Dear Branch Secretary
I am writing to ask your branch to consider nominating me for the Community general seat on the National Executive Council.
I am a lifelong trade unionist and have been a member of UNISON for 17 years.
I am Branch Secretary of the UNISON Housing Associations Branch and also Health & Safety and Labour Link Officer.
For the first time Community members will be represented on the National Executive Council. I want to represent Community members in all branches across the organisation, those in other service group branches, in geographical branches and those that are in the dedicated Community branches.
I want to ensure that all members are aware of what UNISON is doing for them and encourage them to become active themselves. I also want to support branches that have Community membership by ensuring that we have adequate and fair resources to enable us to support our members in these volatile and uncertain times.
I have attached a copy of my election address (double click to bring up details) and I would be grateful if you could discuss this with your branch committee. If you would like to talk about this statement please ring or email me.
ps - Most large Local Government and Health branches will also be eligible to nominate. Nominations need to be made at a quorate meeting of your branch or branch committee during the nomination period. The nomination period will open on 11 January 2011 and close at 5pm on Friday 18 February 2011. Copies of the nomination forms will be available on UNISON's website here. My UNISON number is 3083288