Call for Nominations

Our union owes a great debt to countless members who put themselves forward and run as candidates for elected positions. Whether at the national, regional or local level, these individuals offer an invaluable service to their members.

During Convention, we will hold elections for the following positions:

• National President
• National Executive Vice-President
• National Vice-President for Human Rights
• Assistant National Vice-President for Human Rights
• Regional Vice-Presidents
• Assistant Regional Vice-Presidents
• Regional Human Rights Representatives
• Alternate Regional Human Rights Representatives
• Delegates and alternates to the PSAC Convention

Any member in good standing may run for any of these positions, whether or not they attend Convention. The nomination form is available on the website. If you wish to run for a position, please ensure that your form is sent to the attention of Ateau Zola.

Your form can be mailed, faxed or emailed no later than 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday September 15, 2021.

900-150 Isabella Street
Ottawa (ON) K1S 1V7
Fax: 613-560-4208
Email: ateau.zola@une-sen.org
Subject line: Nomination for Elected UNE Position

Nominations may also take place on the Convention floor for national positions and in the regional caucuses for any of the other positions. The forms are not required for delegates running from the floor.

If you are considering running for office, you should have a clear and complete understanding of our Policy FIN 9, which will give you all the important details about campaign spending limits and ethical considerations. All candidates must provide a written report of all expenses, even if no expenses are incurred.

Delegates are entitled to make informed decisions on issues which will be presented to them, including the election of UNE officers. Similarly, members who run for elected office within the UNE have the right and responsibility to communicate with Convention delegates. As a result, upon request, candidates are entitled to receive delegate personal contact information. Personal contact information includes name, address, phone number and email address. The personal contact information of delegates will be shared on a need-to-know basis only. Therefore, candidates may only obtain personal contact information on members who are entitled to vote on the position for which they are seeking elected office. Candidates may only use this information to communicate with delegates about their candidacy. They are also required to safeguard all personal contact information as required by our privacy policies. Any improper disclosure of this information or violation of this policy will be treated seriously and may result in discipline.

UNE Triennial Convention Update – Going Virtual 2021

The 2021 UNE Triennial Convention has been rescheduled to be held virtually September 13-17, 2021.

If you have already registered, you will be contacted with updated information as it becomes available. Please note the new deadlines below if your Local has not yet elected delegates, alternates or observers.

Locals are encouraged to hold elections through virtual membership meetings.

NEW DATE – May 13, 2021 is the deadline for resolutions, delegate registration and for your Local to be in conformance.

Make sure your Local is in Conformance
You can only attend Convention if your Local is in conformance. For a complete list of documents needed from your Local, see the Convention section of the UNE website.

Elect Delegates and their Alternates
Delegates and alternates are elected during general Local meetings. The number of delegates per Local is determined by the number of members in good standing six months before the start of Convention as per UNE Bylaw 6, Section 11:

  1. Four to 100 members = one delegate;
  2. One delegate for each 100 members or portion thereof to a maximum of five delegates for any given Local.

Observers
Locals in conformance can also send observers to Convention at the Local’s expense. These members can attend Convention, but they cannot participate in debate or vote.

Submit Credential Forms
Credential forms for each delegate, alternate and observer must be submitted to UNE. Credential forms for delegates and alternates must include a copy of the general Local meeting minutes showing the election of those members. The credentials forms are available for download on the Convention section of the UNE website.

Registration Deadline

To be recognized as a delegate to Convention, members must complete the online registration and submit the following documents by May 13, 2021:

  1. Credential forms, including meeting minutes showing election of delegates and alternates;
  2. Local financial documents in conformance with UNE Bylaws and Policies.

Members who miss the deadline will not be able to participate on Convention committees and are considered late delegates. Late delegates are seated at Convention by way of procedural motion during the early stages of the opening of our Convention.

Questions about Convention Logistics and Registration?
We hope you will find all the answers on the Convention section of our website.

If you require additional information, please contact Suzanne Boucher, Convention Coordinator, at events@une-sen.org or at 613-560-4359 or 1-800-663-6685.

RESOLUTIONS

Option 1

Locals should appoint a Convention resolutions committee; these are normally made up of three to five members. Some Locals may prefer to appoint a committee for each resolution topic: constitution and bylaws, finance, and general resolutions. Your Local should issue a notice asking members to submit resolutions to your Convention resolutions committee. Allow plenty of time for the committee to prepare a report. Members of the committee should also be encouraged to submit their own resolutions. Each committee’s report and additional resolutions should be presented during a general membership meeting. This meeting should provide ample time to debate resolutions before members cast a vote.

