Convention 2021

About Convention

Every three years MoveUP holds a three-day convention to determine policy and political direction, consider changes to our union’s constitution, and elect the vice-presidents. Our constitution defines convention as “the supreme decision-making body of the union.”

The 2021 convention will be held in Vancouver from October 28 to 30. The rules for delegate entitlements are laid out in the constitution, which is available on the MoveUP website.

Daily Recaps

Click each link to read a  recap from each day.

Thursday, October 28 – Day 1 Recap

Friday, October 29 – Day 2 Recap

Saturday, October 30 – Day 3 Recap

Photo Gallery

Check out our Best of Convention 2021 Photo Gallery on Facebook. All photos from the talented lens of Joshua Berson.

Speeches

Click the links below to watch the speeches from our 2021 Convention.

President’s Address – David Black
Keynote Speech – Dr. Cindy Blackstock
Greetings from the Mayor of Vancouver – Mayor Kennedy Stewart
Finance Report – Lori Mayhew
Greetings from COPE-SEPB National Secretary-Treasurer – Pierrick Choinière-Lapointe
Video greetings from Canada’s NDP leader – Jagmeet Singh
Greetings from the Vancouver & District Labour Council – Stephen von Sychowski
Greetings from the Canadian Labour Congress – Bea Bruske
Greetings from the BC Federation of Labour – Laird Cronk
Greetings from Mexican Senator – Napoleón Gómez

Vice-President Acclamations and Election

Following the vice-president nomination deadline on October 12, Annette Toth and Christy Slusarenko have been acclaimed as vice-president responsible for ICBC and Combined Units, respectively, for the term ending Fall 2024.

An election will be held for the position of vice-president responsible for Utilities. The candidates are Rysa Kronebusch and Anderson Charles. Delegates who belong to the Utilities component will be able to cast their vote at the 2021 Convention.

For more information on the election, including bios of both candidates, click here.

Click here for MoveUP’s executive board election results.

Delegate expense forms

Delegates who need to submit an expense form should email them to AP@moveuptogether.ca.

Convention agenda

Click here to see a copy of the Convention agenda. The agenda is subject to change.

Resolutions

Click here to see all the resolutions that will be up for debate at Convention. Please click here for Amended Resolution C2.

The deadline to submit a resolution to Convention was July 29, 2021.

Once a resolution has been submitted and reviewed to ensure there are no technical issues, all resolutions will go to a committee that looks through all the submissions and puts them in a priority order in advance of convention.

Resolutions that hit the convention floor will be debated and voted upon by the delegates. Delegates can choose to vote in support of or against a resolution, or in some cases they can refer a resolution back to a committee with modifications.

Resolutions that do not hit the convention floor, or are referred back to a committee for further instructions but do not return to the floor by the end of convention, will be sent to MoveUP’s executive council to debate at a later time during the course of the three-year term.

Convention app

At this year’s convention, we are making your convention materials much easier to access for delegates with a one-stop shop and early access to all convention documents. Delegates will be receiving an invitation on October 6 from MoveUP via our convention app called EventMobi. If you do not receive this invitation, please contact Kirstyn at kmallory@moveuptogether.ca. You can find the EventMobi Reference Guide on how to use the convention app here.

Executive Council Report to Convention

Please click here to see a copy of the Executive Council Report.

How do I become a delegate to convention?

Delegates to convention are assigned based on the number of members that fall under an executive council (EC) area. MoveUP executive board members and executive councillors receive an automatic invitation to convention. If a particular EC area has more delegate spots than just for the executive councillors, then job stewards are eligible to apply to attend. If there are still spots without a delegate, members from that area may submit their intention to fill the delegate spot.

To learn more about convention eligibility and representation, see Article 12.3 of MoveUP’s constitution available on MoveUP’s website.

Bulletin Updates

How to get the Convention app — October 4

MoveUP Convention Call — July 29