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  1. An engaged staff is an integral part of Unifor’s leadership and activism. Staff shall work with Local Union leadership to advance the interests of the membership in the workplace and the broader community. Staff shall be actively engaged in the political and organizing campaigns of the Union and shall work with dedication and commitment to build the Union.
  2. The essential task of staff is to build the Union so that it may better attain the objectives spelled out in the Constitution.
  3. All staff will conduct themselves in a manner that respects and adheres to the principles of this Union.
  4. All staff of the National Union shall be appointed or hired by the President.
  5. The staff of the National Union shall consist of Assistants to the National Officers, Area, Industry and Department Directors, National Representatives, Support Staff persons, and persons in other classifications as directed by the National Executive Board.
  6. The National Executive Board will approve the terms and conditions of employment of all non-unionized staff, and shall ratify the proposed collective agreements pertaining to staff represented by a collective bargaining agent.
  7. All staff, save for support staff persons, must be members in good standing of a Local Union.
  8. National Representatives in service assignments will work out of area offices, coordinated by Area Directors.
  9. All National Representatives and Area Directors shall report to the President through their respective Regional Directors or Quebec Director.
  10. National Representatives in specialized Departments, Department Directors, and Industry Directors shall report directly to a National Officer and work out of a National Union office, as directed by the President.
  11. No permanent staff person may hold office in a Local Union or subordinate body.
  12. A staff person, other than support staff, is eligible to be a candidate for, or hold office as President, Secretary Treasurer, Quebec Director or Regional Director.

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