London Free press article Monday October 16 writes of Paul Paolatto demanding a shakeup.
We wanted to share some of the key decisions that were made at our National Convention.
Dear Sisters, Brothers, and Friends:
We’d like to thank the 2,200 delegates who took the time out of their lives to attend our National
Convention in Toronto last week. We know it’s not easy, and we appreciate your commitment to our
union, and the honesty and civility with which you engaged in debates around our union’s
priorities, policies and structure.
We accomplished a lot together, and we wanted to share some of the key decisions that were made.
Delegates approved a resolution to begin pay for eligible members of striking locals on the first
day of a strike, instead of the fifth, as is currently the case. This move will strengthen the
position of locals who encounter obstinate and unreasonable demands from employers at the
bargaining table. This change to strike pay is effective immediately.
Coupled with the union’s renewed bargaining policy, which rejects all attempts by employers to
force concessions and two-tier proposals on workers, we now have a full set of tools to take on
bargaining in a climate of aggressive austerity.
Delegates also adopted CUPE’s Strategic Directions, which establishes the union’s priorities for
the next two years. The plan sets out how we will make gains in our workplaces and communities,
fight racism and discrimination in all its forms, defend public services, and advocate for a better
country and world.
Task Force on Governance
Delegates approved a resolution to create a Task Force on Governance which will review the
structure of our union as laid out in the constitution. Our governance structure has not changed
significantly since our inception as a union in 1963, despite the substantial growth and changes in
our membership in the intervening 54 years, and this assessment is long overdue.
The task force will look at the current and historic composition of our leadership, the role and
responsibility of the positions that make up the National Executive Board, and the structure of our
chartered organizations as well as that of other labour organizations. The task force will make
recommendations to the National Executive Board by March 2019, and the NEB will submit any
constitutional amendments necessary to the 2019 National Convention.
Once again, we’d like to thank each and every delegate for their work.
MARK HANCOCK CHARLES FLEURY
National President National Secretary-Treasurer
According to the London Free Press article Councillors Josh Morgan and Virginia Ridley want a change in the complaints procedure that will reduce fear for employees coming forward and keep Council in the loop.
Working for the City of London in the Social Service area for 18 years has lead me to develop skills and to know the dynamics with working with different people. I lead with compassion and integrity. Taking an active leadership role on the picket line as a picket captain to assisting members as a union steward has provided me the experience to know how to get things done
My 30 yrs working experience in Administration and Finance satisfies the requirements to assist any Member of the Executive with assigned duties. Provide administrative support to all Executive Members, as required. Ensure to recognize congratulatory and bereavement changes in our membership. Monitor, coordinate and confirm all events associated with our membership with due diligence. I would bring value to this Executive team in the form of transparency, etiquette, respect for authority and structure and the spirit of teamwork.
I am proud to represent CUPE Local 101 as Steward, fighting for your rights! I’m a current member of the Education Committee and web author of www.101.cupe.ca Delegate of Canadian Association of Labour Media, (CALM) May 2017. Picket Captain and former member of Joint Job Evaluation and the Social Committee.
Uniform local 88 members could hit the picket line as early as 11 pm Sunday night.
Roughly 3000 CAMI workers voted almost 100 percent in favour of strike action reports CTV NEWS