Article XIX- Authority To Merge, Affiliate And Amalgamate

    1. The Local shall have the power to merge, affiliate or amalgamate with any other trade union organization should such merger, affiliation or amalgamation be approved by a majority of those members who vote in a referendum vote.

    2. Where another trade union is merging with the Local and there is to be no change in the structure or name of the Local as a result of the merger, the merger may be effected by the passing of a motion in support of the merger at any membership meeting, without the necessity of holding the referendum vote as set out in paragraph (a) herein.