There is something important happening inside our union right now, and every UNISON member has the chance to take part in it. It’s our National Executive Council (NEC) elections, and this week, the ballot opened.
Whoever you elect to the NEC, will work with me to steer our union over the next two years. As the leader of our great union, I’ve always been clear that we want to increase participation in important votes like these, so that as many members as possible have their say.
The seats on the NEC are important leadership positions. They come with big responsibilities and have an impact on how our union operates, and on members’ working lives.
The NEC is tasked with making decisions on your behalf and, working collectively, they must put UNISON members’ interests first and focus on the issues that matter to you, no matter which region, service group and self-organised group you’re part of. That’s why it’s crucial that you have your say.
If your ballot paper hasn’t already arrived at your home, then it will arrive in the next few days. It’s so important that you look out for this, take a few minutes to read the information, use all your votes, and send it back in the pre-paid envelope.
Remember, this is your chance to vote for who you want to represent your region and service group, and everyone gets a vote for the national Black members and national disabled members seats.
So make sure your voice is heard, and encourage your UNISON friends to vote too. Ballot papers must be returned by 19 May and results will be announced on 8 June. If you haven’t received your ballot paper by 25 April, please contact our ballot helpline 0800 0 857 857 from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.