First meeting of the National Executive: Oct 6-10


The first meeting of the National Executive, this term, will be a bit different than usual. Since many of our union’s leaders are new in their position, we’re taking advantage of the opportunity to do some training – to make sure everyone is on the same page.

If your Local wishes to place an item on the meeting’s agenda, please contact your Regional Vice-President and provide him or her with clear and concise information about the item.

Who must attend?

All of the following must attend: national officers, regional vice-presidents, assistant regional vice-presidents and members of the human rights committee. If you cannot attend, please advise Ateau Zola as soon as possible.

When and where is the meeting?

The meeting will be held from October 6 to 10. In addition, members of the human rights committee will attend a full-day meeting on October 5. Meetings start at and conclude at 5 p.m.

Since our boardroom can’t accommodate a meeting of this size, we’re holding this particular national executive meeting and training session in the Salon Royal of the Casino Lac Lemay.

Travel and accommodations

We will take care of reserving a room for everyone at the Hilton Lac Lemay, which is attached to the casino. Officers who reside in the National Capital Region will only have hotel rooms booked for them if they request it.

To make your travel arrangements, please contact WE Travel as soon as possible. If you wish, you can choose to stay overnight at the hotel and leave the following morning if you’re unable to arrive home before 10 p.m. on the day of travel.

When booking your travel, please ensure that you identify yourself as a UNE member. You can contact WE Travel in Ottawa at 1‑888‑676-7747 or WE Travel in Vancouver at 1‑800‑663‑4703 to book your flight.


The Union of National Employees will pay for your hotel and flight directly. Members who are getting to the meeting using their own car will have their mileage reimbursed based on the shortest route using the UNE mileage rates. Whether you travel by car, train or bus, we will reimburse actual expenses, up to the most economical airfare that could have been obtained by WE Travel. This amount includes parking at the hotel and any additional per diem and loss of salary. In order to have their transportation costs reimbursed, members must keep all their receipts.

If you require a travel advance, please contact George St-Jean.


Please direct all questions related to this meeting to Ateau Zola.

About the National Executive

The National Executive is responsible for the policies, programs and direction of the Union of National Employees. Between conventions, it makes important decisions and creates policies that help look after our union. The executive also carries out resolutions adopted by the members during the last convention. The National Executive meets three times per year to review the union’s activities and ensure that they reflect the will of the membership.