Comrades, Sisters and Brothers,

On behalf of the GSU National Council, it is with great pleasure that I announce GSU's 8th Triennial Convention to be held in Ottawa, Ontario at the Delta Hotel. GSU Convention Committees will be meeting on September 27-28, followed by Convention from September 29 to October 1st, 2020.

GSU celebrated its 20th anniversary in August 2019. Since its creation, GSU has continued to fight for the rights of our members and to ensure individual health and safety in the workplace.

We look forward to another exciting convention year!  Feel free to contact your Regional Vice-President or the GSU National Office if you have any questions.

In Solidarity,

Randy Howard
National President
Government Services Union, PSAC

Information on GSU 8th National Triennial Convention

GSU 8th National Triennial Convention will be held in Ottawa at the hotel Delta at the end of September 2020. 

 

Key Dates

May 29, 2020: Delegate/Observers Registration Deadline

May 29, 2020: Submission of Resolutions Deadline

September 27-28, 2020: Convention Committees Meeting

September 29-October 1, 2020: GSU Convention

 

In this section, you will find the credential forms needed to register for a delegate, an alternate delegate or an observer at GSU 2020 Convention. 

Don't forget! The deadline to send your credential form to the National Office is May 29, 2020

 

Delegate Credential Form

Fill-in this form if you have been elected as a delegate to GSU 8th Triennial Convention. Make sure to include all the requested information and have your form signed by your Local President. 

NOTE: If you are a RVP or NVP, you must also fill this form. You do not need to have your form signed by your Local President. 

 

Alternate Credential Form

Fill-in this form if you have been elected as an alternate delegate to GSU 8th Triennial Convention.

In the box reserved to that effect, please indicate your position in the list of elected alternate delegates.

As an axemple, if you were elected as the first alternate delegate, you would put 1 in the box, if you were elected as the fifth alternate delegate, you would put 5 in the box.

This will ensure that in the event of a delegate vacancy in your Local, we will be able to follow the alternate delegate priority list and avoid any confusion.

Make sure to include all the requested information and have your form signed by your Local President. 

 

Observer Credential Form

Fill-in this form if you are going to GSU 8th Triennial Convention as an observer.

In the box reserved to that effect, please indicate if you were also elected as an alternate delegate and your position in the list of elected alternate delegates.

As an example, if you were elected as the first alternate delegate, you would put 1 in the box, if you were elected as the fifth alternate delegate, you would put 5 in the box.

This will ensure that in the event of a delegate vacancy in your Local, we will be able to follow the alternate delegate priority list and avoid any confusion.

Make sure to include all the requested information and have your form signed by your Local President.

Observer Credential Form 

As per GSU By-Law 12, Section 11: Each Local shall be entitled to present resolutions for consideration by the Triennial National Convention. 

Locals must fill out the Resolution Form and return it to the National Office before May 29, 2020.

 

What steps should a Local take to submit a resolution

1- Send a call out to members asking for resolutions.

2- The Local Executive meets to review the resolutions received and prepare any additional resolutions. These resolutions should be presented at a general meeting for ratification by the membership.

3- Prior to the general meeting, post or circulate notices to ensure all members are aware of the general meeting and its purpose.

4- At the meeting, the Local Executive report on their recommendations. This report should contain rationale for the decision taken. These are then debated and voted on by the membership in attendance at the meeting. A simple majority is required for acceptance.

5- Those accepted are then forwarded to GSU by the Local   Executive.