Constitution of The Canadian Union of Skilled Workers
Amended: Sixth Convention of the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers
April 18 & 19, 2015
VALUES AND BELIEFS:
Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Equality, Respectful Treatment, Family Consideration, Common Sense, Decisions Benefiting the Members, Decisions Promoting the Workers, Involvement (including stakeholders), Democratic Processes
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ARTICLE 04 - Membership
To be eligible for membership in the Union, a person must be:
- (i) working in a bargaining unit that the Union is seeking to organize or has organized; or
- (ii) eligible for employment in a bargaining unit that the Union is seeking to organize or has organized; or
- (iii) eligible for employment in any bargaining unit to which the Union through a hiring hall arrangement or otherwise provides members for employment purposes.
Apprentices may be accepted into membership at any time, and shall be admitted to membership, provided that the apprentice agrees to be under the supervision of the Apprenticeship Committee. An apprentice shall attend such classes as directed by the Apprenticeship Committee.
Members are eligible to choose how they participate in the Union from categories ofmembership as established by the Union, depending upon their circumstances.
- (i) No member(s) shall conspire or promote other unions in a bargaining unit already organized by the Union.
- (ii) No member(s) of a Bargaining unit shall engage in acts that violate the value and beliefs of the union as described in the constitution.
- (iii) Members that violate or conspire will be subject to the judicial code, judicial code policies and/or article 7.06 (xx) National Executive Board.