Local associations

13(1) Subject to subsection (3), any 100 active members of the Association may apply to the Provincial Executive Council to form a local by instructing the provisional secretary-treasurer of the proposed local to submit a copy of its proposed constitution and bylaws to the executive secretary.

(2) On receipt of an application under subsection (1) and on ­approval of the proposed constitution and bylaws, the Provincial Executive Council may issue a charter under the seal of the Association constituting the applicants as a local of the ­Association.

(3) No application under subsection (1) shall be considered for approval by the Provincial Executive Council unless all the teachers from one or more school districts will be included as members of the proposed local.

14 Any active member of the Association who teaches within the boundaries of a local as defined by the Provincial Executive Council shall be a member of such local.

15 The administrative body of a local shall be an executive ­committee composed of a president, vice-president,
secretary-­treasurer, and such other officers as are included by the constitution of the local.

16 The duties, organization and operation of the local shall be as set out in the standard constitution subject to modifications proposed by the local and approved by the Provincial Executive Council.

17(1) Local representatives shall be selected in the manner prescribed by the local constitution.

(2) Local representatives shall attend all sessions of the representative assemblies of the Association and shall perform any additional duties that are provided for in the constitution of their locals or prescribed by the Provincial Executive Council or the Annual Representative Assembly.

18 The constitution, bylaws, or rules and regulations of any local shall be subject to revision, addition or disallowance by the Provincial Executive Council.

19 Notwithstanding any other bylaw herein contained, each local shall call a general, local council or executive committee meeting of the local on the request of an officer of the Association or of the district representative of whose district such local forms a part.

20 Each local shall make an annual report to the Provincial Executive Council at such time and in such form as Council may require.

21 Sublocals may be formed by local associations under a constitution approved by the local association and ratified by the Provincial Executive Council of the Association.

22(1) If the actions or omissions of a local, its officers or employees cause the Association to incur expenses, financial liability or potential financial liability because of the failure of the local, its officers or employees to:
(a) seek advice from the Association when advice should have been sought,
(b) follow advice received from the Association or its solicitors, or
(c) cooperate with the Association,
then the Provincial Executive Council may levy an amount to be paid by the local to the Association.

(2) Any levy imposed by the Provincial Executive Council under this section is a debt due by the local to the Association and may be recovered by the Association by deducting the amount of the levy from the fees remitted to the local in accordance with Bylaw 10 until the debt is fully paid.

(3) If a local wishes to contest whether a levy should have been made against it or the amount of a levy against it, then the local shall refer the matter in dispute to arbitration under the Arbitration Act.

23(1) The Provincial Executive Council may enter into an agreement with an organization to recognize it as a special retired teachers’ local of the Association.

(2) The agreement shall specify the rights, privileges and obligations of the special retired teachers’ local.

(3) The provisions of these bylaws applicable to locals do not apply to a special retired teachers’ local of the Association.

(4) The Provincial Executive Council may by resolution terminate its recognition of an organization as a special retired teachers’ local of the Association.