CAPE Annual General Meeting: Elections and call for resolutions

May 31, 2017

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This is an official call for nominations and for resolutions in the leadup to our the Annual General Meeting. Mark your calendars; the AGM takes place on November 14, 2017 at the Ottawa Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert Street.

This is sure to be a jam-packed AGM. Taking centre stage are elections and resolutions. Members who would like to lend a hand in paving a brighter future for our union can run for elected positions on our national executive committee. Those who prefer drafting policies can also play an important role by putting forward resolutions; these resolutions will be debated at the AGM and a vote of the membership will follow. 

So if you'd like to get involved in creating a brighter tomorrow for CAPE, now’s the time to get cracking! 

Elections

All positions on the National Executive Committee are up for election to fulfill three-year terms, which commence on January 1, 2018. Nomination forms must be received by September 1, 2017. 

The NEC is comprised of 17 members including:

Candidates

Below are the candidates running for the national executive committee positions: 

President

EC and LoP Vice-President

TR Vice-President

EC Directors

TR Directors

No candidate

LoP Directors

No candidate

Standard of conduct

All candidates must agree with the following Standard of Conduct:

Standard of Conduct
I have read the bylaws, including Bylaw 3.2 and # 5 : I will observe recognized standards of conduct and demonstrate integrity throughout the election campaign in my behavior and in verbal and written communications. I will also make proper and sensible use of social media.

Should I fail to conform, I understand and accept that my nomination may be cancelled, as per bylaw 3.2.

Resolutions

Resolutions will be posted shortly.

About the Elections and Resolutions Committee

Pursuant to our constitution, an Elections and Resolutions Committee (ERC) has been established to oversee the upcoming elections. Subject to the bylaws, the ERC shall organize and oversee all election and voting processes, with the exception of the ratification of tentative agreements. Members of the ERC are not eligible to stand as candidates for election to the National Executive Committee (NEC). Members of the Elections and Resolutions Committee shall not campaign in support of or against a candidate nor publicly divulge their opinion on a resolution. 

Profile: PRESIDENT

1- Duties

The President is the principle spokesperson and representative of the Association. She/He directs the National Office of the Association. The President presides at all general meetings and meetings of the National Executive Committee. He/She interprets the Constitution of the Association, ensures that the policies of the Association are observed and that the objectives, guidelines and policies of the National Executive Committee are carried out. The President reports to the Executive, Local Leadership, and membership on the affairs of the Association. The President is a member of all Association committees, excluding the Elections Committee.

2- Salary and employment conditions

The position of President is a full time paid position. The President while serving the Association is an employee of the government on leave without pay. The Association has established by Constitution, the salary and benefit conditions of the President in the EX-02 range of the Executive Category in the federal Public Service. 

The Presidency is not paid for overtime. The incumbent may expect to work up to 20 days of overtime in a fiscal year. At the discretion of the National Executive Committee the President may receive 10 days of additional annual leave in recognition of all overtime worked in a fiscal year.

Profile: VICE-PRESIDENT

1- Duties

In the event of the President’s temporary absence a Vice-President presides over the meetings of the Association. The Vice-Presidents attend meetings of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and may perform duties assigned by the President or the NEC.

2- Benefits

The position is a voluntary one (unpaid). Members are compensated if the performance of their Association duties requires them to take leave from their government position.

Profile: National Executive Committee DIRECTORS

1- Duties

National Executive Committee members are required to attend annual general meetings and monthly National Executive Committee meetings. As members of various Association committees they perform duties as assigned by the NEC.

2- Benefits

The position is a voluntary one (unpaid). Members are compensated if the performance of their Association duties requires them to take leave from their government position.

The National Executive Committee, as a whole, is responsible for establishing Association objectives, policies and guidelines. The National Executive Committee, subject to membership approval, may propose, vary, or rescind By-laws and exercise executive authority.

Regular and pending members

A Regular Member is any member of a bargaining unit for which the Association is the bargaining agent, who has applied for Regular Membership in the Association, and whose dues are being remitted. A Pending Member is someone for whom the Association has received an application form to be a Regular Member but whose dues have not yet been remitted.