Comrades, Sisters and Brothers,

COVID-19 has brought a lot of disruption in everyones’ life. Unions all across Canada had to make important decisions in regards to their Convention. By decision of the PSAC National Board of Directors, GSU had to postponed its own Convention scheduled for September, 2020 to October, 2021.

It is with great pleasure that I announce GSU's 8th Triennial Convention will be held in Ottawa, Ontario at the Delta Hotel. GSU Convention Committees will be meeting on October 3-4, 2021, followed by Convention October 5 to 7, 2021.

I look forward to seeing you at Convention in 2021!  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 from October 5 to 7, 2021. 

 

Key Dates

April 5th, 2021: Delegates entitlement

June 5th, 2021: Deadline to submit credential form

June 5th, 2021: Deadline to submit resolutions

 

Click here to access the Convention Program

 


In this section, you will find the credential forms needed to register for a delegate, an alternate delegate or an observer at GSU 2021 Convention. 

Don't forget! You have until June 5, 2021 to submit your credential form. 

 

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 June 5, 2021

 

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.