGM as an individual, you must be a current member by this date.
- Friday 29 December 2023 at 5pm: Close of submissions of motions and election nominations.
- Friday 12 January 2024: A report including the annual plan, proposed motions and election nominations will be published by this date.
- Friday 9 February 2024 at 5pm: Close of receipt of amendments to motions.
- Friday 16 February 2024 at 5pm: Close of online registration for those attending the AGM.
- Wednesday 21 February 2024 at 5pm: Closing date for postal registrations to attend the AGM.
- Saturday 24 February 2024: Annual General Meeting, 9.30am-4:30pm