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Call for Delegates to SEIU Local 1 Canada’s Constitutional Convention

June 1, 2019 Mark Millard


SEIU Healthcare Members are invited to apply to attend the 2019 SEIU Healthcare Convention!

Date: November 17-20, 2019

Location: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario

How can I apply?
To apply, simply click here. Your application must be completed before July 1, 2019 and will be submitted to a neutral third party for selection.

Please note: You will be asked to provide five fellow SEIU Healthcare members as a reference, including their name, phone number and email address. Make sure to have that information ready before starting your application.

Deadline to apply is Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

What is Convention?
SEIU Healthcare’s Convention is a formal assembly of delegates for discussion and action on particular matters of common interest relating to the local. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn, listen, contribute to ideas, vote for resolutions, and your Executive Board, as well as participate in establishing the goals and direction of the Local for the next four years.

What is a “delegate”?
A delegate is a person chosen to vote or act for others during convention

Who is eligible to apply for convention?
As per Article 3 of the SEIU Local 1 Canada Constitution:
3.1 Any member of Local 1 Canada who has paid their dues shall be a member in good standing
Please Note: Each member must pay the dues or assessments of this Local Union on or before the last day of the month in which the same are due
3.2 Any person employed in any employment over which this union claims or exercises jurisdiction or is employed by the local shall be eligible to be considered for membership.
3.4 There shall be no discrimination against any member, or any applicant for membership, by reason of race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, ancestry, age, or disability.

How often does SEIU Healthcare have constitutional conventions and how will the “delegates” be chosen?
As per Article 6 of the SEIU Local 1 Canada Constitution:
6.1 Conventions shall be held every four years and shall convene at such time and place as the Executive Board may determine.
6.2 The basis of regional representation at Convention shall be one (1) delegate for five hundred (500) members or less and one (1) additional delegate for every additional five hundred (500) members or major fraction thereof up to 5,000 members and then one additional delegate for every additional one thousand members or major fraction thereof. The Executive Board of this Local Union shall determine the number of delegates and the process for regional and divisional representation.

What happens if I am chosen as a delegate?
Successful delegates will be notified the first week of September by email.
For more information and to apply, simply click here or call your Member Resource Centre at 1-877-672-7348.

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