Dear CUPE 3261 members,
This is a notice to advise you that there was an error in the counting of votes for the motion to amend bylaws at the last special membership meeting held Saturday, March 18, 2023.
CUPE 3261’s bylaws state that amendments require two-thirds approval of those “present and voting.” Abstentions do not count as votes, but they were incorrectly included in the count at the meeting. Therefore, the motion to amend the bylaws as follows passed with 72% of members voting in favour.
The amendment is:
Full-time and Part Time Unit Negotiating Committee: The Committee shall consist of the President, The Unit Representative and
five (5) six (6) other members of the Unit with at least one (1) from Scarborough Campus, and one (1) from Mississauga Campus, and a minimum of one (1) part-time bargaining unit member.
The amendment will now be sent to the National President’s office for approval as per the CUPE constitution.
Thanks for your patience while we consulted CUPE National to receive clarification that abstentions should not be counted.