Option 2

Any member in good standing can submit a resolution to Convention by having it co-signed by five other members in good standing.

Submit Your Resolution Online

You should submit your resolutions electronically on our website. Completing this process significantly reduces the time required to prepare resolutions for committee review in June. If you do not have internet access, you can submit your resolutions by mail or fax.

Submit Supporting Documentation

The resolutions you submit online must also be supported by hardcopy versions of either the signed minutes verifying that the resolution was adopted during a general membership meeting or the resolutions form co-signed by five other members in good standing. You can download the resolution template on our Convention page here.

Please send these hard copies to the attention of Ateau Zola by email at resolutions@une-sen.org.

You can also submit by fax at 613-560-5208, or by mail at: Union of National Employees 900-150 Isabella St. Ottawa (ON) K1S 1V7.

Resolutions received after May 13, 2021 will be deemed late and will be dealt with after all other resolutions.

Questions about resolutions?

Please contact Ateau Zola at resolutions@une-sen.org or at 613-560-4343 or 1-800-663-6685.

In Solidarity,

Kevin King
National President
Union of National Employees

UNE Triennial Convention Update – New Dates announced

The 2020 UNE Triennial Convention has been rescheduled to July 12-16, 2021.

If you have already registered, you will be contacted with updated information as it becomes available. Please note the new deadlines below if your Local has not yet elected delegates, alternates or observers.

Locals are encouraged to hold elections through virtual membership meetings.

NEW DATE – March 12, 2021 is the deadline for resolutions, delegate registration and for your Local to be in conformance.

Make sure your Local is in Conformance
You can only attend Convention if your Local is in conformance. For a complete list of documents needed from your Local, see the Convention section of the UNE website.

Elect Delegates and their Alternates
Delegates and alternates are elected during general Local meetings. The number of delegates per Local is determined by the number of members in good standing six months before the start of Convention as per UNE Bylaw 6, Section 11:

  1. Four to 100 members = one delegate;
  2. One delegate for each 100 members or portion thereof to a maximum of five delegates for any given Local.

Observers
Locals in conformance can also send observers to Convention at the Local’s expense. These members can attend Convention, but they cannot participate in debate or vote.

Submit Credential Forms
Credential forms for each delegate, alternate and observer must be submitted to UNE. Credential forms for delegates and alternates must include a copy of the general Local meeting minutes showing the election of those members. The credentials forms are available for download on the Convention section of the UNE website.

Registration Deadline

To be recognized as a delegate to Convention, members must complete the online registration

and submit the following documents by March 12, 2021 at 4pm Eastern Standard Time:

  1. Credential forms, including meeting minutes showing election of delegates and alternates;
  2. Local financial documents in conformance with UNE Bylaws and Policies.

Members who miss the deadline will not be able to participate on Convention committees and are considered late delegates. Late delegates are seated at Convention by way of procedural motion during the early stages of the opening of our Convention.

Questions about Convention Logistics and Registration?
We hope you will find all the answers on the Convention section of our website.

If you require additional information, please contact Suzanne Boucher, Convention Coordinator, at events@une-sen.org or at 613-560-4359 or 1-800-663-6685.

RESOLUTIONS

Option 1

Locals should appoint a Convention resolutions committee; these are normally made up of three to five members. Some Locals may prefer to appoint a committee for each resolution topic: constitution and bylaws, finance, and general resolutions. Your Local should issue a notice asking members to submit resolutions to your Convention resolutions committee. Allow plenty of time for the committee to prepare a report. Members of the committee should also be encouraged to submit their own resolutions. Each committee’s report and additional resolutions should be presented during a general membership meeting. This meeting should provide ample time to debate resolutions before members cast a vote.

Option 2

Any member in good standing can submit a resolution to Convention by having it co-signed by five other members in good standing.

Submit Your Resolution Online

You should submit your resolutions electronically on our website. Completing this process significantly reduces the time required to prepare resolutions for committee review in June. If you do not have internet access, you can submit your resolutions by mail or fax.

