Notice of ETEA Special General Meeting March 2, 2017

ETEA will be holding a Special General Meeting on March 2nd, 2017 on the 4th floor of the YWCA at 535 Hornby Street. The meeting will be called to order at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments and snacks will be available from 6:00 to 6:30.

The purpose of this meeting is to make additions and amendments to the ETEA bylaws. In order for any changes to the by-laws to pass a two-thirds majority vote of the members present will be required.

There are three areas of proposed by-law changes:

  1. A mid-term re-assessment of how much each local is required to pay ETEA Central. This change is to make the amount each local pays to ETEA Central more equitable.
  2. A change to the review of ETEA finances to bring it in line with the requirements of the BC Labour Code
  3. Adding articles around strikes, including a mechanism to establish an ETEA strike fund, how the fund can be used, and punishment for members that cross a legal picket line if their local goes on strike.

There is also a proposal for a dedicated dues increase in order to establish an ETEA strike fund. Before this proposal can be discussed, members must first approve a change to the by-laws.

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