General Elections - 2015
Local 8 has received
approval from the International Office to hold nomination
meetings in May, 2015. Special call meetings will be held in
conjunction with the regular meetings in
There will be three calls for nominees for the positions at each of the meetings. Only members in good standing can nominate another member.
No member shall be nominated for or elected to two (2) local union positions or offices at the same time unless the offices had previously been combined by action of the Local
(i.e. Business Manager / F.S.T.; Business Representative / V.P.).
Members eligible for nomination, election, appointment or service must:
a) be paying the rate that keeps him a member in good standing
b) have dues and other obligations due the Local paid in advance for the current month and are properly recorded and
have official receipts in his possession
c) have established a record of good standing in the Local in which he is a candidate for not less than two (2) consecutive
years immediately preceding his nomination, appointment or election. Nominees must have completed their apprenticeship.
Any member who is nominated but not present at the meeting must notify the recording secretary, in writing within five (5) days of the meeting, if he wishes to have his name stand. If no such confirmation is received, his name will be removed from the list of nominees.
list of nominees and further details will be published in the
next newsletter, which will be mailed out shortly
after the final May meeting; when all nominees have been confirmed.
Positions For Election: Terms – July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018
Local # 8 Officers
Business Manager / Financial Secretary-Treasurer - One to be elected
Vice-President / Business Representative (Calgary Office) - One to be elected
Business Representative (Edmonton Office) - One to be elected
Recording Secretary - One to be elected
Executive Board Members (North) - Three to be elected
Executive Board Members (South) - Three to be elected
Union Trustees - Three to be elected
Benefit Plan Trustees
Pension Plan Trustee - One to be elected
General President Joe Nigro has denied our request to hold the General Elections by mail-in ballot, as per the motion carried at special call meetings in February. As per Article 12, Section 6 – 6 (a) of the Constitution and Ritual – circumstances must be ‘extraordinary’ for approval of mail-in ballots. Voting information will be available in the next newsletter. Voting for Benefit Plan Trustees will continue to be conducted by mail-in ballot.
OTHER LOCAL 8 NEWS:
· Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training has several scholarships available for apprentices. More information & downloadable applications can be found at
The forms are also available at our
Provincial elections are taking place across
· April 28th is the Day of Mourning for all those workers injured and killed on the job. Please take a moment to remember those workers and their families. Last year 169 men and women died from workplace injuries or illness. This is a reminder that we all need to work safely each and every day. A Day of Mourning sticker is included with this newsletter.
· The ratification vote for the Provincial Sheet Metal and Sheeting / Decking agreements was completed on April 15th. Of the ballots received for the Sheet Metal Agreement, Registration Certificate # 18, 60% were in favour and for the Sheeting / Decking Agreement, Registration Certificate # 13, 62% were in favour.
Preparation for the 2015 Golf Tournaments are underway in
Golf & Country Club,
will be 18 holes with a shotgun start at 2:00 PM. The cost
is $100.00 which includes the golf, steak dinner and cart
rental. Please call the
Details of the