GENERAL GUIDANCE – RULES AND PROCEDURES
NUT Elections are conducted in accordance with trade union legislation (for the statutory elections which are Senior & Junior Vice President, Treasurer, Executive members including equality constituency seats and General Secretary) and also relevant rules of the Union. It is essential that these rules are followed at all stages of elections, including the nomination stage. The election for Deputy General Secretary is conducted under the same arrangements. The elections for National Disciplinary Panel and National Appeals Committee are conducted under the relevant Union rules.
Please see the following relevant Rules below:
- APPENDIX VIII Nomination Procedures for National Elections
- Rule 13 Nominations and Elections (General)
- Rule 17 Nomination for Election of Executive Members other than Officers and those elected under Rule 19
- Rule 18 Timetable - Election of Executive Members other than the Officers
- Rule 19 Conduct of Elections Equality Sections Executive Members
- Rule 20 Conduct of Elections Officers, Executive, Examiners of Accounts
- Rule 23 Conduct of Elections Officials (General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary)
SENIOR AND JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND TREASURER
Ballot papers for the above election were despatched on 28 October 2015 by the Independent Scrutineer, Electoral Reform Services. Members eligible to vote in this election are all those other than students in membership of the Union at the date voting commenced - 28 October 2015. Ballot papers will be accompanied by candidates’ election statements, biographical details and photographs.
In accordance with the decision of Annual Conference in 2011, nominated candidates are entitled to have published on the Union’s website and in The Teacher magazine (dates allowing) an additional election statement plus photograph and list of nominating associations. Please follow the links below to see the additional statements for nominated candidates.
The President is the most senior elected lay officer in the Union and is called upon to represent the Union in the UK and abroad and to Chair Annual Conference and the National Executive. The Treasurer plays a vital role in relation to the best use of the NUTs resources, including your subscriptions. The Examiners of Accounts have responsibility to report to the Union’s Annual Conference on appropriate matters in relation to the Union’s finances. That is why it is so important for you to have your say in these elections.
The Senior and Junior Vice President and Treasurer are also members of the Union’s National Executive Committee and they must be elected under rules set out in trade union legislation. We apply these same rules to the election of the Examiners of Accounts although on this occasion they are elected unopposed. The successful candidates in the election for the Senior and Junior Vice-President election will automatically proceed to become the Union’s President.
As a lay lead Union, which values the involvement of members, it is important that we encourage a high turnout in this election.
Members who do not receive a ballot paper by 4 November 2015 are advised to contact the ELECTION BALLOT HOTLINE on 020 7380 4825 (with membership number to hand.)
The closing date for receipt of completed ballot papers at the offices of the Independent Scrutineer, Electoral Reform Services is mid-day on Wednesday 18 November 2015.
CANDIDATES ADDITIONAL ELECTION STATEMENTS
ELECTIONS FOR EXECUTIVE MEMBERS – 2016-2018
The timetable for the Election of Executive Members has been sent to Associations and is set out below:
|Closing date for receipt of nominations at HQ||Mon 11 Jan 2016|
|Closing date for receipt of withdrawals||Mon 18 Jan 2016|
|Closing date for receipt of statements/photos||Mon 18 Jan 2016|
|Despatch of Ballot Papers to members eligible to vote||Wed 24 Feb 2016|
|Ballot papers to be returned to Independent Scrutineer by||Midday Wed 16 March 2015|
Nomination forms, together with information on nomination procedures will be sent out during the middle of October 2015.