CUPE 3903 has a budget set aside to send members to represent the local at a variety of different labour movement conferences. At the August 31 GMM, we will be electing 2 delegates each for the CUPE Ontario Young Ontario Workers Conference, the CUPE University Sectoral Conference, and the Canadian Labour Council Rise-Up! Conference. More information on each of these conferences can be found below.
Members can nominate themselves to be conference delegates during the GMM. However, if you would like to nominate yourself and cannot attend the GMM, email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on August 30. Please note that if we do not have quorum at the August GMM, we will likely be unable to send anyone to these conferences. Please plan to attend and bring along your friends and colleagues.
CUPE Ontario Young Ontario Workers Conference
The first ever CUPE Ontario Young Workers Conference will take place in Toronto between the evening of October 13 and noon of October 15. See the conference flyer for more details.
CUPE University Sectoral Conference
The CUPE Sectoral Conference is a chance to meet and strategize with other locals in the university sector. This year the conference will take place on October 17-20 in Winnipeg. More information is available here.
CLC Rise-Up! Conference
The Canadian Labour Council’s Rise Up! conference is an opportunity for union activists to come together and explore equality and fairness for all. It will take place in Ottawa October 20-23. This conference puts special emphasis on defending human rights within the labour movement. Workshops include decolonization, anti-racism, LGBT rights, migrant worker rights, and much more. Find out more here.