AIMPE

AIMPE Rules

(updated 13 05 21)


Notice of Special Meeting to endorse COVID-19 changes

(uploaded 13 05 21)

On 25th May 2021 there will be a Special Meeting of the Institute to endorse the schedule of COVID-19 rule changes which have been approved by vote of the members of Federal Council. All financial members of the AIMPE are invited to attend the Special Meeting - at the usual Branch locations.

The original schedule was prepared by the ACTU in conjunction with the Fair Work Commission to assist unions to cope with the difficulties created by the covid-related restrictions on travel and gatherings. The changes will, among other things, permit:

attendance at Monthly and other meetings by videoconference;

changes to election procedures where necessary;

acceptance of electronic signatures for documents.

The original proposed schedule of COVID-19 rule changes was amended by the Federal Councillors and so the final version of the rule change is as follows:

Proposed_AIMPE_covid-19_rule_change_Schedule_A_as_amended_clean_22_04_21.pdf Proposed_AIMPE_covid-19_rule_change_Schedule_A_as_amended_clean_22_04_21.pdf

All members are encouraged to attend the Special Meeting - which will be held on the same day as the Monthly Meeting.

(Note: the Annual General Meeting will also be held on 25th May.)


Notice of seven rule changes

(uploaded 18 02 21)

On 17th February formal notice was given to Federal Council members of seven proposed rule changes.

Under the rules 60 days notice is required before a vote of Federal Council may be held – rule 38(iii).

The proposed rule change is based on the proposed rule changes that were previously circulated to Federal Council members in 2019.

Here is a copy of the notice given to Federal Councillors explaining the changes:

Notice_of_seven_proposed_Rule_changes_2021.pdf Notice_of_seven_proposed_Rule_changes_2021.pdf (100.67 KB Thu Feb 18 14:51:19 2021)

Here is the text of the proposed seven rule changes:

Rule_change_proposals_from_Federal_Executive_meeting_16_02_21.pdf Rule_change_proposals_from_Federal_Executive_meeting_16_02_21.pdf (169.26 KB Thu Feb 18 14:53:01 2021)

In accordance with AIMPE Rules, if the Federal Council members approve of these rule changes then the changes approved will be submitted to a special meeting of members for approval.


Notice of COVID-19 related rule change

(updated 09 02 21)

On 28th January formal notice was given to Federal Council members of a proposed COVID-19 related rule change.

Under the rules 60 days notice is required before a vote of Federal Council may be held – rule 38(iii).

The proposed rule change is based on the draft that was previously circulated to Federal Council members in December 2020.

That draft was produced by the Fair Work Commission in consultation with the ACTU.

The proposed rule change includes a number of provisions which would apply during periods when COVID-19 related restrictions to gatherings or movement apply and when the AEC has indicated that it is unable to conduct elections in accordance with the AIMPE rules.

The adoption of the rule change would allow for members to participate in meetings by videoconference.

The proposed rule change also includes provision for elected officials to continue in office until their replacement is elected and also allow for the AEC to conduct elections that are required to be in person to be held by postal ballot of electronically.

Here is a copy of the proposed rule change:

Proposed_AIMPE_covid-19_rule_change_Schedule_A.pdf Proposed_AIMPE_covid-19_rule_change_Schedule_A.pdf (137.92 KB Tue Feb 9 12:41:22 2021)

In accordance with AIMPE Rules, if the Federal Council members approve of these rule changes then the changes approved will be submitted to a special meeting of members for approval.


Current AIMPE Rules

(updated 15 01 21)

AIMPE is a trade union and is a registered organisation under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.

To download a copy of the registered AIMPE Rules as at 14th January 2021 click here:

AIMPE_rule_book_2021-1-14.pdf AIMPE_rule_book_2021-1-14.pdf (243.63 KB Fri Jan 15 14:47:04 2021)


AIMPE special meeting quorum rule change approved

(updated 15 01 21)

The Fair Work Commission has approved the AIMPE rule change regarding the quorum provisions for special meetings.

This application was lodged in August 2020 after Fair Work declined to approve AIMPE's previous rules update because of what FWC regarded as a critical flaw in the AIMPE rules.

A copy of the decision approving the special meeting quorum changes can be found here:

The_Australian_Institute_of_Marine_and_Power_Engineers_R2020_127____14_01_21.pdf The_Australian_Institute_of_Marine_and_Power_Engineers_R2020_127____14_01_21.pdf (191.57 KB Fri Jan 15 14:54:16 2021)

As a result of the decision AIMPE will now be able to proceed with the previous rule changes.


AIMPE rule change - re special meeting quorum

(updated 21 08 20)

The AIMPE Federal Council has approved a change to the AIMPE Rules to insert new provisions into Rule 19 relating to quorum provisions for special meetings.

The application has been submitted to the Fair Work Commission.

Here is a copy of the application:

AIMPE_application_to_change_rules_re_special_meeting_quorum__21_08_20.pdf AIMPE_application_to_change_rules_re_special_meeting_quorum__21_08_20.pdf (301.86 KB Fri Aug 21 16:26:15 2020)

Rule changes previously approved by AIMPE Federal Council and special meetings of members and submitted to the Fair Work Commission were not approved because the FWC was concerned about

the lack of quorum provisions for special meetings.

