Local 602 Call for Nominations and Resolutions
106 1650 Terminal Nanaimo, BC V9S 0A3 Canada
COMPONENT: 6 – Social, Information and Health
LOCAL: Area 02
DATE: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
TIME: General Meeting – 5:30 pm
PLACE: North Island Area Office –
106-1650 Terminal Ave North, Nanaimo
*CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AND RESOLUTIONS FOR THE 52nd BCGEU TRIENNIAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION - MAY 29 – JUNE 1, 2024*
The BCGEU's 52nd Triennial Constitutional Convention will be taking place from Wednesday, May 29 to June 1, 2024. BCGEU members will elect the President, Treasurer, and five Executive Vice Presidents and will determine the mandate of YOUR union over the next three years.
To attend Convention, you must be elected as a delegate (or alternate) of your Local. Local 602 is entitled to 3 delegates, and 2 alternates. The Local Chairperson goes by default with the remaining delegates being elected.
Nominations will open on January 24, 2024, and close at 5:30 p.m. on February 13, 2024, or at the local meeting when the chair announces the close of nominations.
ELECTION OF DELEGATES & ALTERNATES TO CONVENTION (nomination form attached)
If you are interested in being a delegate to convention, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the North Island Area Office or email to [email protected] no later than 5:00 p.m. February 13, 2024. Nomination forms will also be accepted at the meeting. If there are more nominations received than positions available, an election will be conducted by an electronic vote.
Along with your nomination form, you may submit a biography (max. 350 words) plus one photo (optional), however they must be submitted at the same time. No late bios or photos will be accepted. Please note, only one nomination form is required per person.
Registration to Vote for Delegates and to Attend Local Meeting:
If you are interested in participating in the election of the delegates for your local, you must register by clicking on this link http://events.bcgeu.ca/local_602_call_for_nominations_and_resolutions. By registering you will receive an electronic ballot should an election be required.
A non-work email address is required to ensure you receive your ballot (many employer email systems have firewalls which prevent electronic ballots from reaching your inbox).
CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS (form attached)
Did you know that you do not have to attend Convention as a delegate in order to be part of the process? You can do so by submitting a resolution that may be put forward to Convention for consideration by delegates. Resolutions may ask that the Union take a position on an important issue, implement a new policy, or change the Constitution or structure of the BCGEU.
If you are interested in submitting a resolution, please complete the attached form and return it to the North Island Area Office or email to:
[email protected], no later than 5:00 p.m. February 13, 2024.
Resolution forms will also be accepted at the meeting.
If you would like to attend the local meeting and cannot attend in person, you must preregister via the link above (under the Registration heading). You will receive the Zoom link once you register prior to the Local Meeting and again the day of the meeting.
Local 602 Chair