Fraser Valley District Council (FVDC)
What is the FVDC?
The FVDC was established September 24, 1963. The Council consists of CUPE locals in the
How is the District Council organized?
The Council maintains a group of elected officers and delegates. Executive positions carry with them two-year terms. The remainder of the FVDC consists of delegates representing their respective locals. While the executive have prescribed responsibilities, the entire body of delegates is accountable in helping make the FVDC a successful enterprise.
Where does the FVDC fit within
There are six District Councils in BC representing 70,000+ members. The FVDC represents 5000+ of those members.
What is the mandate of the FVDC?
1) Strengthen the union movement in the
2) Delegates hold positions on
3) Create resolutions for conventions.
4) Help strengthen working families and their communities.
5) Facilitate communications between leaders within CUPE Locals in the
6) Practice political activism.
For the FVDC to be successful delegates need to attend meetings. With a maximum of nine (9) meetings per year, it is important as leaders to draw together and discuss the issues important to CUPE members, their families, and respective communities.
You will find a reporting template for Local to draft reports on issues such as bargaining, campaigns, grievances, etc… that your local has faced in the previous weeks leading up to the meeting.
It is important that your local prepare a report two (2) weeks prior to the meeting and email it to Darlene Smith (Recording Secretary) so she prepare them for the meetings. A local delegate will be requested to present that report at that meeting.
Please read the Constitution and Bylaws to draw a better understanding of how the FVDC operates.