Monday, June 08, 2015
I've been narrowly re-elected to UNISON's National Executive Council, with 51.8% of the vote (but on a turnout of just 6.2%).
I'll comment further on the election results later. For now I offer my congratulations to all other successful candidates.
The derisory turnout in a ballot which the law requires to be undertaken by post to home addresses underlines the case against the Government's proposed new restrictions on strike ballots.
If we really want to democratise our trade unions and increase our members' engagement in our decision-making we need to be able to organise ballots in workplace and make full use of electronic communications and social media.
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