AMUSE is having a Special General Meeting (SGM) for the entire membership on Wednesday, October 25th at 6pm in Arts 260. Further details will be announced shortly! This SGM will focus on preparing for the upcoming Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) 2018 National Triennial Convention. The PSAC is the broader parent-union to which AMUSE belongs, and the National Triennial Convention is its highest governing body. It’s a forum for union locals such as ours to present, debate, and vote on resolutions related to the PSAC’s governance, policies, and actions. Having a strong presence at the Convention is an important way for members to make sure our union is working for us!
At this SGM, we will elect the Delegates who will represent AMUSE at the Convention. We will also present, discuss, and vote on any resolutions that members wish for AMUSE to submit to the Convention.
Any member in good standing is eligible to be elected as a Delegate, however, anyone running for election must be able to fully commit to being in attendance for the entirety of the Convention, which will take place in Toronto from April 29th to May 4th, 2018.
More information about the Convention and what is required of Delegates will be sent in the coming days. If you are interested in running and want to learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have one spot open on the Board of Representatives and we strongly encourage you to run for it! Being a member of the Board of Representatives is a one-year commitment and requires attendance at monthly Board meetings. The BoR is a great way to get involved with AMUSE and support the union while having your voice truly heard. You can find out more about the BoR here. Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 10th! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about the BoR or becoming a Representative.
Becoming a steward or joining a committee are great ways to become more active in your union! All AMUSE members are welcome to sit on our committees and/or become stewards, and no experience is required.
A list of our committees can be found here. Committees generally meet for two hours once every 4-6 weeks. If you’re interested in attending a committee meeting, get in touch!
Stewards are members who act as a link between the union and their workplace. They help to strengthen the connection between AMUSE and individual workplaces while acting as a resource to their fellow workers. Stewards also get opportunities to receive training and are compensated for their time. If you’re interested in becoming a steward or want to learn more, contact email@example.com.