About the PPWC
PPWC Local 9 is a proudly democratic, independent union that fights for the rights of its members and stands in solidarity for workers’ rights, social justice and environmental sustainability in Canada and throughout the world.
Our national body, the Public and Private Workers of Canada, is structured to maximize rank and file participation by members themselves. See below:
President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer are elected biennially in referendum election. All members are entitled to vote by secret ballot at their workplace. If successfully elected for five consecutive years to any full-time officer’s position, the individual is ineligible to run again before spending at least one year in his/her home local before seeking re-election for national office.
Held once per year, delegates are elected by local unions to set policy and direction at these conventions.
All national and local officers are subject to recall by the membership at any time.
All financial accounts are audited four times per year by a convention-elected committee and are audited annually by a registered outside chartered accountant chosen by convention delegates.
Dues are set by local unions, paid from employer check-off directly to the local union, and are controlled locally by the local union. The majority of dues dollars stay within the local union.
Local officers are elected by secret-ballot vote at the local level. Every local has the right to negotiate independently.