Hello Members of Unifor Local 506:
This is Angela Davis, chair of the 2021 Election Committee with an update for members regarding the upcoming election this fall. Local 506 will be accepting nominations for the following positions:
However, despite the province’s return to the green phase of recovery, we will have to postpone face-to-face Sub-Local meetings for the foreseeable future as the National office has restrictions in place for Unifor events. Therefore, we will instead be accepting nominations via email.
Members wishing to nominate anyone for the positions of Sub-Local Chair, Sub-Local Recorder, Local 506 Region 2 Chair, Local 506 Region 4 Chair or Local 506 Secretary-Treasurer, please send their nomination(s) to both the union’s general mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as to the individual(s) they are nominating. We would then ask that the nominee “Reply All” (to ensure both parties receive the response) as to whether, or not, they accept the nomination. All nomination acceptances must be received by the Union Office no later than September 30th.
All nominees for the Secretary-Treasurer position are asked to forward their resumé to the Union office on or before September 30th, 2021
The Election Committee will then meet on October 5, 2021 to perform its duties as per Article 8, Section 8.01 of the Unifor Local 506 By-laws. If an election period is required, the Election Committee will declare it to be from October 15th to October 31st with the online polls open for voting for that two-week time period and an email will be sent to you with a password that you will need in order to submit your vote online.
As usual, this election will be conducted online and the results will be announced on November 1, 2021.
We can appreciate that this nomination method is somewhat more complicated, but we feel that this process is the best way to ensure the continued safety of all our members. Please contact the union office if you require any further clarification on this process as we want to ensure everyone has a fair chance at any of the available positions.
Unifor Local 506 Election Committee Chair