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ARTICLE 11 - UNION OFFICERS, REPRESENTATIVES & EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Section 1 - Officers
  1. The Officers of the Union shall be:

    1. President
    2. Regional Vice-Presidents
    3. Corresponding Secretary (Business Agent)
    4. Recording Secretary
    5. Secretary Treasurer

  2. Each Officer shall be paid an honorarium.

  3. The General Executive Board may authorize payment of additional compensation to any Officer except that no payment shall be made unless;

    1. the General Executive Board approves said payments by at least a two-thirds (2/3) majority;

    2. any such payments must be reported at the next Regional Membership Meeting.
Section 2 - Sgt. At-Arms

The Regional Vice-President may appoint a Sergeant-at-Arms subject to the approval of the General Executive Board. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall serve a three (3) year term of office. They shall receive an honorarium payable once per year.

Section 3 - Business Agent

The Union may employ a salaried representative who shall be responsible to the General Executive Board, and shall be known as Business Agent.

Section 4 - General Executive Board
  1. The General Executive Board shall consist of:
    1. President
    2. Regional Vice-Presidents
    3. Corresponding Secretary (Business Agent)
    4. Recording Secretary
    5. Secretary Treasurer

      and

    representation from each plant where the Union is certified in accordance with the following formula:

    1. plants with 40 to 100 members - one (1) representative

    2. for the next 200 members, or greater part thereof, one (1) additional representative

    3. there shall be a maximum of two (2) representatives on the General Executive Board for each certification.

  2. The Chairperson of the Plant Grievance Negotiating Committee shall be the representative specified in (a) above. The Chairperson may appoint another member of the committee as their alternate providing the President is in agreement with the choice of the alternate. The alternate would attend the General Executive Board meetings in the absence of the Chairperson.

  3. Any member of the Union Executive Board who is absent two (2) consecutive Executive Board meetings and has not been excused by the President or Regional Vice-President shall forfeit their office. Vacancies created in this manner shall be filled in accordance with Article 13, Section 7.

  4. Where it deems necessary, the General Executive Board may waive the requirements specified in Section 4 (a) above.
Section 5 - Grievance - Negotiating Committee

In each plant which is certified to the Union or where the Union has a collective agreement, the members in the plant shall elect three (3) members to a Grievance Negotiating Committee. Each member of a Grievance Negotiating Committee shall be elected for a term of three (3) years.

Each member of a Grievance Negotiating Committee shall be paid an honorarium once per year.

Section 6 - Shop Stewards
  1. In each plant which is certified to the Union or where the Union has a Collective Agreement the members in the plant shall elect not less than one (1) Shop Steward . Subject to the approval of the General Executive Board the members in the plant may elect as many Shop Stewards as they decide are necessary; and they may increase or reduce the number of Shop Stewards at any time. Each Shop Steward shall be elected for a term of two (2) years. Each Shop Steward shall be paid an honorarium once per year.

  2. The President may appoint alternates on the recommendation of the Plant Committee. Alternates shall not be eligible for honorariums referred to in (a) above.
Section 7 - Eligibility

No person shall be nominated or elected as a member of the Grievance Negotiating Committee or as a Shop Steward unless they are a member in good standing of the Union.

Section 8 - Honorariums
  1. Officers or representatives of the Union shall receive an honorarium to a maximum of two (2) paid positions, subject to the guidelines adopted by the General Executive Board.

  2. The General Executive Board shall have the authority to decide on any additional compensation for Officers doing work for the Union subject to Article 11, Section 1 (c).

  3. Honorariums shall be paid once a year.
Section 9 - Per diems
  1. The General Executive Board shall set the amount of all honorariums and per diems required to be paid by this Constitution and By-Laws, providing that the amounts proposed by the General Executive Board receive a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote before being implemented.

  2. Honorariums and per diem set by the General Executive Board shall not be increased more often than once every two (2) years. Any such increases must be reported at the next Regional Membership meetings.
Section 10 - Term

Officers and members of the Union Executive Boards shall be elected for a term of three (3) years. However, an Officer or member of the Union Executive Board shall continue in office until their successor has been elected and installed in office.



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