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What are resolutions and constitutional amendments?
Resolutions are statements of resolve sent to CUPE Ontario by member locals, district councils, or the executive board of CUPE Ontario or committee thereof.
Constitutional amendments are proposed changes to the CUPE Ontario constitution that can modify the structural form and procedures of CUPE Ontario.
How do I submit resolutions and constitutional amendments?
Resolutions and constitutional amendments must be submitted on behalf of a local union, district council, or executive board of CUPE Ontario or committee thereof.
Resolutions and constitutional amendments must not exceed 200 words in total.
Resolutions and constitutional amendments must be submitted under the letterhead of the affiliate submitting, and signed by the presiding President and Recording Secretary.
Resolutions and constitutional amendments must be received by CUPE Ontario on or before Friday, March 12th, 2010.
Note that you may fax your resolutions and/or constitutional amendments to (416) 299-3480, or e-mail them to [email protected], however if you choose to fax or e-mail your resolutions you must physically mail them to the division office immediately thereafter.
See the end of this FAQ for a sample resolution and sample constitutional amendment.
Given some new developments that have occurred after the resolutions deadline, we have an Emergency Resolution to send to Convention 2010.
What is the procedure for sending Emergency Resolutions?
Emergency Resolutions submitted less than seventy-five days prior to Convention can only be dealt with at Convention upon majority consent of the delegates at Convention. In addition, Emergency Resolutions must be submitted to delegates for consideration at least 2 hours prior to being dealt with as an Emergency Resolution.