August GMM: Tentative agenda

General Membership Meeting

Monday, August 18
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Life Sciences Building, Room 103
Keele campus

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Agenda *

1) Roll call of the officers (5 minutes)

2) Reading of the Equality Statement

3) Reading of the Mississauga Land Acknowledgement

4) Reading and approval of minutes of previous meeting(s) (10 minutes)
– June 17, 2014 GMM
– July 11, 2014 SGMM
– July 30, 2014 SGMM

5) Matters arising (90 minutes)
– Bargaining Team report-back (10 minutes)
Please see Bylaws Article 17 (4) (b): “The Bargaining Team, with the support of the Executive, shall have ongoing and wide consultation processes with the membership to support its work. To that end, the Bargaining Team shall give report-backs to the membership at all General Membership meetings.”
– Notice of donation requests (10 minutes)
– Bylaw amendments (30 minutes) – See Appendix A
– York University All Pensions Group Memorandum of Understanding (20 minutes)
– Elections for CUPE Trial Committee (20 minutes) – See Appendix B (CUPE Trial: How does it work?)

6) Treasurer’s report and approving expenditures (10 minutes)

7) Correspondence (5 minutes)

8) Executive Committee report(s) (15 minutes)

9) Reports of committees and delegates (15 minutes)

10) Nominations, Elections, or Oath of Office (25 minutes)
– Committee elections: Accessibility Committee (1 space); Distribution Committee (3 spaces); Posting Officer (1 position); Delegates to the CUPE National Sector Council Conference (2 spaces)

11) Unfinished business (60 minutes)
– Bylaw amendments – See Appendix C
– Donation request for Honduran labour and social movement activist Bertha Oliva
– Donation request for memorial commemorating Professor Emeritus Lee Lorch
– Donation request for translation of text about the 2012 Quebec student strike

12) New business

13) Good of the union

14) Adjournment

* Please note that this is only a tentative agenda. It may be slightly amended/updated by the Executive Committee in the days before the GMM.

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