Western Teacher : Volume 46.1 - January 2017
Getting Organised January 2017 7 State Council elections The decision making structures of the SSTUWA and the AEU WA Branch now reflect each other. Persons elected to the AEU WA Branch Senior Officer, Executive and Branch Council positions are deemed to be elected to the corresponding positions within the SSTUWA. For State Council delegates, the equivalent position in the AEU WA Branch is Branch Councillor. Delegates elected as AEU WA Branch Councillors will be deemed to be SSTUWA State Council delegates. Elections will be conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) in accordance with the rules of the AEU WA Branch. Please refer to the election notice on page eight of this document and the nomination form on page nine. Nomination forms are also available from the AEC, the SSTUWA office and the SSTUWA website. It is important to remember that nominees and their proposers and seconders must be financial members of the SSTUWA and attached to the district for which representation is being sought. It is therefore critical that prospective candidates are aware of which district they belong to. A list of districts together with the worksites contained within each state electorate may be found on pages 10 – 15 of this document. Districts have changed due to a realignment of state electoral boundaries. In some instances electorate names have remained but boundaries have changed. Members are advised to check the list of worksites to determine their district, and to be aware that it may have changed. State Council Any member may nominate as a delegate to State Council. Such delegates represent the district. Branches are not required to endorse nominations; however, it is in the interests of the branches to encourage members of their branch to nominate to ensure branch views are heard. Branches may forward motions to State Council. Closing date for motions to State Council is determined by Executive and published in the Western Teacher. State Council is held twice a year in Term Two and Term Four. SSTUWA structure The SSTUWA, which was founded in 1898, has more than 17,000 members making it one of the largest public sector unions and one of the oldest white collar unions in Western Australia. The foundation of the SSTUWA is you – the membership.
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