View answers to commonly asked 'General' questions.

Answer:

The purpose of collecting this information is to allow the Union to:

1. Advise the individual about employment opportunities, including maintenance and administration of the dispatch system and out of work list;
2. Provide benefits to the individual;
3. Provide dues and remittances to home Locals when applicable;
4. Advise appropriate people in emergency circumstances;
5. Contact individuals to advise of meetings, collective bargaining, and Union material associated with the Union;
6. Process charges under the Union Constitution and Local By-laws;
7. Grievances and for witness statements relating to the Collective Agreement administration;
8. Provide employment;
9. Provide information to the Trust Funds/Benefit Funds constituted pursuant to a Collective Agreement to assist in administering the members' benefits;
10. Provide an effective Job Steward's Reporting System;
11. To administer the local Union to the betterment of the members;
12. To administer the Collective Agreement(s) and to further the purposes of collective bargaining;
13. To administer materials relating to those seeking membership in the Union, including, where required, a proficiency test;
14. Organizing purposes.

Answer:

Your personal information will potentially be disclosed, among others, to:

Employers;
General membership for the purpose of processing charges;
Home Locals where applicable;
The International for purposes of paying dues;
The Health and Welfare, Pension or Education Trust Fund; the Benevolent Fund, or the Employment Insurance Supplementary Unemployed Benefit Fund, or any other Fund constituted pursuant to a Collective Agreement to assist in the administration of the members' benefits.

Answer:

The Union collects only that information that is reasonable to assist the individual to gain employment within the jurisdiction of the Union, and so that the Union can provide the individual with the benefits available to him or her. The information collected, used and disclosed includes but is not limited to:

1. Name;
2. Date of Birth;
3. Home and/or business address;
4. Social Insurance Number;
5. Emergency contact information;
6. Telephone number;
7. Proof of trade qualifications;
8. Home Local information when necessary;
9. Discipline records;
10. Information regarding dues and remittances;
11. Collective Agreement administration material.

Wherever personal information is disclosed, no more information than is required will be provided.

Answer:

Download the Dispatch of Potential Apprentice Members information sheet and read it. If you have questions, call 780 452-7080 between 8 am and 4 pm weekdays.

Answer:

Our boundaries encompass Northern Alberta, north of (and including) the City of Red Deer, which is about halfway between Calgary and Edmonton. Our jurisdiction for Refrigeration Mechanics includes the whole province of Alberta.

Answer:

The information collected, used and disclosed and the purposes for which it is done, in the context of working out of a Union hall, implies such consent to collect, use and disclose personal information. However, where consent is necessary but is not confirmed, personal information can be disclosed without being able to confirm consent of the individual. Those circumstances include but are not limited to:

Emergency situations to protect the individual(s) or contact next of kin;
Pursuant to a legal duty or direction of the Court.

Answer:

Start by downloading the Travel Card Information sheets. If you still have questions, call 780 452-7080 between 8 am and 4 pm (Mountain Time) weekdays. Ask for the Travel Card department.

Answer:

The information that is collected is given by the individual him or herself, a home Local, or an employer. Information is also sometimes collected through questionnaires, membership meetings, personal contact with the individual, membership application and travel card forms.

Answer:

Information is protected with the appropriate procedural, physical and technical security with respect to such personal information, so as to stop unauthorized access and exposure. This includes creating physical barriers to access hard copy material and technical security by way of firewalls and pass codes. Waste materials that contain personal information will be destroyed by shredding, erasing electronic material, or otherwise destroying it before it is sent to the garbage.

Answer:

If you have a complaint or concern arising from the implementation and/or breach of this Policy, you have 30 days from the date of such breach to file a complaint to the Union Privacy designate. The Union Privacy designate will provide you with a written decision as to your complaint as soon as reasonably possible.

Answer:

Individuals are entitled to access their personal information that is collected. Information about an individual can be accessed by that individual, by written request to the appropriate Union privacy designate.