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Elections 2018
Updated: October 25, 2018

Election - Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Recording Secretary, Trustee    (Nomination Form) - UPDATED (2018-10-24)


Thank You from the Election Committee

Official Election Results - (2018-05-30 @ 5:00pm)

Election Extension - May 24 to May 29

Campaign Material Information

Official List of Nominees

List of Available Positions - Glencore
List of Available Positions - Affiliate Units
List of Available Positions - Pensioner's Chapter


OLG Rules
Election Reminder - Nominations due by April 20th @ 5pm!
Election Report for General Membership Meeting
Election Result - Chief Election Judge
Election - Chief Election Judge and Election Judges

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. Thursday, April 12th, 2018 to 5:00p.m. Friday, April 20th, 2018. 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 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. 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 Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 5:00p.m. 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 during 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. MAY 24th, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. May 29th, 2018

Due to the fact that we are going to electronic voting this year, 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 and at the Lionel Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda on May 24th, May 25th, May 28th and May 29th for those that do not have access to a computer or are not computer savvy. Assistance will be provided to you at both locations 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, you must contact the Union Office at 705-673-3661 no later than 12:00 NOON on Monday, May 28th 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.

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, OLG Slots Sudbury, The Walford on the Park, Brinks Canada Limited, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Manitoulin Quarry) 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. (with the exception of the 3 member-at-large positions)

ADVANCE POLL

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

RUN-OFF ELECTION – JUNE 5th, 2018 to JUNE 6th, 2018

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 by electronic vote, 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
May 23rd, 2018 - REVISED
Peter Sullivan, Election Committee Chair
Bob Lamothe, Election Committee Member

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