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2015-05-08

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Membership plebiscite advice

CWU members should by now have received a ballot paper for an internal union membership vote (plebiscite).

The issue you are being asked to vote on concerns the rules of your union, the CWU, which is the Communications Division of the larger CEPU.

The other two divisions of our larger union are the Electrical and Plumbing Divisions.

Under our current Communications Division rules, the CWU can only merge with another section of the larger CEPU if a majority of all CWU members agree to do so. If they did agree, the whole division would then merge.

Under the proposed rule change, individual CWU branches could decide to merge with another section of the CEPU if their Branch Committee of Management agrees to do so.

The arguments for and against this proposed change should have come with your ballot paper. Please read and consider them carefully.

This question might seem rather technical, but the ballot result will have a major impact on the way your union operates and on how effective it is in representing you.

If you have not received a ballot paper or if you have damaged your paper you should contact the returning officer for the ballot. He can be reached on 0417 588 121.

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