The internal operation of our union is governed through our democratically decided bylaws.
They were ratified by membership December 2020 and approved by CUPE National in January 2021.
These by-laws outline how our local operates. Any concerns with these by-laws should be directed to the President at email@example.com
Notice of the following changes was provided in July 2021, and these will be voted at during our next GMM:
- MEMBERSHIP DUES
(a) i. For Units 1 and 2 the monthly dues shall be 2.5% of gross biweekly or monthly income.
- For Unit 3, the monthly dues shall be 2.5% of gross bi-weekly or monthly income.
iii. An initiation fee of $1 shall be a requirement for membership in good standing, in accordance with the CUPE Constitution.
(b) The regular monthly dues shall be established or altered by the Local Union only at a General or Special Membership Meeting provided that at least seven (7) days notice at a previous meeting or at least sixty (60) days written notice has been given.
(c) The Local may levy a special assessment in cases of emergency or when income from dues and initiation fees inadequate to finance necessary expenses of the Local. Special assessments cannot last longer than six months.
(d) Before the Local may levy a special assessment it shall:
- Give the reason for the assessment to its members;
- Obtain approval by a majority vote of the members in good standing voting at a general or special membership meeting provided that at least seven (7) days notice at a previous meeting or at least sixty (60) days written notice has been given. The vote shall be by secret ballot if so ordered by the members;
iii. Obtain approval from the CUPE National President.
(a) Any member whose employment terminates may maintain his/her membership until the beginning of the third academic term after the term in which she/he was last employed, and shall be considered a member in good standing, with all rights and
privileges except those restricted by Ontario Labour Law.
(b) Any member who has signed an application for membership, paid the initiation fee set out in these by-laws, and whose dues are paid to the Union shall be considered a member in good standing.
(i) Membership in good standing shall be retroactive to the beginning of the academic year upon the payment of the initiation fee.
(c) No person otherwise eligible for membership in the Union shall be admitted to membership if she/he has been fined, suspended, or expelled by the Union, or a Local in this Union, until she/he has complied with the terms of such fine, suspension or expulsion.
(d) No person otherwise eligible for membership in this Union shall be excluded from membership, or discriminated against in any way.