There are currently three committees with vacancies: the CUPE Toronto District Council, the International Graduate Students Committee, and the Election Committee. A description of each committee can be found below. If you would like to get involved, sitting on a committee (or two!) is a great way to contribute to your local. Every committee position includes an honorarium.
The nomination period is open until February 6, 12 pm. To nominate yourself, email Hossein at email@example.com. Contested positions will be elected at the February 6 General Membership Meeting.
CUPE Toronto District Council
The CUPE Toronto District Council is comprised of all affiliated CUPE locals in Toronto. It meets once per month. CUPE 3903 is entitled to seven delegates who serve a one-year term. Honorarium: $250 per year per member.
International Graduate Students Committee (IGSC) (1 vacancy)
The IGSC advocates for international graduate student members of CUPE 3903. The IGSC normally has 2 elected members who coordinate the affairs of the IGSC. The IGSC has an annual budget of $5000. Honorarium: $250 per member per year.
The role of the Chief Electoral Officers is to organize the elections as per the bylaws. Most of the work is around the annual election that occurs between late January and early March, but they are also responsible for any by-elections that may be held during the year. The work includes accepting the nominations, arranging for members to scrutineer, arranging and setting up tables for voting, and alongside the executive, communicating the details of the elections to the membership. While there is usually very little work, members interested in this position should expect to commit a significant chunk of time in late February and in early March. Current members of the executive are ineligible for these positions. Additionally, election officers may not run for executive positions in the election for which they serve. Honorarium: $750 per year per position, plus and additional $150 per by-election.