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 10 - Unit Elections



Unit Officers shall be nominated at the regular meeting of each Unit in July and elected at the regular meeting of each Unit held in September of the year that the Union elects Officers. Only members of each such Unit in good standing are eligible to nominate and vote for the Unit's officers. Nominations may be faxed to the Union Hall or presented in person at a regular Unit meeting.


No member shall be a candidate for more than one Unit office. If nominated for more than one office, he/she shall immediately declare which office he/she will be a candidate for. A member of the Union shall hold only one elected office in the Union.


A member must be on the membership list of the Unit and be a member in good standing with the Union immediately prior to nominations to be eligible for office in his/her Unit. No member may be an Officer in more than one Unit.


One Judge and two Tellers shall be appointed by the Unit Executive to conduct the election. Any candidate may be present or have a Union member as an observer present during the voting and the counting of the ballots.


Voting shall be by secret ballot. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes for each Unit office shall be declared elected.


Election Campaign Contributions are limited to members of CUSW and there must be full detailed disclosure to the Election Judge of all funds received.


In all cases where a tie vote occurs in a Unit election a run-off election will be held between the members who are involved in the tie vote.