September GMM (Sept 19th) & Tentative Agenda

Our next GMM will be September 19th from 12 – 3pm in ACE (Accolade East) 007. Free food and TTC tokens will be available! At this GMM, we will be electing delegates for the CUPE National Convention. Several important updates and discussions are also scheduled, and bylaw amendment notices will be given. All members are encouraged to attend.

Keep reading for the tentative agenda, accessibility information and more.

If you have items to add to the agenda please contact the Recording Secretary, Gizem Çakmak, at Items must be received by September 17th at 5 pm.

If you require any of the following: ASL interpretation, reimbursement for childcare/caregiver/attendant care, and/or transportation costs for members who are unable to secure Wheel-Trans, or other requests for accommodation, please contact Sheila Wilmot at or 416-736-5154 ext. 3

  1. Roll call of officers (3 minutes)
  2. Reading of the Equality Statement (2 minutes) 
  3. Reading of the Mississauga Land Acknowledgement (2 minutes)
  4. Approval of agenda (3 minutes)
  5. Notices (5 minutes) 
    1. Bylaw Amendment: Article 9.I.f (Officers Sitting on the Executive Committee – Chairperson)
    2. Bylaw Amendment: Appendix H (Confidentiality Rules)
    3. Donation: Rising Tide Toronto ($1500)
    4. Donation: YUGSA ($1000)
    5. Written notices (Received by RS, August 23rd 2019)
  6. Approval of Minutes (10 minutes) [See separate document]
    1. April 2019 GMM minutes
  7. Unfinished Business (30 minutes) (Page 3-4)
    1. Bylaw Amendment: Bylaw Amendment: Article 10(e) – Committees  
    2. Bylaw Amendment: Article 10 (Committees)  
    3. Bylaw Amendment: Article 15.V.a (Elections)  
    4. Bylaw Amendment: Article 7.c (Dues and Assessments)  
    5. Donation Request: The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions ($3000)  
    6. Endorsement request: September 27 Climate Strike 
    7. Solidarity with Hong Kong Democracy Movement 
    8. Motion to destroy the ballots from the bylaw amendment: Article 10 (Committees – Accessibility Committee)  
    9. Motion to destroy the ballots from the bylaw amendment: Article 10 (Committees – Trans Fund Committee)  
    10. Motion to destroy the ballots from the bylaw amendment: Article 11 (Trans Feminist Action Caucus and the Trans Caucus)  
    11. Motion to destroy the ballots from the bylaw amendment: Article 9.I – Officers  
    12. Motion to destroy the ballots from the bylaw amendment: Appendix G – Donations Policy  
  8. Matters arising (10 minutes) 
  9. New Business (50 minutes) 
    1. Election trial result announcement 
    2. Discussion of the changes to the Grant-in-Aid (GIA)
    3. Local 2 Endorsement Request: Free Public Transit
  10. Finances (20 minutes)  
    1. Treasurer’s Report [See separate document]
      1. Proposed Budget Amendments (See page 4 of the Treasurer’s Report)
    2. Communications Committee budget approval 
  11. Nominations, Elections, Installations (15 minutes) 
    1. Committee Elections
      1. Ways and Means Committee
      2. Childcare Committee
      3. Professional Development Fund 
      4. Research Grants Fund and Travel Costs Fund Committee (Unit 2 only)
    2. Nominations
      1. CUPE National Convention delegates
  12. Executive Report-backs (15 minutes) [see separate document]
  13. Reports of Committees and Delegates (10 minutes)  
    1. Ways and Means Committee report [written] 
  14. Adjournment