Pending Bylaw Changes

Bylaw Changes passed by the membership at the March 29, 2019 Annual General Meeting and currently awaiting approval by CUPE National

Executive Term Definition
Current:
Bylaw 6.1
a. All signing Officers of Local 4163 shall be bonded through the master bond held by CUPE National. Any Officer who cannot qualify for the bond shall be disqualified from having signing authority.
b. All officers must give all properties, assets, funds and all records of the Local 4163 to their successors at the end of their term of office.
Proposed
Bylaw 6.1
a. All signing Officers of Local 4163 shall be bonded through the master bond held by CUPE National. Any Officer who cannot qualify for the bond shall be disqualified from having signing authority.
b. All officers must give all properties, assets, funds and all records of the Local 4163 to their successors at the end of their term of office.
c. The executive term shall run from April 1 to March 31

Component 1 Tri-Local Solidarity
Current:
Bylaw 6.6
The Communication Secretaries shall:
a. Prepare and present component reports
b. Backfill for the Component Vice-President
c. Sit on the Communications and Donations Committees

Proposed:
Bylaw 6.6
The Communication Secretaries shall:
a. Prepare and present component reports
b. Backfill for the Component Vice-President
c. Sit on the Communications and Donations Committees
d. For Component 1, act as liaison to the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University Teaching Assitant Locals

Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee
Current:
Bylaw 6.2) The President shall:
p. Be the Local’s delegate to the CUPE B.C. Universities Committee.
Proposed:
Bylaw 6.2) The President shall:
p. Be the Local’s delegate to the CUPE B.C. Universities Committee and the Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee

Secretary-Treasurer
Current:
Bylaw 6.3 (n.):

The Secretary-Treasurer will be a paid position. Wages will be based on the Component Two Regular Teacher pay scale, starting at Step 1 and moving up one step every January 1.
Proposed:
Bylaw 6.3(n.):
The Secretary-Treasurer will be a paid position. Wages will be based on 22 hours a month at the Component 2 Regular Teacher pay scale, starting at Step 1 and moving up one step for each year of cumulative service normally every January 1.

Recording Secretary out of pocket expenses
Current:
Bylaw 11.5 Out of Pocket Expenses
Out of Pocket expenses will be paid monthly as follows:

President $50.00
Vice-President(s) $100.00
Secretary-Treasurer $50.00
Members at Large $50.00
Recording Secretary $50.00
Communication Secretary $50.00

Proposed:

Bylaw 11.5 Out of Pocket Expenses
Out of Pocket expenses will be paid monthly as follows:

President $50.00
Vice-President(s) $100.00
Secretary-Treasurer $100.00
Members at Large $50.00
Recording Secretary $50.00
Communication Secretary $50.00

Per Diems and Travel Expenses

Current:

Bylaw 11.6

The intent of these bylaws is to cover reasonable costs incurred by members and designates while on Union business attending courses, training seminars, conventions, conferences, district council meetings and other approved functions. Receipts are required for all expenses except personal vehicle km rate and per diems. Other details of delegate and member expenses can be found in the Local’s Policies.

a) Per diems are intended to be a reasonable allowance to cover meal expenses and will be paid at the CUPE National rate of $74.00 per full day (broken down as: Breakfast $18.00, Lunch $22.00, Dinner $34.00)

b) Travel Costs: The Local will cover travel costs (including personal phone calls) and per diems for members and designates travelling to approved functions, as outlined in the Local’s Policies. The per kilometer rate will be current with the CUPE BC Km rate, with the maximum KN not to exceed the cost of airfare.

Proposed:

Bylaw 11.6

The intent of these bylaws is to cover reasonable costs incurred by members and designates while on Union business attending courses, training seminars, conventions, conferences, district council meetings and other approved functions. Receipts are required for all expenses except personal vehicle km rate and per diems. Other details of delegate and member expenses can be found in the Local’s Policies.

a) Per diems are intended to be a reasonable allowance to cover meal expenses and will be paid at the CUPE National rate, and will be adjusted if the CUPE National rate is increased. For example, the rate as of March 2019 is $86.00 per full day (broken down as: Breakfast $20.00, Lunch $24.00, Dinner $42.00)

b) Travel Costs: The Local will cover travel costs (including personal phone calls) and per diems for members and designates travelling to approved functions, as outlined in the Local’s Policies. The per kilometer rate will be current with the CUPE BC Km rate, with the maximum KN not to exceed the cost of airfare.

Personnel Committee

Current:

Bylaw 12 (b):

The Personnel Committee of the Local will be the direct supervisors of staff and will be responsible for performance reviews, discipline, and termination. The Personnel committee will include at least the President of each Component, and the Treasurer of the Local. In the event that staff should fail to adequately perform their duties, the staff Collective Agreement will determine the process followed.

Proposed:

Bylaw 12 (b):

The Personnel Committee of the Local will be the direct supervisors of staff and will be responsible for performance reviews, discipline, and termination. The Personnel committee will be chaired by the President of the Local, and include at least the Vice-President of each Component, and the Treasurer of the Local. In the event that staff should fail to adequately perform their duties, the staff Collective Agreement will determine the process followed.

Social Justice Fund

Current:

Bylaw 11.4
b) CUPE 4163 Social Justice Fund

i) All members of CUPE 4163 employed in a CUPE 4163 job in September automatically have an additional one dollar ($1.00) deducted from one (1) paycheque of that year to be used in a fund for charitable aid.

ii) Half of the CUPE 4163 Social Justice Fund will be distributed by vote of the members in the Fall Semi-Annual General Meeting and half will be distributed by vote of the members at the Spring Annual General Meeting.

Proposed:

Bylaw 11.4
b) CUPE 4163 Social Justice Fund

i) All members of CUPE 4163 employed in a CUPE 4163 job in September and in January automatically have an additional one dollar ($1.00) deducted from one (1) paycheque in each of the Fall and Winter Semesters of that year to be used in a Social Justice fund for charitable aid.

ii) Half of the CUPE 4163 Social Justice Fund will be distributed by vote of the members in the Fall Semi-Annual General Meeting and half will be distributed by vote of the members at the Spring Annual General Meeting. The total amount deducted each semester will be split between two Social Justice nominees at that semester’s annual general meeting.