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Elections / Unifor Local 88

DUTIES OF OFFICERS

DUTIES OF OFFICERS

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: ALL UNITS

President
Presides at all meetings
Enforces provisions of the Constitution
Countersigns all cheques issued by Financial Secretary
Appointments to committees not otherwise provided for
Shall be member ex-office of all committees except Election Committee
Manage the functions of the Building Corporation

Vice President
Shall assist the President in discharge of his/her duties
Shall attend all sessions of the Local Union
Represent the President in his/her absence

Recording Secretary
Keep a correct record of all proceedings of the Local Union’s Minutes of Meetings
Read all documents and conduct the general correspondence of the Local
Keep a record and file of all business activities
Inform membership of any correspondence requiring action.

Financial Secretary
Must be bondable
Receive all dues, fees and other monies due the Local and provide receipts for same
Write and sign all cheques drawn on Local 88 which will be counter-signed by the President
Report in writing to the regular monthly meeting totals of income, outgoing and balances
Make and record all deposits
Report monthly to National Treasurer and submit National portion
Keep a record of all members activity relating to membership in the Local
Keep a record of all inventory and property

Trustees
Supervision of all funds and property
Responsible for audits done semi-annually
Ensure all funds are deposited and accounted for
Ensure Financial Officers are bonded

Sergeant at Arms
Assist in preserving order at meetings
Introduce new members and visitors
Take charge of properties not otherwise accounted for
Represent the Financial Secretary in his/her absence

Guide
Maintains order at meetings
Inspect membership receipts
Ensure all present at meetings are entitled to be there
Represent the Recording Secretary in his/her absence

Youth Member at Large
Must be 35 years of age or under
Must provide proof of age at nomination acceptance

DELEGATES

UNIFOR Convention Delegates
UNIFOR Convention is held once every 3 years.
Adopt and amend the constitution.
Elect National and Regional Officers.
Adopt policies and measures as necessary for the governance and administration of the National   Union.

UNIFOR Canadian Council Delegates
UNIFOR Council meets each year in which there is no convention.
Discuss and make recommendations concerning legislation and social issues.
Report on strikes/shutdowns and other agreements.

UNIFOR Regional Council Delegates
Discuss and adopt reports from National Officers, Regional, Area, Industry and Department directors, and staff.
Adopt policies or resolutions which are consistent with the objectives and principles of the National Union.
Conduct campaigns with respect to regional or provincial affairs.
Engage in special campaigns of solidarity and support of a Local Union or subordinate body.
Engage in special campaigns of solidarity in support of progressive allies and community partners whose struggles are consistent with the objectives of the National Union.
Sustain and support the organizing efforts of the National Union across Canada

 

UNIT 1- GM CAMI Assembly

PLANT WIDE REPRESENTATIVES

Inplant Chairperson
Full time position
Co-ordinates all in-plant union activities and union representatives
Arranges and meets re: problems, grievances and joint activities for the plant and zones where necessary
Member of the Bargaining Team

Co-ordinator Committeeperson
Full time position
The Coordinator Committeeperson shall be a resource to the other committeepersons, the team members, and CAMI management in matters related to placement, formal problem solving process and overall administration of the Collective Agreement. The Coordinator shall serve on the Placement Committee. The Coordinator will assist team members and CAMI management in the resolution of issues and concerns of a broader plant-wide scope, promotion of a positive work environment, and harmonious industrial relations. The Coordinator will work with the company to make positive improvements in matters related to administration of the Agreement.

Inplant Committeepersons
Full time positions
Committeepersons must work in the Zone in which they stand for nomination
Only those members in good standing within the Zone may vote for their Committeeperson
Committeepersons handle all complaints, grievances, discipline and general discussions regarding their respective members and Zones
Committeepersons will rotate shifts with their respective constituents (this may require shift reassignments)
Committeepersons may not mutual to a single shift (i.e., afternoons)

Inplant Committeeperson Alternates
Activated as required to stand in for Committeepersons when they are not available

Benefits
Full time position
Represent employees’ WSIB claims at all levels and hearings
Sickness & Accident, EDB claims
Health care claims
Pension problems and concerns
UIC concerns
Income security program

EFAP/Addictions
(Employee Family Assistance Program)
Provide a confidential, empathetic environment for members to go to for help in times of need
Refer these members to the appropriate agencies
Liaisons with the committeepersons, members and CAMI management in matters of employee counselling and substance abuse (Addictions)
Provides confidential information and assistance to members in matters pertaining to substance abuse or addiction
Assist members to acquire admission into the appropriate addiction treatment centers
Provide the necessary information for members to maintain their sobriety through referral to various after-care programs and/or support group meetings

Health and Safety
Full time position
Represent employees’ interests in reference to Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
Deals with Designated Substances, Industrial Hygiene Tests, and Ergonomics
Identifies workplace hazards and safe-guarding requirements
Participates in Joint Health and Safety Committees

Production Standards
Full time position
Resource to other committeepersons
Represent employees’ issues

Lineside Ergonomics
Resource to other committeepersons, team members and CAMI management in matters related to ergonomics
Will proactively identify potential improvements and develop recommendations using a solution-based co-operative approach

Human Rights and Employment Equity
Full time position
Represents employees regarding Human Rights/Employment Equity issues
Resource to other committeepersons

Alternates for Plant-wide Specialty Representatives
Required to be knowledgeable about the Representatives’ duties and be available to fill in when the above Representatives are otherwise occupied

Skilled Trades Technical Training Coordinator
Development of Skilled Trades training as per Letter 31

UNIT 2 – AWC


Inplant Chair
• Co-ordinates all in-plant union activities and union representatives
• Arranges and meets re: problems, grievances
• Member of the Bargaining Team

Committeeperson Office/Dispatch
• Committeepersons must work in the Office/Dispatch in which they stand for nomination
• Only those members in good standing within the Office/Dispatch may vote for their Committeeperson
• Committeepersons handle all complaints, grievances, discipline and general discussions regarding their respective members

Committeeperson Yard
• Committee persons must work in the Yard in which they stand for nomination
• Only those members in good standing within the Yard may vote for their Committeeperson
• Committeepersons handle all complaints, grievances, discipline and general discussions regarding their respective members

Health and Safety
• Represent employees’ interests in reference to Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
• Deals with Designated Substances, Industrial Hygiene Tests, and Ergonomics
• Identifies workplace hazards and safe-guarding requirements
• Participates in Joint Health and Safety Committees

DCT – UNIT 5

Inplant Chair

Co-ordinates all in-plant union activities and union representatives

Arranges and meets re: problems, grievances

Member of Bargaining Team

Health and Safety Representative

Represent employees interests in reference to the Occupational Health and Safety provisions of the Canada Labour Code

Deals with Designated Substances, Industrial Hygiene Tests, and Ergonomics

Identifies workplace hazards and safeguarding requirements

Participates in Joint Health and Safety Committees

Women’s Advocate

Feminist counselling and political activism to offer the skills of support and be a voice for women and their children

Develop appropriate communications to inform female employees about resources that are available to assist female members

Committeeperson (Drivers)

Only those members who are drivers may vote for this Committeeperson

Committeepersons handle all complaints, grievances, discipline and general discussions regarding their respective members

 

 

 

 

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