A. Meetings/Office

A1. There shall be no smoking, vaping or consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances during Union meetings.
June 13, 2023

A2. When unity charges are to be read, the Executive shall use discretion and read the charges only.
Feb. 9, 1988

A3. Use of Union office equipment, files, computer, fax etc. be limited to the Executive, any member who is accompanied by an Executive, the office administrator and such committee as approved by the local membership or executive meeting.
Dec. 10, 1991

A4. Reports at General Membership Meetings will be limited to 5 minutes where possible. Written reports shall be submitted to the Recording Secretary prior to the start of the meeting.
June 13, 2023

A5. The regular office administrator shall be paid lost wages for jury duty.
July 11, 1995

A6. The regular office administrator shall be paid 8 hrs for each recognized Statutory Holiday including Day of Reconciliation (13)
Nov 9, 2021

A7. The regular office administrator shall be paid a bonus of 3.5 times base rate as a Christmas bonus.
Feb 11, 2003

B. Donations/Gifts

B1. PPWC Local #1 awards two twelve hundred dollar ($1200.00) bursaries annually to children and stepchildren of PPWC Local #1 Members at any school as per guidelines set out in attachment Jan. 14, 2003.
Oct 12, 2004

B2. Members who are confined to their beds while in hospital shall have their T.V. paid for.
Nov 14, 1995

B3. Local #1 will send flowers or make a donation to a fund such as heart, cancer, etc. when a retired member or someone from the immediate family of a current member passes away. To a limit of one hundred twenty five dollars ($125.00).
Aug 13, 2019

B4. Donate $1,000.00 annually to the Legion Christmas Fund.
Nov 14, 2017

B5. Donate $500.00 yearly to the Legion British Columbia/Yukon Military Service Recognition Book.
Aug 12, 2019

B6. Local #1 will allocate $4,500.00 to the children’s Christmas party annually. A statement of expenditures along with receipts and any monies left over will be given to the office after the event. The committee is responsible to work within the budget.
June 13, 2023

B7. To give $400.00 and a Christmas card annually to the members on L.T.D.
Nov 14, 2017

B8. The local will give each retiree a cheque for $1,500.00 which they can pick up at one of the next three general membership meetings after their retirement date. Members retiring on LTD will have their cheque mailed to them.
Aug 12, 2019

B9. The Local purchase a wreath for Remembrance Day each year.
Oct. 14, 2003

B10. The Local will reimburse its team(s) the cost of registration for the annual P.P.W.C. Hockey Tournament after the team(s) return from playing in the tournament.
April 10, 2007

B11. Local No. 1 annually donate $1,000 to the BC Land Conservancy and $1,000.00 to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Dec 8, 2008

B12. Any motion requesting funds over $750.00 must be posted; throughout the mill site and union office, seven days prior to the General Membership Meeting stating the amount and the intention.
June 13, 2023

B13. Local No. 1 will annually run radio ads for:
• International Day of Mourning (April 28th) and International Workers Day (May 1st): one ad
• Labour Day (first Monday Sept)
• Canada Day (July1)
• Truth and Reconciliation Day (Sept 30)
• Thanksgiving 2nd Monday Oct)
• Remembrance Day (Nov 11)
• Christmas/New Year’s Eve: one ad
June 13, 2023

B14. Local #1’s Deputy Chief Shop Steward will have an annual budget of up to $1500.00 to cover any costs associated with Shop Steward Meetings.
Feb 13, 2024

C. Union Business

C1. One day a week will be allowed for an Executive Member to do Union Business, as Authorized by the President.
Oct 14, 1980

C2. Union Business Out of Town Guide Lines:

If a member is on Union Business out of town, they will be entitled to:

A. Travel-Return air fare, and Ferry Fare. If they choose to use their vehicle they will be reimbursed on a Kilometre basis for the use of their vehicle at the same rate as the National reimburses its representatives. If a member chooses to drive, it should not be at any extra costs to the Local with regard to wages, per diem, accommodations, etc.
May 10, 1994

B. Per Diem: Shall be three times base rate.
Feb 9, 1988

C. Hotel Accommodation in a hotel approved by the Local. If possible members should travel on the first and/or last day of Union Business.
Apr 12, 1988

C3. When members are on scheduled Union Business and do not qualify for a full days Per Diem, breakfast shall be (20%), lunch (30%) and dinner (50%) of full days Per Diem.
Jan 6, 1997

C4. Members can defer holiday pay earned while working for Local #1. This pay is to be given to the member on or around the 15th of May in the following year in which it was earned.

D. Committees

D1. When any Executive member meets officially with the Company, they shall have another Executive member present.
Jan 9, 1996

D2. The Safety Chairperson shall pick one (1) additional member who shall attend the Joint Safety Conference.
Oct 8, 2019

D3. No less than two members of the Negotiating Team shall meet with the Company at any one time.

D4. While in mediation, only one member of our Wage Delegation shall be in Vancouver, unless an important issue comes up.

