Election document

To be eligible to run for a position on the COPE Local 96 executive, the member needs to be a member in good standing and a member of one of the units represented by Local 96.

The election meeting is held every second year on the third (3rd) Tuesday of November.

The meeting will start at 6:00 pm.
Election year 2023 – next election year would be 2025

The positions that are elected on election night are as follows:
These positions are elected from the entire membership
Executive Vice President
Sargent at Arms

These positions are elected from the individual units’ membership
Local unit VP’s- Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Lakehead University
Bargaining Chair – Northern Credit Union

The person conducting the nominations will ask three (3) times –
“are there any nominations for _____ position”

A member is nominated by someone in the audience, if that is the only member nominated for that position and the member stands for nomination – he/she is acclaimed

If there are multiple members nominated, the person conducting the nominations reads the list from the top down and then from the bottom up – asks if each nominated member wishes to stand for election.

For a member who can not be present at the meeting and wishes to stand for election – he/she will need to send an email, prior to the election night, to the cope96@tbaytel.net email stating – “if I am nominated for a position on the COPE Local 96 executive – I will let my name stand”
That said person is assumed to be a member in good standing.

After said meeting, the units’ VP will hold a unit meeting to elect Bargaining, Health and Welfare committee members and other unit committees.

The elected officials start their role on December 1st

The executive meets every second (2nd) Tuesday of the month – except July and August

Information on the positions and duties can be found on our website https://cope96.ca/
Look under the Committees tab – Constitution and By-laws for the COPE-96-Constitution-Bylaws-March-2021R document which outlines the duties of each position.

For the members who wish to post a bio and picture of themselves – please send the information to the cope96@tbaytel.net and I will make sure it gets posted to this page

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