Thu, 14 Apr|
AGSEM General Assembly (TAs and Invigilators) - Union Elections
At our AGSEM Annual General Assembly, we will be holding Elections as well as voting on the Union budget and other Union business. If you are a member of AGSEM, we want to hear from you. You are welcome to join! RSVP required.
Time & Location
14 Apr 2022, 17:30 GMT-4
About The Event
Our General Assembly will be held on Thursday, April 14, 5:30pm EST, online.
The AGSEM Annual General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of our Union. You are a union member if you have either worked as a TA within the last 12 months, as an Invigilator since April 30, 2019 to present, or have signed a union card as an academic support worker as part of the AGSEM Unionization Drive.
Registration is necessary to attend the meeting and the meeting information and agenda will be sent before the meeting to those who have registed. We will follow up with registrants for whom we do not have a signed AGSEM membership form.
Please find the working agenda here that includes the following:
- Union reports
- Annual reports
- Annual budget
- Constitutional amendments
- Executive Committee elections
- Other Committee elections
You are also invited to submit any topic of discussion or motion to adopt that you wish, simply by emailing the chair at email@example.com, up to 24 hours before the start of the meeting.
AGSEM members in good standing can run for any role: President, Secretary-Treasurer, Grievance Officer (2), Mobilization Officer, External Communication Officer, Macdonald Campus Officer, Equity Committee (5), Audit Committee (2), External Affairs Committee (open), Mobilization Committee (open), and the Mutual Aid Fund Committee (2). Positions will be held from May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023. For all committees with more than two members, at least one member of the Committee (including the Executive Committee and Bargaining Committee) must be a woman and at least one member of each Committee (including the Executive Committee and Bargaining Committee) must be fluently bilingual in French and English. For the EC, this may be the President. Nominees for the position of President shall be bilingual (English/French).
TA pre-Bargaining Committee Chair position re-open!
At our last AGSEM TA unit Assembly held on March 26, 2022, (2) members of the TA pre-Bargaining committee have been elected whereas the position of Chair remained vacant. Therefore, the Chair postion of the TA pre-Bargaining committee is now re-opening and the election will be happening at the end of the Annual General Assembly, having only eligeable TA members to vote at this specific part of the election. As a result, if you are an AGSEM TA member, you are welcome to sumit your nomination form signed by 5 eligeable AGSEM TA members and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org following the nomination process guidline as explained below.
Nomination forms must be signed by the nominee and 5 AGSEM members in good standing. Filled out nomination forms, including self-nominations, for any of the EC or committee positions can be sent to email@example.com. A person may be nominated for only one position during the nomination period. Members can also run in absentia provided they submit a Nomination Form prior to the GA.
The nomination period for all positions will last until Tuesday, April 12th at 5:30pm, two (2) working days before the General Assembly. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the General Assembly, but only for positions that have one or no nominees.
The official descriptions of the positions are available here.