Submit Supporting Documentation

The resolutions you submit online must also be supported by hardcopy versions of either the signed minutes verifying that the resolution was adopted during a general membership meeting or the resolutions form co-signed by five other members in good standing. You can download the resolution template on our Convention page here.

Please send these hard copies to the attention of Ateau Zola by email at resolutions@une-sen.org.

You can also submit by fax at 613-560-5208, or by mail at: Union of National Employees 900-150 Isabella St. Ottawa, ON  K1S 1V7.

Resolutions received after March 12, 2021 at 4pm Eastern Standard Time will be deemed late and will be dealt with after all other resolutions.

Questions about resolutions? Please contact Ateau Zola at resolutions@une-sen.org or at 613-560-4343 or 1-800-663-6685.

 In Solidarity,

Kevin King
National President
Union of National Employees

UNE Convention Deadlines Extended

Greetings,

The UNE’s National Executive met last night by teleconference and has made some decisions with respect to the UNE Triennial Convention 2020.

The following motion was moved, and seconded with the unanimous consent of the National Executive, on March 24th, 2020:

    • UNE will suspend any timelines contained in Local and UNE Bylaws regarding on time conformance, on time election of delegates, and on time resolution deadlines to the UNE Triennial Convention until May 22, 2020, and should this resolution require an extension, such extension will be made by majority vote of the National Executive of UNE.

These actions are interpreted as an extension of the existing timelines for on time locals, on time delegates and on time resolutions until Friday May 22nd, 2020.

Should a further extension be required, as stated above, it will require a 2/3 majority vote by the National Executive of UNE.

In solidarity,

Kevin King
National President
Unionof National Employees

UNE Convention and Resolutions Call-out

The 2020 UNE Triennial Convention will be held at Hotel Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal from August 24-28, 2020. Before we start paving the way forward for our union, there are a few important things you need to do.

Make sure your Local is in Conformance
You can only attend convention if your Local is in conformance. For a complete list of documents needed from your Local, see the Convention section of the UNE website.

Elect Delegates and their Alternates
Delegates and alternates are elected during general local meetings. The number of delegates per Local is determined by the number of members in good standing six months before the start of Convention as per UNE Bylaw 6, Section 11:

  1. Four to 100 members = one delegate;
  2. One delegate for each 100 members or portion thereof to a maximum of five delegates for any given local.

Observers
Locals in conformance can also send observers to convention at the Local’s expense. These members can attend convention, but they cannot participate in debate or vote. There is a $75 registration fee for observers, to cover the cost of Convention materials.

Submit Credential Forms
Credential forms for each delegate, alternate and observer must be submitted to UNE. Credential forms for delegates and alternates must include a copy of the general Local meeting minutes showing the election of those members. The credentials forms are available for download on the Convention section of the UNE website.

Registration Deadline

To be recognized as a delegate to Convention, members must complete the online registration and submit the following documents by April 24, 2020 at 4pm Eastern Standard Time:

  1. Credential forms, including meeting minutes showing election of delegates and alternates;
  2. Local financial documents in conformance with UNE Bylaws and Policies.

Members who miss the deadline will not be able to participate on convention committees and are considered late delegates. Late delegates are seated at Convention by way of procedural motion during the early stages of the opening of our Convention.

Questions about Convention Logistics and Registration?
We hope you will find all the answers on the Convention section of our website.

If you require additional information, please contact Suzanne Boucher, Convention Coordinator, at events@une-sen.org or by phone at 613-560-4359 or 1-800-663-6685.

RESOLUTIONS

Option 1

Locals should appoint a convention resolutions committee; these are normally made up of three to five members. Some Locals may prefer to appoint a committee for each resolution topic: constitution and bylaws, finance, and general resolutions. Your Local should issue a notice asking members to submit resolutions to your convention resolutions committee. Allow plenty of time for the committee to prepare a report. Members of the committee should also be encouraged to submit their own resolutions. Each committee’s report and additional resolutions should be presented during a general membership meeting. This meeting should provide ample time to debate resolutions before members cast a vote.

Option 2

Any member in good standing can submit a resolution to Convention by having it cosigned by five other members in good standing.

Submit Your Resolution Online

You should submit your resolutions electronically on our website. Completing this process significantly reduces the time required to prepare resolutions for committee review in June. If you do not have internet access, you can submit your resolutions by mail or fax.

