Local 3550 Committees
Acknowledgement Committee – Acknowledges members in the event of the birth, adoption, marriage, leaves for health reasons or death of a member or a family member and makes other appropriate gestures in accordance with the wishes of the family.
Building Society Committee – Holds title to any real estate as trustees for the Local Union and has the ability to purchase, sell, manage, lease, mortgage, dispose of, or otherwise deal with the property of the society.
Bylaw Committee – Reviews the Bylaws annually and make recommendations to the Executive Board and the General Membership on proposed amendments.
Education Committee – Gather information about educational opportunities of interest to members for union activists, personal growth, etc. Review all educational applications submitted and makes the appropriate recommendations to the membership for review and voting. Organize Local 3550 educational events, union activism and social justice.
Health and Safety Committee – Promote health and safety in the work place.
Membership Committee – From time to time contact the non-members and promote the benefits of being a member. Be responsible for maintaining an accurate and up to date attendance log at all membership meetings and ensure there is an updated accurate and complete membership list.
Negotiating Committee – A special committee established at least six (6) months prior to the expiry of the Local Union’s collective agreement and automatically disbanded when a new collective agreement has been signed. The function of the committee is to prepare collective bargaining proposals and to negotiate a collective agreement.
Political Action Committee – Promote member engagement, and organize political action within the Local and the broader labour movement.These may include election campaigns, lobbies, petitions and fundraising, etc.
Public Relations Committee – Organize and manage a CUPE 3550 in Communities Day event once a year and promote 3550 awareness.
Site Communicator Committee – Compile and distribute educational/informational materials of interest to the membership. Recruit Site Communicators on an annual basis and maintain a list of Communicators throughout the district.
Social Committee – Arrange and conduct all social, cultural, and recreational activities of the Local. Submit event budget proposals to the Executive Board for recommendation to the membership for approval.
Ad-Ho Committee – As required
CUPE members from across the country serve on national committees and working groups. These activists provide input and valuable feedback on CUPE campaigns and actions on a wide variety of issues.