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Reminder to Vote in the Upcoming Music Writers' Section and Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Ballots

Eligible members are reminded to place their vote in the online ballot for our Music Writers' Section and Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Committee elections, which will be closing at noon on Monday 21 March.

Published: 16 March 2022 | 1:01 PM Updated: 17 March 2022 | 4:26 PM
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As a member of the MU, you have a vital role in helping to shape the future of your union.

All eligible members will have received a link to vote via their preferred communication channel from the Independent Scrutineer, UK Engage - either email, text message or post. The ballots opened on Monday 28 February and will close at noon on Monday 21 March. A further reminder and link will be sent to all eligible members on Friday 18 March.

The Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Committee ballot is open to all members to vote, and the Music Writers' Section ballot is open to members of the Music Writers' Section.

The MU’s equalities structures support and encourage activity and ensure we are representing all musicians. The Equalities Committee plays a very important part of this, and the driving force is delivering the MU’s core mission – making sure all musicians are treated fairly and no musician faces barriers in their career because of who they are.

The Music Writers’ Section elected Committee meets to discuss stakeholder issues and, where appropriate, make recommendations to the EC and forms a vital part of the MU’s democracy.

Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Committee ballot

A total of 23 (twenty-three) candidates have been nominated for the Equalities Committee for a two-year term of office from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024, there are 20 (twenty) seats on the Committee with 5 seats reserved for each the following groups:

  • Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic members
  • Disabled members
  • LGBT+ members
  • Women members

All you need to do is vote for up to 20 candidates, the seats will be sorted as appropriate by the Independent Scrutineer when the ballot closes.

Music Writers' Section ballot

A total of 22 candidates have been nominated for the Music Writers' Section Committee for a two-year term of office from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024, there are 20 (twenty) seats on the Committee with 12 seats reserved for the following groups:

  • Two seats for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic members
  • Two seats for Disabled members
  • One seat for LGBT+ members
  • Seven seats for Women members

All you need to do is vote for up to 20 candidates, the seats will be sorted as appropriate by the Independent Scrutineer when the ballot closes.

You will be able to vote via the link, which was sent to all eligible members on Monday 28 February 2022. A reminder link will be sent on Friday 18 March.

If you have any further questions at all relating to the ballots or section committees, please email sections@themu.org

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