This resolution proposed by Neasden branch was carried unanomously by the February meeting of the Regional Council:
This Regional Council notes that the John Cogger Award for Youth is presented at the AGM, with Neasden Branch winning the award in 2009 and 2010. We think it is also time to award other activists within our union, and name them in honour of two comrades that we lost in 2010.
We propose that the John Cogger Youth Award remains the same, but the union considers introducing the following awards, also to be presented at the AGM.
The Carolyn Siddall Award for Organising – Open to any member who has shown great organising skills, nominated by branches via application form - the winner would be decided by the EC and presented at the AGM.
The Alexander Holden Special Achievement award – this award is open to any member, nominated by their branches via application form, the winner would also be decided by the EC from forms submitted.
We hope that you will agree, this is a way to remember two people who continuously fought to build our union, and to also to award our activists who, without them, our union wouldn’t exist.
With the above in mind, if this resolution pleases, the London Transport regional council and the Council of Executives. We would hope that a circular and nomination forms to be sent out ASAP, in time to issue the awards at the 2011 AGM.