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It is time to consider standing for JHL's Union Council

JHL (21.07.2011 - Juhani Artto) The Union Council is JHL's supreme policymaking body. It consists of 120 representatives elected for five years by direct ballot. The next election will take place from 12 to 28 March 2012. For the ballot the country is divided into 11 regions.

Anybody who has become a JHL rank and file member by the end of July 2011 is eligible to stand. The candidates on the ballot are elected at meetings of local chapters. The meetings must take place between 1 October 2011 and 31 January 2012.

There is also another way to become a candidate. That happens by forming an electorate association that approves the candidacy of the rank and file member.

The new Union Council will be able to function at its best if it can reflect the feelings and concerns of the union’s broad spectrum of 225,000 (approximately) rank and file members. This means that the Union Council should ideally, to give it balance, consist of representatives which reflect various age groups, vocations, mother languages and places of residence. Naturally, the mix of women and men should also reflect the gender ratio of union members.

Nowadays also questions of ethnicity and country of origin are certainly relevant factors when considering candidacy in the election, and later on in March 2012 when choosing for whom to vote. On its Finnish language web site JHL reminds everyone that the larger variety of candidates there are, the easier it is for rank and file members to choose an attractive candidate.