The BCNU Constitution and Bylaws, as well as Policies 4.5.5 and 4.5.6 outline general information regarding elections. However, there is need for clarity regarding candidate responsibilities during an election. The Provincial Nominations Committee has the authority under the Constitution and Bylaws to manage provincial elections, provide this clarity, and remedy any complaints regarding candidate compliance with responsibilities. The process is then utilized in regional elections as well.
Candidates must comply with the BCNU Constitution and Bylaws, relevant union policies, the collective agreement, labour legislation, and any other relevant legislation such as the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) or the Workers Compensation Act.
The Biographical Sketch and Statement of Objectives as submitted on the Nominations Form will be approved by the Nominations Committee and made available to the membership. In order to be approved, information provided:
BCNU will issue election information, including names of candidates, for posting on union bulletin boards.
Non-sanctioned candidate campaign materials must not be posted on union bulletin boards, nor should they be posted or left unattended elsewhere in worksites.
The official campaign period for elections commences after the Provincial Nominations Committee has verified a member's candidacy and ends at the close of the voting period for the election.
Candidates who wish to contact the Nomination Committee should contact the Chair of the Committee and must not contact other members of the Committee directly unless authorized by the Chair.
Candidates who wish to contact the Regional Nominations Committee should contact the Chair. Their contact details are posted here, and will be on BCNU bulletin boards in the worksite.
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