For the first time, the Guild is holding elections for all positions at all levels – national, branch and local – at the same time. Nominations are now open for all positions. The vote will be held on December 5-9, 2013, and the winners will start their three-year term on January 1, 2014.
To read more about the roles and responsibilities of the various positions, visit our website where we’ve set up a portal for all election-related information, including the nomination form. We’ll also be posting biographical notes on candidates, so you’ll have a better idea of the people you want to vote for.
Here are the positions that are available at the national level:
National Executive Committee:
Secretary-Treasurer (Note : this person must live within 150 km of Toronto)
Director, Francophone Issues
Director, Human Rights & Equity
Director, New Members
Director, Small Branches (NB: only those members in branches other than CBC/Radio-Canada or The Canadian Press are eligible to run for or vote for this position)
Trustee (3 positions)
The following positions are elected by all CBC/Radio-Canada branch members in good standing:
Director – Diversity & Human Rights
Director – Education & Mobilization
Director – Online & Emerging Platforms
Director – New Members & Youth/Temporary Employees
The following positions are elected by the members in the given region or constituency:
Director – Ontario
Director – SRC West (Manitoba and points West)
Director – SRC East (Ontario and points East)
Director – Small Locations (under 50 members)
Director – BC
Director – North
Director – Atlantic
Director – Prairies
The position of Director – Toronto is held ex officio by the president of the Toronto location unit.
For location unit elections, check with a member of your location unit executive to find out which positions are available.
If you’re interested in nominating someone for a position, click here to download the nomination form and instructions. The deadline for receipt of completed nomination forms is 5 pm (ET) Friday, October 11.