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The National Executive Council (NEC) is the ruling body of the union and and so we want as many members as possible to take part as it will have a huge influence on the future direction of our union.

The NEC is made up of representatives elected from all of UNISON’s regions and service groups, as well as seats for four Black members, two young members and two disabled members. This means you will have a number of votes for different seats.

Every member has their own individual vote and Branches do not campaign but UNISON rules allow us to share who PiU nominated and why if you are interested.

The member ballot will open on 4 May and closes on 27 May 2021 so you will have plenty of time to read all the manifestos and decide whether you agree with Branch Committees nomination.

The results will be announced on 11 June 2021.

Nominations 

 South West Male Seat; Kevin Treweeks was nominated  Not just because he’s one of our own but because of his platform of Real Change in UNISON

He has a track record of leadership and fighting for members. He stands to transform UNISON and our branch backs that.
He will:  Make UNISON stronger so we can win for members;
 Redirect union resources to branches, so we can better support you at work;
 Coordinate national action on pay so UNISON mounts a serious pay campaign;
 Put greater resourcing and focus on Covid-19, so we can protect our members;
 Fight against the scourges of racism, homophobia, disability discrimination and sexism.

Female Seat; No Nomination 

Low Paid Seat; Jess Powell was nominated as UNISON is crying out for a new NEC leadership.
She has the best track record of leadership and fighting for members and stands to transform UNISON and our branch backs her for that.
she will:  Make UNISON stronger so we can win for members;
 Redirect union resources to branches, so we can better support you at work;
 Coordinate national action on pay so UNISON mounts a serious pay campaign;
 Put greater resourcing and focus on Covid-19, so we can protect our members;
 Fight against the scourges of racism, homophobia, disability discrimination and sexism.

 Local Government Female Seats Jane Doolan & Andrea Egan were nominated, because UNISON is crying out for a new NEC leadership.

These candidates have the best track record of leadership and fighting for members. They stand to transform UNISON and our branch backs them for that.
They promise to :  Make UNISON stronger so we can win for members;  Redirect union resources to branches, so we can better support you at work;
 Coordinate national action on pay so UNISON mounts a serious pay campaign;  Put greater resourcing and focus on Covid-19, so we can protect our members;
 Fight against the scourges of racism, homophobia, disability discrimination and sexism.

 

Male Seat: Paul Holmes was nominated as UNISON is crying out for a new NEC leadership.
Paul has the best track record of leadership and fighting for members and stands to transform UNISON and our branch backs him for that.
He will:  Make UNISON stronger so we can win for members;
 Redirect union resources to branches, so we can better support you at work;
 Coordinate national action on pay so UNISON mounts a serious pay campaign;
 Put greater resourcing and focus on Covid-19, so we can protect our members;
 Fight against the scourges of racism, homophobia, disability discrimination and sexism.

General Seat; Diana Leach was nominated as UNISON is crying out for a new NEC leadership.
She has at track record of leadership and fighting for members and stands to transform UNISON and our branch backs her for that.
She will:  Make UNISON stronger so we can win for members;
 Redirect union resources to branches, so we can better support you at work;
 Coordinate national action on pay so UNISON mounts a serious pay campaign;
 Put greater resourcing and focus on Covid-19, so we can protect our members;
 Fight against the scourges of racism, homophobia, disability discrimination and sexism.

Health General Seat; Adriam O’Malley was nominated on his platform of a fighting democratic UNISON, and his ambition on NHS pay

Meal Seat; Gordon McKay was nominated as a high profile national figure and vocal defender of NHS staff

Female Seat; Pat Heron was nominated as a result of her stance on NHS pay and focus on branches as the strength of the union

Community SG General Seat; No nomination and Female Seat; No nomination 

Black Members Male Seat; Hugo Pierre was nominated because he fights on Low pay – nursery nurses, teaching assistants and school meals workers; School and nursery closures; Academy conversion; School members’ right to take national action against funding cuts; Racism; members’ money supporting Labour councils backing privatisation or austerity

Supports :National co-ordinated action against Pay Freeze; £15 an hour minimum wage; UK-wide action to plug £12 billion Council funding gap; Re-Nationalised NHS and Social Care sector; Trade unions fighting for our environment; Safety for all; Lay Member Control: Elect some paid officials; Genuine right for branches to campaign; Full financial resources

Female Seat; Manjula Kamari was nominated For her strong stance on equalities issues

Low Paid Seat; Abiola Kusoro was nominated because she is committed to:

  • Putting UNISON Members first
  • Fighting Cuts and Austerity
  • Fighting for fair Pay and Pensions
  • Building a Representative and Diverse union
  • Organising and Developing our union
  • Uniting our union in one voice
  • Fighting Racism and Hatred

Young Members  General Seat; Keira Hilder was nominated and Female Seat; Lilly Boulby nominated as UNISON is crying out for a new NEC leadership.
These candidates already have a track record of leadership and fighting for members.
They stand to transform UNISON and our branch backs them for that.
They will:
 Make UNISON stronger so we can win for members;
 Redirect union resources to branches, so we can better support you at work;
 Coordinate national action on pay so UNISON mounts a serious pay campaign;
 Put greater resourcing and focus on Covid-19, so we can protect our members;
 Fight against the scourges of racism, homophobia, disability discrimination and sexism.

Disabled Members General Seat; Sharron Nicoll was nominated for her track record of speaking up for Disabled Members and has experience of doing so at the very top of our Union, through our National Disabled Members Committee. Sharron shares our branches views that our union should work harder to ensure we see an end to cruel Tory policy, which disproportionally effects our Disabled Members, and the restoration of dignity in work and working-class communities for all.  Also her commitment to action on pay and privatisation; a member led union and holding politicians we finance to account

Female Seat; Neelo Farr was nominated as she portrayed herself as a members candidate committed to real change and was on the right side of the debate around focussing union resources towards branches

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