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 18 - National Committees



Selection of Committee members is the responsibility of the National Executive Board (Article 7.06 (xix)).


Criteria would involve, but will not be limited to the following:

(i) Skills

(ii) Experience

(iii) Trade Diversity

(iv) Geographical Diversity

(v) Number of Committees a member is participating in

(vi) Willingness to participate in committee activities


The term for Committee membership is three years.


Each Committee will establish Operating Guidelines to guide the function of the Committee.


Committees shall establish their own budgets, business plan and long term goals. The above however is subject to the approval of the National Executive Board.


The National Executive Board will ask for nominations for committee membership every three years during the month of July to be appointed in September.


Each Union appointed Committee will hold a first meeting to set up committee positions within forty five days of their appointment of each new three (3) year term. The National Executive Board representative for each committee will facilitate the setting up of this inaugural meeting through a conference call.