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Notice of Nominations and Elections for the UFCW Canada Local 248P Executive Board

The UFCW International Constitution and Local Union By-laws require that Officers of the Local Union be elected every four years. The current term of office expires on January 31, 2022.

The following positions on the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 248P Executive Board will be nominated at meetings which will be held from Sunday December 12 to Tuesday December 14, 2021.

President

Secretary-Treasurer

Recorder

Vice-Presidents #1, #2, #3 – Maple Leaf McLeod Avenue

Vice-President #4 – Maple Leaf Distribution Centre (D.C.)

Vice-President #5 – Nipawin area Units

Vice-President #6 – Saskatchewan at large

The new term of office for the Executive Board positions listed above is four (4) years commencing February 1, 2022.

Eligibility to Run

As per Article 35(A) of the UFCW International Constitution:“An active member in the Local Union, who has been an active member in the Local Union, or who had been a member of another organization merged with the Local Union, for a continuous aggregate of at least 12 months immediately preceding the month in which nominations are held, or an active member in the Local Union who has been an active member in the International Union continuously for at least 24 months immediately preceding the month in which nominations are held, shall be eligible to hold any Local Union office, provided that said member maintains continuous active membership in the Local Union.”

Nominations

You may only be nominated for one position. There will be separate nominations for each position.

Nominations will take place at meetings as per the schedule listed below. You may attend any of the following meetings. A nominated person must be in attendance at the meeting to accept, or if a nominated person is not in attendance at the meeting when nominated, they must supply to the meeting, in writing, notice that they accept the nomination. No nominations by proxy, mail-in or electronic version shall be accepted.

The nominator and the nominated person must both be members in good standing as described in the Eligibility to Run section above. Union dues must be up to date prior to the start of the nomination process. Maintenance of active membership as outlined in the UFCW International Constitution, and Local Union Bylaws is the sole responsibility of the member.

Once a member has been nominated there is a form that has to be filled out and returned to confirm that the member wants to seek election and then the Election committee reviews the nomination for eligibility. Names of the nominated members will be posted in the workplace and on the UFCW Canada Local 248P website.

Nomination Meetings

Location

Date

Time

Place

Saskatoon

Sunday

December 12, 2021

1:00 PM

Heritage Inn (Jubilee Room)

102 Cardinal Crescent

Saskatoon

Regina

Monday

December 13, 2021

12:30 PM

Regina Union Centre

2709 12th Avenue

Regina

Nipawin

Tuesday

December 14, 2021

5:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Northern Greens Resort & Conference Centre (Sunset Room)

222 Evergreen Drive

Nipawin

Elections

Voting will be by secret ballot at the polling stations indicated below. As per Article 35(2) of the International Constitution, any active member shall be eligible to vote in the Local Union’s election. Members can vote at any meeting/location they choose. Please be prepared to show a piece of ID upon arrival in order to vote.

If only one eligible member is nominated for a position, they will be considered elected by acclamation.  The President and Secretary-Treasurer will be elected by a majority of votes cast.  The Recorder and Vice-Presidents will be elected by plurality vote.

Voting Dates, Times & Locations

Location

Date

Time

Place

Nipawin

Tuesday

January 18, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

1:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Northern Greens Resort & Conference Centre (Sunset Room)

222 Evergreen Drive

Nipawin

Saskatoon

Thursday

January 20, 2022

5:00 AM to 7:00 PM

UFCW 248P Office

1638 Quebec Avenue

Saskatoon

Regina

Friday

January 21, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Canadian Labour Congress

400 – 2221 Cornwall Street

Regina

Ballots will be counted by the Election Chairperson and Election Judges at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 21 at the UFCW Canada Local 248P office (1638 Quebec Avenue).

I have been appointed as the Election Chairperson and any inquiries/questions pertaining to the Local 248P Union elections should be directed to myself by email at lily.olson@ufcw.ca, or by telephone at 1-866-433-7992, extension 2361.

In solidarity,

Lily Olson

Election Chairperson, UFCW 248P Elections

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