Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Unite LGBT By-election

Below is a message from Jenny Douglas United Left candidate for the vacant LGBT seat on Unite Executive Council.
You can download the letter here http://www.unitedleft.org.uk

Membership number 13326312
Branch SC/79/16 Dundee City Council
Workplace Central Library Dundee
Sector Local Authorities

Dear Colleagues 

I am writing to seek your support and nomination to stand for the vacant LGBT seat on our Executive Council. 

I believe that equality should be at the heart of everything we do in our union and I would be very proud to be your representative on the EC.

I have worked in the public sector for 33 years and have been a union representative since the 1980s.  During this time I have gained experience of every aspect of representation in the most senior roles of our branch. 

I am a committed activist and a regular attendee at demonstrations, political rallies, Unite conferences and in every aspect of the lay structures and events of our union. 

My commitment to lay democracy is very strong and I have progressed the equality agenda by campaigning for improvements to the law for LGBT members and by participation in every level of the democratic structures of our movement. 

I was very proud to be elected as the Chair of our LGBT National committee this term and have further extensive experience in our movement including:

  My role as a Unite Lay Tutor

  My election to sit on the STUC General Council

  My role on the Scottish Labour Party Executive Committee

  My role in the Trades Council network 

My activism, however, is not limited to the equality agenda and I have, and will continue to, campaign for improvements for all our members in relation to progressive industrial and political policy and to resist unfair treatment of our members wherever it is found.

Please support my candidacy by nominating me through your Branch, Workplace or Chapel and allow me to take your views and voice to the Executive Council. 

Yours in Solidarity


JENNY DOUGLAS - for lay democracy, a strong voice, workplace and community experience and a commitment to equality and the political and industrial agenda of our members and our union.

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