Elected delegates will find the answers to most of their questions by reading the Delegate Information Package, which was mailed to delegates in September.
Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions about
Convention. If you have any other question that isn’t answered below, contact the MGEU Resource Centre.
What should I expect as a delegate for MGEU's first virtual Convention?
A virtual delegate orientation was held on October 7, 2021. This orientation helps delegates participate
in debate by explaining some of the rules of order and other basic
Convention procedures including how electronic voting will work.
Does the MGEU cover my time away from work?
Yes, as long you completed the Delegate Registration Information form contained in the information package sent to you, indicating the dates and times you are scheduled to work. If so, a time off letter was sent to you with a copy, which must be presented to your immediate supervisor.
What do I do if I’m no longer able to attend?
Please contact the MGEU’s Resource Centre as soon as you know you will be unable to attend. If you fail to notify the MGEU of your absence, you may be responsible for covering some expenses, and your time-off request from work will not be honoured.
How do members become a Convention delegate?
Delegates attending the MGEU's 66th Convention this Oct 20-21 were elected this spring between April and June. Should you wish to become a delegate for the next Convention, you must be nominated by a fellow member at your Local meeting. These Local meetings are usually held about six months in advance of Convention. Local Members present at the meeting vote to decide who is elected. The number of delegates elected by your Local is determined by the Local’s size. For example, a Local of 150 members or less is entitled to send one delegate to Convention.