As members will know from the letter/e-mail which has been sent to you this week, all paid-up members of UNISON Bexley branch who’ve been in the branch for at least 13 weeks (since around the end of August 2014) can now be nominated into any of the officer roles to help run the branch in 2015.
It’s important to us that the nomination process is open and democratic and we’d like to encourage all members to feel very welcome to put themselves forward for any of the roles.
But what are those roles, and what do they involve?
The roles UNISON Bexley branch is seeking nomination to are as follows:
- Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator
- Education Co-ordinator
- Equalities Co-ordinator
- Health and Safety Officer
- Communications Officer
- International Relations Officer
- Membership Officer
- Young Members’ Officer
- Welfare Officer
- Retired Members’ Officer
- Labour Link [Affiliated Political Fund/APF] Officer
- Auditors (to check the accounts each year)
An important thing to remember when considering most of these roles is that you are volunteering to assist the union branch to be more effective, and as such you should read the descriptions’ bullet points as ideal guidance rather than requirements.
For instance, your current branch Communications Officer is not yet doing any “monitoring and liaising with local media” but the existence of this web site and provision of news updates would not otherwise be occurring, so the role is still achieving something!
So please, if you see a role you think you’d like to get involved through, do ask fellow UNISON Bexley branch members to nominate you for it!
If you, or anyone you know, would like to stand for any of the roles, the process is very simple.
First, download and print the nomination form:
You can fill in most of the form yourself, and two other members of the branch will need to nominate you by completing their details and signing the form in the relevant places.
Once your nomination form is complete, return it to:
Branch Secretary, Bexley UNISON
2 Watling Street
Kent DA6 7AT
to arrive before Tuesday 25 November 2014.
Please spread the word to any colleagues you think may be interested in helping shape the direction of our branch of UNISON in 2015. It would be great to have you on board!