In accordance with the Air Canada Component Bylaws, anyone wishing to be nominated should adhere to the following information:
C.3 Notice of Local Officer Elections
C.3.1 Beginning in 2021 Local Officer Elections shall be held in March, last a minimum of ten (10) days and close at 12:00 noon EST on the final day of voting. Terms shall be as follows:
(a) President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer elections shall be held every two (2) years until 2021. As of 2021 these elections shall be held every three (3) years.
(b) A trustee election shall be held every year.
C.4 Nomination Procedures for Local Officer Elections
C.4.1 Members who wish to be nominated for a Local Officer position (Local President, Local Vice-President, Local Secretary-Treasurer, or Local Trustee) 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. The Component Tabulating Committee shall have full responsibility for voting arrangements in accordance with these Bylaws.
C.4.2 A candidate may be nominated for only one (1) position and in doing so may only solicit signatures for one (1) intended position. Candidates shall disclose their full name and intended position clearly on the nomination papers prior to soliciting signatures.
C.4.3 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.
* 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 2021 Local Election. 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 for a Local position. The nomination form must be filled out, in ink, 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.
C.4.4 The Oath of Nomination form (Appendix “F”) must be completed in its entirety in order to be accepted by the Tabulating Committee.
NOTE: For interested candidates, a complete instruction package with nomination sheets will be available on the Air Canada Component website www.accomponent.ca, 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 Nomination Sheets and the Oath of Nomination must be received no later than, February 15, 2021, at 16:00 EST at the following address:
AIR CANADA COMPONENT TABULATING COMMITTEE
25 BELFIELD ROAD
Nomination Sheets and the Oath of Nomination received after February 15, 2021 at 16:00 EST will NOT be accepted. The Tabulating Committee recommends sending your documentation by registered mail to ensure timely delivery and receipt.
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