UNISON NEC Elections 2021

Unison’s National Executive Council (NEC) elections & branch nominations.  Voting runs until 27 May.

Unison National Executive Council Elections (NEC) are due to begin on the 4th May and run until the 27th May.  If you are a Unison member, you will receive your ballot papers at your home or nominated addresses and we would like to let you know who the branch committee nominated at our meeting on the 4th March 2021.

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. It has the power to act on behalf of the union and is responsible for implementing UNISON policy and delivering on the union’s objectives and priorities, so is a hugely important part of our democratic processes.

Brighton & Hove Unison Branch NEC Nominees:

Young Members:-

Lilly Boulby, Female Seat

Kiera Hilder, General Seat.

South East Region:-

Dan Sartin   Male seat

Jacqui Berry  Female seat

Antionette Solero  Female seat

Abi Holdsworth Reserve seat

Local Govt Service Group:-

Paul Holmes   Male Seat

Jane Doolan   Female Seat

Andrea Egan  Female Seat

Diana Leach    General Seat

Black Members:-

Hugo Pierre  Male Seat

April Ashley   Female Seat

Julia Mwaluke  Reserve Seat

Disabled Members:-

Paula Carlyle  Female Seat

Sharron Nicoll  General Seat

you can view brief statements from these nominations on our website.

UNISON is crying out for a new NEC leadership. #TIMEFORREALCHANGE

The candidates we nominated have the best 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.

NOMINATION STATEMENTS:

PAULA CARLYSLE FEMALE DISABLED MEMBERS SEAT

Our branch has nominated Paula Carlyle in our NEC Elections for the Female Disabled Members Seat. Paula has a track record of speaking up for Disabled Members and has experience of doing so at the very top of our Union, through her previous term on the NEC and through our National Disabled Members Committee. Paula 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.

APRIL ASHLEY, FEMALE BLACK MEMBERS SEAT

Our branch has nominated April Ashley in our NEC elections for the Female Black Members Seat. April has a strong track record of fighting against attacks on members pay, pensions, terms and conditions, and against racism. April shares our view that we need to build a ighting democratic UNISON to fight this Tory government:

• Protect lives and livelihoods- safety first for staff
• National co-ordinated action against the pay freeze- 15% pay raise for
NHS workers
• £15 per hour minimum wage
• Fight Local Government Cuts
• Re-Nationalised NHS and Social Care sector
• Black Lives Matter – Fight for jobs and homes not racism

HUGO PIERRE FOR A FIGHTING, DEMOCRATIC UNISON

I’ve Fought:

  • Low pay – nursery nurses, teaching assistants and school meals workers;
  • School and nursery closures;
  • Academy convertion;
  • School members’ right to take national action against funding cuts.

NEC must support:

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 fight for our environment, Safety for all, Fight racism, Lay Member Control: Elect paid officials; Genuine right for branches to campaign; Full financial resources, No members’ money to Labour backing privatisation or austerity

SHARON NICOLL FOR DISABLED MEMBERS SEAT

Our branch has nominated Sharron Nicoll in our NEC Elections for the Disabled Members Seat. Sharron has a 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.

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