Constitution of The Canadian Union of Skilled Workers
Amended: Sixth Convention of the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers
April 18 & 19, 2015
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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 18 - Salaries
Salaries shall be as follows:
(i) The Union President shall receive a monthly salary equal to 174 times 137.5% of the highest hourly rate paid to a journeyperson employed under a CUSW labour agreement.
(ii) The Union Vice President shall receive a monthly salary equal to 174 times 125% of the highest hourly rate paid to a journeyperson employed under a CUSW labour agreement.
(iii) National Executive Board Members attending meetings of the National Executive Board shall be reimbursed for reasonable actual expenses incurred for attendance at such meetings.
Should any two (2) offices be combined, the officer shall receive the salary of only one (1) office, whichever is the higher.
All disbursements for authorized expenditures made in behalf of the Union shall be supported by receipts, vouchers, or other reasonable proof of claim.
The President and Vice President shall be reimbursed by the Union for the use of their personal automobile while representing the Union at the highest mileage rate established in a current CUSW labour agreement.
The President and Vice President shall be reimbursed by the Union for the cost of carrying public liability and passenger insurance on their personal automobiles.
The President and Vice President shall receive 3 weeks annual vacation, and shall also be entitled to sick leave not to exceed three (3) work weeks per year.
Officers and members authorized to act on behalf of the Union shall be reimbursed for reasonable actual expenses incurred on behalf of the Union.
The President and Vice Presidents shall participate in Union benefit and retirement plans on a payroll deduction system administered by the Union in the amount equal to or greater than that negotiated in a CUSW labour agreement.
Officers of the Union are not entitled to severance pay.