To All CMAW Local Unions for immediate release
On April 24, 2007, the CMAW Executive Board unanimously ratified a motion approving the replacement CMAW Constitution. 'This task has not been an easy one', says Jan Noster, CMAW President.
'The existing Constitution required unanimous support from all 16 members of the Executive Board, and to achieve unanimity is a feat in itself. We are confident that this democratic and transparent Constitution will be accepted by our members so that we can all join together in taking the next steps of building this Union with a Canadian-made Constitution', Noster said.
The replacement Constitution will now be mailed out to the entire CMAW membership and members will be asked to review the Constitution and mail in their ballots. Your Executive Board member will be calling for a Local Union meeting in your area to discuss the Constitution prior to the deadline of your ballot return date.
Once the ballots are counted, by an independent body, and the members have approved it, notice will be sent out calling for a CMAW Convention.