As well as branch committees, the Union has eight central officials who are all on the Executive Committee. These officials are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the IWGB Union. If any of the elections are contested, then they go to an all-member postal ballot. Officials also sit on sub-committees which are responsible for managing different aspects of the Union.
Alongside the President and the Executive Committee, the General Secretary is responsible for the organisation and administration of the Union. They are also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Legal Department. The General Secretary works full-time for the Union.
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Alongside the General Secretary and the Executive Committee, the President is responsible for the organisation and administration of the Union. The President works full-time for the Union.
The Vice-President works alongside the President and General Secretary.
The Treasurer is responsible for administrating the Union's funds and making authorised payments. They produce a balance sheet and give a financial statement at each AGM.
The Women's Officer leads on issues relating specifically to women and non-binary people. They actively engage with and support the branch-level Women and Non-Binary Officers on projects and campaigns relating to these areas.
The Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) Officer leads on issues relating specifically to BAME members. They actively engage with and support the branch-level BAME Officers on projects and campaigns relating to these areas.
The Co-BAME Officer has the same remit as the BAME Officer. The position is reserved for women or non-binary members, whereas the BAME Officer may be any gender.
The Branch Support Officer's remit is to encourage the formation of new branches, support training and other initiatives designed to encourage people to step forward for elected roles, and support elected officials once in place.
Please note that this page is not a constitutional document. It is an informal overview of central positions in the Union. The complete rule book is available here.