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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 April 2007

UNISON and PCS elections

Vote for fighting, democratic unions

ELECTIONS FOR UNISON's National Executive Council are under way. Six Socialist Party members with a track record of campaigning for and representing UNISON members are standing for election:

Raph Parkinson, chairperson of Liverpool branch and NEC - additional members male seat (all members can vote).
Glenn Kelly, secretary of Bromley branch and NEC - Local government male seat (all local government members can vote).
Len Hockey, joint branch secretary, Waltham Forest Health branch - Health male seat (all health members can vote).
Jean Thorpe, social services convenor, Nottingham City branch - East Midlands women's seat.
Dave Auger, assistant branch secretary, Wolverhampton branch - West Midlands male seat.
Roger Bannister, secretary of Knowsley branch and NEC - North west male seat.

They are standing for a break with past failures and for the building of the fighting democratic leadership that members need.

They stand for:

The ballot closes on 8 May.

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