Division Convention

In accordance with Article 4 of the Constitution of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador, you are hereby notified that the 44th Annual Convention will be held at the Holiday Inn, 180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John’s, NL (709 722-0506 or 1 855 914-1413) on April 29 – May 2, 2018.


  1. The basis for representation from affiliated Locals shall be as follows:
  2. From Local Unions paying per capita tax on 50 members or less:
50 members or less 1 delegate
51 – 100 members 2 delegate
101  – 300 members 3 delegate
301 – 500 members 4 delegate

and one additional delegate for each additional 100 members or major portion thereof. One (1) additional delegate per Local for a youth delegate (maximum age 35). This extra delegate will be the financial responsibility of the Local.

To be entitled to representation in the Convention, a Local Union shall have paid per capita on its total membership up to and including February 2018.

Local Unions having less than twenty-five (25) members may make application to the CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Executive Committee for transportation and registration fee subsidization to assist in their sending of a delegate to Convention, and the CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Committee is empowered to act thereof.

Alternate Delegates

An affiliated Local Union may elect alternate delegates to attend the Annual Convention. An alternate delegate shall be entitled to attend sessions of the Convention, but shall not be entitled to voice or vote, except in the absence of a duly elected delegate.  For the purpose of this section, the duly elected alternate delegate must be in possession of a delegate’s badge prior to being afforded voice or vote. It shall be the responsibility of the presiding officer to insure the intent of this section is carried out.

Credentials and Registration

Credential forms shall be filled out correctly and the duplicate credential returned promptly to Sister Dawn Lahey, 56 Nascopie Crescent, St. John’s, NL A1B 3W5. The original credential form shall be presented to the Credentials Committee when registering at the Convention Headquarters.

Resolutions and Amendments

All resolutions and constitutional amendments to be considered at the Convention must be submitted by a Local Union, or by the Executive Board of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador, or committee thereof, so that they are in the hands of the Vice-President, Sister Dawn Lahey, not later than twenty-one (21) days prior to the Convention. These resolutions shall be dealt with at Convention before any late resolutions with the exception of emergency resolutions. Emergency is defined as something that has happened twenty (20) days prior to the Convention. All resolutions must be submitted under the letterhead of an affiliate submitting same and signed by the Presiding Officer and Secretary of such affiliate.

Please note:

Under Article 6.7 of the CUPE National Constitution no Local, in arrears for two or more months, will be allowed representation to the National Convention or Conventions at any level of CUPE.

Therefore, in order to be allowed representation at the 44th CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Convention, Locals must have their per capita paid to CUPE National and CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador up to and including February 2018.