D5. Elections for the Apprenticeship (3), Contracting Out (3-5), Rehabilitation & Reintegration (2), Social (up to 3), Bursary (up to 3), Job Evaluation (3), New Workers (3-5), Plant Chair (1-2 for each sub-local) Committees, Social Media Committee (up to 3 members and the President shall be the Chairperson) as well as 3-year terms for CTN Holdings Directors (2), shall be held by write in ballot at the January General Membership meeting.

The Health & Welfare Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson shall automatically hold 2 of the 4 positions required on the Rehabilitation & Reintegration Committee. Notice of said election shall be posted at the mill site 7 days in advance of the meeting.
Dec 12, 2023

D6. A unity committee will convene within 60 days of charges being laid.
May 14, 1996

D7. Local maintain a minimum balance in the Defence fund of $150,000.00.
Mar 11, 1997

D8. Only Standing Committee is allowed to seek legal council to research grievances that may proceed to arbitration.
Nov 11, 2003

D9. Letters of acceptance for Executive and Committee positions shall not be read out in correspondence. They will be read out at elections when the persons name is called.

D10. Local #1 will be involved in the Job Evaluation Plan.
Dec 12, 2001

D11. Local #1 is to send our N.E.B. Representative to each quarterly meeting.
Feb 10, 2004

D12. Local #1 is to send three (3) Convention Delegates, and the N.E.B. Rep, to the bi-annual PPWC National Convention.
May 4, 2021

E. Job Positions

E1. Until such time as a letter of agreement is established for temporary supervisor relief, move ups will not be allowed by the union.
Sept 11, 1990

E2. When a member moves to Leadhand position, the union shall push the company that the Leadhand actually do the work and is not merely paid the rate.
Jan 14, 1992

E3. Job descriptions made up for Celgar by P.P.W.C. Local #1 members must be submitted to the Union Standing Committee before being submitted to the Company.
Jan 9, 1996

E4. No member of Local #1 holding a certification in a trade, recognized in exhibit ‘A’, will be allowed to seek certification in another trade, recognized in exhibit ‘A’, either through apprenticeship, or through some other means offered by Celgar Pulp.
Dec 13, 2022

F. Miscellaneous

F1. Pensioners of PPWC Local #1 shall be notified by letter of any social functions.
Feb 12, 1980

F2. When a picket line is put up, two hours be given for an orderly shutdown.
June 9, 1992

F3. Picketing Guide Lines:
No individual or group of individuals shall put up a picket line without prior consent from an overall majority decision from two Special General Meetings. The meetings will be held so that all employees or shift workers have the opportunity to attend one of the meetings.

A. The mill shall continue to operate.

B. A phone call system to be set up to notify as many members as possible to inform them of the purpose and times of the meetings.

C. The Local shall put notices of the meeting times on the local radio.

D. Notice of times and purpose of meetings to be posted on bulletin boards if time permits.
Oct 11, 1988

F4. Local #1 hold an installation dinner annually for the members of the Executive and their partners during the month of February. The Local will pay a maximum of $75 (plus tip) /per person for this event.
Nov 14, 2017

F5. The office administrator and spouse may attend the Local #1 annual executive dinner.
Jan 14, 1997

F6. The membership at large so affected by any bargaining process have a vote to accept or reject any final offer prior to a wage caucus vote on that offer.
Feb 13, 1996

F7. Local #1 reserves the right to strike on Local issues while at the same time we guarantee to pay our portion of the strike support to the pattern mill if required.
June 11, 1996

F8. Local #1 will assist other workers who wish to be organized and become sub locals of Local #1.
Nov 9, 2010

F9. No member of Local #1 will work on any equipment that is locked out by a supervisor.
Oct 14, 1997

F10. No member of PPWC Local #1, that is working as a Tour Worker (4&4 schedule) shall work a shift during a block of holiday time off, that would prevent that member from having less that seven (7) consecutive days off. Unless, the Company has exhausted all other resources available to them, including the use of trained Entry Level Operator employees.
Dec 11, 2001

F11. Local #1 will hold a Labour Day picnic annually. The picnic budget will be $3,500.00. A statement of expenditures along with receipts and any monies left over will be given to the office after the picnic. The committee is responsible to work within the budget.
June 13, 2023

F12. Local #1 does not participate in the company’s group safety incentive programs.
June 11, 2002

F13. Local #1 does not accept financial liability for legal advice, unless approved by the Executive and the General Membership.
Sept 14, 1999

F14. No member of Local #1 shall attend any voluntary training or meetings that would cause the crew to run shorthanded.
Oct 7, 2002

F15. Local #1 officers will take a strong position of support for the PPWC at every opportunity and will strongly oppose any efforts to join or consider joining any other union without the express approval of the General Membership.
Oct. 7, 2002

F16. Monies from the Defence Fund shall only be withdrawn while attempting either locally or jointly to obtain a collective agreement.
Feb 12, 2008

F17. PPWC Local 1 hire Sean Cain to service and update our website with an annual budget of $1,200.00
April 12, 2022

F18. Starting June 2023 all members will in addition to regular dues pay a $30 per week assessment which will be used for strike support in 2025. A record of individual contributions will be kept and moneys not used for strike support will be refunded upon the successful completion of bargaining, except in the event of a member’s death.
May 9, 2023

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