The FWC has advised that the previous rule changes will have to be re-considered and re-submitted once the special meeting quorum rule change has been approved.


AIMPE rule changes - special meeting cancelled

(updated 16 12 19)

This is formal notification to all members of the cancellation of the special meeting previously set down for 17th December [18th in Brisbane and Port Adelaide].

The special meeting previously notified cannot go ahead as it would not be in compliance with the requirements of our rule change rule.

The necessary newspaper advertisement did not appear in The Australian last week.

We will ned to re-schedule in the New Year.

 

AIMPE rule changes - second round of proposals under consideration

(updated 04 11 19)

While approval is still awaited from the Fair Work Commission for the first round of 2019 rule changes, a second round of rule changes is under consideration by the AIMPE Federal Councillors.

These are the second round of proposed rule changes which were endorsed by the Federal Executive were sent to Federal Councillors for the 60 day consideration period on 19th September 2019:

NOTICE_of_FURTHER_RULE_CHANGE_PROPOSALS_19_09_19.pdf NOTICE_of_FURTHER_RULE_CHANGE_PROPOSALS_19_09_19.pdf (298.36 KB Mon Nov 4 09:12:40 2019)

Federal Councillors will be asked to vote on the 18 proposals once the period of 60 days notice has concluded.

After the vote of the Federal Councillors, all of the rules changes which gain their approval will then be submitted to the Special Meeting of members that will be held on 17th December 2019.Financial members of AIMPE will have the right to discuss and vote on the rule changes that gain the approval of the Federal Councillors.

NOTE: The Queensland Branch Executive has requested that the December meeting for the Queensland Branch be held on Wednesday 18th December. The reason for the request is that there are no Branch officials available on Tuesday 17th December.  This change of date has been approved by the Federal Executive. Queensland Branch Members are advised that the monthly meeting for December will be held on Wednesday 18th December and that this meeting will be a Special Meeting to consider the proposed rule changes that have been approved by ballot of the members of Federal Council.


AIMPE rule changes lodged with Fair Work Commission

(updated 23 08 19)

The changes to six of the rules of the AIMPE which were approved by Special Meetings in May have now been lodged with the Fair Work Commission.

The declaration relating to the rules changes can be found by following the link below:

Declaration_re_AIMPE_Rule_Changes_23_08_19.pdf Declaration_re_AIMPE_Rule_Changes_23_08_19.pdf (766.31 KB Fri Aug 23 12:31:47 2019)

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AIMPE rule changes approved by special meeting

The AIMPE Special Meetings held in May approved changes to six of the rules of the AIMPE.

The results have been tabulated in the following summary document:

Special_Meeting_Rule_Change_Vote.doc Special_Meeting_Rule_Change_Vote.doc (101.50 KB Fri Aug 23 12:27:04 2019)

AIMPE rule changes - special meeting

(updated 24 05 19)

The AIMPE Federal Councillors have approved changes to six of the rules of the AIMPE - now it is up to members to endorse the rule changes.

Special meetings will be held next Tuesday 28th May in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle at the usual Branch monthly meeting venues.

The meeting in Port Adelaide will be held on 30th May in conjunction with the monthly meeting previously advised to SA Branch members.

Some of the Rule changes are priority matters because AIMPE has been asked to address shortcomings by the Australian Electoral Commission.

Others have become necessary as some rules have simply become out of date.

Members are advised that the AIMPE Federal Councillors did not approve one of the proposed rule changes (Proposed Rule Change 2).

Here is the explanation that was provided to the Federal Councillors in March when they were given the required 2 months notice of the proposed changes:

Notice_of_proposed_Rule_changes_2019.pdf Notice_of_proposed_Rule_changes_2019.pdf (98.01 KB Fri May 24 09:58:24 2019)

The first rule change approved is below:

Approved_RULE_CHANGE_1_re_33A_i_and_ii.pdf Approved_RULE_CHANGE_1_re_33A_i_and_ii.pdf (81.11 KB Fri May 24 10:01:14 2019)

The second rule change approved by Federal Councillors is below:

Approved_RULE_CHANGE_3_re_Rule_12.pdf Approved_RULE_CHANGE_3_re_Rule_12.pdf (77.95 KB Fri May 24 10:02:05 2019)

The third rule change approved by Federal Councillors is below:

Approved_RULE_CHANGE_4_re_Rule_9.pdf Approved_RULE_CHANGE_4_re_Rule_9.pdf (78.19 KB Fri May 24 10:02:55 2019)

The fourth rule change approved by Federal Councillors is below:

Approved_RULE_CHANGE_5_re_Rule_15.pdf Approved_RULE_CHANGE_5_re_Rule_15.pdf (76.07 KB Fri May 24 10:03:52 2019)

The fifth rule change approved by Federal Councillors is below:

Approved_RULE_CHANGE_6_re_Rule_30.pdf Approved_RULE_CHANGE_6_re_Rule_30.pdf (75.24 KB Fri May 24 10:04:37 2019)

The sixth rule change approved by Federal Councillors is below:

Approved_RULE_CHANGE_7__re_Rule_40.pdf Approved_RULE_CHANGE_7__re_Rule_40.pdf (73.43 KB Fri May 24 10:06:03 2019)




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