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NSUPE Constitution November 2021

Terms of Reference

Bargaining Unit – means the unit defined as appropriate for bargaining by legislation in any Canadian jurisdiction or as deemed appropriate by the Union.

Bylaw – means a motion setting out a structure or process that the Union or a Local intends to use on an ongoing basis.

Convention – means the biennial Convention of the Union.

Executive Council – means the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Local Executive Council members of the Union.

Local – means the division of the membership of the Union comprising one or more bargaining units or part thereof in a geographical and/or working area.

Local Executive – means the Executive elected to administer the Local.

Majority vote – means more than fifty percent (50%) except where clearly specified otherwise.

Member in good standing – means a member:
(a) who is not more than three (3) months in arrears in dues,
(b) who is not suspended or expelled in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution, and
(c) who is not subject to sanction as a scab pursuant to Article 10.8.1.

Office – means any position held by a member, whether elected or appointed, in which the member represents the Union by virtue of belonging to the Union, and includes such positions as: Executive Council, Local Executive, Union Advocates, Committee Chairperson, and committee members.

Regular wages – means gross wages paid at straight-time rates but does not include premium pay such as overtime, shift differential, travel allowance, etc.

Sixty-six and two-thirds (66 2/3) vote – means a vote by sixty-six and two thirds percent (66 2/3%)

Union – means the Nova Scotia Union of Public and Private Employees.