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Online Unit Meetings

Over the last few months, we have had to cancel in-person Unit meetings due to physical distancing guidelines. At this time, the International Office has permitted us to hold informational Unit meetings through electronic means.

These meeting will not allow for motions, or notices of motions; however, they will allow us to provide members with an overall Local report, ABM reports on their groups, and committee reports as available for the month. There will also be the usual question period for members.

Expectations

As in all union, unit and committee meetings, the decorum of the meeting must be maintained and the rules of order will apply to all attendees. We require members to use the videoconferencing mode, so that we can see that you have requested to be added to speaker list.

All members in attendance will be muted for the reporting periods of the meetings and those wishing to speak or ask questions will be asked to indicate a question to be added to speakers list by placing your question in the chat section to be read out and answered, or by placing your name with along with ‘?’ to ask the question yourself.

Members are to appear in their video link without masks or face coverings, avatars or offensive backgrounds, signs or logos. Please use your first initial and last name or your IBEW membership number (card number), as username to log in, especially for apprentices looking for bursary credit.

Do not share the meeting links with anyone that is not a member in good standing of your Unit. Distribution or recording meetings is a violation of our Local and International rules and illegal without express permission.

We remind members attending these meetings to maintain the level of professionalism and respect the same as we would expect in our regular monthly Unit meeting.

Unit meetings will follow their regular schedule date and time (some exceptions). You will receive an email invitation at least 48 hours before your Unit meeting that includes a link to join the meeting. Email invitations will go to every email that we have on file. If you do not receive an invitation to join your meeting, check your spam. If you do not receive an invitation to join your meeting then we do not have your email address in our system.

Please contact reception 604.571.6500 during regular business hours to update your contact information on file.