GLP Annual General Meeting

The GLP 2019 Annual General Meeting was held in Prince George on Monday, October 28 from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn Prince George. 

Resolutions passed by the membership at the 2019 AGM 


RESOLUTION #1: National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace 

WHEREAS mental health problems have a demonstrated impact on the wellbeing, retention and recruitment of employees;

WHEREAS psychological safety is a key determinant in workplace performance and productivity;

WHEREAS the employer’s occupational, health and safety program is focused on physical health and safety to a greater degree than psychological safety; and,

WHEREAS organizational culture and managerial skill sets can have a direct impact on employee mental health; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the GLP Chapter Executive ask the employer why it has not yet fully adopted National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CAN/CSA-Z1003-13) developed by The Mental Health Commission of Canada, and engage with the employer in adopting the National Standard in accordance in Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) 17. 


RESOLUTION #2: Timeliness of Resolution Outcomes

WHEREAS resolutions submitted by GLP members to GLP AGMs is done with the intent to improve outcomes for the membership;

WHEREAS there is currently no mechanism in place to proactively inform members of outcomes of AGM resolutions shortly after AGMs;

WHEREAS communications on resolution outcomes could improve membership engagement; 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the outcomes of resolutions arising at the AGM be published within 1 month following the AGM, and proactively communicated to GLP members such that members are aware of the resolution process and resolution outcomes and have the opportunity to bring forward related resolutions to the next AGM.


RESOLUTION #3: Record of GLP AGM resolutions made available to members

WHEREAS resolutions are non-binding on the GLP;
WHEREAS resolutions successfully passed at AGMs have been lost in time;
WHEREAS resolutions have not been recorded and consolidated in a single accessible location for the benefit of GLP Chapter members;
BE IT RESOLVED that a consolidated record of AGM resolutions be established for ready access by the GLP Chapter membership.


Review the resolutions passed at the previous five AGMs


Record of Resolutions from previous Annual General Meetings

Documents from the 2019 AGM

Documents require members to log-in

Agenda (log-in required)

Secretary-Treasurer's Report

Grants and Donations Committee Report

Chairperson's Report

Executive Director's Report

Bargaining Report

Labour Relations Report

Resolutions Committee Report

Disposition of 2018 Resolutions


If you would like copies of minutes before 2007 this period please contact the PEA office. Members are required to log in to view the minutes below. 

DRAFT GLP AGM Minutes 2019

GLP AGM Minutes 2018

GLP AGM Minutes 2017

GLP AGM Minutes 2016

GLP AGM Minutes 2015

GLP AGM Minutes 2014

GLP AGM Minutes 2013

GLP AGM Minutes 2012

GLP AGM Minutes 2011

GLP AGM Minutes 2010

GLP AGM Minutes 2009

GLP AGM Minutes 2008

GLP AGM Minutes 2007


Resolutions at the AGM

Resolutions are accepted in the months preceding the Annual General Meeting. Throughout the year, any member may approach the Chapter Executive with issues or ideas outside of the resolution process. You can do so by contacting the Labour Relations Officer Melissa Moroz.

Resolutions Guide for GLP Annual General Meetings

Resolutions can have a direct impact on the membership and on how the GLP Chapter operates. Members can submit resolutions to the GLP Chapter AGM which, if adopted, will result in changes to the GLP Chapter Constitution or guide the actions of the GLP Chapter Executive.

Review the resolutions from the past five GLP Annual General Meetings


Record of Resolutions from previous Annual General Meetings

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