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ARTICLE 7 - MEETINGS

Section 1 - Regions
  1. The Union shall be divided into regions as follows:
    01 - Vancouver Island
    02 - Lower Mainland
    03 - Okanagan - Kootenays
    04 - Northern British Columbia
    These regions, may be modified by the General Executive Board of the Union as necessary.

  2. Each region shall hold not less than two (2) regional meetings per year in the period between Mach 1, and April 15 and the period between September 1, and October 15. The dates of these meetings are to be coordinated with the Union Office to ensure the attendance of the President and/or Business Agent.

  3. The General Executive Board may postpone or cancel a Regional Meeting providing notice is given. The General Executive may not cancel two (2) consecutive Regional Meetings.

  4. Plant Meetings - Each plant certified by the Union shall hold not less than five (5) meetings per year, two (2) of which may be the Regional Meetings.

  5. Notice of the time, date and place of each Regular Meeting shall be posted on all Union bulletin boards, in plants where the Union has a collective agreement at least five (5) working days prior to the date of the meeting, except that where the meeting is cancelled or postponed pursuant to paragraph ( c ), the above notice shall be posted not less than forty-eight (48) hours before the rescheduled time of the meeting.

  6. Each plant shall have the right to impose fines for non-attendance at Plant Meetings. The amount of said fines shall be set by a membership vote at Plant Meetings called for that purpose, providing it is approved by the General Executive Board.
Section 2 - Quorums
  1. Plant Meetings
    Ten percent (10%) of the members in good standing shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the Regular Plant Meetings and/or Special Plant Meetings, except that twenty percent (20%) of the active membership shall constitute a quorum for a Special Meeting called by a petition signed by twenty percent (20%) or more of the active membership.

  2. Regional Meetings
    Quorum for Regional Meetings shall be set by the Regional Executive Board concerned providing said quorums are approved by the General Executive Board of the Union.
Section 3 - Special Meetings
  1. Special Meetings may be called by the President or the General Executive Board or by twenty percent (20%) of the active membership.

  2. All members must be given not less than three (3) days notice of the time, date and place of a Special Meeting.
    The notice shall specify the reason or purpose for the Special Meetings. Business that is not specified in the notice shall not be transacted at a Special Meeting.

  3. Motions passed at Regional or Plant Meetings, when properly constituted shall be binding after approval of the General Executive Board. Such motions shall apply solely to that bargaining unit or regional membership.

  4. The Union office shall issue notices of Special Meetings to all Shop Stewards, who shall post them in each department of a plant under a collective agreement with the Union.
Section 4 - Agenda

The transaction of business in all meetings shall proceed in the following manner:
  1. Calling meeting to order.
  2. Roll call of Officers.
  3. Reading the minutes of the previous meeting.
  4. Proposals for membership.
  5. Initiation of new members.
  6. Nomination or election of Officers.
  7. Reading of correspondence and bills.
  8. Reports of Delegates, Committees and Officers.
  9. Unfinished business.
  10. New business.
  11. For the welfare of the organization.
  12. Roll call of members.
  13. Reading of receipts and expenditures.
  14. Adjournment.



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