Friday, 30 October 2015

General Secretary election 2015

Dear Islington UNISON member,


Firstly, apologies if you get this twice, but my email seems to indicate it didn’t go.


From 9 November ballot papers will drop through your door for the General Secretary election of the union. The result will be announced in December.


The details are as follows:

9 November
Ballot opens – voting papers are sent to UNISON members

4 December at 17:00 hours
Ballot closes.

17 December
Results are published.


Our Branch Committee agreed to nominate John Burgess who is Branch Secretary of Barnet UNISON for General Secretary.


His website is:



The other three candidates are


Heather Wakefield (National Secretary, Local Government)


Her website is:




Roger Bannister (Branch Secretary, Knowsley LG and NEC member)




Dave Prentis (Current General Secretary)





Remember your vote counts.


The election opens on 9 November 2015. If you have not received a ballot paper by 16 November then please phone the UNISON ballot helpline on 0800 0 857 857.

Lines will be open from 6am to midnight on Monday to Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.

The textphone number for the helpline is 0800 0 967 968. The ballot helpline closes at noon on 1 December.


Comradely regards


Mike Calvert

Deputy Branch Secretary


Twitter: @IslingtonU77



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