The National Executive Board (NEB) observed a minute of silence to reflect upon the loss of members in our CUPE family. Remembered were: Jane Louise Baker, Local 3550; Robert Wolfe, Local 4155; Jocelyne Chery, Local 3691; John Cronkhite, Local 1096; Katherine Barnes, Local 3550; Howard Matthews, retired staff; Jean-Pierre Cabana, retired staff; Art Kube, retired President, British Columbia Federation of Labour.
2019 National Convention
Advance notice for CUPE’s 2019 National Convention, being held in Montreal October 7-11, 2019, is being sent to chartered bodies in mid-April; it will also be available on our website. This package includes information about submitting resolutions (the deadline is July 9); the National Convention and Events Assistance Fund (deadline for application is June 14); and calls for nomination for various awards (deadline for nomination is July 9). Travel and accommodation information is also included.
Note that this year, all convention documents will be sent electronically wherever possible.
The NEB also appointed Sisters Judy Henley, Nan MacFadgen, and Candace Rennick to a sub-committee that will review applications to the National Convention Assistance Fund and make recommendations to the NEB at its June meeting.