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Elections 2015
Updated: November 7, 2015

Guide Position - Election Results - NEW - As of Nov 7, 2015

**Elections - October 2015** - As of Sep. 25th, 2015

ELECTION RESULTS - FINAL

Scrutineers / Challengers
Election - Voting Posts and Times

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING NOMINATIONS
Running Nominees & Acclamations for 2015 Elections - (as of May 4th) ( PDF Document )
Local Union Election Policy - NEW
Affiliate Units - Available Election Positions ( PDF Document )
Glencore - Available Election Positions ( PDF Document )
Article 3 – Officers And Duties ( PDF Document )
National Rules about Campaigning - NEW ( PDF Document )
OLG Rules - NEW ( PDF Document )
Election Judges Vote Results - ( PDF Document )
Important Election Dates ( PDF Document )
Nomination Form ( PDF Document )

NOTICE OF ELECTION

All members of Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor 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 Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 9:00a.m. and close on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination forms will be accepted in 1 of 3 ways.

  1. In person to Natalie Williamson – Executive Assistant at Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor Union office
  2. By fax 705-673-1183, Attention: Election Committee (followed by a phone call to the Executive 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 Executive Assistant to confirm identity at 705-673-3661 ext. 200.

Nomination forms will be available at the Union Hall, ON THE WEBSITE, and at the workplace from Stewards, Unit Chairs and Health & Safety Representatives. Along with your completed Nomination form, if you wish, you may submit an article and picture of yourself that will be printed in a special edition of the 598 News tabloid prior to the Election. The deadline for newspaper article submissions is Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 5:00p.m. Late submissions will not be accepted!

ELIGIBILITY

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 Steward and Committee persons, you must be a member in good standing for not less than six months. To be eligible to run for Unifor Constitutional Convention and Unifor Council, a member must have been in continuous good standing in the National Union for 12 months immediately preceding the first day of the month in which the Convention is held and shall have been a Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor member for 3 months. The 12-month rule does not apply to recently Unifor joined Units but the 3-month Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor rule does apply. To be eligible to vote, you have to be a Union dues paying member (laid off or not).

ELECTION – MAY 25th, 2015 to MAY 29th, 2015

Polls will be set up at each worksite and at the Union Offices, dues paying members and pensioners can vote at the Union Hall CRAFTSHOP 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/Unifor Units with a signed Collective Agreement will have the opportunity to run and/or vote for Executive Officers and for workplace representatives and these units are: Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations - a Glencore Company, Finlandia Hoivakoti Nursing Home Ltd., Sudbury Finnish Rest Home Society Inc., St. Joseph’s Villa, Villa St. Gabriel’s Villa, First Nickel Inc., Mansour Mining Technologies Inc., University of Sudbury, Monarch Recovery Services, Midas Car Care, Elizabeth Centre, Nutra Services, OLG Slots Sudbury, The Walford on the Park, Brinks Canada Limited, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Manitoulin Quarry) and Becker Co-Gen.

Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor units that do not have a signed contract with their respective employer and Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor Pensioners will have the opportunity to vote for Executive Officers only. (with the exception of the 3 member-at-large positions)

ADVANCE POLL – MAY 20TH, 2015

An advanced poll will be set up at the Union Office CRAFTSHOP - 2550 Richard Lake Dr., Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 from 10:00a.m. to 8:00p.m., to accommodate those finishing day shift and those that work night shift who won’t 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 reasons or unavoidable circumstances won’t have access to the regularly scheduled election polls.

RUN-OFF ELECTION – JUNE 8th, 2015 to JUNE 12th, 2015

Where a candidate for Executive office does not receive a clear majority (50% plus one of valid ballots cast) there will be a 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.

UNIFOR CONSTITUTION IS THE LAW OF OUR UNION

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 Unifor Constitution provides basic regulations for the conduct of elections for the Local Union Office, Convention Delegates, Stewards and Committee persons.

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/Unifor, stand up for your rights, get involved. We are here to back you up all the way!

Issued by Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor Election Committee
March 19th, 2015
Chief Election Judge: Rej Berthiaume
Election Judges: Guy Levasseur, Texas MacDonald

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