BC FERRY AND MARINE WORKERS'

CONSTITUTION

 

ARTICLE 1 - NAME

 

ARTICLE 2 - OBJECTS

ARTICLE 1 - NAME

This organization shall be known as the "B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers' Union hereinafter referred to as the "Union." The term "Ferry Workers" is a recognized shortened form of the official name.

ARTICLE 2 - OBJECTS

The objects of the Union shall be:

(a) To unite in the Union all workers eligible for membership, including all employees of ferries operating within the jurisdiction of the legislature of British Columbia, in a democratic organization acting on their behalf

(b) To seek, through the process of collective bargaining, the best possible wage standards and improvements in the conditions of employment for these workers and to represent members in protecting and maintaining their rights under the Collective Agreement

(c) To act as the representative of the membership in making representations to all levels of government for the purposes of safeguarding, improving and protecting the economic and social welfare of the membership, to the public it serves and the people of the province

(d) To support the principles of the Human Rights Code of British Columbia

(e) To assist the dependants of deceased members to obtain all benefits, salary claims of all monies due, insurance and/or pensions and any claims that could be recovered by WCB or by legal recourse

(f) To protect members' rights by opposing any government policy that is detrimental to the good and welfare of the membership, including essential services legislation, privatization and any wage controls

(g) To achieve industrial democracy with equal representation on the Board of Directors of the B.C. Ferry Corporation, for union appointees

 

(h) To establish free child day care for all individuals. This union supports the right of all individuals to free day care for their children

(i) To engage in educational, legislative, political, civic, social, welfare, community and other activities to safeguard and promote economic and social benefits and justice for all workers, unionized and non-unionized