Apr 13, 2022 Summary of our General Meeting (Hybrid)

Below is summary of our meeting.

We welcomed new members (new to the meeting) Rachel Macleod and Damara Anderson.

TRUSU campaign coordinator, Leif Douglass made a presentation on proposed changes to Senate
Highlights of the presentation included:

  • TRU doesn’t have senate seats to represent students in each school/faculty, TRUSU is petitioning to get senate structure changed to add more seats
  • Challenge exists at other special purpose institutions in BC, looking to format similar to research-based institutions
  • Proposal to have student seats from each school/faculty, no one loses seats, but would increase the number of senate seats.
  • Would need to amend Thompson Rivers University Act and the University Act
  • Next steps: Looking for a letter of support from CUPE and waiting for new Provost to start in July to set meeting to discuss
  • Attached is a template for letters individual members can send in support

JHSC First Aid Incident Reporting Presentation – Michael Dillon
Highlights of Michaels report included:

  • Incident and first aid reporting guidelines (March 2022) presentation from last JHSC meeting
  • First aid – contact security (excluding emergencies), they are trained and designated as first aid attendants on campus
  • Incident reports should be filled out by employee and supervisor asap (online)
  • If 911 is called, also reach out to security – can get there faster
  • Faculty, staff and contractors should not provide transportation to medical options, insurance and liability – get a taxi or ambulance, security working to obtain vouchers
  • Question was asked about employees who received stipends to be first aid attendants – issue was if staff member were on vacation, not sure who to call – security always has 5 people on campus at any given time so makes sense they should be responders.
  • Note that Security office should also have ‘First Aid’ included in signage at office in Old Main, along with ‘Lost & Found’, Mike will bring that up at next committee meeting

Presentation will also be added to our website resources.

General Discussion and Updates:

  • Survey: In-person vs. Virtual vs. Hybrid GMs – We will be sending a survey out to members for feedback on the format of GMs moving forward.  The April 13th GM was held as a Hybrid meeting with approximately 13 people in attendance and remainder were virtual.  Look forward to getting the membership’s feedback in the survey.
  • TRU wants to extend the Working From Home (WFH) pilot LOU to March 31, 2023.  We meet with employer to find out if there were changes, want to keep parameters the same.  TRU wants to do more research now that pandemic is “over” – everyone is back to work on campus.  They have received a lot of positive feedback from those doing the pilot.
  • Bargaining – proposals were ratified and survey sent out to rate them.  The committee will be setting up a  meeting with TRU’s chief negotiator Geoff Tierney. 
  • 4 grievances are moving to arbitration/mediation – waiting on dates
  • Only 1 grievance filed so far this year which is a selection grievance
  • Day of Mourning Ceremony – April 28, 2022 at 6pm on St Andrews on the Square.  We encourage members to attend this important event.  Safety should always be at top of mind when we are at work.  A motion was made and carried from the floor to donate $200 to the KDLC to help promote the event.  It passed unanimously.

Our lucky door prize winners were Jason Staruiala and Tony Kuczma

 Mark your calendars for the next General meeting scheduled for May 11, 2022.

 

 

Mar 15, 2022 Summary of the Special Meeting to Ratify Bargaining Proposals- Virtual

Thank you to all that attended the meeting.

We had a great turnout of members with good debate and discussion on proposals brought forward. The negotiation Committee was introduced and include Lois Rugg, President, Melissa Schuurman, Chair, with Cindy Ozouf, Lyn Ferec, Jackie Enders and Evelyn Senger. Our National Rep, Harry Nott will be the spokesperson at the table.

The process for bargaining was laid out again and  members were reminded that the proposals before them were from the membership or submitted by the Negotiation committee. The committee Negotiations Chair, Melissa Schuurman presented the recommended proposals and members were provided with a link to the document for review at the meeting, which also included proposals that were not recommended with a rationale as to why.

The members had an opportunity to make a motion to add/delete or amend a proposal.  It was then seconded, discussed and voted on.

The proposal package as amended was voted on and ratified. The package will now  be sent to the membership in a form of a survey. Members will be asked to prioritize the proposals, either all of them or just select their top 10-15 priorities.  The committee will use this as a tool at bargaining knowing what are the most important proposals on the table for the membership overall.

Once the committee begins bargaining with the employer the Union will provide general updates including when the parties are meeting but will not be able to discuss details discussed at the bargaining table.  When the bargaining team reaches a tentative agreement or have been given a final offer the committee will bring back a comprehensive explanation with recommendation to accept or to not recommend acceptance  The membership will then be given an opportunity to vote in favour of the tentative agreement/final offer or vote against.

