By-Laws Committee

Report of the By-Laws Committee

June 2009

Chris Aylward Item 11(b)

The Committee met May 14 and 15 and the minutes are attached to this report.

The following are the Committee Recommendations:

Recommendation # 1

That the following Convention Resolutions be added to Appendix A – Resolutions of Record.

Finance Resolution 111 from the 2008 Convention

Internet access while on UTE business

BE IT RESOLVED THAT UTE endeavor to negotiate free in-room internet access in its contracts with hotels.

General Resolution 309 from the 2008 Convention


BE IT RESOLVED THAT UTE pursue negotiations with the Employer to ensure that members continue to receive their pay cheque without ‘union leave without pay’ deductions and the Employer directly invoices UTE for such ‘union leave without pay’.

Recommendation # 2

That a new appendix be added to the Regulations titled; Appendix B – Convention Finance Committee Recommendations of Record.

Recommendation # 3

That the following Convention Finance Committee Recommendation be added to Appendix –B.

Finance Recommendation # 5 from the 2005 Convention

That UTE discontinue the practice of calculating all retroactive cheques for members for union leave without pay, unless requested by the member.

Finance Recommendation # 7 from the 2008 Convention.

For all conferences, excluding Presidents’ Conference, the organizing committee shall submit, in writing to the National President, a request for funding.  The request shall include:

a) the date
b) location
c) proposed agenda
d) proposed budget
e) names of guests that require the spending of UTE funds.

Recommendation # 4

That the following Executive Council resolution be added to Appendix A –Resolutions of Record:  From September 2006

National Policy on Language

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Union of Taxation Employees develop and adopt a National Policy that UTE does not endorse creation of this National Third Language  Directory and that the employer cease making the request for employees.

Recommendation # 5

That Resolution of Record 2. Finance Committee Recommendations at Convention be deleted.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Aylward
Chair of the Committee