3 - AFFILIATIONS
ARTICLE 3 - AFFILIATIONS
(a) The Union shall affiliate to such organizations as directed by Convention or by a majority vote of the members on a referendum ballot.
(b) The Provincial Executive shall be empowered to approve the affiliation to the B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers' Union of any organization.
(a) Union shall be an affiliate of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union, hereinafter referred to as the BCGEU. The Provincial Executive shall have the authority to enter into and to modify an agreement with the BCGEU regarding the terms of affiliation or to take such other action as directed by resolution of the convention or approved by referendum.
(b) The Union shall be an affiliate of the Canadian Labour Congress, the National Union of Provincial Government Employees and the B.C. Federation of Labour. The Provincial Executive shall endeavour to ensure that delegates are sent to the respective conventions.
(c) The Union shall be an affiliate of the Pacific Coast Maritime Council.
(d) Locals of the Union shall affiliate or disaffiliate to local or regional Labour Councils where Labour Councils are established, as directed by the Provincial Executive.
(e) The Union shall affiliate to the B.C. Union Label Trades Council.
The Union may affiliate or disaffiliate with any organized body by amendment to the constitution or majority vote on a referendum ballot.
Time off for Provincial Executive delegates to attend meetings of the affiliates shall be paid by the Union.
The Provincial Executive will, where appropriate, submit resolutions to a convention of an affiliate.
(a) The Provincial Executive must approve the amount of per capita paid by the B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers' Union to any Labour Organization.
(b) The Union shall pay a per capita affiliation fee to those organizations to which it is affiliated, in accordance with the constitutions of those organizations.
The headquarters of the Union shall be at 3 rd Floor, 710 Redbrick Street, Victoria, British Columbia, or at such other address as determined by a two-third (2/3) vote of the Provincial Executive.
The Provincial Executive shall have the authority to establish Union sub-offices as required to service membership.
The Union endorses the concept of an "informational office" at the local level for the purpose of conveying current information regarding the Ferry Workers and labour in general to the membership.