BC FERRY AND MARINE WORKERS'

CONSTITUTION


 ARTICLE 10 - COMMITTEES

Section 2 – Ships Officers’ Component representation on committees.

Section 3 - Duties

Section 4 -Safety Committee

Section 5 – Convention Committee

Section 6 -Finance Committee

Section 7 - Constitutional Resolutions Committee

Section 8 - Bargaining Resolutions Committee

Section 9 - Occupational Health and Safety Committee

Section 11 - Marine Safety and Licensing Committee

Section 12 - Technological Change Committee

Section 13 - Communication Committee

Section 14 - Apprenticeship Committee

Section 15 - Balloting Committee

Section 16 - Standing Bargaining Committee

Section 17 - Central Negotiating Committee

 

Section 1 - Establishment

The Provincial Executive shall establish Committees, appoint the Chairperson of each Committee, and delegate duties to the Committees as it sees fit. The Committees to be established shall include, but need not be confined to, the following:

(a) Safety Committee

(b) Convention Committee

(c) Finance Committee

(d) Constitutional Resolutions Committee

(e) Bargaining Resolutions Committee

(f) Occupational Health and Safety Committee

(g) Education Committee

(h) Marine Safety and Licensing Committee

(i) Technological Change Committee

(j) Communication Committee

(k) Apprenticeship Committee

(l) Balloting Committee

(m) Standing Bargaining Committee

(o) Central Negotiating Committee

Section 2 – Ships Officers’ Component representation on committees.

The Ships Officers' Component Executive may appoint representatives to the committees in Section 1 on the basis of proportional representation.

Section 3 - Duties

(a) The first order of business for these, and any other committees, shall be to establish an agenda, budget and terms of references for the coming fiscal years between conventions

(b) Each Committee shall make regular written reports to the Provincial Executive for review.

(c) Each Committee shall make a written report to the Triennial Convention

Section 4 -Safety Committee

Section 5 – Convention Committee

Section 6 -Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall consist of three (3) members with the Provincial Secretary-Treasurer being the Chairperson of the Committee.

Section 7 - Constitutional Resolutions Committee

The Constitutional Resolutions Committee shall meet prior to Convention for consideration of all resolutions, and make a recommendation to the Convention on all resolutions.

Section 8 - Bargaining Resolutions Committee

(a) The Bargaining Resolutions Committee will include but not be limited to the following:

1 Ships Officers' Deck Officer

1 Member Engineering Department

1 Member from Casual Employees

1 Member Catering Department

1 Member Deck Department

1 Member Clerical Staff

1 Ships Officers' Engineering Officer

1 Member Terminal Staff

1 Member Deas Dock

(b) The Bargaining Resolutions Committee shall:

(i) meet prior to the Bargaining Conference for consideration of all resolutions

(ii) write position papers based on the key areas of concern as identified by the resolutions.

(iii) ensure that all position papers are delivered to all members of the Provincial Executive sixty (60) days prior to the Bargaining Conference for debate at local general meetings.

(iv) prioritize all resolutions not covered by position papers and make recommendations to the Bargaining Conference on them.

Section 9 - Occupational Health and Safety Committee

Funding to ensure four-(4) day training for members will be provided by the Union.

Section 10 - Education Committee

Section 11 - Marine Safety and Licensing Committee

Section 12 - Technological Change Committee

Section 13 - Communication Committee

Section 14 - Apprenticeship Committee

Section 15 - Balloting Committee

The Balloting Committee shall consist of the Returning Officer and Assistant Returning Officer and shall supervise all ballots on behalf of the Union.

Section 16 - Standing Bargaining Committee

The Standing Bargaining Committee shall be comprised of the Provincial President, and four (4) other members of the Union

Section 17 - Central Negotiating Committee

(a) The Central Negotiation Committee shall consist of the Standing Bargaining Committee and any further appointments deemed necessary by the Provincial Executive and Ships Officers' Component Executive.

(b) The Ships Officers' Component Executive shall appoint alternates to replace a Ships Officers' member who is absent.

(c) Where special issues arise relating to an occupational or other group, the Central Negotiating Committee has authority to bring representatives from the group to participate in bargaining. The group representatives shall have voice but not vote.

(d) The Central Negotiating Committee shall be directed by:

(i) Resolutions and position papers passed at the Bargaining Conference.

(ii) Resolutions passed by a two-third (2/3) vote of the Provincial Executive.

(e) Any member of the Central Negotiation Committee can require the Committee to act only on a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote with respect to any bargaining matter before the Committee.

(f) Negotiating expertise may be hired for bargaining on the recommendation of the Central Negotiating Committee by approval of the Provincial Executive.