HEU convention delegate credentials, resolutions and constitutional amendments deadline fast approaching – August 2


HEU’s 30th Biennial ConventionMember voices. Union power. United for action – will be taking place at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel from October 30 to November 4, and critical deadlines are just a few weeks away.

During convention, delegates will debate and vote on proposed resolutions and constitutional amendments. They’ll also be electing a new Provincial Executive.

To become a delegate, members must be elected at a general, or special, local membership meeting with quorum, and have attended at least 50 per cent of the regular local meetings held in the previous 12-month period.

Delegate credential forms must be signed by the local chairperson and secretary-treasurer, or if necessary, by another local officer(s) present during the delegate elections, or a designate of the local.

Proposed constitutional amendments and resolutions must be adopted by the majority of members at a local membership meeting, with quorum, and must be signed by the local chairperson and secretary-treasurer.

Convention rules about deadlines, local representation, constitutional amendments and resolutions etc. are covered by HEU’s Constitution and By-Laws, Article 5. Delegate eligibility rules are found in Article 4.

Delegates who wish to run for the Provincial Executive may also submit a 200-word bio and photo – digitally only – to <elections@heu.org> or by completing our online webform by August 2 at 5:00 p.m. Submission guidelines are on our Convention 2016 webpage.

Please be sure to send in your original green delegate credential forms, $50 registration fee per delegate, proposed resolutions and constitutional amendments, and hotel accommodation forms to the HEU Provincial Office by Tuesday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Late submissions will not be accepted.