December 11, 2019 – Summary of our Membership Meeting

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.

Upcoming Elections

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.

Other Business

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!

 

 

 

November 13, 2019 – Summary of our Membership Meeting

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the meeting.   It was nice to see you.

Agenda items for the meeting:

  1. Executive and Committee Nominations/Elections including:  1st Vice President, Treasurer, Sergeant at Arms (To be eligible for the positions listed above, members must have attended 50% of the previous general meetings in the last 12 months.
  2. Report on CUPE National Convention
  3. Grievance Committee updates
  4. Notice of Motion: (Elect an alternate position for the Job Evaluation Committee for a one year term annually.
  5. Regular order of business

Summary of the Meeting

Nominations were held and the following members have been nominated:

1st VP – Debbie Wasylyshyn, Cindy Ozouf – election will be held January 2020.

Treasurer – Lyn Ferec

Sergeant at Arms – Laszlo Nemes

Trustee – 1 (3 year term) position – Linda McAbee

Education Committee – 1 (3 year term) position – Tony Kuczma

Job Evaluation Committee – 1 (3 year term) position – Myrissa Krenzler, Brock Olsen, Steve Zamudio – election will be held January 2020

Parking Appeal and Advisory Committee (2 year term) – Myrissa Krenzler, Janis Setka

Communications Committee – in addition to current committee members – Danna Bach, Bart Cummings, Stacy Pena

Social Committee – in addition to current committee – Shilpee Sharma, Tony Kuczma

Shop stewards – in addition to current stewards – Brock Olsen, Stacy Pena

Elections will be held January 2020!  Come out and support your fellow members.

Report on CUPE National Convention

President, Lois Rugg reported and shared photos from the Convention.  The Executive members had a busy week.  They were on the convention floor from 9-5 daily, taking in guest speakers and networking with  CUPE members from all over Canada, 300+ of which were from BC.  For more details, please check out our September & October 2019 edition of our newsletter.

Notice of motion for CUPE 4879 to donate $100 each to the following charities:

  • BCSPCA
  • Out of the Cold
  • Christmas Amalgamated
  • Food Bank
  • TRUSU Foodbank
  • Mustard Seed Community New Life Mission

New Business

In the new year there will be an election for a By-Law Ad-Hoc committee which will consist of four elected members from the membership, an Executive liaison elected by the Executive Committee and our National Rep as the resource staff.

There will also be a discussion and debate on a motion to add an alternate position to the Job Evaluation Committee which would be elected on an annual basis.

Next meeting will be a shorter General Meeting with our Christmas social to follow  December 11, 2019.  Please come and join us for a good time.  More details to come!