Annual General Meeting – April 25, 2023

This evening, Tuesday April 25 at 7:00 pm, we will hold our next in-person/online General Meeting.

Online: RSVP to Receive Zoom Link

Please RSVP to Kim Robinson, our Membership Officer, to receive a Zoom link.

In-Person Location

Patrick J. Martin Council Chambers, 2nd floor of the Dalhousie Student Union Building.

The proposed agenda is available here.

The Agenda document has links to some other related documents.

At the General Meeting we can look back on successfully signing three new Collective Agreements in 2023 with three different employers, and be taking action to prepare for future negotiations that will begin in 2024.

We are working to develop a network of CUPE 3912 Stewards, with an initial effort and focus on Dalhousie University. These people may be on a faculty or department basis, and be involved in some initial information gathering for potential member Grievances.

At the General Meeting we will look to identify or confirm members for some committees (e.g. the Labour Management Committees with Collective Agreement), and as CUPE 3912 delegates and representatives (e.g. Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), and the Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council).

In 2023 the Negotiating Committee for our members at The Language Center at Saint Mary’s University, will be bargaining for their next Collective Agreement.  We will look to confirm the committee membership at the General Meeting.

Among other things, proposed Bylaw changes will be discussed which reflect a broadening of CUPE 3912 membership (e.g. a new members from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD)). There will be a Special Membership Meeting later this summer after an appropriate review period.

CUPE 3912 seeks candidates to be potential Trustees. These people review and report on the quality of our financial record keeping. There are financial audits due by September 2023, so there would be some summer of 2023 activity. There will be more information on the CUPE 3912 website. Please consider being a potential Trustee candidate, and contact the CUPE 3912 President.

There will also be elections for various roles on the CUPE 3912 Executive.

We seek potential candidates for the following roles:

  • Vice-President, Dalhousie University (Halifax) Instructors (1-year term)
  • Vice-President, Dalhousie TA’s and Markers (Sexton Campus) (1-year term)
  • Vice-President, Dalhousie TAs and Markers (Studley Campus) (2-year term)
  • Vice-President, Dalhousie (Truro Campus, Instructors, TAs and Markers) (2-year term)
  • Vice-President, The Language Centre, Saint Mary’s University (2-year term)
  • Vice-President, Mount Saint Vincent University (2-year term)
  • Secretary-Treasurer (2-year term)
  • Communications Officer (2-year term)

Much has been accomplished over the past year, and there are opportunities in 2023 for you to contribute to our efforts in a variety of ways.

Please add to our successful efforts to improve workplace conditions for both ourselves today and for others in the future.

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