On the last day of the 20th Convention, delegates continued working on Convention business, and elected the 2023-2026 CIU National Executive, Human Rights Representative, Young Worker Representative, and Alternates:
- National President Mark Weber (acclaimed)
- 1st National Vice-President Rick Savage (acclaimed)
- 2nd National Vice-President Brea Baresinkoff (acclaimed)
- 3rd National Vice-President Yanniv Waknine (acclaimed)
- 4th National Vice-President Gus Kontogianis (acclaimed)
- National Human Rights Representative Murray Star (acclaimed)
- Alternate National Human Rights Representative John Bay (acclaimed)
- National Young Worker Representative Kevin Kerr (acclaimed)
- Alternate National Young Worker Representative Janmie Gunawardena (acclaimed)
Congratulations to all!
From left to right: Alternate National Young Worker Representative Janmie Gunawardena, National Young Worker Representative Kevin Kerr, 4th National Vice-President Gus Kontogianis, 3rd National Vice-President Yanniv Waknine, National President Mark Weber, 1st National Vice-President Rick Savage, 2nd National Vice-President Brea Baresinkoff, National Human Rights Representative Murray Star, Alternate National Human Rights Representative John Bay.
See photos of the last day of Convention below (or the main photo feed here) and follow us online with the hashtag #ciusdi2023!
The second day of Convention 2023 saw delegates continue to work on main Convention business. Day 2 was also chock full of presentations by various guests, including:
- Human Rights Consultant Rachel Décoste, regarding the recent survey on racism and discrimination;
- PSAC National President Chris Aylward, who addressed Convention delegates on topics such as bargaining and ’25 and out’;
- PSAC Health & Safety Officer Andrea Peart and PSAC Research Officer Darren Pacione, who informed delegates regarding an upcoming cancer study focusing on CBSA workplaces (keep an eye out for more information in the coming months regarding this new study)
See photos of the second day of Convention below (or the main photo feed here), follow us online with the hashtag #ciusdi2023 to get the latest Convention updates, and come back tomorrow for a recap of the third and final day of Convention!
September 21 was the first day of CIU’s 20th National Convention. Over the course of this first day in Ottawa, Convention attendees rallied in support of 25 and out, celebrated Life Members, heard from invited guests such as PSAC negotiators Morgan Gay and Brenda Shillington, and tackled Convention business, including the reports of the CIU National Executive.
See photos of the first day of Convention below (or the main photo feed here), follow us online with the hashtag #ciusdi2023 to get the latest Convention updates, and tune in for Day 2!
The National Convention, which is the supreme governing body of our Union, is held once every three years and provides an opportunity for CIU members to become involved in the operation and future of their Union.
We are pleased to announce that the 20th CIU National Convention will be held September 21, 22, and 23, 2023 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Please refer to the following documents for more information:
PSAC’s 2022 National Triennial Convention is being held virtually from May 26 to May 27 and May 30 to June 3.
PSAC’s national convention is unlike any other event within our union. Every three years, more than 500 members from communities across Canada attend to discuss and decide the path forward for our union.
However, the pandemic has forced us to adapt and make some changes.
Since PSAC’s 2021 convention was postponed due to the pandemic, the business of this convention will set the course for a shorter — but critically important — two-year window of opportunity instead of the usual three-year cycle.
We’re also holding this year’s convention virtually to protect the health and safety of our members and staff, and their communities and families when they return home.
Despite these changes, the business of this convention has not changed.
What to expect at PSAC’s 2022 convention
- Debate about resolutions on PSAC initiatives, campaigns and changes to our union’s structure and rules;
- A review of PSAC’s financial position and adoption of a new budget for the next two years;
- The election of PSAC’s national president, national executive vice-president and alternate national executive vice-president to a two-year term;
- A look back at the past four years of our victories and achievements;
- And an address from Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske.
For all the latest convention news:
This article was first posted on the PSAC website.