If you have any questions or need clarification you are welcome to contact Lois Rugg, President at presidentcupe4879@shaw.ca

The Negotiation committee thanked all of the members for their participation in the proposal process and going forward with the survey. Your solidarity is appreciated.

Mar 9, 2022 Summary of our General Meeting – Virtual

Thank you to all who attended the meeting. It was nice to see you there.

  • Negotiation committee updates – three calls for proposals and ideas were sent for a deadline January.  The Negotiation Committee has met and looked over the 100 plus submissions and will make recommendations to the membership with a rationale why they recommend or do not recommend ratifying.  Motions that are not recommended will be presented with a rationale as to why ie they may not be in the scope of bargaining or should be discussed at LMC or another alternative.   Members will have an opportunity to amend the proposals and or delete/add proposals at the meeting.  Special meeting will be held March 15th.
  • The Executive and membership discussed a return to in-person/hybrid GMs – Looking to do a hybrid GM in April if we can find an available room and will send out a survey to see how many might want to either return in person or prefer to join virtually.
  • CNOY update – KDLC was the 2nd place team with over $4000 raised.  Thank you to all members who participated and donated.  Kudos to Melissa Schuurman who made it into the top 10 fundraisers and to our other CUPE 4879 participants, Cindy Ozouf, Shannon James, Karl Fultz, Lois Rugg, Tony Kuzcma and Shilpee Sharma.
  • WIT Committee Update– Career Enhancement Fund had 15 successful applicants.  Members were reminded to plan ahead and look for next year’s application.  CUPE plugged the Personal Effectiveness Training series happening through March.  It looks very popular and lots of people are signing up.
  • Faculty Rally for Ukraine on Friday – Lois sent email out prior to the meeting
  • Lois advised members impacted by Ukraine should contact the union, Campus Wellness Advisor and/or EAP if they need support.  CUPE National has made a statement of support for Ukraine and donated $50,000 to help Ukraine with humanitarian needs.
  • T4’s for 2021 – there may seem less income than previous year on your T4’s.  Payroll confirmed 2020 had 27 pay periods so explains why our 2021 Box 14 showed less then previous year.

See you at the next meeting on April 6, 2022.

February 9, 2022 Summary of our General Meeting (Virtual)

Thanks to all who joined us at the CUPE 4879 General Meeting January 12th via Microsoft Teams. Here is a summary of the meeting.

New member oath of obligation:  no new members

Minutes from last GM – Melissa Schuurman

Discussion: Melissa presented the minutes from January GM.

Motion 09-FEB-2022-G##: to accept minutes as presented

M/S/C:  Melissa Schuurman/Laszlo Nemes/All in favour

Treasurer’s Report –Lyn Ferec

Discussion: Presented the December 2021 financials and update on staff numbers between 2020 and 2021

Motion 09-FEB-2022-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, discussed agenda for this GM, Convention, Childcare campaign, CNOY

Motion 09-FEB-2022-G##: to accept the report as presented

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

Motions from Executive Report:

Motion 09-FEB-2022-G##: To send 6 delegates for the CUPE BC Convention to include the President, 5 delegates and one alternate, with preference given to Executive

M/S/C:  Lois Rugg/Cindy Ozouf/All in favour

Election of 6 delegates for the CUPE BC Convention to include the President, 5 delegates and one alternate:

Delegates:

  • Cindy Ozouf – accepted/acclaimed
  • Lyn Ferec – accepted/acclaimed
  • Navin Jain – accepted/acclaimed
  • Jackie Enders – accepted/acclaimed
  • Melissa Schuurman – declined
  • David Johnson – declined
  • Kamel Johal – accepted
  • Linda Fleck – declined

Alternates:

  • Stacy Peña – accepted
  • Sarah Aloisio – accepted/elected
  • Discussion and updates:
    • BC Childcare campaign – Melissa reminded everyone to really push the campaign, share Andrea’s campaign video on Facebook and get the word out to friends
    • CNOY 2022 – Reminder to sign up as part of fundraiser and if you cannot participate, you can also donate to a fellow member who is.

    Friendly amendment to Motion 12-JAN-2022-G##: To sponsor up to 6 candidates to participate in CNOY, $50 each (up to $300) with money to come out of the Donations budget line from January 2022 GM to increase donation amount from $300 to $500 so more people can participate.

