This is the first call for the Twenty-Fifth Annual Congress of Unifor Local 2000, to be held Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. via zoom.
WHAT IS CONGRESS?
Congress is an annual meeting of member representatives, to bring forward and vote on resolutions to change the local’s by-laws, and to discuss all variety of issues affecting members within the local. Each Council sends its representatives, as chosen by the members of that council.
NUMBER OF DELEGATES
Here are the number of representatives for this years Congress, based on membership on March 31, 2023.
Black Press/Thompson River 3 delegates
Glacier Media/Continental 3 delegates
Pacific Newspaper Group 5 delegates
Purdys Chocolatier 11 delegates
Printing Industry 4 delegates
Bell Media 3 delegates
All Executive Board members are automatic delegates to the Annual Congress.
HOW TO BE NOMINATED
If you would like to attend Congress as a delegate, make it known, so that you can be nominated.
Delegates must be nominated, and then accept the nomination.
If there are more nominees than allowed delegates, then a vote is taken.
Nominations should be sent to your council chair or chair-designate. Contact emails are shown in the list of councils following.
RESOLUTIONS FOR CONGRESS
This is also a call for resolutions. Resolutions must be submitted to your council.
A guide to resolutions follows in the next section.
LIST OF COUNCILS – WHICH COUNCIL AM I PART OF?
If you are unsure to which council you belong, here is a list of employers and councils, with the Council Chairs, or the chair-designates:
Black /Thompson Council Contact: Lonnie Inglehart, [email protected]
Kamloops This Week
Langley Advance Times
Maple Ridge News
Mission City Record
Peace Arch News
Surrey Now Leader
Trail Daily Times
Glacier/Continental Council Contact: Mark Nielsen, [email protected]
New Westminster Record
Prince George Citizen
This guide is for members wishing to submit a resolution for the consideration of the delegates to the Annual Congress.
GENERAL OUTLINE OF A RESOLUTION
Article: The Article number from the Local By-laws that is proposed to be changed, deleted or added. Submitted by: Your name. Whereas: Give reasons for the proposed change, deletion or addition. List each reason as another “whereas” Therefore be it resolved that: State the proposed change, deletion or addition to the by-laws. Be it further resolved that: If there is more than one proposed change, deletion or addition to the same Article, continue stating it here.
BE IT RESOLVED EXAMPLES:
A change: “Therefore be it resolved that Article X be amended to read: “type exactly what you want it to say and ensure that it is complete”.
An addition: “Therefore be it resolved that Article X be added to read “type exactly what you want and ensure it is complete”. If adding a subsection of an Article, be specific as to where it should be placed.
A deletion: “Therefore be it resolved that Article X be deleted in its entirety”.
SUBMISSION OF THE RESOLUTION
Resolutions are typed verbatim as they are received. If the resolution is done incorrectly, it will not be considered at the Annual Congress as there will be no interpretation of what was intended. Resolutions go to your Council for debate and the Council will then submit it to Annual Congress.
Please send all resolutions by September 22, 2023 to your Council Chair or chair-designate (listed previously) or by email to the union office at [email protected].