Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the meeting and our Christmas Social. It was such a great turn out! We hope to see you all at the next meeting sometime in January 2020.
Summary of the Meeting
A motion was passed to elect one alternate for the Job Evaluation committee on an annual basis. The election for this position will take place at the January 8th General Meeting when the other Executive and Committee positions are scheduled to be elected.
We also discuss that we will be electing four representatives to sit on the by-laws review AdHoc committee along with an Executive Liaison (which will be selected by the Executive Committee) and National Staff Representative, Harry Nott.
There was also a discussion on the memo from Human Resources about the Interview process for Job Evaluations. If you require more information, this memo can be viewed in its entirety on the CUPE email list. The Job Evaluation committee members from both sides of the party met to discuss this new process and agreed that eliminating the mandatory interviews will help alleviate the stress of the incumbent in this position. In addition, this will also allow the committee members to focus more on other committee work such as the Job Evaluation Questionnaires (JEQ) that members spend so much time and effort to complete. This change does not affect the manual, as the language already suggests that an interview is not mandatory. The committee however, may still request an interview if they require further clarification.
If members have any questions about the Job Evaluation process, they are encouraged to contact the CUPE 4879 office and we will connect you with a member of the Executive Committee. Please also note that the Job Evaluation resources are also available via the CUPE 4879 website and can be found via this link: https://4879.cupe.ca/resources/ .
We also encourage members to contact CUPE 4879 office prior to submitting a Job Evaluation Questionnaire so that we may offer our advice and support.
Executive Report – New Motion
A motion was passed to send two delegates to the CUPE BC “Super Conference” scheduled for June 2020 in Nanaimo, B.C. More details will follow.
Elections for various committee positions will take place in the new year.
Elections to send delegates to the CUPE BC Convention will also take place in February.
Lois thanked the TRU Community and our members who donated shoes for the Annual Kamloops Shoe Memorial. It was a very touching ceremony that included the inaugural Red Dress Memorial. Lois also asked members to consider collecting or buying shoes for donations for the 2020 memorial if they are able.
The TRU Student Union’s inaugural holiday fest was a success and very well attended. The decorated Santa by our members was well received and over 200 cups of cider was consumed. Everyone had a good time!