February 12, 2020 – Summary of our Membership Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended our Feb 12 meeting. It was nice to see all of you there.

Presentation by HR on Article (11e) changes to filling of temporary vacancies

Amanda Ellison, Associate Director of HR, was our guest of the night. She gave a presentation on the recent changes to Article 11(e) temporary vacancies and its implementation as negotiated by the employer and the Union in our last bargaining round. The presentation gave some clarity on the Annual Performance Plan process and participation. It also covered topics on career progression and skill development along with some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the process. If you missed this presentation and would like to learn more, there will be opportunities during lunch n learn sessions coming up about this topic in the very near future. Watch the CUPE list for upcoming announcements.

Election of Grievance Committee for the remainder of the term (2021)

Congratulations to Joanne Atherton who was acclaimed for the vacant position in the Grievance Committee for the remainder of the term to 2021. We look forward to working with you!

Election of Employee Wellness, Innovation and Training Committee

The two-year term for the Wellness, Innovation and Training Committee will now have our local President, Lois Rugg and newly elected delegates Melissa Schuurman and Shilpee Sharma. The committee will assist in developing the terms of reference and implementation of the negotiated Service Agreement per the last round of bargaining

Election of Annual Professional Development Planning Committee

Congratulations! to Melissa Schuurman who was elected to the one year term position for the Annual Professional Development Planning Committee to represent our local on the planning committee and the Engagement Steering Committee Group.

Motion to send and elect 6 delegates and 1 alternate, with preference given to members of the Executive Committee, to the CUPE BC Convention in Vancouver, BC (April 22-25, 2020) with funds to come from the Convention budget line, not to exceed $17,000

A motion was passed to send and elect 6 delegates and 1 alternate to the Annual CUPE BC Convention April 22-25, 2020.  This year’s delegates will consist of: President, Lois Rugg, and the following Executive members: Lyn Ferec, Cindy Ozouf and Karl Fultz. The elected delegates joining us this year is Melissa Schuurman and Joanne Atherton. Our alternate delegate is Navin Jain. The CUPE BC convention is held annually and is the parliament of the provincial division of CUPE BC. It is where resolutions are discussed and passed and direction is given to the provincial executive board by all the participating locals and memberships.

Motion to send and elect up to 2 delegates to the Canadian Labour Congress Convention in Vancouver, BC (May 4-8, 2020)

A motion was passed to send and elect up to 2 delegates to the Canadian Labour Congress Convention (CLC).  Our local is entitled to send one delegate and an alternate. However, CUPE National has indicated that they will likely have additional credentials available so we may be able to send two delegates. Lois Rugg will go as the President and Lyn Ferec was elected as the alternate. If we are able to send two delegates, Lyn will attend as the second delegate and Cindy Ozouf will be the 2nd alternate. The CLC convention is the parliament of the congress and its affiliated unions from across Canada and will be held in Vancouver, May 4-8, 2020.

Hope to see you at our next meeting on March 11, 2020 at 4:35 pm Room OL 127.