UNISON General Secretary Election 2020

Bolton UNISON have nominated Paul Holmes for General Secretary because

Our branch knows the candidate:

  • Paul has the best record of leadership and fighting for members.
  • Paul is the members’ candidate, from the shop floor.
  • Paul will take the job on his current wage of £32,000, declining the £100,000 available.
  • Paul will massively increase funding to branches so we can support you
  • Paul has a track-record of winning disputes and elections, other candidates do not.
  • Paul’s leadership will be inclusive, developing talents from across our whole union and involving retired members.
  • Paul is popular across UNISON and can win.

General member advisory:

The Ballot will run from 28th October until the 27th November 2020.

We know that if members do not complete ballot papers straight away, they are filed away, popped in the letter tray and often not completed. Previous ballots have yielded a small member turn out.

In a member lead union, UNISON encourages you to be heard and to have a say in who you think should be our next General Secretary. Please look out for your ballot paper and complete it straight away and ensure to POST it.

Make sure you post your completed ballot in plenty of time to arrive by 5pm on November 27. It will be freepost, so don’t worry about a stamp.

Your election pack will include the ballot paper, and the pre-paid return envelope. There will also be information about the candidates who are standing to be general secretary.

If anything is missing from your election pack, or you lose your ballot paper please call our ballot helpline free on 0800 0 857 857 or on textphone 0800 0 967 968. The helpline opens on 10 November and closes on 20 November.