BC FERRY AND MARINE WORKERS'

CONSTITUTION
  

ARTICLE 3 - AFFILIATIONS
 ARTICLE 4 - HEADQUARTERS

ARTICLE 3

Section 1 - Affiliation Approval

Section 2 - Affiliates

Section 3 - Affiliating or Disaffiliating with any organized body

Section 4 - Time off to Attend Meeting

Section 5 - Resolutions

Section 6 - Per Capita

Section 1 - Location

Section 2 - Sub-offices

Section 3 - Information offices

ARTICLE 3 - AFFILIATIONS

Section 1 - Affiliation Approval

(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.

Section 2 - Affiliates

(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.

Section 3 - Affiliating or Disaffiliating with any organized body

The Union may affiliate or disaffiliate with any organized body by amendment to the constitution or majority vote on a referendum ballot.

Section 4 - Time off to Attend Meeting

Time off for Provincial Executive delegates to attend meetings of the affiliates shall be paid by the Union.

Section 5 - Resolutions

The Provincial Executive will, where appropriate, submit resolutions to a convention of an affiliate.

Section 6 - Per Capita

(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.

ARTICLE 4 - HEADQUARTERS

Section 1 - Location

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.

Section 2 - Sub-offices

The Provincial Executive shall have the authority to establish Union sub-offices as required to service membership.

Section 3 - Information offices

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.