Monday, July 27, 2020


"I am seeking branch nominations to stand in the UNISON General Secretary election.

I have the experience, proven track record and vision to lead UNISON in partnership with you.
As UNISON’s Assistant General Secretary for Bargaining, Negotiations and Equalities, I am one of the most senior women trade union negotiators in the country. I have stood up to Governments and led national disputes to fight for our members’ pay, pensions and conditions.

We need a modern, organising union fit for the future.


-I will take bold decisions to direct resources and funding to branches and regions and put local organisers where they are needed.

-I will ensure no member is left alone. UNISON will be there for you and I will establish a National UNISON College to secure all our members’ futures.

-I will demand a new deal for public sector workers and public services.

-I will lead the call for a National Social Care Service. Organising care workers will be a top priority.

-Together with our self organised groups, we will lead the fight to dismantle the injustice of all racism and discrimination.

-I will use the collective strength of our 1 million women members to be the voice for women’s rights across the country and around the world.

Like you, I have been an activist fighting for workers’ rights all my life. You can trust in my experience and ability, to lead in partnership with you, to deliver for our members and to fight for our future in UNISON.

Yours in solidarity,
Christina McAnea"

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