Supporting Sharon Graham for General Secretary


Your Branch is Supporting Sharon Graham for General Secretary.

Dear Member,

I am writing to inform you that at a recent meeting of our branch the members voted to nominate Sharon Graham for General Secretary of our union.  The ballot opens on the 5th July and you’ll be sent a ballot paper to your home address.

We’d like to encourage you to support and vote for Sharon in this election.

  • Sharon has a track record of negotiating and winning across Unite’s Sectors and is the only candidate focused on the workplace.
  • She is an experienced leader and the only candidate who has delivered, and continues to deliver, real change for you.
  • Sharon has negotiated agreements across our Union – in both the public and private sectors against some of the biggest and most hostile bosses.
  • Through her organising strategy, Sharon has led from the front and tried to refocus our Union on the workplace. This has led to 200,000 new members joining our Union and numerous wins at the bargaining table for existing members.

Your Branch has nominated Sharon because we believe she is the best person to lead the Union out of this difficult period and into the 21st Century with new ideas focused on you and your workplace.  The pandemic has and will lead to many changes to working practices which will impact on you and your workplace.  Issues such as automation and homeworking are real threats to how we all work and Sharon has clear plans on how to tackle these areas.

Sharon led her first successful walkout at 17 while working as a silver service waitress and has been involved in supporting branches in every sector to win for members in the workplace.

We would encourage you to vote for Sharon as our next General Secretary and let’s get back to winning in the workplace for all our members.

In solidarity,

Carl White

Branch Secretary