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

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null ARTICLE 08 - Qualifications for Office



In order to qualify as a candidate for any office in the Union, a member shall be required to have been in good standing in the Union for a period of two (2) years immediately prior to nomination, and be current in the payment of his dues. No member can be a candidate for office in the Union, if she/he is in the employment of another Union. This includes, but is not restricted to, elected officer, Staff, Representative, Steward, Health & Safety Representative, etc.


A candidate must agree to observe, conform, and comply with all the terms and provisions of this Constitution, and all the rules, regulations, policies, practices, and decisions adopted and promulgated in the further administration of the provisions of this Constitution.


When a merger or amalgamation with another union has taken place membership in the predecessor union will be treated as membership in CUSW for purposes of the two-year qualification period.


A new member under two years of membership in the Union shall qualify under 9.01