UNISON NEC ELECTIONS 2017
The union’s national executive council (NEC) is elected by members to speak on their 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).
NEC members are elected for 2 years and elections take place this year
and the ballot opens 3 april -20th april .
This branch has nominated the following;
WEST MIDLANDS MALE SEAT Dave Auger (our deputy branch secretary and current NEC member) WEST MIDLANDS FEMALE SEAT Rose Brown WEST MIDLANDS RESERVED SEAT Shazziah Rock National MALE SEAT Paul Holmes NATIONAL LG SEAT Paul Gilroy NATIONAL BLACK MEMBERS SEATS Liz Cameron Hugo Pierre NATIONAL YOUNG MEMBERS Andrew Anderson
the contents of an additional UNISON Pay Claim for the 2017/18 pay round.
This claim would, in effect, re-open the second year of the 2016/18 two– year NJC paysettlement which was agreed in May this year.
At the UNISON NJC meetingon11 August the contents of an additional claim were discussed, alongside a timetable for membership consultation.
It was also noted that this would be a UNISON only claim, this is because both unite and gmb have stated they do not support a further claim due to the decision to accept the 2016/18 two year settlement earlier this year.
Let us be clear, the settlement earlier this year was paltry, but the only way we will achieve more is by being prepared to fight for more!
In real terms the pay of Local Government workers has fallen by approximately 20% since 2010 because of pay freezes and ongoing pay caps, in reality austerity isn’t working and Local Government workers need and deserve a pay rise.
The Branch is currently consulting on these proposals and as to what action (if any) members would be prepared to take.