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Elections 2016
Updated: November 29, 2016

Election Results ( PDF Document ) - NEW

Election Run-Off @ Mine Mill Union Office - November 21st to November 27th, 2016 ( PDF Document )

Election Run-Off @ Lafarge Holcim - Manitoulin - November 23rd, 2016 ( PDF Document )

Election Candidates - November 7, 2016 ( PDF Document )

Election - November 7, 2016 ( 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). 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 can be obtained by contacting your Unit Chair or the Union Office.

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 - VOTING

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)

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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