The National Executive Council elections for 2014 are upon us and ballot papers will be sent out between the 26th and 28th of March. The Union is currently going through the nomination phase at the moment which will close on the 18th of February.
For our purposes there will be three vital categories where we will cast our vote. We will vote for the Regional Seats, for the Industrial Sector Seat and for the National Equalities Seat.
There are two seats available for the Scottish Region and the Scottish Rank and File are endorsing Davy Brockett. Most of you will know Davy and will be aware of the tremendous support that he has given us since our inception, during the Besna Campaign. Davy campaigned on demonstrations up and down the country during Besna and beyond, and was blacklisted from the Southern General site. Davy is still very much involved with the Rank and File and continues to give us vital support. Davy is also the United Left candidate along with Dawn McAllister.
There is one seat available for the Building, Construction and Allied Trades Industrial Sector and far as we are aware, there are two candidates, John Sheridan and Meurig Thomas. The Scottish Rank and File are endorsing John Sheridan. John is also very supportive to the Rank and File and played a pivotal role in bringing together the Rank and File and the union during the Besna dispute. He was involved in the Crossrail dispute and subsequent leverage campaign and continues to be supportive of the Rank and File. John is also the United Left candidate.
There are four seats available in the National Equalities category which should be made up of one Woman, one BEM member, one LGBT member and one Disabled member. The United Left candidates are, Jane Stewart, Mohammed Taj, Jenny Douglas and Sean McGovern.
The count will take place on the 24th and 25th of April.