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Elections 2012
Updated: December 27, 2012

Election Results - Member at Large, Council Delegate and Constitution Delegate - NEW ( PDF Document )
Election Results - Member At Large - Group 2 ( PDF Document )
Election Results - Member At Large - Group 3 ( PDF Document )
Election Results ( PDF Document )
Election Posts and Times ( PDF Document )
Acclamations ( PDF Document )
Election Postings ( PDF Document )
OLG Rules ( PDF Document )
Tri-Annual General Election - Available Election Positions ( PDF Document )
Xstrata Nickel - Available Election Positions ( PDF Document )
Nomination Form ( PDF Document )


All members of Mine Mill Local 598/CAW are automatically nominated for all positions for which you qualify and to conform to Local By-Laws.  If you wish to accept nomination, you must indicate your intention in the manner prescribed (A separate poster will follow indicating positions open for election).  Nominations will be open on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 and close on Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination forms will be accepted in 1 of 3 ways.

  1. In person to Natalie Williamson - Administrative Assistant at Mine Mill Local 598/CAW Union office
  2. By fax (705) 673-1183, Attention: Election Committee (followed by a phone call to the Administrative Assistant to confirm identity at 705-673-3661 ext 200)
  3. By email to natalie.williamson@minemill598.com (followed by a phone call to the Administrative Assistant to confirm identity at (705)673-3661 ext. 200.

Nomination forms will be available at the Union Hall and at the workplace from Steward, Unit Chairs and Health & Safety Representative.  With the filled out of Nomination form, if you wish you can submit your article and picture that will be printed in a special edition of the 598 Election Newspaper prior to the Election.  The deadline for newspaper article submissions is Friday, April 20, 2012 at 5:00p.m.  Late submissions will not be accepted!  


No member shall be eligible to hold Executive office that has not been a member in good standing for at least one year prior to opening of nominations. To be eligible to run for Stewards and Committee persons, it is six months. To be eligible to run for CAW Constitutional Convention and CAW Council, a member must have been in continuous good standing in the National Union for 12 months immediately pre-ceding the first day of month in which the Convention is held and shall have been a Mine Mill Local 598/CAW member for 3 months. The 12-month rule does not apply to recently CAW joined
Units but the 3-month Mine Mill Local 598/CAW rule does apply.  To be eligible to vote you have to be Union dues paying member (laid off or not). 

ELECTION – MAY 14th, 2012 to MAY 18th, 2012

Polls will be set up at each worksite and at the Union Offices, dues paying members and pensioners can vote at the Union Hall at any time that Polls are open. Dates and times of voting will be announced in a special election newsletter prior to the election.

Those Mine Mill Local 598/CAW Units with signed Collective Agreement will have the opportunity to run and/or vote for Executive Officers and for workplace representatives and these units are: Xstrata Nickel, Finlandia Nursing Home Ltd., Sudbury Finnish Rest Home, St. Joseph’s Villa, Villa St. Gabriel Villa, First Nickel Inc., Mansour Mining Technologies Inc., University of Sudbury, Iris Addiction Recovery for Women, Midas Muffler, Elizabeth Centre, Mystic Services Inc., Nutra 2000, OLG Slots Sudbury, The Walford on the Park, Brinks Canada Limited, Norcat, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Manitoulin Quarry)

Those Mine Mill Local 598/CAW units that don’t have signed contract with their respective employer and our pensioners will have the opportunity to vote for Executive Officers only. (except for the 3 member-at-large position)


An advanced poll will be set up at the Union office at 2550 Richard Lake Drive, Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., to accommodate those finishing day shift and those that work night shift who will not have access to the polls on Election Day. This will include those members who by reason of vacation, jury duty, bereavement, leave of absence, union business, WSIB, sickness or other known and foreseeable reason or unavoidable circumstances will not have access to the regularly scheduled election polls.

RUN-OFF ELECTION – MAY 28th – JUNE 1st, 2012

Where a candidate for Executive office does not receive a clear majority (50% plus one of valid ballots cast) there will be run-off Election the following week at the same time and place, on dates to be announced (a separate poster will be issued for that purpose).

The Local Union must elect three Trustees at the same time.   Where there are less than seven (7) candidates, the three (3) candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be declared elected.  Where there are seven (7) or more candidates, the majority point is determined by adding the total valid ballots cast for the office of Trustee, dividing by number of positions to be filled (which is three (3), again dividing by two (2), which will determine the 50% mark, and then adding one (1) to determine the majority point).  In the event that more than three (3) candidates receive a majority vote, the three (3) candidates with greatest majority shall be declared elected.


It guarantees basic trade union rights to all members. It is intended to protect equally the rights of all members and the Union as a whole. The most important of these trade union rights is the right of the membership to a fair and democratic procedure in all instances when they vote to choose their officials. In order to guarantee this right, the CAW Constitution provides basic regulations for the conduct of elections for the Local Union Office, Convention Delegates, Stewards and Committeepersons.

We felt that this information was necessary for those members that are not familiar with Union functions.  Be proud to belong to Mine Mill Local 598/CAW, stand up for your rights, get involved   We are here to back you up all the way!

Issued by Mine Mill Local 598/CAW Election Committee
March 19th, 2012
Rejean Berthiaume (Chief Election Judge), Jeff Mullaly (Election Judge)
Lawrence Baxter (Election Judge)

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