    M/S/C: Lyn Ferec/Cindy Ozouf/All-in-favour 

    • Joint letter from TRUFA/CUPE was sent to Minister Kang regarding TRU investigation, received a response that they are aware, keeping an eye on it
    • TRUFA has had a vote of non-confidence against TRU President and BOG Chair, will see what happens as a result
    • Negotiations – received final round of proposals, the next step is for the committee to review the proposals and compile them so they can be presented for the membership to vote on. Lois and Melissa thanked everyone for sending their input
    • WIT Committee – expanding the Career Enhancement Fund application to include auxiliary employees, and will be topping up some of those who applied

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

    Shannon James – $20

    Michael Dillon – $20

    Heather Mackay – box of chocolates

    Congratulations.  Connie will be in touch.

    Meeting was adjourned at 5:51 PM

    Motion 09-FEB-2022-G##: that this meeting be adjourned.

    M/S/C:  Lyn Ferec/Melissa Schuurman/All in favour

     

Jan 12, 2022 Summary of our General Meeting (Virtual)

New member oath of obligation:  no new members

Minutes from last GM – Melissa Schuurman

Discussion: Melissa presented the minutes from December GM.

Motion 12-JAN-2022-G##: to accept minutes as presented

M/S/C:  Melissa Schuurman/Navin Jain/All in favour

Treasurer’s Report –Lyn Ferec

Discussion: Presented the November financials and gave update on staff numbers between 2020 and 2021

Motion 12-JAN-2022-G##: to accept the report as presented

M/S/C:  Lyn Ferec/Navin/All in favour

Executive Report – Melissa Schuurman

Discussion: Met once since last GM. Discussed agenda items for this GM. Lois gave update on return to work – emailed Provost about Bonnie Henry’s message about WFH, hopefully meeting with Provost on Friday. Email from Lois about Coldest Night of the Year, have a motion to sponsor 6 candidates to participate.

Motion 12-JAN-2022-G##: to accept the report as presented

M/S/C:  Melissa Schuurman/Navin Jain/All in favour

Motions from Executive Report:

Motion 12-JAN-2022-G##: To sponsor up to 6 candidates to participate in CNOY, $50 each (up to $300) with money to come out of the Donations budget line

M/S/C:  Melissa Schuurman/Lyn Ferec/All in favour         

Elections – 2 positions on the Joint Job Evaluation Committee (JJEC)

1 one-year term for remainder of current vacant position to January 2023

Nominations:

Jaspreet Kaur – accepted/acclaimed

1 one-year term as alternate to January 2023

Nominations:

Kam Johal – accepted/acclaimed

Discussion and updates:

  • CUPE Bursaries – Cindy Ozouf gave reminder to apply before the deadline
  • WIT Committee Update – Melissa Schuurman gave an update on credential enhancement fund, told members to keep an eye out for application
  • TRU Investigation – Melissa Schuurman gave update that one of the senior executives that was part of the investigation has left TRU. We are continuing to work with TRUFA on next steps and wiil update members as we have more information
  • Return to work/WFH – Melissa Schuurman gave update that herself and Lois met with the other union execs and the Provost last Friday to talk about TRU’s plans and what managers have discretion to do regarding WFH. If a manager does agree to WFH it has to be for a justifiable reason, it cannot be just because an employee wants to.  Managers can say no regardless because TRU is following PHO rules and WorksafeBC policies.

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

Jaspreet Kaur

Kamel Johal

Congratulations.  Connie will be in touch.

Meeting was adjourned at 5:27 PM

Motion 12-JAN-2022-G##: that this meeting be adjourned.

M/S/C:  Cindy Ozouf/Melissa Schuurman/All in favour

 

December 8, 2021 Summary of our General Meeting (Virtual)


New member oath of obligation:  Srividya Srnivasan and Samantha Ghoury

Minutes from last GM – Melissa Schuurman

Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: to pause the presentation of minutes as guest speaker, David Fleming

Discussion: Rhea Clements withdrew her nomination to Education Committee, so Kamal was acclaimed

Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: to accept minutes as presented

M/S/C:  Melissa Schuurman/Lyn Ferec/All in favour

Treasurer’s Report –Lyn Ferec

Discussion: Presented financials from November. Question about staff numbers.  Note that Lancaster training that Lois/Melissa were to attend Dec.1/2 was cancelled and rescheduled for March.

Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: to accept the report as presented

M/S/C:  Lyn Ferec/Melissa Schuurman/All in favour

Executive Report – Cindy Ozouf

Discussion: Met twice since last GM. Discussed holiday social, donations, and TRU investigation.

Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: to accept the report as presented

M/S/C:  Cindy Ozouf/Navin Jain/All in favour

Motions from Executive Report:

Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: To add an additional $700 to holiday donations

M/S/C:  Cindy Ozouf/Navin Jain/All in favour

                Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: to purchase a holiday present for Connie valued at $150, with funds to come out of general office budget line

M/S/C:  Cindy Ozouf/Navin Jain/All in favour

                Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: Donation of $100 to Local 1630 to come out of Solidarity Budget line

Discussion: Question was asked about amount of money left in Solidarity Budget Line, Lyn confirmed $600.

M/S/C:  Cindy Ozouf/Navin Jain/All in favour

Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: Emergency Motion to donate $500 to the CUPE BC Disaster Relief Fund with funds to come out of the Solidarity Budget Line.

M/S/C:  Cindy Ozouf/Navin Jain/All in favour

CUPE BC Child Care Campaign – David Fleming (CUPE) and Melissa Schuurman

Presented CUPE BC Childcare campaign with website and links, encourage member to sign the petition on the website and share campaign on social media and in the community

 

Trustee Report – Linda Fleck

Went through every document, hard to find anything out of order.  Grant money found before expenses, so all balanced.  Some vouchers not signed properly (COVID related).  Good job to Connie and Lyn for all their work.  Trustee report has been sent to CUPE National.

Treasurer’s response: Thank you to Treasurer, will take recommendations and make improvements.

Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: to accept the trustee report as presented

M/S/C:  Linda Fleck/Cindy Ozouf/All in favour

Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: approve money to move Grievances 21-06, 21-07 and 21-08 to Arbitration

M/S/C:  Melissa Schuurman/Cindy Ozouf/All in favour

Discussion and updates:

  • TRU Investigation – still pushing for leave of absence and fair investigation to be done. Working with TRUFA on next steps and will keep the membership posted
  • Negotiations – going ahead with plan for proposals, so please send proposals to CUPE office

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

$200 GC for Brownstone Restaurant (for contributing to CUPE recipe book) – Lee-Gaye Hicketts

A wine package from Kamloops Wineries (approx value $150) – Lyn Ferec

BC Wildlife Park Gift Certificate (value $120 each) – Shannon James

BC Wildlife Park Gift Certificate (value $120 each) – Debbie Wasylyshan

 

Bliss Float Packages (value $100 each) – Krista Stoez

Bliss Float Packages (value $100 each) – Samantha Ghourie

Bliss Float Packages (value $100 each) – Jon Mackintosh

Downtown Business Improvement Association Gift Certificates (value $20) – Jasmine Haskell

Downtown Business Improvement Association Gift Certificates (value $20) – Cindy Ozouf

Downtown Business Improvement Association Gift Certificates (value $20) – Kendall Levalee

Downtown Business Improvement Association Gift Certificates (value $20) – Brianna Senner

Downtown Business Improvement Association Gift Certificates (value $20) – Amanda Laughton

“Turkey” GC draws (value $25) – David Johnson

“Turkey” GC draws (value $25) – Sarah Aloisio

“Turkey” GC draws (value $25) – Theresa Demaris

“Turkey” GC draws (value $25) – Donna Scott

$20 – Brody Rideout

$20 – Umme Mansory

Grand Prize Draw – Andrew Skapenko

Prize Includes One night stay at the Delta Hotel 540, complimentary bottle of champagne, free parking and complimentary breakfast for two at Cordo Resto and Bar

plus a $75 Visa Card for your spending pleasure.
Approximate Value $400.

Names for the Grand Prize draw will be entered based on number of times members have attended a General Meeting since September and will include attendance at the December Meeting too.  Members do not have to be in attendance to win this one.

Congratulations.  Connie will be in touch.

Meeting was adjourned at 5:45PM

Motion 08-DEC-2021-G##: that this meeting be adjourned.

M/S/C:  Lois Rugg/ /All in favour

 

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)

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

JJEC
• 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

Discussion:
• 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

October 13, 2021– Summary of our Membership Meeting (Virtual)

Thanks to all who joined us at the CUPE 4879 General Meeting October 13th via Microsoft Teams. Here is a summary of the meeting. 
New member oath of obligation:  Jaspreet Kaur

Minutes from last GM – Melissa Schuurman

Discussion:

Business arising from the minutes: Grievance scheduled to move to arbitration, 21-03 contracting out issue, question about which department, Lois said in IT

Motion 13-OCT-2021-G##: to accept minutes as presented

M/S/C:  Melissa Schuurman/Laszlo Nemes/All in favour

Motion 13-OCT-2021-G##: to move GR 21-03 to Arbitration

M/S/C:  Lois Rugg/Navin Jain/All in favour

Treasurer’s Report – Lois Rugg (on behalf of Lyn Ferec)

