"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, young members and disabled 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)".
In the list above, I have made recommendations to UNISON members in the Greater London region on who to support. These are nearly all in line with the nominations made by my branch.
For example, I am a member of Community Service Group (Housing Associations and Voluntary sector) so I can vote for Greater London Regional seats (Cynthia, Sonya & Eddie); Community candidates (Denise and a certain John Gray); Black Members (Manjula, Sandra & Ash) and Disabled members (Katrina).
Only members aged under 27 can vote for Kendal for the Young Member seat (I have only just missed out obviously).