PURPOSE

A life membership may be bestowed on a member who has made outstanding contributions and rendered exceptional service to the welfare of Union of National Employees members.

CRITERIA

  1. The person nominated for life membership shall be a member who has made outstanding services and contributions to the welfare of the Union of National Employees members at various levels of the organization for a period of six years, not necessarily consecutive.
  2. Outstanding contribution shall mean service of a very significant nature or service of a high caliber over a period of time; in any case, the service may be at any level of the organization as a whole, but it must have benefited other segments of the organization other than the Local in which the person holds membership.
  3. A member shall be granted applicant status if nominated during a period of lay-off or on leave without pay.

PROCESS

  1. Nominations for life membership shall be made by the executive of a Local or the National Executive of the Union of National Employees.
  2. All applications for life membership shall be referred to the education, honours and awards standing committee, which shall review all applications and make appropriate recommendations to the National Executive.
  3. All decisions in the awarding of life memberships shall in all circumstances require a two-thirds majority of the National Executive assembled in a regular meeting and voting by secret ballot.
  4. The National Executive shall not award more than one life membership year.
  5. A life membership may be withdrawn for any act considered prejudicial to the good and welfare of the component.
  6. Withdrawal of a life membership shall require a motion and two-thirds majority vote of the National Executive assembled in regular meeting and voting by secret ballot.

AWARD

The award shall consist of a suitably-framed certificate and a gift (token of appreciation) not to exceed $500.

PRESENTATION

The presentation of the life membership shall be made by the national president of the Union of National Employees (or a designate) at convention. A suitable announcement will be placed on the UNE’s web site.

Revised: August 2011


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