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Election of National Delegations 2012

27 October 2011

The NEC has agreed the 2012 election arrangements for the National positions listed below.

  • Women’s Advisory Committee.
  • Race Advisory Committee.
  • Lesbian and Gay Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Committee.
  • Disability Advisory Committee.
  • Members Auditors.
  • Independent Review Body.

The term of office for these positions is for a two-year period commencing from 1 January 2012. In respect of the Equal Opportunities Advisory Committees the number of members to be elected is now seven Postal Constituency members and six TFS Constituency members.

The rationale behind these changes is that CWU General/Special Rules Revision Conference 2011 agreed that the NEC and Industrial Executives will now hold office for a period of two years. In order to try and introduce consistency to such positions the NEC believe that a two year term of office is appropriate for members of the advisory committees and this has been incorporated into the regulations.

The NEC proposed and was successful in making reductions to the size of the NEC and Industrial Executives as well as reducing the number of CWU officers by one. Clearly against a background of membership reductions this was both a logical and prudent course of action and was accepted by CWU Conference and therefore in line with this principle similar reductions have been made to the Advisory Committees.

Election Timetable
Nominations Open: 27 October 2011
Nominations Close:7 November 2011 (14.00)
Despatch of Ballot Papers:14 November 2011
Close of Ballot:28 November 2011 (14.00)