Constitution

Rule 1 Title and Office

(1) . The name of the union shall be the Hong Kong Journalists Association 香港記者協會 (hereinafter referred to as the union). (2) . The registered office of the union is Flat A, 15/F., Henfa Commercial Building, 348-350 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

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Rule 2 Objectives

The objectives of the union shall be as follows: (1) . To secure the complete organisation in the union of all journalists, photographers and artists employed in news organisations, and others who earn their income from journalism. (2) . To secure and maintain just and proper rates of wages, hours

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Rule 3 Membership

(1) The union is open to any person employed as a journalist, photographer or artist in news organisations, and others who earn their income from journalism. (2) There will be six categories of membership: (A) Full members: Those earning the majority of their income from journalistic work. Journalistic work for

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Rule 6 Elections and Secret Ballot

(1) . All elections or other matters set out in Rule 6(2) for decision by secret ballot at the Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting of the union shall be held under the authority of the Executive Committee or under the authority of an Election Committee appointed specifically for the purpose

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Rule 7 Executive Committee

(1) . The government of the union in the periods between Annual General Meetings and the conduct of its business shall be vested in an Executive Committee. (2) . The Executive Committee shall consist of a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and 8 to 10 members who shall be elected annually by

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Rule 8 Officers of the Union

(1) . (i) The Chairperson shall be elected annually by secret ballot at the Annual General Meeting, shall serve for one year, and shall be eligible for re-election for three consecutive terms. (ii) The Chairperson shall preside at all Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings and Executive Committee Meetings and shall

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Rule 9 Use of Funds

(1) . Subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, the funds of the union shall be used for: (i) The payment of salaries to employees of the union and allowances and expenses of officers of the union incurred on official business. (ii) The payment of expenses for the administration

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Rule 10 Establishment of Welfare Benefit Fund

The Executive Committee shall have the power to establish and/or administer a Welfare Benefit Fund or to appoint a sub-committee to administer the Fund. The Fund shall be open to all members and give benefits to members and/or their families in the event of death, accident, sickness, distress, unemployment, maternity

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