NEC and Industrial Executive Elections 2021 – Voting Entitlement

NEC and Industrial Executive Elections 2021 – Voting Entitlement

The purpose of this LTB is to provide Branches with further information regarding the forthcoming NEC, and Industrial Executive ballots which are scheduled to take place from 6 July 2021 to 3 August 2021.

In line with our previous policy we are taking this opportunity to provide some additional guidance on the number of candidates that members will be entitled to vote for in each of the respective ballots.

We hope this will assist Branches in providing advice to their members regarding any recommendations that the branch may wish to make.

Branches will find the full list of nominations for the above elections in the following LTB 234/21 dated 10th June and LTB 240/21 dated 14th June 2021.

Listed below are the ballots scheduled to take place in the 2021 series of NEC and IE elections.  Also listed is the relevant member voting entitlement for each particular ballot.

POSTAL CONSTITUENCY

National Executive Council Representatives

Postal Constituency Chair – No ballot required.

Postal Constituency Vice Chair – No ballot required.

Postal Constituency – NEC Section 1

  • All members of the Postal Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot.
  • There are 17 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot can be less, but not more than nine. 
  • Accordingly Branches will be entitled to recommend up to nine candidates to their members.

Postal Constituency – NEC Section 2               

  • All members of the Postal Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot.
  • There are 2 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot is one. 
  • Accordingly Branches will be entitled to recommend onecandidate to their members.

Postal Constituency – NEC Section 3 (Young Worker) – No ballot Required.

Postal Constituency – NEC Section 4 (Women) – No ballot required.

Postal Constituency – NEC Section 4 (LGBT+) 

  • All members of the Postal Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot.
  • There are 2 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot is one. 
  • Accordingly Branches will be entitled to recommend one candidate to their members.

Postal Constituency – NEC Section 4 (Disability) – No ballot required.

Postal Constituency – NEC Section 4 (BAME) 

  • All members of the Postal Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot.
  • There are 2 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot is one. 
  • Accordingly Branches will be entitled to recommend onecandidate to their members.

Postal Executive Representatives – Postal Grades

  • All Postal Grade members of the Postal Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot.

Please note that members of the Postal Constituency who are Postal & Technical Services grades will not be eligible to vote in this ballot. 

  • There are 17 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot can be less, but not more than thirteen.  
  • Accordingly Branches with Postal Grade members will be entitled to recommend up to thirteen candidates to their members.

Postal Executive Representatives – Postal & Technical Services Grades – No ballot required.

TELECOMS & FINANCIAL SERVICES CONSTITUENCY

National Executive Council Representatives

T&FS Constituency Chair – No ballot required.

T&FS Constituency Vice Chair  

  • All members of the TFS Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot.
  • There are 2 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot is one. 
  • Accordingly Branches will be entitled to recommend onecandidate to their members.

T&FS Constituency – NEC Section 1

  • All members of the T&FS Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot.
  • There are 5 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot can be less, but not more than four. 
  • Accordingly Branches will be entitled to recommend up to four candidates to their members.

T&FS Constituency – NEC Section 2 – No ballot Required.

T&FS Constituency – NEC Section 3 (Young Worker) – No ballot Required.

T&FS Constituency – NEC Section 4 (Women)

  • All members of the T&FS Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot.
  • There are 2 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot is one  
  • Accordingly Branches will be entitled to recommend one candidate to their members.

T&FS Constituency – NEC Section 4 (BAME) – No ballot required.

T&FS Constituency – NEC Section 4 (Disability) 

  • All members of the T&FS Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot.
  • There are 2 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot is one  
  • Accordingly Branches will be entitled to recommend one candidate to their members.

T&FS Constituency – NEC Section 4 (LGBT+) – No ballot required.

T&FS Executive Representatives

TFSE – TFSE Young Worker 

  • All members of the T&FS Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot.
  • There are 2 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot is one 
  • Accordingly Branches will be entitled to recommend one candidates to their members.

TFSE – Santander Group and related companies (Santander UK, Santander UK Operations Ltd, Santander UK Technology Ltd, Santander Global and Paragon Customer Communications) – No Ballot Required.

TFSE – Telefonica O2 UK and Connect 44 – No ballot Required.

TFSE – Capita in the T&FS Sector and 14Forty (Capita contract) – No ballot required.

TFSE – All Other Members in the T&FS Constituency 

  • All members of the T&FS Constituency are entitled to vote in this ballot (Excluding members working in Santander Group and related companies, Santander UK, Santander UK Operations Ltd, Santander UK Technology Ltd, Santander Global and Paragon Customer Communications. Telefonica O2 UK, Connect 44. Capita in the T&FS Sector and 14Forty (Capita contract).
  • There are 5 candidates listed on the voting paper.
  • The number of candidates to be voted for in this ballot can be less, but not more than four. 
  • Accordingly Branches will be entitled to recommend four candidates to their members

Any enquiries regarding this Letter to Branches should be addressed to the Senior Deputy General Secretary’s Department on telephone number 020 8971 7237, or email address pmetcalfe@cwu.org

Yours sincerely,

Tony Kearns

Senior Deputy General Secretary

LTB 244/21

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