You should nominate for the HSUWA Committee of Management

Wednesday 18 Oct 2017

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Like any member run association the HSUWA has a “board of directors” called the Committee of Management.

All Financial Members may nominate for positions on the Committee of Management.  Committee of Management members are elected to 3 year terms with elections for one third of the Committee held each year.

The HSU has a democratic and progressive structure. Membership involvement and consultation is encouraged at every possible level and on every major issue. The Committee of Management are elected by members who are entitled to vote in elections held by the WA Electoral Commission.

What’s involved?

The HSUWA Committee of Management meets approximately every six weeks starting around 5:30 pm.  Meetings generally run for up to two hours.  Meetings are held at the union offices 8 Coolgardie Terrace Perth.  A light meal and meeting attendance fee are provided.

Like most associations, Committee members are provided with an agenda, minutes of previous meetings, and any relevant documents, for example, union budget, EBA reports, and updates on industrial matters. These are discussed and actions are agreed by the Committee, and then acted on by the paid employees of the union.

Do I need any special knowledge or skills?

You bring your life experience, knowledge, skills and judgement.  Current and past members are from all of the HSUWA’s broad membership, clerks, supervisors, health professionals, technicians and assistants. The union needs the input from members from all occupations and backgrounds.

What do the different roles do?

The Committee of Management consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and nine Committee Members. The Union’s Rules and the Financial Management Policies and Procedures contain a full description of the roles and responsibilities of the Committee of Management.

The following positions are subject to election this year and nominations close on Tuesday 31st October 2017.

President (3 year term)

Similar to a ‘Board Chair’ the President presides at all Special, General and Annual General Meetings of the HSUWA, and at all Committee Meetings.

Committee Member (3 positions)

Acts as a ‘director’ of the union with the goal of ensuring good governance and sound management of union resources to achieve member’s goals.

If you want to get involved but would like to know more, please contact Dan Hill on 9328 5155.

Download the election notice.

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