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New General Secretary to be elected

1 November 2011

After Gerry Doherty's decision to stand down, a timetable has been announced for the selection of TSSA's next General Secretary

Gerry Doherty

TSSA’S GENERAL SECRETARY Gerry Doherty has announced his decision to take early retirement with a replacement to be elected by members before the end of the year. Gerry, who has led the Union since 2004, first joined TSSA in 1972 and, other than an eighteen months spell working outside the railway industry, has been a member ever since. He served as a staff rep, branch officer, divisional council officer, secretary of a Political Advisory Committee and Executive Committee member during his time as a lay member and celebrated 20 years as a full time official during October.

Tributes to Gerry’s work, both for the TSSA and more widely as a member of the TUC General Council and Executive have been paid by many members, with the officers of sister unions offering much praise for his achievements. A full feature looking back at Gerry’s time with the union will be included in the next issue of the TSSA Journal.

Nominations are now being accepted for those seeking to become the Association’s twentieth General Secretary. All Branches are able to make a nomination, with full details of the process having been sent to all Branch Secretaries. If multiple candidates are successfully nominated, voting will take place over four weeks from 21 November.

Ballot Box

Timetable for election:
Closing date for nominations: 14 November 2011
Issue of ballot papers: 21 November 2011
Closing date for receipt of voting papers: 19 December 2011

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