Nominations are called for Relief Officer elections to establish a pool of Relief Branch Professional Officers who will be elected by Council at the October Council meeting.
Persons elected as Relief Branch Professional Officers shall be eligible to be appointed by the Branch Secretary as Relief Branch Professional Officers during 2024.
Nominations are hereby invited for the following positions:
Group A: Relief for TAFE/Corrective Services (6)
Six to be elected, including, where possible, three men and three women
Group B: All other Professional Officers (20)
Twenty to be elected, at least half of whom shall be women
Candidates must be financial members of the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch as of 11 September 2023 and must be nominated by at least two financial members of the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch.
A candidate may complete a statement in support of candidature which will be provided to voters on the day of the election. The statement should be no more than 400 words and may include a passport-sized photograph.
The candidate’s statement should be typed in no less than 12-point font and be provided in the form of an electronic file to [email protected]. The statement must be received within seven days of the close of nominations (12 noon Wednesday 18 October 2023).
Close of Nominations
Completed nomination forms must be received by the Returning Officer no later than noon on 11 October 2023.
Nominations may be emailed, hand-delivered or posted to The Returning Officer, AEU NSW Teachers Federation, 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills; email [email protected]
On the close of nominations, where the Returning Officer considers that any nomination is defective, they will immediately notify the person concerned. Any defects in a nomination or candidate statement must be rectified by the candidate not later than noon on 18 October 2023.
A draw will be conducted to determine the order of candidates’ names on the ballot paper.
A ballot will be conducted at the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation Branch Council on Saturday, 21 October 2023.
Each candidate will have the opportunity to address the Council by way of a two-minute speech. The ballot will be conducted by the Returning Officer.
The method of voting to be observed for this election will be exhaustive and preferential. All squares must be numbered.