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The "Union Générale des Ingénieurs, Cadres, Techniciens" (UGICT-CGT) is the organisation within the CGT specifically aimed at these categories. It includes employed and unemployed P&MS and defends their rights and professional, moral and material, social and economic, individual and collective interests.
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Article 1

UGICT-CGT ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION ADOPTED AT THE 12th CONGRESS (Nantes, 23 March 1996)

I. – CONSTITUTION AND PURPOSE

The "Union Générale des Ingénieurs, Cadres, Techniciens" (UGICT-CGT) is the organisation within the CGT specifically aimed at these categories. It includes employed and unemployed P&MS and defends their rights and professional, moral and material, social and economic, individual and collective interests.

Article 2

UGICT-CGT comprises: The specific organisations for services, establishments and firms. The Federal Unions or equivalent for P&MS formed within the CGT federations. The Territorial Committees of professional and managerial staff within the CGT Territorial Unions. The CGT trade unions, for those members affiliated to the UGICT-CGT, and who have not yet set up a specific organisation.

No organisation may claim membership of the UGICT-CGT unless it is a member of: its federation and therefore of its Federal Union if it exists; its Territorial Union and therefore its Territorial Committee if it exists.

Article 3

UGICT-CGT acts according to the principles and values of confederate trade unionism, as defined in the introduction and Section 1 of the CGT Articles of Association. In accordance with article 18 of these Articles, it defines and implements CGT action for P&MS.

It helps to express converging interests of all categories of workers, in employment, retired or unemployed.

II. – ACTIVITY AND OPERATION

Article 4

UGICT-CGT aims to develop specific action for demands corresponding to the interests and needs of the workers it represents. It takes into account their various situations. It acts for their right to join a union and to get organised collectively. It represents them in national committees and organisations, and in the delegations or negotiating bodies with administrations and employers’ organisations.

It coordinates the work of the specific organisations that belong to the UGICT-CGT and gives impetus to the actions and development in cooperation with all the CGT organisations.

Article 5

Because it operates democratically at all levels, it can allow those P&MS who belong to the CGT to debate and elaborate their demands, and determine how to achieve them. To enable union members to act their role to the full, UGICT-CGT takes the appropriate initiatives to provide the necessary information and training on union matters.

Article 6

UGICT-CGT bases its activity on being independent from employers’ associations, Administrations, governments, and political, philosophical, religious and other organisations. It is forbidden to use one’s affiliation or any position within UGICT-CGT for any political or electoral action outside the organisation.

Article 7

UGICT-CGT cooperates:

  • With the federations to set in place and develop Federal Unions, in the most appropriate forms.
  • With the territorial unions to create and consolidate the UGICT-CGT committees to meet the needs of the area (prefecture).

Article 8

UGICT-CGT and its various elements cooperate with the local Unions to develop the work and presence of the CGT in the areas concerned. They encourage union members and specific organisations to join the local trade union. UGICT-CGT assists unemployed P&MS in any demands or unionisation matters, and helps to create groups of P&MS job seekers, in cooperation with the Unemployed Committees and all the CGT organisations.

Article 9

UGICT-CGT publishes its own confederal journal, "Options" to inform P&MS about CGT affairs. It maintains a regular link with union members and helps to spread the reputation and development of the UGICT-CGT organisations.

Article 10

The UGICT-CGT Congress:

The financial resources required to run the UGICT-CGT are acquired by:

  • A share of the FNI (CGT national cross-sectorial solidarity fund) contribution paid to the federation by each union member affiliated to UGICT-CGT
  • A share of each contribution paid to the federations by the trade unions or federal unions, for their members affiliated to UGICT-CGT. The amount of this share, which forms the dues to be paid to UGICT-CGT by the member organisations is determined each year by the National Council. UGICT-CGT can receive subsidies, donations and legacies, and any sums in compliance with its purpose.
III. – MANAGEMENT BODIES

Article 11

The UGICT-CGT Congress meets regularly every three years at the request of the National Council which draws up the agenda. Extraordinary Congresses may be convened by a two-thirds majority vote of the National Council. The role of the Congress is to define the UGICT-CGT strategy and to elect its Executive Committee. It is empowered to modify these articles of association.

The National Council:

Article 12

Delegates at the UGICT-CGT Congress are elected by the specific organisations set out in article 2, paragraph 1. For each professional branch and each territory (prefecture), the number of delegates is proportional to the number of its affiliated members, making sure that there is maximum direct representation of the services, establishments and firms.

