Apply to CUPE's new regional trial panels

January 21, 2020

TO ALL CHARTERED ORGANISATIONS

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

We are seeking applications from our membership to serve on CUPE’s new regional trial panels.

At our last National Convention in October of 2019, delegates adopted a new trial procedure to deal with complaints and offences under the National Constitution. With this new procedure, trials will be conducted outside the local union, by three members from the region. These trial committees will be appointed by the National President, from a regional roster of trial panelists nominated by the National Executive Board. The new procedure and more info can be found at cupe.ca/trial-panelist-application.

If you are interested in being nominated to the roster of trial panelists for your region, apply before February 14, 2020.

We are looking for members who:

  • Are available on short notice to hear and decide cases

  • Have the capacity to listen and understand different perspectives

  • Have an understanding of human rights

  • Are comfortable explaining a decision in writing

For this first set of nominations, terms will be for two or three years.

Any CUPE member in good standing is eligible to apply, and we encourage you to seek the support of your local union for your application. As part of CUPE’s commitment to equality, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people and LGBTQ2+ people.

We ask all interested members to complete the application online at cupe.ca/trial-panelist-application and attach a resume or a letter outlining their work and union experience.

In solidarity,

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