As per the direction given by our CUPW National Executive, locals can hold GMMs via video conference as long as quorum is met and all participants have registered with all the required information by the specified deadline. For our full virtual GMM guidelines, please see the accompanying document below the GMM notice.
Deadline: Friday, Sept 9th, 2022, noon. Registrations are confirmed after the deadline.
Those registering after the deadline will not be admitted. Please respect the time and efforts of those administering these meetings. For extenuating circumstances, or help registering, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have another important General Membership Meeting. Taking place via Zoom on September 10th at 10 Am. To register click HERE.
1st Vice President will be up for election as well as numerus Chief Shop Steward spots. In addition to these officer positions, there will be many openings for various committees. Check out the GMM Notice on your facility's union board for a full list.
You will also be able to read about the three notices served at the July GMM. One to update the milage rate for those doing union work with their own vehicle. A motion designed to encourage the work of Chief Shop Stewards. And lastly a motion to turn the part-time Communications officer into a full-time position.
As we prepare for 2024 and the next round of negotiation, a key pillar to this preparation will be the ability to communicate effectively with members, officers and other locals. This contract can very well be a make-or-break contract for our Union. As a Local we need to take responsibility for our part and have the strongest leadership team possible.
Virtual Meeting Guidelines
Until we are free and clear of pandemic restrictions and health risks, our local will continue to conduct our Committee, Executive, and GMM meetings over video conference. This is far from ideal, but has proven a responsible way to keep conducting the business of our local safely for the time being. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Any CUPW 730 member with a computer or smartphone and an internet connection is able to participate in our virtual GMMs via free video conferencing. Those wishing to attend the meeting that do not own, or have access to, a computer or smartphone, or need a sign-language aid, should contact our office [email@example.com or 780-423-9000 ext. 2].
Registration & Deadlines
1. Deadlines: Those registering after the deadline will not be admitted. Every notice clearly states the GMM date and registration procedure. All notices are shared well in advance, and are advertised via bulletins and cupw730.ca. For special circumstances, or help registering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline.
2. Registration Requirements: Participants must include all the requested registration information. Only CUPW 730 members in good standing and guests of the local executive are permitted to attend the GMM. This is done to preserve meeting security and ensure voting integrity.
3. Confirmation: Your registration will be reviewed for confirmation after the registration deadline. If approved, you will receive another email confirming your registration as well as a link to the GMM.
4. Meeting Day: The waiting room will be open 15-30 minutes prior to the official GMM start time. Once the meeting moderators have everything properly set up, they will start manually admitting members into the meeting. Please be patient and do not log off.