TO ALL IAMAW AIR CANADA MEMBERS
GENERAL CHAIRPERSON BY-ELECTION
AIR CANADA DESIGNATE – WESTERN REGION
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Due to the resignation of the Air Canada Designate General Chairperson – Western Region there will be a by-election to fill the remaining term of this position in accordance with Transportation District 140 Bylaws. The term of office will commence on January 1, 2017 and expire on December 31, **2019**. This position will be located in Winnipeg.
Per Transportation District 140 Bylaws Article 11.03 nominations for this position will take place at the September General Membership meeting of all Local Lodges within the Western Region, under the jurisdiction of the District.
Article 11.03.01 states: “within twenty (20) days of the Local Lodge meeting where nomination(s) were closed, the accepted nominee must deliver to the District ST a letter, signed and bearing the LL seal by his or her Local Lodge Recording Secretary, stating that the nominee meets the eligibility requirements of this Article. In addition, the nominee must submit a signed letter stating their acceptance of the nomination.”
In order to qualify for office, nominees must meet the requirements of Article V, Section 5.07 of the Transportation District 140 Bylaws. Members wishing to stand as Candidates should fully acquaint themselves with all of the terms and conditions of Article XI of the Transportation District 140 Bylaws.
Candidates shall be elected by Absentee Ballot and at ballot boxes in polling stations at all applicable Local Lodges within the Western Region on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in accordance with the IAMAW Constitution and Transportation District 140 Bylaws, 11.04, 11.07.01 and 11.07.02.
Local Lodges within the Western Region will be responsible for conducting the balloting and will announce the time and location of polling stations.
As per the IAMAW Constitution, members may qualify to vote by Absentee Ballot if they:
a) Reside more than forty (40) kilometers from the polling place;
b) Are confined by verified illness;
c) Are on vacation, official Union business, employment assignment, military leave or leave qualifying under the Canadian Family Leave law.
Members applying for Absentee Ballots must do so in writing and must ensure that their request is delivered to their Local Lodge Recording Secretary, by hand or by Canada Post. Absentee Ballot requests must be received by the Local Lodge Recording Secretary no later than October 17, 2016. Eligibility for Absentee Ballots will be determined by the Local Lodge Recording Secretary and Secretary-Treasurer, before the Ballot is mailed. Members found not to be eligible to vote by Absentee Ballot will be notified within ten (10) days of receipt of their application.
Please contact the undersigned if there are any questions on these matters.
Alfredo Acrobati, Secretary-Treasurer
Transportation District 140, IAMAW