Annual General Assembly – January 21 noon

This Annual General assembly is open to all members in good standing.

It will be in the AMURE offices (515 des pins) on January 21st at noon.

Pizza lunch will be provided.

AGENDA

1. Adoption of the Agenda
2. Adoption of the minutes of the previous general assembly
3. Budget report for 2014 Budget report 2014
4. Proposed budget for 2015 proposed budget FY2015
5. Election of executive members (Secretary, collective agreement coordinator – research assistants)
6. Motion: AMENDMENTS TO AMURE’s BYLAWS. AMURE’s bylaws (Changes highlighted in yellow)
7. Election of board of representatives (subject to bylaws amendments above)
8. Motion: POST DOCS UNIT OF AMURE to allow Post-docs to join AMURE as a new unit (should they choose).
9. Motion: SUPPORTING AMURE MEMBERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR ABUSE
10. Varia
11. Adjourn

 

MOTIONS:

AMENDMENTS TO AMURE’s BYLAWS.
WHEREAS, there are changes to be made to AMURE’s electoral by-laws (correct?); and
WHEREAS, the union should strike a board of representatives to better involve its members and increase the breadth of its operations;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the amendments outlined in Appendix A be made to AMURE’s by-laws.

APPENDIX 1: AMURE’s bylaws

Motioned by Sean Cory

POST DOCS UNIT OF AMURE

WHEREAS, Post docs at McGill have submitted a request for union certification with PSAC;

WHEREAS, a union on post-doc would be a natural addition to the composition of AMURE;

BE IT RESOLVED that should the union representing post-docs request to join AMURE that they be immediately part of AMURE;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a committee composed of casual research assistants, research assistants and research associates and post-docs be formed to amend the AMURE constitution and bylaws to include a post-doc unit and to present these bylaw changes for ratification at a special general assembly.

 

Motion: SUPPORTING AMURE MEMBERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR ABUSE

WHEREAS, casual employees make up approximately two thirds of our membership,

WHEREAS, casual employees do not have access to benefits like healthcare or the employee assistance program otherwise afforded to regular/full-time employees,

WHEREAS, casual employees are more likely to need financial assistance in order to afford counseling services,

WHEREAS, casual employees have less job security and may find themselves more vulnerable to various forms of violence,

WHEREAS, McGill does not at present have any policy that addresses sexual assault, domestic violence, or abuse,

WHEREAS, over 60% of AMURE’s members are women,

WHEREAS, though many of our members are students and therefore have access to student services, counselling services at McGill are often overextended and inaccessible, particularly in times of crisis

BE IT RESOLVED that the AMURE executive (with the help of the board) devise a one-year trial system by which any member who has experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, or abuse can anonymously access counseling and support services at the expense of AMURE’s savings (which are ample).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, before the next Annual General Meeting, the AMURE executive and the Board of Representatives create a report on how this program has been used and provide a recommendation on whether or not to renew the program.

Motioned by,
Sean Cory
Lily Hassall
Tyler Lawson