Local 502 Meeting - Nomination & Election of Delegates and Alternates for the 2021 BCGEU Constitutional Convention
Online Nanaimo, BC V9T 4T7 Canada
DATE: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
TIME: 7 p.m.
PLACE: Virtual via ZOOM Platform
RE: BCGEU 51st Triennial Constitutional Convention – Nomination & Election of Delegates and Alternates and Convention Resolutions for the 2021 BCGEU Constitutional Convention
The BCGEU 51st Triennial Constitutional Convention will be taking place from Wednesday, June 9, 2021 to Saturday, June 12, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCGEU will be holding a hybrid convention with most delegates attending convention virtually. Additional delegates may be able to attend convention in person, if public health orders and restrictions permit.
The Constitutional Convention is where BCGEU members elect the President, Treasurer, and the four Executive Vice-Presidents and determine what the mandate of YOUR Union will be over the next three years.
To attend Convention, you must be elected as a delegate (or alternate) of your Local. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, election of all delegates and alternates will be done by electronic voting.
Nominations are now open for delegates (and alternates) to Convention. Local 502 is entitled to 2 delegates to the 51st Constitutional Convention. Your Local Chairperson, Jennifer Newman, goes by right. Therefore, your local is seeking the fill 1 Delegate Seat and 2 Alternate Delegates to ensure the locals seats are filled.
By registering, you will be able to receive an electronic ballot if an election is required. You may register to participate in the election using this link until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. A non-work email address is required to ensure you receive your ballot (many employer email systems have firewalls which will prevent an electronic ballot from reaching your Inbox).
If you would like to attend convention as a delegate or alternate, you must complete the attached nomination form and return it via email to [email protected] by 4:30 p.m. or returned at the meeting. Nominations will close at the local meeting on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 which starts at 7 p.m. Your nomination form must include any bio you would like added to the ballot in the event that there is an election (max. 350 words plus one photo). No late bios will be accepted.
Registration for the Local Meeting is required so that you receive the Zoom link for the meeting.
Resolutions are drafted by members, for members, and are approved through the Local and Component. Attached is a copy of the resolution form, which should be used when submitted resolutions. Please return resolution forms by email to [email protected] no later than February 24, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.