Union President

President Cupe Local 498Recreation
Phone: 604-927-5260
Categories: Executive, President
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Duties of the President

  • Enforce the CUPE National Constitution, these bylaws and the Equality
    Statement.
  • Interpret these bylaws, as required.
  • Preside at all membership and Executive meetings and preserve order.
  • Decide all points of order and procedure (subject always to appeal to the
    membership).
  • Have the same right to vote as other members. In the case of a tie vote, the
    President may cast another vote or the President may refrain from casting an
    additional vote, in which case the motion is defeated
  •  Ensure that all Officers perform their assigned duties.
  • Fill Committee vacancies where elections are not provided for.
  • Conduct the initiation ceremony for new members at their first membership
    meeting.
  • Be a Signing Officer and ensure that Local 498’s funds are only used as
    authorized or directed by the CUPE National Constitution, these bylaws, or by
    vote of the membership.
  • Be allowed necessary and reasonable funds for expenses incurred on behalf of
    Local 498. Expense claims must be detailed on an Expense Voucher form with
    supporting receipt(s) attached.
  • Have first preference as a delegate to the CUPE National Convention.
  • Be a standing member of the Bargaining and Negotiation Committee. (Article B.3.1)

First Vice-President

First Vice-President Cupe Local 498Public Works
Phone: 604.788.5429
Categories: Executive, First Vice-President
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Duties of the First Vice-President

  • Perform the duties of the President, if the President is absent or not able to.
  • Preside over Executive, regular and special membership meetings in the
    absence of the President.
  • Be Acting President until a new President is elected through a by-election.
  • Render assistance to any member of the Executive.
  • Be a standing member on the Bargaining and Negotiation Committee.
  • Be a Signing Officer along with the President and Secretary-Treasurer.

Second Vice-President

Second Vice-President & Chief Shop Steward Cupe Local 498Public Works
Phone: 604.842.4980
Categories: Executive, Second Vice-President
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Duties of the Second Vice-President

  • Perform the duties of the Chief Shop Steward.
  • Be the Chair of the Grievance Committee and provide a report at Executive,
    regular and/or special membership meetings.
  • Render assistance to any member of the Executive.
  • Perform the duties of the President if the President and 1st Vice President are
    absent or not able to perform the duties of the President.
  • Be a member of the Bargaining and Negotiation Committee.

General Vice-Presidents

General Vice-President Cupe Local 498Public Works
Phone: 604-833-2578
Categories: Executive, General Vice-President, Political Action Committee
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General Vice-President Cupe Local 498Information Services
Phone: 604.312.0719
Categories: Executive, General Vice-President
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General Vice-President , Safety Committee Cupe Local 498Public Works
Phone: 604.220.8127
Categories: Executive, General Vice-President, Safety Committee
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Duties of the General Vice-Presidents

  • Potentially a member of the Bargaining and Negotiation Committee.
  • Render any assistance to any member of the Executive.

Recording Secretary

Recording Secretary Cupe Local 498Public Works
Phone: 604.927.5309
Categories: Entertainment Committee, Recording Secretary
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Duties of the Recording Secretary

  • Keep full, accurate, and impartial account of the proceedings of all regular,
    special membership and Executive meetings. These records must include a
    financial report from the Secretary-Treasurer. When applicable, the record will
    include the Trustees’ report.
  • Record all amendments and/or additions to these bylaws, and make certain that
    these are sent to the National President for approval prior to implementation.
  • Answer correspondence and fulfil other administrative duties as directed by the
    Executive.
  • Keep a copy of all correspondence/letters sent out.
  • Prepare and distribute all circulars and notices to members.
  • Maintain a Book of Financial Motions (eg. funding approvals) and have ready on
    reasonable notice for the Trustees’ review.
  • Preside over membership and Executive meetings in the absence of both the
    President and the Vice Presidents.
  • Be empowered, with the approval of the membership, to employ administrative
    assistance.
  •  On termination of office, surrender all books, seals and other properties of Local
    to its successor.
  • Perform other duties as required by Local 498, these bylaws or the CUPE
    National Constitution. (Article B.3.43)