Submit Supporting Documentation

The resolutions you submit online must also be supported by hardcopy versions of either the signed minutes verifying that the resolution was adopted during a general membership meeting or the resolutions form cosigned by five other members in good standing. You can download the resolution template on our Convention page here.

Please send these hard copies to the attention of Ateau Zola by email at resolutions@une-sen.org.

You can also submit by fax at 613-560-5208, or by mail at: Union of National Employees 900-150 Isabella St. Ottawa, ON  K1S 1V7.

Resolutions received after April 24, 2020 at 4pm Eastern Standard Time will be deemed late and will be dealt with after all other resolutions.

Questions about resolutions? Please contact Ateau Zola at resolutions@une-sen.org or by phone at 613-560-4343 or 1-800-663-6685.

 

In Solidarity,

Kevin King
National President
Union of National Employees

UNE Triennial Convention 2020 – ADVANCE NOTICE

The UNE’s 18th Triennial Convention will be held in Montreal, Quebec in August 2020. Now is the time to start thinking about electing delegates, preparing resolutions and ensuring your local is in conformance.

A) Convention Location & Dates

August 24-28, 2020

Hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal (QC) H3B 4A5

B) Delegate Status

The deadline for submitting Delegate application forms will be April 24, 2020. Delegates must be elected at a general meeting of the local members.

C) Convention Resolutions

The deadline for UNE Convention Resolutions will be April 24, 2020.  Remember, resolutions from your Local must be approved at a general meeting of the local members.

Detailed information on Convention will be provided in the formal Convention and Resolutions callout letter in January.

If you have any questions or comments regarding Convention, I encourage you to visit www.une-sen.org/events/convention or contact your Regional Team.

In solidarity,

Kevin King
National President
UNE

2017 Convention Election Results

Elections took place today, on this fourth day of the UNE 2017 convention. Here are the results of those elections:

National Positions
National President  Kevin King
National Executive Vice-President  Andrew Shaver
National Vice-President for Human Rights  Daniel Toutant
Assistant National Vice-President for Human Rights  Kate Hart

 

Alberta, N.W.T. and Nunavut
Regional Vice-President  Jaison Van Tine
Assistant Regional Vice-President  Geoff Ryan
Assistant Regional Vice-President  Drew Davidson
Regional Representative for Human Rights  Danielle Palmer

 

Atlantic
Regional Vice-President  Mike Leblanc
Assistant Regional Vice-President (NB-PEI)  Brian Morrissey
Assistant Regional Vice-President (NL) Angela Decker
Assistant Regional Vice-President (NS) Matthew Cook
Regional Representative for Human Rights Helen Zebedee

 

British Columbia and Yukon
Regional Vice-President Shirley Torres
Assistant Regional Vice-President Brian Bakker
Assistant Regional Vice-President Linda Woods
Regional Representative for Human Rights Jennifer Chieh Ho

 

Manitoba
Regional Vice-President Christopher Little-Gagné
Assistant Regional Vice-President Loretta Moar
Assistant Regional Vice-President Martin Kaminski
Regional Representative for Human Rights Jacqueline Nanali

 

NCR-Separate Employers
Regional Vice-President Patrice Rémillard
Assistant Regional Vice-President André Miller
Assistant Regional Vice-President Mylène Séguin
Regional Representative for Human Rights Evelyn Beckert

 

NCR-Treasury Board-Gatineau
Regional Vice-President Cindy D’Alessio
Assistant Regional Vice-President Steve Racicot
Assistant Regional Vice-President Éric Poitras
Regional Representative for Human Rights Sandrine Oka
NCR-Treasury Board-Ottawa
Regional Vice-President June Dale
Assistant Regional Vice-President Clara Noble
Assistant Regional Vice-President Carla Ross
Regional Representative for Human Rights Janet Connor
Ontario
Regional Vice-President Mary Anne Walker
Assistant Regional Vice-President Diane Levola
Assistant Regional Vice-President Craig Reynolds
Assistant Regional Vice-President Sandy Bello
Regional Representative for Human Rights Navnita Richardson

 

Outside Canada
Regional Vice-President Karl Lafrenière
Assistant Regional Vice-President Rose Touhey
Assistant Regional Vice-President Isabelle Beaudoin
Regional Representative for Human Rights Behiye Cinkilic

 

Quebec
Regional Vice-President Yvon Beaudoin
Assistant Regional Vice-President Yann Boudreau
Assistant Regional Vice-President Étienne Mathieu
Regional Representative for Human Rights Carole Maillet

 

Saskatchewan
Regional Vice-President Sandra Ahenakew
Assistant Regional Vice-President Janette Husak
Assistant Regional Vice-President Gloria Pfeifer
Regional Representative for Human Rights Joyce Romanchuk

UNE Convention and Resolutions Call-Out

The Union of National Employees 2017 Convention will be held at the The Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario from August 23 to 27, 2017. Before we start paving the way forward for our union, there are a few important things you need to do.

