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Formal Notice of CWU Elections 2015

10 January 2015

Formal notification of the election timetable for the following CWU National Representative positions 2015. The timetable has been approved by the NEC and the details are set out below for your information.

Election of:

  • CWU General Secretary
  • CWU Assistant Secretary - Postal
  • CWU Assistant Secretary - Telecoms & Financial Services
  • CWU National Executive Council
  • CWU Industrial Executives

CWU General Secretary

The General Secretary is the chief negotiator and principle spokesperson for the union. The position is subject to election in accordance with the CWU national rule that requires election every 5 years.

CWU Assistant Secretaries

The responsibilities of all CWU Assistant Secretaries shall be to carry out and discharge under the direction of the GS such Union duties as they may be deemed required to perform. CWU Assistant Secretaries are subject to election in accordance with the CWU national rule that requires election every 5 years.

CWU Assistant Secretary - Postal

The above position is currently responsible for dealing with the following Royal Mail Group businesses; Mail Centres, Distribution Units and Royal Mail International Parcelforce Worldwide, Royal Mail Logistics, Quadrant & the Isle of Man.

CWU Assistant Secretary - Telecom & Financial Services

The above position is currently responsible for dealing with the following companies; BT Business (MVAS), Capita (Telefonica O2 UK), Huawei, ISS Eaton (Telefonica O2 UK Account), Manpower UK (BT Account), Telefonica O2 UK.

CWU National Executive Council and CWU Industrial Executives

These positions are subject to election in accordance with the CWU national rule that requires election for NEC and Industrial Executive positions every 2 years.

The timetable for all of the above elections, as approved by the NEC, is as follows:

Nominations open16 February 2015
Nominations close10 March 2015
Accept nominations (where applicable)13 March 2015 (14:00)
Despatch of ballot material from*24 March 2015
Ballot closes first post14 April 2015

*Please note that ballot papers will be sent to all eligible members who are included in the membership register maintained by the union as at 24 February 2015. Therefore any changes of address etc will need to have been received at CWU HQ prior to this date.

The independent scrutineer appointed by the union to oversee the election arrangements is Electoral Reform Services.