In accordance with the provisions of Articles L2131-1 et seq. of the French Labor Code, a trade association is formed between the persons or companies that adhere to the present Articles of Association, which takes the title of Trade Union Chamber of Laboratory Equipments and Equipment Manufacturers, whose acronym is FABRILABO and hereinafter referred to as the union.
The purpose of the union is to promote and defend the collective and individual interests of its members in order to foster their development.
Without this list being exhaustive, it is within the remit of the union:
The active members are:
– On the one hand, companies incorporated under French law and carrying on an activity exclusively meeting one or more of the following definitions: Designers, builders, installers, dealers in materials, apparatus, equipment and accessories intended for laboratories; Industrialists specializing in service activities related to laboratories.
– On the other hand, any natural person whose competence is recognized in the laboratory field.
Associate members are companies and/or natural persons who do not meet the criteria set as active members or associations or groupings whose activities are related to those of the profession and who, as such, may participate in some of the union’s actions by invitation.
Honorary members are natural persons who have rendered or are likely to render eminent services to the profession. Honorary members are appointed by the Board of Directors.
Any application for admission must be made by a duly motivated application addressed to the Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to as the Board of Directors. A notification of this application must be sent by the Board of Directors to all its active members who then have 15 days to present any information, opinions, objections etc. which will be examined by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has sovereign power of decision and is not required to justify the reasons for its decision.
The application for admission must be sponsored by at least one active member who has been a member for at least three years.
Active members may attend meetings on which they depend and all other union events (committees, working groups, general meetings, etc.), with the right to vote.
Active members must respect the present statutes, the general rules of procedure, the professional charters and pay their membership fees at the end of their term. They are obliged to respect the rules ethics of the profession.
Associate members attend union events to which they are invited.
Associate members must respect the present statutes, the general rules of procedure, the professional charters and pay their dues when due. They undertake to respect the ethical rules of the profession.
Honorary members attend the meetings of sections or commissions or boards of directors to which they are invited, in an advisory capacity. They shall not be bound by any contribution. They may be entrusted with certain tasks, either by the sections or commissions or by the Board of Directors.
Members may be excluded if they:
Exclusions are pronounced by the Board of Directors. A member subject to an exclusion measure shall no longer have the
right, therefore, to claim the status of member. The membership fee is due for a period of six months from the date of exclusion. Exclusion
does not extinguish the member’s other debts to the union, which retains the right to sue for them.
possibly the recovery by any means it deems useful.
The union’s social fund, which is managed under the control of the president, is made up of:
The AGM of the active members of the union meets at least once a year, in the course of the first meeting. Semester of the year upon convocation by the President. Notices of meeting, together with the agenda, must be sent by circular letter to the following address individually or by e-mail, at least one month before the date of the meeting.
Active members not participating in the AGM may be represented by giving a written power of attorney to another active member, with no more than five powers of attorney being granted to the same active member.
OGMs and EGMs can only validly deliberate on issues on the agenda established by the President.
If an Extraordinary General Meeting is convened by a written request from at least one quarter of the members of the union as provided for in Article 15, the request made by the draft related resolutions must be expressly included on the agenda.
The necessary quorums are:
The following majorities will be required for the adoption of resolutions:
A director is a personally elected natural person, representing an active member of the union, he is elected for three years and is eligible for re-election for a maximum of three successive terms. The term of office runs from the annual AGM at which it was elected.
The administration of the trade union and the organization of its work is entrusted to a Board of Directors made up of the
minimum of 5 directors and a maximum of 12 directors elected at the AGM.
At the end of the ordinary general meeting, the Board elects the president, the two vice-presidents, the treasurer and the secretary of the union. They are elected for 3 years. They may be re-elected for a maximum of 3 years.
The Board of Directors may not include more than one natural person representing the same legal entity.
In the event of a director’s departure (resignation, exclusion, death, etc.), the Board of Directors may be supplemented by co-opting a new member, whose appointment must be submitted for approval at the AGM.
The functions of directors are entirely voluntary, they are bound by professional secrecy.
The Board of Directors meets, upon convocation by the Chairman, whenever the latter deems it useful and at least four times a year.
It is validly constituted when at least one third of the voting rights are present. Representation and postal voting are not allowed. Meetings may be opened
to any invited member.
The minutes of the Board of Directors are signed by the Chairman and the Secretary and communicated to all the directors.
Any director who is absent from the Board of Directors (over the 12-month period between two AG0) will be deemed to have resigned, except in the event of illness. A vacancy will automatically be filled declared open.
The board is the official representative of the union. In addition to the permanent delegations to the President and Vice-Presidents, it can give special delegations to one of its members. Any delegation
special is renewable every year.
The board has full powers to consider, monitor and resolve issues within the union’s remit.
It shall adopt the budget for each financial year and present the accounts to the General Meeting in accordance with Article 21.
It has full powers to convene, when it deems it useful, the OGA and to refer to it any matter concerning the life of the union.
It may also decide to affiliate to certain groupings, federations or associations that it deems useful to defend the interests of the members. This decision is sovereign when the financial burdens it entails are paid out of the union’s ordinary budget. It must be approved by the general meeting when the decision results in the payment, by some or all of the members of the union, of specific additional subscriptions.
Finally, the Board decides on the broad lines of the organization of the union and the creation of sections or commissions.
The members of the executive committee are elected from among the directors; they assist the Chairman in day-to-day management.
The executive committee is composed of:
the President of the union
the two Vice-Presidents
The President may request the presence of the Presidents of existing committees and sections.
The Bureau shall meet when convened by the President or, if the President is unable to attend, on the following occasions convening one of the Vice-Presidents as often as necessary and at least 4 times a year.
The President reports on the work of the Bureau to the Board.
The President of the union convenes the General Meetings, the Board of Directors and the Officers. He presides over their meetings and directs the debates and proceedings.
The President represents the union in all circumstances; he or she orders expenditure and, together with the Treasurer, carries out all banking transactions on behalf of the union.
With the authorization of the Board of Directors, he pleads, settles, gives all receipts and releases, institutes and follows up all legal actions.
He may delegate all or part of his powers, in specific areas, to the members of the bureau or the board of directors.
Done at Courbevoie, 13 June 2019.