On March 30, 2017, your Union will hold elections for representation on your Executive and various Committees. Representing your Union can be rewarding, whether it be as a Shop Steward, helping a co-worker Return To Work, bargaining the Collective Agreement, working on Job Evaluations, Health and Safety, or Labour Management; these roles and committees are very important to all of us.
There are many members who have spent time on the Executive and Committees during their career at the College and we thank them for their valuable contribution. If your children have now grown up, your career is a little more manageable, or you wish to expand your skill set, maybe you could find time to help out your fellow co-workers.
While representing your Union is sometimes difficult, it is critical that we have adequate representation. Your Union provides training through education and peer development, as well as leave, either from work for College initiated activities, or Union leave for Union activities.
With many key Union Representatives retiring or set to retire, it is absolutely critical to fill positions being vacated to ensure continuity of valuable knowledge.
Check out our Local’s website for more information, including the Bylaws on the Resources page, which provide specific details about the duties of each elected position.
On behalf of the CUPE Executive Team