As you may know already, Dave Prentis is retiring as UNISON general secretary at the end of the year, and an election is currently underway.
To get on the ballot, candidates must be nominated by at least 25 of UNISON’s 834 local branches who are participating in the election.
Our branch agreed at the branch committee on 9th September to hold a nomination meeting, which was scheduled for 16th September.
Seven members of the branch committee attended the meeting, and only one nomination (for Paul Holmes) was made. A vote was then held on whether our branch would nominate Paul Holmes as a candidate, the results were as follows:
The nominations process is now closed, and the general ballot of UNISON members will now run from October 28th to November 27th, with the result being announced on January 11th.