In this context, the National Council decides on representation at the Congress. The Federations, in agreement with the Territorial Committees, and coordinated by UGICT-CGT, implement these measures, define how to represent specific organisations which have no direct delegates as well as trade unions in which only part of the members are affiliated to UGICT-CGT. The National Council can decide to have broader representation at the Congress, in an advisory capacity, from CGT company organisations whose P&MS members are not yet affiliated to UGICT-CGT, and from local Unions who wish to increase their activity in this field. The Territorial Committees and Federal Unions send a representative to attend the Congress. Each organisation represented at the Congress is entitled to a number of votes calculated on the dues paid to the federation and received by UGICT-CGT.

Article 13

In between each UGICT-CGT Congress, the National Council is empowered to take all necessary steps to apply the decisions of the Congress and those brought about by any change in situation. The National Council is made up of representatives of organisations defined in article 2, elected by their Federal Union or their Territorial Committee, as follows:

  • 2 delegates for up to 500 members plus one extra delegate for each additional 500 in the Federal Unions.
  • 1 delegate for up to 500 members plus one extra delegate for each additional 500 in the Territorial Committees.

The members of the Executive Committee and those of the Financial Control Committee attend the National Council in an advisory capacity. The National Council is obliged to hold meetings twice a year. The Executive Committee can decide whether to hold extraordinary meetings of the National Council.

In the event of a vacancy, the National Council can elect new members to the Executive Committee, nominated by the Committee.

The Executive Committee:

Article 14

The Executive Committee is elected by the Congress, which determines the number of its members. Candidates are nominated by those organisations that meet the conditions for representation at the Congress, the federal unions, the Territorial Committees. The National Council fixes the deadline for applications and their publication method. The Executive Committee, together with the national officers, manages and administrates UGICT-CGT under the supervision of the National Council between meetings. The Executive Committee usually meets once a month, and more frequently if circumstances require it.

The Bureau:

Article 15

At each ordinary Congress, the National Council elects the UGICT-CGT bureau and secretariat whose members are chosen from the Executive Committee, which nominates them. The National Council has the capacity to decide the members of the Committee and the Secretariat. In the event of a vacancy, it sees to the replacement of their members. It also appoints the general secretary and the treasurer of the UGICT-CGT.

Article 16

The national Bureau – the UGICT-CGT permanent management body – determines the frequency of meetings, distributes the tasks among the members and submits proposals for organisation to the Executive Committee.

Article 17

The Secretariat, in compliance with the decisions of the Bureau and the Executive Committee and on their behalf, organises the day-to-day business of UGICT-CGT and takes all the necessary initiatives to do so.

The Financial Control Committee:

Article 18

The Congress determines the number of members and elects the Financial Control Committee. A person cannot sit on the Executive Committee and the Financial Control Committee at the same time. Candidates are presented as per the conditions laid out in article 14, paragraphs 2 and 3. The committee ensures effective financial management of UGICT-CGT. Each year it drafts a report submitted to the National Council for ratification. It appoints a President from within the committee. Its members attend the Executive Committee meetings in an advisory capacity.

IV. – ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGAL MATTERS

Article 19

UGICT-CGT is a union of trade unions constituted in compliance with the law published on 21 March 1884 for an unlimited duration. It is domiciled at 263 Rue de Paris, 93514 MONTREUIL CEDEX.

Article 20

UGICT-CGT can take legal action in all national or international jurisdictions, to defend individual and collective interests, as well as any issues involving society, environment, peace and human rights. It does so either on its own account or in support of one of its organisations, a person or legal entity, or by substitution if it concerns the group interests.

The Secretary General, or a member of the committee (on written order from the SG) is empowered to represent the UGICT-CGT in court.

Article 21

The abbreviation “UGICT-CGT” is the common property of all the member organisations. No organisation or person may claim to belong to UGICT-CGT, or use its abbreviation, unless the conditions laid out in these articles are met, nor for any other purpose than those stipulated therein. With the exception of the Union Générale cited in article 1, the abbreviation "UGICT-CGT" alone shall not identify a trade union or a union of trade unions.

Article 22

Under the rules of procedure the National Council may determine all the detailed provisions or implementing measures not covered under these articles.

Article 23

Unless otherwise specified in these articles of association, voting for the UGICT-CGT takes place: - by the majority of voters present for the National Council, the Executive Committee and the Bureau; - by the majority of voters present or represented for the Congress.

Article 24

These articles of association may only be altered by a decision taken at a congress, voted with a two-thirds majority. Proposed modifications must be submitted to the organisations making up the congress no later than two months before it opens.

UGICT-CGT may only be dissolved by a Congress, and dissolution must be voted unanimously. Should this occur, the properties and assets, and also the archives, shall be made over to the Confédération Générale du Travail, 263 Rue de Paris, 93515 MONTREUIL CEDEX.

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