Election for the National Executive Council of UNISON (NEC) take place in April this year .
The NEC is elected by members to speak on your behalf.
NEC members are elected by all members of UNISON via a postal vote. Members elect candidates to represent their region and their service group. There are also additional seats for Black members and young members.
As with all other UNISON elections, the union’s principles of “proportionality and fair representation” means that some seats are reserved for women and low-paid members, so that the make-up of the NEC fairly represents the wider union.
Elections take place every two years, with members receiving a ballot paper with a prepaid envelope to return it to an independent scrutineer (an independent person who checks the ballot is fair and counts the votes).
Results are usually announced around one month after the voting deadline.
The elections will take place between 3rd April and 28th April 2017.
PLEASE USE YOUR VOTE…
Important Information from your Branch
Unison members will soon be receiving ballot papers through the post for elections to the National Executive Council (NEC) of our union. The NEC is a very important body made of members from across the country and has a big impact on the direction of our union.
Please do not bin your ballot paper! Turnouts in these elections are normally very low but it is our union. We should all make sure we have our say in how the union is run. The NEC elections are a good chance to do this.
The election runs from 7th April 2015 until 15th May 2015. If you have not received a ballot paper by 14.04.15 please call Unison Direct on 0800 0 857857
For information purposes your branch nominated the following candidates;
West Midlands (Female seat) – Sharon Campion
West Midlands (Male seat) – Dave Auger
Local Government (Female seats ) – Jane Doolan, Phoebe Watkins
Local Government (Male seat) – Glenn Kelly
Local Government (General seat) – Paul Holmes
Black members (Female seat) – April Ashley
Black members (Male seat) – Hugo Pierre