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News - February 2017
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• Convention Call issued for first UHEW Triennial National Convention
• Have a look at the UHEW’s official Charter…
Convention Call issued for first UHEW Triennial National Convention
Posted February 20, 2017
The first Triennial National Convention of the newly-created Union of Health and Environment will be held in Toronto starting this August 22.
An official Convention Call (see HERE) has been send to all Locals.
A new Web page that hosts ever-expanding information and documentation for the upcoming Convention has been created and can be viewed HERE. It’s the ‘go to’ place for all questions and needs regarding the 2017 event.
The Triennial National Convention is the supreme governing body of our Union. Convention delegates are elected across the country by Local Union members. This democratic, grass-roots process ensures the Convention representation reflects the composition of our Union.
As the voice of their co-workers, Convention delegates have many responsibilities. These include: adopting and amending the UHEW's By-laws and Regulations; adopting the budget; passing policy resolutions; electing a National Council; and choosing delegates to the PSAC's own Triennial Convention.
Each UHEW Local has the opportunity to submit resolutions for consideration at our Convention. All Union activities – policy, finance, administration and services – are open for consideration.
Resolutions, policy papers and our Union's operating budget are discussed, debated and put to a vote. When adopted, they become the official policy of the UHEW and are implemented by the National Council.
Have a look at the UHEW’s official Charter…
Posted February 17, 2017
Last December 31, our ‘mother union’, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, officially sanctioned the merger of the NHU and the Union of Environment Workers into the new Union of Health and Environment Workers.
Our official PSAC-issued Charter is a tangible symbol of our unity and pride as we move forward as a stronger and even-more-effective union.
Charters will be issued to each UHEW Local in the next few months.
This Charter can be viewed HERE. Have a look!
Charters will be issued to each of our Locals over the next few months.
Locals should ensure that any references to the pre-merger unions (i.e. NHU and UEW) within any Local documentation and By-Laws be changed to reflect the new Union of Health and Environment Workers.