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2018 December By-Election
Updated: December 4, 2018

Election Dates + Info - NEW (2018-12-04)

Official List of Nominees

Election - Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Recording Secretary, Trustee   

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 from 9:00a.m. Friday, October 19th, 2018 to 5:00p.m. Friday, November 9th, 2018. Nomination forms will be accepted in 1 of 3 ways.

  1. In person to Natalie Stewart – 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 n.stewart@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. Late submissions will not be accepted!
*NOTE: If you submit a nomination form and decide to withdraw it for any reason, this MUST be done within the nomination period only.

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 – 12:01a.m. DECEMBER 10th, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. DECEMBER 11th, 2018

Due to the fact that we are conducting the election by electronic voting, there will be no on site polling stations, however there will be a polling station set up at the Union Office, 2550 Richard Lake Road, Sudbury on December 10th and 11th from 9:00am to 8:00pm for those that do not have access to a computer or are not computer savvy. Assistance will be provided to you to cast your vote. Please don't forget to bring your voter package with you.

Members will each receive an elector I.D. and password in the mail prior to the election, however IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR VOTER PACKAGE BY DECEMBER 10th, 2018, you must contact the Union Office at 705-673-3661 and provide them with your personal email address so that a new voter package can be sent to you via email by Simply Voting. This information will be your personal information to cast your ballot on vote day. Please note that the personal I.D. and password will also be yours to use for a run-off is one is needed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE BEFORE DECEMBER 10th for this reason.

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, Mansour Mining Technologies Inc., University of Sudbury, Monarch Recovery Services, Elizabeth Centre, Nutra Services, Gateway Casino, The Walford on the Park, Brinks Canada Limited, Lafarge Holcim and Hornpayne Power.

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.

ADVANCE POLL

Due to electronic voting, there will be no advance polls.

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
November 9th, 2018
Peter Sullivan, Chief Election Judge

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