Published on Monday 21st October, 2013 by Celtic Trust
As many of you will be aware The Celtic Trust has submitted two resolutions to the Annual General Meeting of Celtic PLC. One, as always, seeks to bring about supporter representation on the Board of Celtic Football Club.
This year in our other resolution we felt it would be appropriate to ask Celtic to agree to join the many other employers now paying the Living Wage to employees. Earlier this year we met Celtic officials and asked them to consider introducing the Living Wage for all employees of the club. They said they would look at it and get back to us. We also indicated we would be prepared to use one of our AGM resolutions to raise the issue if there was no agreement from the club.
To their shame there was no movement from Celtic and our resolution went in.
The AGM papers are now out to shareholders and the PLC has disgracefully advised that our resolution asking that Celtic's lowest paid workers be paid the sum of £7.45 an hour be rejected!
There has already been discussion on Twitter and in Celtic blogs and websites with overwhelming support for the Trust proposal.
The full wording of the resolution and the statement supporting it has already been posted on this website under the heading Celtic PLC AGM Papers 2013 .
We urge all shareholders who agree that all Celtic employees should be paid a Living Wage and that this decision by the Board is unacceptable to use their vote in support of this resolution. If you are unable to attend the AGM, or do not intend attending, you can still vote by proxy. You can either ask the Chairman to cast your vote but indicate clearly that you support the resolution. Better still name the current Secretary of the Celtic Trust, Marie McCusker, as your proxy and that will ensure that your vote is cast in support. You can either vote online or return the form by post to Computershare. Full details are on the AGM papers.
Please be aware that any proxy is for this AGM only and that there are no implications for the ownership of shares.
So please, even if you have never voted before do so this time. Let's send a clear message to the Board that they might choose to ignore the vision of Brother Walfrid and the Founding Fathers but we the supporters still cherish it, and we will never forget or abandon the ideals which brought our Club into being.
Vote FOR Resolution 11!
A living wage get,s my vote every time,
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