Last week, the CIU National Board of Directors (NBoD) met virtually to address the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our upcoming National Convention. Taking into account current public health considerations, the CIU NBoD voted to postpone the October 2020 National Convention to the spring of 2021.
As our union’s supreme governing body, the National Convention plays a crucial role every three years in ensuring our organization is a vibrant and democratic one. The NBoD agreed to postpone the Convention so it could take place in a safe environment while upholding the participatory principles that are important to our members. While the current term is being extended to 2021, the usual schedule will resume thereafter and subsequent conventions will be held in 2023 and 2026.
The postponement of the National Convention also impacts our Branch Elections, which were scheduled for this fall. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Branch Elections will now take place in the spring of 2021.
Information posted on the CIU national website will be amended to reflect the revised dates. As the current situation remains uncertain, dates could still change should there be new developments. We will make sure to keep you informed as things progress.