UNISON’s South East Regional Council has voted to nominate John Burgess (picture above left with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell) as its preferred candidate for General Secretary.
This was after the SE Region held its traditional hustings event in October and follows the West Sussex Branch Committee decision to also nominate John.
West Sussex Branch Secretary Dan Sartin spoke on behalf of John, supporting his campaign. Current General Secretary Dave Prentis attended and spoke in support of his own campaign. Other candidates Heather Wakefield and Hayley Garner spoke in support of theirs. Candidate Roger Bannister did not attend or send a representative.
Having heard from 4 of the 5 candidates or their representatives, the South East Region decided to give its nomination to John Burgess.
If you are eligible to vote in the General Secretary election, please use your vote!
This election will determine UNISON’s strategy for the coming five years, and is of crucial importance for all of us.
The election ballot will run from 9 November to 4 December 2015 and results will be issued on 17 December 2015.
All members, including retired members, who were on the union’s membership register on 9 August 2015, will be entitled to vote in this election. Members not on the membership register on 9 August will not be able to vote.