Two candidates vying for Nipsa general secretary role
TWO candidates are in the running to take up the position of general secretary of the north's largest trade union.
Brian Campfield, who is currently head of Nipsa representing more than 45,000 workers, is due to retire in January 2016.
The election to succeed him is to held next month with nominations being sought from candidates this month.
There are currently two people who have indicated they intend to stand for the position of general secretary of Nipsa, which represents members across the civil and public service as well as the voluntary sector.
The position they are applying for involves supervising the general work of the union as well as having overall responsibility for the management of all the staff and finances.
The successful candidate will become Nipsa's main representative on many of the civil and public service negotiating bodies.
Alison Millar, the current deputy general secretary who has overall responsibility for major policy issues including welfare reform and the review of public administration, is in the running for the post.
In her current position, Ms Millar has overall responsibility for major policy issues including welfare reform and the review of public administration.
She takes particular responsibility for major policy issues in the health service and Housing Executive as well as having overall responsibility for equality issues.
Patrick Mulholland, who has more than 20 years' trade union experience, has also been nominated as a candidate.
He is a member of the Socialist Party, who has been active at various levels of the union for decades and has recently completed a three-year term as president.