November 10, 2021– Summary of our Membership Meeting (Virtual)

Thanks to all who joined us at the CUPE 4879 General Meeting November 10th via Microsoft Teams. Here is a summary of the meeting.

New member oath of obligation: Andrew Skapenko

Minutes from last GM – Melissa Schuurman
Discussion: n/a
Motion 10-NOV-2021-G##: to accept minutes as presented
M/S/C: Melissa Schuurman/Laszlo Nemes/All in favour

Treasurer’s Report –Lyn Ferec
Discussion: Lyn presented financials from September and October. Treasurers will be meeting next week to do audit.
Motion 10-NOV-2021-G##: to accept the report as presented
M/S/C: Lyn Ferec/Laszlo Nemes/All in favour

Executive Report – Cindy Ozouf
Discussion: Met once since last GM (Nov.3), discussed upcoming TRU holiday fest, Social Committee got together to discuss idea for ornament decoration. Will be hosting volunteer luncheon on Nov.17 for our CUPE committee volunteers. Discussed December meeting and what to do about holiday social, more details to follow.
Motion 10-NOV-2021-G##: to accept the report as presented

M/S/C: Cindy Ozouf/Laszlo Nemes/All in favour

Nominations (with elections to be held at January GM)

• 1st Vice President
 Cindy Ozouf – accepted/acclaimed
• Treasurer
 Lyn Ferec – accepted/acclaimed
• Sergeant at Arms
 Laszlo Nemes – accepted/acclaimed

• One 3-year term position
 Sarah Aloisio – accepted/acclaimed
• One 1-year alternate position
 Jasmine Haskell – declined

Trustee – one 3-year term position
• Cristian Sonea – accepted/acclaimed

Education Committee – one 3-year term position – Election will be held in January
• Rhea Clements – accepted
• Kamel Johal – accepted

Food Services Advisory Committee (2 positions)
• Jonathan MacIntosh – accepted/acclaimed
• David Johnson – declined
• Navin Jain – accepted/acclaimed

Communications Committee
• Navin Jain – accepted/acclaimed

Social Committee
• No nominations

Shop Stewards
• David Johnson – accepted/acclaimed
• Sarah Aloisio – accepted/acclaimed

Updates on CUPE 4879 Bursaries

• Committee met last week, finalized application
• Application and criteria can be found on the CUPE website
• Deadline: January 21, 2022
• Applications can be sent via email or physical mail to CUPE office

Updates if any on Bylaws, Grievances and Negotiations

• Bylaws almost ready to be finalized/approved by membership before being sent off to CUPE national for approval
• Notice of motion: 21-06/21-07/21-08 to be moved to arbitration, will vote next at December GM
• Negotiations committee met a couple weeks ago to train and plan. A call for proposals will be coming out shortly to gather people’s ideas for bargaining

• Concern raised about staff numbers in Treasurer’s report, seems low (Lois said has to do with time of year) – next report will probably show higher numbers
• New course being offered by CUPE on December 1st – What shop stewards need to know about pensions, registration deadline is November 26th – 3 hour course, 7 spots left

Good of the Union:
Members in attendance at the meeting were entered into a draw for $100 prize and our regular $20 door prizes. Winners were:

$20 – Teresa Dickmeyer
$20 – Cliff Harms

Congratulations. Connie will be in touch.

Meeting was adjourned at 5:47 PM
Motion 10-NOV-2021-that this meeting be adjourned.
M/S/C: Lois Rugg/ Laszlo Nemes/All in favour