Local 98 General Meeting


Nov 15, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


NSGEU Dartmouth Office
255 John Savage Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 0J3, Canada

Date:  Sunday, November 15, 2015

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Place: NSGEU Office, 255 John Savage Avenue, Dartmouth

Elections will be held for your first Local Executive! You will be electing a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary-Treasurer, and a Chief Steward. There are descriptions of these positions below. You will also be electing your first Bargaining Committee. You do not need to have any experience in any of these positions before running for them – just a willingness to learn and to take a leadership role in your union. There are ongoing education opportunities offered by the union and support from your Employee Relations Officer (ERO).

NSGEU encourages all members to attend their local meetings and we do our best to make that easy for you. That’s why the union reimburses (at set rates) mileage, child-care, and elder-care expenses you incur to attend your local meeting (in accordance with Section 18 of the NSGEU Board Policy). The current mileage rate is 0.37/kilometer.

Please make every effort to attend this important Local meeting and participate in the election of your first Local Executive. NSGEU President Joan Jessome, and your Employee Relations Officer, Dave Leddicote will be at the meeting to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Executive Roles and Responsibilities

  • The local president conducts the affairs of the local by holding local meetings and facilitating communication between the NSGEU and its members.
  • The local vice-president assists the president in his or her duties, and acts as local president when the elected president is absent.
  • The local secretary prepares meeting notices and agendas, and takes and distributes the minutes of local meetings. The secretary must also ensure that copies of all minutes are kept in the local’s minute book or binder.
  • The local treasurer keeps accurate records of all the local’s financial transactions, and ensures adherence to the NSGEU’s financial policies.
  • The local chief steward works with your local’s ERO in matters related to the collective agreement. They help find solutions for workplace issues and concerns, and ensure your employer’s adherence to your collective agreement.

For detailed descriptions of roles, duties and functions of NSGEU officers, boards and committees, please refer to the NSGEU Constitution & By-Laws, found on the NSGEU website on the “About” page. You can also request a copy of the NSGEU Constitution & By-Law’s by contacting the NSGEU. 

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