Trustee Committee

The three trustee positions are elected at the biennial elections.  Their position is to audit the books and accounts of the Local on a semi-annual basis, and to report their findings, recommendations, and/or concerns to the membership.


Trustee Steven Smith 1 yr Term from 2022/01/11
Trustee Timothy Strange 2 yr Term from 2022/01/11
Trustee Bill Gin 3 yr Term from 2022/01/11



The Trustees shall:

(a) act as an auditing committee and audit all books and accounts of the Local on an annual basis between the months of May and August each year, to this end the Trustee committee shall be provided with the following;

  • all ledgers used during the period covered by the audit
  • all supporting documents, authorizations, invoices and/or vouchers for every disbursement made during the period
  • all cheque stubs for cheques written during the period
  • all minutes of Board and Membership meetings list of all schools, conferences, conventions and any other “educationals” approved during the period and the members who have attended
  • list of members who have retired during the period and gifts presented
  • list of donations made and flowers sent by the CUPE Cares Committee during the period
  • list of award winners and the names of their parents or spouses (if applicable)
  • list of the members who have been approved for “Time Off For Union Business” and reasons for such
  • list of Local members who serve on CUPE National and CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador committees or executives and the expenses they have received from the Local in compliance with Section 18.4 of these by-laws

(b) inspect or examine once a year any stocks, bonds, securities, office
furniture and equipment, titles or deeds to property that may at any time
be owned by the Local;

(c) at the completion of an audit, the Trustees shall submit in writing to the
President and Secretary-Treasurer any recommendations and/or concerns they feel should be reviewed in order to ensure that the Local’s funds, records and accounts are being maintained by the SecretaryTreasurer in an organized, correct and proper manner;

(d) report their findings in writing to the first membership meeting following the completion of each audit. The report shall comment on the condition of all funds, accounts, and property owned by the Local. The report will also include a copy of their recommendations and/or concerns submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer, and the Secretary-Treasurer’s written response;

(e) be responsible to ensure that monies have been paid with proper constitutional, membership or Board authorization;

(f) ensure the Secretary-Treasurer has made written financial reports to
each regular membership meeting, detailing all income and expenditures
for the period covered by the audit;

(g) Send to the National Secretary-Treasurer, the assigned CUPE National
Rep to the Local and the Local’s President and Secretary-Treasurer: (1)
a copy of their completed audit report (on the prescribed forms provided
by the National Secretary-Treasurer; (2) a copy of their report to the
Local membership as per the CUPE National guidelines (B.3.12(b)); (3) a
copy of their recommendations and/or concerns containing a response
from the Local’s Secretary-Treasurer.

(h) Act as an auditing committee on behalf of the members and audit the
books and accounts of the Secretary-Treasurer, Recording Secretary
and the committees at least once every calendar year.