Please Note: Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, we will be holding General Meetings (GM) via Zoom until further notice.
Local 1858 holds GMs each month during the academic year (September – June). We do not hold meetings in July or August. Your attendance and participation at these meetings is important because they give you a way to keep up-to-date on events that could impact you. They also give you a space to voice your opinion regarding how the Executive manages the business of the Local.
Throughout the year, there are important meetings to note:
September GM – President’s Activity Report (April – July) – The President presents an activity report to membership three times per year, sending it out via email in advance of the GM. Members are welcome to bring questions to the meeting. For more information on what you can expect from this report refer to these Guidelines.
October GM – Annual Budget – At this meeting, the Executive presents the proposed budget for the next fiscal year (Jan-Dec). Members debate the budget and vote on whether or not they approve it.
November GM – Mid-Year Trustees’ Audit Report – The Trustees present their 6-month Audit for the current fiscal year.
December AGM – Executive & Trustee Elections – Members elect their Union Officers who will work to fulfill the Local’s legal responsibilities as a trade union, and to complete the other work required to function as an organization.
CUPE Cares Service Awards – Annually, members nominate their colleagues for service awards from the Local. The Local presents awards for professionalism, community service and service to the union. Information on the Awards can be found HERE. If you wish to nominate a colleague use this FORM.
President’s Activity Report (August – November) – The President presents an activity report for the period of December – March, sending it out via email in advance of the AGM. Members are welcome to bring questions to the meeting.
April GM – President’s Activity Report (December – March) – The President presents an activity report for the period of December – March, sending it out via email in advance of the GM. Members are welcome to bring questions to the meeting.
June GM – Committee Elections – Members are elected to act as representatives on the Local’s standing/general committees, joint VIU-CUPE committees, and affiliated labour committees/councils.
Annual Trustees’ Audit Report – The Trustees present their completed Audit from the previous fiscal year.
Bargaining Team Elections (as appropriate) – The year before a Collective Agreement term ends, members elect representatives to act on their behalf in the next round of negotiations.
When a committee or elected officer resigns. we hold a by-election at the next possible GM to fill that position.