PROPOSED CHANGES FOR SEPT. 16, 2015 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Housekeeping – Update name of The Newspaper Guild to The NewsGuild (as per name change approved at the January 2015 TNG Sector Conference)
- Bylaws Cover Page
- Page 1 – Bylaws title
- Page 2 – 1. INTERPRETATION – 2 changes: Clause 1.05; 1.12
Proposing changes to 10.01.02; 10.01.03; 10.01.05
10.01 Composition of a Collective Bargaining Committee
.01 Negotiators in collective bargaining on behalf of the ONG or any of its units shall be elected by members of the unit concerned.
.02 Each department shall be entitled to a representative on the bargaining committee. Nominations for the committee shall be made by and from the department concerned. should be made by and from the department concerned, but, in the event that no such nomination is made, nominations may be made by any member of the unit for representation of that department.
.03 A unit meeting to select bargaining committee representatives shall be scheduled. held by the members of the department. A minimum of five days notice shall be given of such meeting. Voting shall be by secret ballots cast by the members present at the meeting.
.04 In the event that a unit consists of one department only, that unit shall elect a minimum of two and a maximum of four negotiators, except where joint bargaining with another Guild unit takes place. In the event of such joint bargaining, the single-department unit shall elect the same number of negotiators as each department in the other unit or units involved in the joint bargaining, unless the Executive Committee deems it wise to permit two negotiators to be elected from the single-department unit.
.05 In the event that no member of a department is willing to accept nomination or a quorum is not available at the unit nominating meeting time and place, the Executive Committee may appoint any member to represent that department.
.06 The Executive Committee shall appoint a primary spokesperson for the bargaining committee.
10.02 Any proposed agreement arrived at in negotiations shall be submitted to CWA/SCA Canada for approval and shall be ratified by the Executive Committee of the ONG and the membership concerned before signing.
10.03 In the event of joint bargaining that includes units of the Guild and/or other unions, the units concerned may enlarge their bargaining committees to include the bargaining committees of all other units or unions involved in the joint bargaining.