Our Constitution

Amended: Sixth Convention of the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers on October 1-3, 2021

Values and Beliefs

Our Values and Beliefs as outlined in the Constitution:  Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Equality, Respectful Treatment, Family Consideration, Common Sense, Decisions Benefiting the Members, Decisions Promoting the Workers, Involvement (including stakeholders), Democratic Processes, Trust

Digital Download

Download a PDF version of the  Constitution

null ARTICLE 05 - Membership Meetings



Regular Membership meetings of the Units may be held monthly, at a time and date as decided by the Unit. The Unit shall have as a minimum, a quarterly Membership meeting. The Membership will be advised of any changes of regular Membership meeting dates.


Members may meet to discuss workplace issues at a place and time determined by the Members in the workplace in collaboration with the Workplace Steward(s) and Workplace Health & Safety Representative(s). Members will be advised of such meetings including date, time and location.



The National Executive Board will prepare for and conduct a Convention on behalf of the members as detailed in Article 14.



The President or a majority of the National Executive Board may call special meetings. The Recorder shall notify the members in writing, by mail, leaflets in the Union newspaper, on accessible bulletin boards, and by e-mail (of any special meeting). No business shall be transacted at such a meeting except for that for which it is called, unless not less than two thirds (2/3) of the members voting at such a meeting vote to deal with other matters.



The Unit Chair or a majority of the Unit Executive may call special meetings of the Unit. The Unit Recorder shall notify the members of the Unit of the special meeting. No business shall be transacted at any special meeting except that for which it was called.