Make sure your Local is in conformance
You can only attend convention if your Local is in conformance. For a complete list of documents needed from your Local, see the convention checklist.

Elect delegates and their alternates
Delegates and alternates are elected during general local meetings. The number of delegates per Local is determined by the number of members it has in good standing six months before the start of convention (bylaw 6, section 12):

  1. Four to 100 members: one delegate;
  2. One delegate for each 100 members or portion thereof to a maximum of five delegates.

UNE will cover expenses such as loss of salary, travel, accommodations, meals and family care. For more information on this, please consult the cheat-sheet. Members with physical limitations, allergies, environmental sensitivities or special dietary requirements will have the opportunity to identify accommodation needs during the registration process.

Observers
Locals can also send observers to convention at the Local’s expense. These members can attend convention, but they can not participate in debate or vote. There is a $75 registration fee for observers to cover the cost of convention materials.

Submit Credential Forms

Locals must submit credential forms for each of their delegates, alternates and observers. Credential forms for delegates and alternates must include a copy of the general local meeting minutes showing the election of those members as delegates or alternates. The credential forms are included on our convention page.  These forms must be emailed to events@une-sen.org or  faxed and marked (credential form) to the attention of Suzanne Boucher at 613-560-4208.

Convention Committees
Delegates to convention will be able to express their interest in participating in one of the three convention committees tasked with reviewing resolutions submitted to convention. These committees will meet in Ottawa from June 4 to 6, 2017.

Registration Deadline

To be recognized as a delegate to convention, members must complete the online registration (to be opened in February) and submit the following documents by April 21, 2017 at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time;

  1. Credential forms, including meeting minutes showing election of delegates and alternates
  2. Local financial documents in conformance with UNE Bylaws and Policies;

Members who miss the deadline WILL NOT be able to participate on convention committees and are considered late delegates.
Late delegates are seated at convention by way of procedural motion during the early stages of the opening of our Convention.

Questions about convention logistics and registration?
Please contact Suzanne Boucher at events@une-sen.org or by phone at 613-560-4359 or 1-800-663-6685.

RESOLUTIONS

Option 1

Locals should appoint a convention resolutions committee; these are normally made up of three to five members. Some Locals may prefer to appoint a committee for each resolution topic: constitution and bylaws, finance, and general resolutions.

Your Local should issue a notice asking members to submit resolutions to your convention resolutions committee. Allow plenty of time for the committee to prepare a report. Members of the committee should also be encouraged to submit their own resolutions.

Each committee’s report and additional resolutions should be presented during a general membership meeting. This meeting should provide ample time to debate resolutions before members cast a vote.

Option 2

Any member in good standing can submit a resolution to Convention by having it co-signed by five other members in good standing.

Submit your resolution online

You should submit your resolutions electronically on our website. The online submission form can be found here.

Completing this process significantly reduces the time required to prepare resolutions for our committees’ review. If you do not have internet access, you can submit your resolutions by mail or fax.

Submit supporting documentation

The resolutions you submit online must also be supported by hardcopy versions of either the signed minutes verifying that the resolution was adopted during a general membership meeting or the resolutions form co-signed by five other members in good standing. You can download the resolution template on our convention page here.

Please send these hard copies to the attention of Ateau Zola by email at resolutions@une-sen.org, by fax at 613-560-5208, or by mail at:

Union of National Employees
900-150 Isabella St.
Ottawa, ON
K1S 1V7

Resolutions received after April 21, 2017 at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time will be deemed late and will be dealt with after all other resolutions have been dealt with.

Questions about resolutions?
Please contact Ateau Zola at resolutions@une-sen.org or by phone at 613-560-4343 or 1-800-663-6685.

 

In solidarity,

Doug Marshall
National President
Union of National Employees, PSAC