Secretary-Treasurer

Secretary/Treasurer Cupe Local 498Recreation
Phone: 604-460-1200
Categories: Executive, Secretary-Treasurer
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Duties of the Secretary-Treasurer

  • Be responsible for maintaining, organizing, safeguarding and keeping on file all
    supporting documents, authorizations, invoices, and/or expense claims for every
    disbursement made, receipts for all money sent to CUPE National, as well as
    records and supporting documents for all income received by the Local Union.
  • Make a written financial report to each regular membership meeting, detailing all
    income and expenditures for the period.
  • Make all books available for inspection by the Trustee and/or auditors on
    reasonable notice. Ensure that the books are audited a least once each
    calendar year and within a reasonable time, respond in writing to any
    recommendations and concerns raised by the Trustees.
  • Receive all revenue, initiation fees, dues, assessments and promptly deposit all
    cheques.
  • Keep a record of member’s due payments.\
  • Sign all cheques and ensure that Local 498’s funds are used only as authorized
    or directed by the CUPE National Constitution, these bylaws, or by vote of the
    membership.
  • During a prolonged absence, set up a meeting between all Signing Officers and
    the bank in order to get another Executive member on the bank account as a
    Signing Officer.
  • Prepare CUPE National’s per capita and affiliation forms to any organization to
    which Local 498 is affiliated and ensures a cheque is remitted on a monthly
    basis.
  • Submit a financial report at each regular membership meeting.
  • Be bonded through the master bond held by CUPE National. Any SecretaryTreasurer who cannot qualify for the bond shall be disqualified from office.
  • Pay no money unless supported by an expense voucher signed by the President
    and one other member of the Executive or any two other members of the
    Executive.
  • Make all books available for inspection by the Trustees, on reasonable notice,
    and have the books audited semi-annually by the Trustees.
  • Provide the Trustees with any information they may need to complete the audit
    report supplied by CUPE National.
  • Be empowered, with the approval of the membership, to employee
    administrative assistance.(Article B.3.4 to B.3.8)

Sergeant-At-Arms

Sargeant at Arms & Shop Steward Cupe Local 498Public Works
Phone: 604.375.5847
Categories: Executive, Sergeant-At-Arms
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Duties of the Sergeant-At-Arms

  • Guard the inner door at regular and special membership meetings and admit no
    one but members in good standing or Officers and officials of CUPE, except on
    the order of the President and with consent of the members present.
  • Maintain a record of membership attendance at regular and special meetings.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive.

Trustees

Trustee Cupe Local 498Finance
Categories: Trustees
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Trustee Cupe Local 498Recreation
Categories: Trustees
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Shop Steward, Trustee, Safety Committee Cupe Local 498Public Works
Categories: Safety Committee, Shop Stewards, Trustees
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Duties of the Trustees

  • Act as an auditing committee on behalf of the members and audit the books and
    accounts of the Secretary-Treasurer, the Recording Secretary, and the
    committees at least once every calendar year.
  • Make a written report of their findings to the first membership meeting following
    the completion of each audit.
  • Submit in writing to the President and Secretary-Treasurer any
    recommendations and/or concerns they feel should be reviewed in order to
    ensure that the Local Union’s funds, records, and accounts are being maintained
    by the Secretary-Treasurer in an organized, correct, and proper manner.
  • Audit the books of the Secretary-Treasurer to ensure funds, records and
    accounts are being maintained by the Secretary-Treasurer in accordance with
    good accounting practices.
  • Ensure monies have not been paid out with proper constitutional, bylaw or
    membership authorization.
  • Report the outcome of the audit at a regular membership meeting.
  • Ensure that financial reports are given at regular membership meetings.
  • Inspect office furniture and equipment, and titles or deeds to property that may
    be owned by Local 498, and report findings to the membership.
  • Send to the National Secretary-Treasurer, with a copy to the assigned National
    Representative, the following documents:
    i. Trustees’ Report
    ii. Secretary-Treasurer Report to the Trustees
    iii. Recommendations made to the Executive
    iv. Secretary-Treasurer’s Response to the Recommendations
    v. Concerns that have not been addressed by the Executive.
    (Articles B.3.4 to B.3.8)