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, July 8th, 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
This meeting is a big one as we are having two floor elections for the interim positions President and 2nd Vice President EMPP. It is important to come out and vote in these elections in order to get the representation you want and to have a say in the direction of our union. It is one of our few opportunities for workplace democracy, so register and take part!
For a detailed explanation of what the positions of President and 2nd Vice President EMPP entail, please check our Local bylaws. If you are interested in running for either position, the bylaws also outline the specific eligibility requirements for these positions:
"In order to be eligible as a candidate for the Local Executive Committee, the nominee must have attended at least 50 % of the meetings in the preceding year; and must be nominated by a member-in-good-standing." (Section 5.2)
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].
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.