Deadline for locals to submit resolutions to Canadian Council fast approaching

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As Unifor prepares for its 10-year anniversary, celebrating Canadian Council this August, we encourage local unions to submit resolutions to bring before delegates at the council.

 “This is an opportunity for locals to submit resolutions that bring some of their local issues to a national stage,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne.

“Unifor is made up of locals across the country that come together to update each other on important issues their members are facing in the workplace and Canadian Council is a chance to bring those issues to the floor.”

Resolutions to Canadian Council must be received by the National Secretary-Treasurer’s office 30 days prior to the call to order. Any resolutions received after the deadline will be referred to the Resolution Committee for their consideration.

A sample resolution can be viewed here.

Each resolution must be approved by the members at a membership meeting, include the date of the meeting when it was approved and be signed by a local union officer. This information must be submitted to by Wed., July 19, 2023, by 5 p.m. EST.

Canadian Council will take place in Halifax, N.S. from Aug. 18 to 20, 2023, as the union reflects on its resilience and strength, symbolized by the traditional tenth anniversary gift of tin and steel.

The official call letter has gone out and locals and members can register for their spots by the same deadline of July 19.

This is the first Canadian Council since the Constitutional Convention last summer and delegates will discuss important issues and resolutions and reflect on all that we have accomplished since our formation in 2013.

There is no registration fee for the Canadian Council, but advance sign-up is required and will take place via our online registration system. Your username and password will be sent directly to the local union president in a separate email.

The council is being held at the Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St., Halifax, N.S. The council begins Fri., Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. and will adjourn by noon on Sun., Aug. 20.