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Notice of Upcoming Election – Local Trustee 3-Year Term Position

In accordance with Appendix “C” of the Air Canada Component Bylaws, anyone wishing to be nominated for the available Local Trustee position should adhere to the following information:

A Trustee election shall be held every year. (Article C.3.1.b).

Members who wish to be nominated for the available Local Trustee position shall file nomination papers and a completed Oath of Nomination form, to be received by the Chairperson of the Component Tabulating Committee by February 15th in the calendar year preceding the Local Officer Elections. (Article C.4.1)

Candidates shall disclose their full name and intended position clearly on the nomination papers prior to soliciting signatures. (Article C.4.2)

Nomination forms, as provided by the Component Tabulating Committee, must have signatures from lesser of either: (a) Fifty (50) members of the eligible voters on the Local’s Membership List; or (b) Five (5%) percent of the eligible voters on the Local’s Membership List. (Article C.4.3)

The Oath of Nomination form (Appendix “F”) must be completed in its entirety in order to be accepted by the Tabulating Committee. (Article C.4.4)

* IMPORTANT: Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, and on an exceptional basis, the Component Tabulating Committee will accept electronic signatures on nomination forms for the available Local Trustee position.  An electronic signature must be the member’s actual signature and not simply the member’s name typed onto the nomination form. This will allow for members not actively in the workplace to nominate a candidate. The nomination form must be filled out in its entirety by the candidate, signed off and dated prior to scanning for electronically received signatures. We are doing this to ensure all members have an opportunity to run, as well as ensure all members have an opportunity to collect signatures, with the COVID pandemic in place, many of you are not able to access your work sites or Union offices due to not having a RAIC.

NOTE: For interested candidates, a complete instruction package with nomination sheets will be available on the Air Canada Component website, as well as by request from your Local office, or by clicking HERE. It is recommended that you read the complete instruction package.

DEADLINE:  Completed original nomination sheets must be received no later than, February 15, 2022 at 16:00 EST at the following address:

Nomination sheets received after February 15, 2022 at 16:00 EST will NOT be accepted. The Tabulating Committee recommends sending your documentation by registered mail to ensure timely delivery and receipt.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Tabulating Committee