BC FERRY AND MARINE WORKERS'

CONSTITUTION
  

ARTICLE 11 - SHIPS OFFICERS' COMPONENT

Section 2 - Purpose

Section 3 – Ship’s Officers Component Executive

Section 4 - Staff

Section 5- Canadian Marine Advisory Council Representatives

Section 7 - Negotiations between Union and Component

Section 8 – Dues and Funding for the Component

Section 1 -Definitions

The Ships Officers’ Component shall be an autonomous component of the B.C.F.M.W.U. under the guidelines of the Don Cott Agreement. It shall be the representative for those members who hold positions within the B.C. Ferry Corporation for which a Master, Mate or Engineering certificate of competency is

required. It shall also be the representative for the supervisor positions of Chief Stewards.

Section 2 - Purpose

The purpose of the Ships Officers’ Component is for the more effective administration of the members of the Union listed in Section 1.

Section 3 – Ship’s Officers Component Executive

The Ships Officers' Component Executive shall be elected according to the bylaws of the Ships Officers’ Component.

Section 4 - Staff

The Ships Officers' Component Executive shall have the authority to appoint a staff representative, to carry out the affairs of the Ships Officers' members, as they see fit.

Section 5- Canadian Marine Advisory Council Representatives

The Ships Officers’ Component Executive shall have the authority to appoint members to the Canadian Marine Advisory Council. This shall not preclude the Provincial Executive from making appointments to the Canadian Marine Advisory Council.

Section 6 - Tentative Agreement

No Tentative Agreement will be taken to the membership for ratification, without the reciprocal approval of the Ships Officers' Component Executive.

Section 7 - Negotiations between Union and Component

The Ships Officers' Component Executive shall negotiate any other matter with theProvincial Executive, or its representative, as is consistent with the Constitution.

Section 8 – Dues and Funding for the Component

(a) An adequate percentage of the dues generated by the members working in Ships Officers’ Component positions shall be made available to the Component for funding its operation.

(b) A working committee consisting of an equal number of representatives from the Provincial Executive and the Ships Officers’ Component shall meet at least annual to negotiate/determine the percentage of dues to be shares as well as the expenses that the Ships Officers’ Component shall be responsible for from these funds.