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Unite prepares for executive elections

Issue No. 2090

The first election for the national executive of the new Unite union is set to begin on Monday of next week.

The new executive of the two million strong union will have 80 seats – 40 from the former Amicus union and 40 from the former T&G union.

Candidates supported by the left have been successfully nominated for nearly all the seats.

The Amicus Unity Gazette is the broad left grouping n the Amicus section of Unite.

It is backing a broad coalition of candidates including Socialist Worker supporters, supporters of John McDonnell and people more sympathetic to Gordon Brown.

Key socialist activists standing for the Amicus section of the executive include Gill George and Frank Wood in the health sector, Raymond Morell in Eastern and London, and Andy Hanks in education,

Ministry of Defence, government departments and the CMA.

This is a crucial election for the direction of the new union.

Activists should be campaigning across the country in all the sectors the union covers to win the biggest possible representation for the left on the new executive.

The ballot runs until 28 March.

For more information go to » www.unitenecelections.com


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Tue 26 Feb 2008, 18:57 GMT
Issue No. 2090
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