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  1. Where another union seeks to merge with this Union and there will be no material change in the identity or structure of this Union as a result of the merger, then a majority of National Executive Board members have the authority to approve the merger. The National Executive Board shall have the authority to empower the National Officers to take all steps necessary to effect the merger and the provisions of paragraph 3 below shall not apply.
  2. If the National Executive Board decides that a part of this Constitution cannot be applied with respect to a prior or newly merged Union or bargaining unit, it may dispense with the applicability of that part of the Constitution on terms it deems appropriate.
  3. The National Officers of this Union may carry out the merger of this Union with any other union in Canada provided:
    ● The National Executive Board approves such a merger.
    ● The decision of the National Executive Board is presented to Convention or a Special Convention and a majority of delegates voting on a per capita basis approve the merger.
    ● Each Local Union and subordinate body is given reasonable notice of the terms of the merger prior to the meeting of Convention or a Special Convention called to approve the merger.
    ● The Merger Agreement contains terms permitting established Local Unions to continue as entities in the successor union and effects the transfer of Local Union funds and property to these new entities.

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