CUSW Convention 2018
The 7th Convention of the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers is less than six months away and will be held in Ottawa Friday, April 13th, Saturday, April 14th, and Sunday, April 15th. This is a great opportunity for your family to visit the Nation's Capital while you participate in the democratic process that is such an important part of who we are as a union, by attending and contributing as a Delegate to the Convention.
CUSW Elections -Delegates to Convention
Every 3 years, CUSW Members come together to update the Constitution. While every Member is able to submit a Resolution to the Constitution, only those Members who are selected by their peers, participate in the Convention.
Complete this 15-minute course to find out more about the important role that Delegates play in shaping the future of our union.
Delegates to the Convention
Many topics are covered at this meeting, but one very important one is Resolutions to the Constitution. It is ONLY at this meeting that changes to this document that guides us on a daily basis and provides the framework for who we are and how we operate, can be changed through the resolution and voting process.
There are about 100 spots available and while some delegates are "automatics" (for example Unit Chairs), there are many spots available for Members who are interested in participating in this way. If you are interested in attending Convention, download the nomination package below. Please take the time to review the timelines (top of page 4). IMPORTANT date is December 15, 2017 as this is the official cut-off date for nominations submitted to the National Office. Nominations can also be submitted at Unit Meetings with the Chair responsible to forward the nomination form to the National Office.
Convention Resolution Package
Do you have something in mind that you think could improve our Union? The Convention is the perfect time for that!
Members are invited to submit a Resolution to the Constitution at the Convention in April. The Constitution is the structure that guides us on how we manage the opportunities that come with being a union. As members of the Union, we get to design how it will work.
Below is the Resolution Kit for you to download that explains in more detail the process as well as provides you with a Resolution form to complete and submit. Please note that all Resolution forms are due prior to the convention, on February 9th to be considered.
Here is what you will find in your kit:
- Resolution Introduction sheet: a brief outline of what resolutions are, what they mean at Convention and how you can submit yours.
- Convention Backgrounder: is intended to stimulate discussion and get members talking about how our union works for them. Take the time to read it.
- Blank Resolution: this is the form you'll fill out and return to the CUSW office for consideration by the National Constitution Committee.
- Resolution Guide: for help with filling out your Resolution.