26 February 2013
We asked all reps and members to do their bit to secure a strong 'yes' vote by making Wednesday this week national 'Bring your ballot to work day'.
Reps have been acting imaginatively to support the 'yes' vote.
Members who brought their ballot papers to work were rewarded with cakes and 'I've voted yes' stickers at HMRC Compass House in Southampton.
The HMRC Peterlee branch is running a bring your ballot in to work day tomorrow and on Thursday morning.
Branch secretary Lesley Bean says that members like the option of being able to vote at work and this has definitely boosted support in the ballot.
Reps at DWP Motherwell pension sentre have been using the forthcoming AGM on Friday to remind their 530 members to vote, says branch secretary John Campbell. Ballot papers will be collected with branch executive committee voting papers.
Met Police South West members work shifts so branch chair Stephen Gainsford is running members' meetings tonight to remind them to vote.
At HMRC Salford the branch is reminding members to vote today in the build-up for their AGM this Thursday, says branch health and safety officer, Martin Ayres.
The ballot runs until 4 March.