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 13 - Workplace Elections
Workplace Elections will occur every three years or as required (i.e. the establishment of a new Workplace). The Workplace Election which occurs every three years will take place between January 1st of the election year and March 31st of the election year.
The Workplace will establish an Election Committee to facilitate the Workplace Election. The establishment of the election committee will occur prior to the call for nominations. An Election Judge will be determined by the Committee.
Election notices and nomination forms for Workplace Steward and Health & Safety Representative shall be distributed to all Workers in the Workplace by the Election Committee.
Voting shall be by secret ballot. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes for each position shall be declared elected.
In all cases where a tie vote occurs, a run-off election will be held between the Workers who are involved in the tie vote.