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. In late July, potential delegates will receive notice of convention along with a form that can be used to express interest in being a delegate to convention. The rules for delegate entitlements are laid out in the constitution, which is available on the MoveUP website. Your executive councillors will assist in conducting local delegate elections. Convention is a great opportunity to learn more about your union and have a say in how it runs.
Click here for MoveUP’s executive board election results. Vice-presidents will be elected at convention by delegates.
What happens to a resolution once it is submitted?
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. All submitted resolutions will be published and available for all delegates and members to view on MoveUP’s website.
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.
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.
MoveUP Convention Call — July 29