Per Capita Policy

Hamilton and District Labour Council
Default Per Capita Delinquency Sanctions Policy

The following policy is put in place to prevent Council from having to judge situations on delinquent locals subjectively on a month-by-month basis while still ensuring fairness for locals who keep up with their per capitas and allow the Council to function.

The following sanctions do not prevent the Council from following the Constitution article with regards to per capita delinquency as it sees fit: “Any organization three (3) months in arrears in payment of the per capita tax MAY become, by Motion of Council, suspended from membership and can be reinstated only after arrears are paid in full.”

These steps of this policy will occur automatically with a written report submitted by the Executive, as necessary, to reflect which locals are at different stages. Locals will be informed when each step escalates. No step in this policy will require suspension from the Council. That remains the purview of Council according to the constitution at any point after 3 months delinquency.

An attestation (verbal or in writing) from a local officer that a cheque is imminent will delay any of these sanctions by one meeting of Council.

STEP ONE - 3 months

STEP TWO - 6 months

STEP THREE - 12 months

Locals informed of being behind on their per capitas and of the constitutional language as outlined above.

Any members from delinquent locals may fully participate on workgroups but will not have voting power at Council meetings.

Any members from delinquent locals will only be permitted to participate on workgroups if the workgroup brings a motion to Council with the name/local of the participant.

Where possible, any members attending a Council meeting shall be privately informed of their local’s delinquency.

Any members from a delinquent local will only have voice at Council meetings with the permission of the Chair and/or Council.

Any members from a delinquent local will only have voice at Council meetings with the permission of the Council.

Delegates will not be eligible to run in any HDLC election.

Any members attending Council meetings will be recorded as absent for the purposes of meeting the requirements for eligibility in any HDLC election processes.

An outreach/retention sub-committee of the Executive will be formed to assess the necessity of recommending a suspension motion to Council. Such a motion will not be mandatory.

If per capitas for a number locals are paid for (as a group) by a regional authority, attempts will be made to reach out the individual locals comprising that group to assess their willingness/ability to join individually.