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Proposed Bylaw Amendments to be Presented at October 30, 2019 AGM
•  Posted on  September 19, 2019  

Please join us for the CBC Toronto Location Unit’s Annual General Meeting!  Our  Location Unit Executive Committee (LEC) will host the meeting from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, in room B of the Conference Centre (ground floor, enter near the purple elevators).  Refreshments will be provided.

The LEC is recommending some bylaw amendments which you can read below.  Any member can propose a bylaw amendment, but must submit them to naomi.cmgto@gmail.com in writing by October 21.

Bylaw amendments must have at least 2/3 of the members vote in favour at the AGM.  You can read our current Location Unit Bylaws here.

Bring your questions or concerns, and meet our new CMG staff reps – they will be available from noon until 2 p.m.

 

Proposed Bylaw Amendments to be Presented at October 30, 2019 AGM

Current Article 4.4…

4.5 Such committees shall include, but shall not be limited to the following:

  1. A) Joint Labour/Management Committee
  2. B) Health and Safety Committee
  3. C) Grievance Committee
  4. D) Budget Committee
  5. E) Joint Employment Committee

 

Proposed Article 4.4…

4.5 Such committees shall include, but shall not be limited to the following:

  1. A) Joint Labour/Management Committee
  2. B) Health and Safety Committee
  3. C) Grievance Committee
  4. D) Temp Committee
  5. E) Joint Employment Committee

 

Reason for change…

There has not been a seperate functioning Budget Committee for the CBC Toronto Location Unit for at least a decade or more.  ALL financial responsibility properly lies with the full Location Executive Committee (LEC), as articulated in article 6.1.  The LEC makes decisions on financial matters, and is held responsible for them.

In the last round of bargaining, Temp Committees have now been firmly established within our Collective Agreement.  Toronto has had a Temp Committee functioning for about a decade, and we want to ensure it’s continuance by enshrining it in our bylaws.

 

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Current Article 5.1…

5.1 The officers of the Location Unit will be:

  1. A) President
  2. B) Vice-President
  3. C) Recording- Secretary
  4. D) Treasurer
  5. E) 6 Directors, one of whom will be elected from the SRC group
  6. F) 3 Chief Stewards, elected

 

Proposed Article 5.1….

5.1 The officers of the Location Unit will be:

  1. A) President
  2. B) Vice-President
  3. C) Recording- Secretary
  4. D) Treasurer
  5. E) 4 Directors, one of whom will be elected from the SRC group
  6. F) 3 Chief Stewards, elected

 

Reason for change….

In an effort to use location finances wisely, and streamline the decision-making process on the Local Executive Committee, we are looking to reduce the size of the LEC from 13 to 11.  Certain portfolios (Education/Mobilization and Communications) will now be assigned to table officers.

 

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Current Article 6.2…

6.2 The Vice-President shall attend Executive meetings of the Location Unit Executive, and shall, if the President is absent or incapacitated, perform all duties of the President, and shall attend CMG Presidents Council meetings in the absence of the President or if the President has alternate delegate status, and if the office of President falls vacant, be acting president, until a new President is elected.

 

Proposed Article 6.2….

6.2 The Vice-President shall attend Executive meetings of the Location Unit Executive, and shall, if the President is absent or incapacitated, perform all duties of the President, and shall attend CMG Presidents Council meetings in the absence of the President or if the President has alternate delegate status, and if the office of President falls vacant, be acting president, until a new President is elected. The Vice-President is also responsible for ensuring that educational and mobilization efforts are on-going and supported.

 

Reason for change….

In order to bring the number of LEC members down, the duties assigned to our local Director of Education/ Mobilization will now be assigned to the VP.  This will enhance the role of the VP, and ensure that education and mobilization remains as a priority for the location unit.

 

 

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Current Article 6.3…

6.3 The Recording Secretary shall attend Executive meetings of the Location Unit Executive, and shall keep full, accurate and impartial account of the proceedings of all regular or special membership and Executive meetings, and will distribute minutes of any meeting within ten working days of the meeting, and report on all correspondence and fulfill other secretarial duties as directed by the Executive, and file a copy of all letters sent out and keep on file all communications, and co-ordinate the preparation and distribution of all circulars and notices to members, and have all records ready on reasonable notice for audit by CMG or Location Trustees, and will keep electronic copies of Toronto Location Units By-Laws, Policies, correspondence, and relevant files, and preside over Membership and Executive Meetings and preserve order in the absence of both the President and the Vice-President, and on termination of office, surrender all documents and other properties of the Location Unit to the duly elected successor.

 

Proposed Article 6.3….

6.3 The Recording Secretary shall attend Executive meetings of the Location Unit Executive, and shall keep full, accurate and impartial account of the proceedings of all regular or special membership and Executive meetings, and will distribute minutes of any meeting within ten working days of the meeting, and report on all correspondence and fulfill other secretarial duties as directed by the Executive, and file a copy of all letters sent out and keep on file all communications, and co-ordinate the preparation and distribution of all circulars and notices to members, and have all records ready on reasonable notice for audit by CMG or Location Trustees, and will keep electronic copies of Toronto Location Units By-Laws, Policies, correspondence, and relevant files, and preside over Membership and Executive Meetings and preserve order in the absence of both the President and the Vice-President, and on termination of office, surrender all documents and other properties of the Location Unit to the duly elected successor.  The Recording Secretary will ensure communications between the Location Unit Executive and the membership are on-going and supported.

 

Reason for change….

Again, we are re-assigning the portfolio of communications for our location unit from a Director of Communications position, to the secretary.  The Recording Secretary position is already prescribed to carry responsibility for much of the communications, including taking minutes at LEC meetings and communications to members, so this seemed a natural fit.

 

 

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Current Article 6.5…

6.5 Directors shall attend Executive meetings of the Location Unit Executive, and shall perform all duties as directed by the Location Unit Executive, as well as those defined by the title, and shall distribute to the Location Unit Executive minutes of any committees that the Director is responsible for, and shall report in writing on the activities of such committees at regular Executive meetings.

 

Proposed Article 6.5…

6.5 Directors shall attend Executive meetings of the Location Unit Executive, and shall perform all duties as directed by the Location Unit Executive, as well as those defined by the title, and shall distribute to the Location Unit Executive minutes of any committees that the Director is responsible for, and shall report in writing on the activities of such committees at regular Executive meetings. Prior to a location unit election, the Location Unit Executive will determine specific portfolios to be assigned to each director’s post, based on current needs.

 

Reason for change….

In past location unit elections, generic director posts were voted on, and portfolios assigned once the LEC formed for that term.  In national NEC and CBC Branch BEC elections, director positions are articulated prior to the nomination process.  Recent by-elections for specific director posts here at CBC Toronto garnered more interest, and allowed for nominees to better understand the role they will take on.  Director portfolios here at CBC TO in the past have included New Members, SRC, Human Rights & Equity, Wellness/ Health & Safety, Education/ Mobilization, Communications, and others.  We want to ensure that the LEC has the flexibility to decide the director posts needed at that time of pre-election, based on current concerns and issues coming from our membership. But we don’t want to hamper future needs by articulating what the posts must be by prescribing them in bylaws in 2019.  The importance of the communications, and education/mobilzation portfolios are ensured by assigning them to the Recording Secretary and Vice-President, respectively (as per article 6.2 and 6.3 proposals).