CAW Policy Letter #4: Health & Safety, Benefit and all other Full and Part-Time Representatives Appointed by National President
December 1, 1987
CAW POLICY LETTER
LETTER NO. 4 December 1, 1987
Health & Safety, Benefit and All Other Full & Part Time Representatives Appointed by National President
To: All Local Union Presidents, Recording
Secretaries & Unit Chairpersons, CAW-Canada
At the 1987 Collective Bargaining Convention, the matter of the appointment of Health & Safety, Benefit and other representatives was thoroughly discussed, and a resolution was passed allowing Local Unions and Units of a Local Union to elect these representatives.
A letter dated June 25, 1987 from my office indicated that upon the conclusion of 1987 bargaining, the National Executive Board would review the above and issue a Policy Letter regarding their appointments.
The National Executive Board at its meeting on December 1, 1987 dealt with this issue and adopted the following policy:
1. No later than March, 1988 each Local Union and Unit of a Local Union must, with proper notice to the membership, indicate that at the next membership meeting the issue of electing or appointing these representatives, will be discussed and voted on at this meeting.
2. Local Unions and Units of a Local Union who decide to elect these representatives must hold the elections in conjunction with upcoming plant and office elections and their term of office shall be for three (3) years. Those Local Unions or Units with no regular elections in 1988 must hold the elections in May or June, 1988 and these representatives will remain in office until regular elections are held for the plant and office.
3. The following rules shall apply to Local Unions and Units of a Local Union who vote to continue appointing these representatives: