2016 service group executive elections

The nomination period for election of the union’s service group executives opens on Tuesday 12 January

The nomination period for election of the union’s service group executives will open on Tuesday 12 January 2016. The nomination period closes at 5pm on Friday 19 February.

You can download the election procedures and forms at unison.org.uk/elections.

Branches should make sure that the names of the branch chairperson and secretary are current and up to date on UNISON’s membership record system (RMS). Nominations will only be accepted if they are authorised by the branch secretary and branch chairperson, and these names must correspond with that recorded on the RMS.

If your branch is an RMS user this information should be entered locally. If not, please contact your regional office and ask them to amend their records as soon as possible.

Key dates

5pm, 19 February: Deadline for submission of nomination forms, candidate forms and election addresses.

5pm, 11 March: Deadline to appeal to the returning officer where any nominations have been ruled invalid and candidates have been ruled ineligible.

5 April 2016: Voters are told about the elections.

11 April 2016: Voting starts.

19 April 2016: Voting helpline for members opens.

12 noon, 17 May 2016: Voting helpline for members closes.

5pm, 20 May 2016: Voting ends.

5pm, 27 May 2016: Deadline for any written complaints to be sent to the returning officer.

14 June 2016: Voters and candidates are told the results.


Contact the member liaison unit at the UNISON Centre. Telephone 020 7121 5399. Email elections@unison.co.uk