Sunday, September 07, 2014
The link above (which, in its turn, links to a web address which is no longer active) reminds us all that UNISON's Rules require an election to take place for our General Secretary, since the incumbent's term of office comes to an end at the end of 2015.
This blog currently has a position of "armed neutrality" in relation to the next General Secretary election. Having achieved a historic low share of the vote in such an election I feel free to comment upon future elections without the burden of ambition.
However, it is clearly considered rude to refer, within UNISON, to the inevitability of a General Secretary election in the near future. I would therefore be grateful if you wouldn't mention this blog post if talking to anyone in UNISON.
It may be that building an organisation around the suppression of dissent and the promotion of consensus doesn't bring on credible future leaders.
Still, best not mention that.
Move along now.
Nothing to see here.
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