Discussion: Presented financials from June, July and August

Motion 13-OCT-2021-G##: to accept the report as presented

M/S/C:  Lois Rugg/Laszlo Nemes/All in favour

No Executive Report (no exec meetings since last GM)

Election for the Parking Advisory Committee for the remainder of the term to January 2023

Nominations: Jaspreet Kaur – accepted/acclaimed

 Election for the JJEC Committee for the remainder of the term to January 2023

Nominations:

  • Kamel Johal – accepted/elected
  • Sarah Aloisio – accepted

Updates from the Wellness, Innovation and Training Committee (WIT) – Melissa Schuurman

Updates from the Education Committee – Cindy Ozouf

  • CUPE 4879 scholarships coming up – keep an eye out for applications
  • Will be giving out an extra bursary (4 this year instead of the usual 3)
  • Committee meeting at the end of this month

Discussion:

  • Reminder about nominations meeting in November
  • KDLC Bursary applications are now available, go to website to find out more info – please sent it via Canada Post (to support postal workers) and via email
  • Thank you to everyone who came to last week’s Meet ‘n’ Greet, if you missed getting your swag bag, contact the CUPE office
  • Held a Lunch ‘n’ Learn yesterday, recording and slides will be available soon.

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:

Turkey draw – Michael Dillon

Turkey draw – Joanne Atherton

$20 – Heather Mackay

$20 – Cindy Ozouf

Congratulations.  Connie will be in touch.

  

Sept 15, 2021 – Summary of our Membership Meeting (Virtual)

Thanks to all who joined us at the CUPE 4879 General Meeting September 15th via Microsoft Teams. Here is a summary of the meeting.

Discussion:
• Update from Campus Wellness Advisor (Joy Demsey) – There are opportunities coming up:

  • Working Mind and Mental Health Leadership – deadline to apply for both is next Wednesday
  • Daring Greatly (Brene Brown) – 6 week session, email Joy for an application

There was a question about meetings going forward  and we have decided that it will be a blend of virtual/in-person, as we have acquired the Owl camera.

On Oct.6 – will do a walkthrough/meet ‘n’ greet to hand out swag and prizes, more details to come.

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

$20 – Cliff Harms
$20 – Stacy Pena

Congratulations. Connie will be in touch.

We hope to see you all at the next meeting!

 

June 9, 2021 – Summary of our Membership Meeting (Virtual)

Here is a summary of our June 9 meeting:

We voted on several by-law changes which took up majority of our meeting time. Here are the approved changes:

  • Bring CUPE 4879 Bylaws into compliance with CUPE national by using gender neutral language
  • Article 8: ORDER OF BUSINESS: Add “Territorial Acknowledgement: as #1 and “Equality Statement” as #2.
  • Article 16: DUTIES OF EXECUTIVE OFFERS: Change title from “Sgt. At Arms” to “Membership Officer”
  • Article 30: Update wording per CUPE National to “Oath of Membership.”
  • Article 31: Update wording per CUPE National to “Oath of Nomination and Office”
  • Committee Suggestion: Move “Equality Statement” to Appendix A.
  • Article 3: Replace articles with information from Bylaw guide, by adding items (a to e) as outlined in the guide.
  • Article 9: VOTING PROCEDURES: Add e-Voting and Virtual Meeting parameters (excludes ratification voting).
  • Article 17: COMMITTEES: ADD – Wellness, Innovation, & Training and REMOVE Harassment Prevention.
  • Article 27: HONORARIUMS: Increase of $50.00 across the board in the next fiscal year (Jul 2021)
  • Article 27: Committee Chairs to receive $50.00 on months active. Effective next Fiscal (Jul 2021).
  • Addition of new articles (1): “Notice of Motion”
  • Addition of new articles (2): Grievance, Arbitration & Appeals.

The above changes were approved by member majority votes.

There was a discussion about the following topics:

  • Lois provided an update about return to work. Staff will gradually return staring this July. There is a townhall planned for June. We encourage everyone to attend.
  • Auxiliary employee status discussion surrounding 11 month notice. Lois advised that this will be reviewed on a case by case basis per People and culture.

Our long time member Debbie Blackwell is retiring! We want to thank her for her past contributions to the local and wish her well in her retirement. You will be missed Debbie!

Members in attendance were entered into a draw for $100 prize and our regular $20 door prize. The winners are:

$100 Kathleen Johnston

$20 Aida Mansoori

$20 Kristen Webb

This is the last meeting before we take a break this summer. We want to wish a you a safe and happy summer!

See you in September!