988 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1L1

12:00 – 1:00 pm


  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Adoption of the Minutes of 2022 Annual General Meeting
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes
  5. Report from the President – J Kang
  6. Annual Financial Report – K. Sadayappan
  7. Approval of Budget
  8. New Business
  9. Adjournment

Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Jidong Kang, Kumar Sadayappan, Babak Shalchi Amirkhiz, Haiou Jin, Xin Pang, Fateh Fazeli, Colin Scot, Yu-Chih Tseng, Niknejad Tirdad, Nazmul Huda, Keren Jiang, Jian Li  

Agenda Items


#1 Call to order

Dr. Jidong Kang called the meeting to order at 12:05 PM

#2 Approval of the Agenda

The Agenda was reviewed and approved by the members present.

#3 Adoption of the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting

The Minutes of the 2022 AGM were distributed in advance to the members and reviewed. The Minutes were approved as submitted. (Xin Pang, Babak Shalchi)

#4 Business Arising from the Minutes


#5 Report of the President

Dr. Jidong Kang delivered the items in the report enclosed.

#6 Annual Financial Report


Dr. Kumar Sadayappan presented the last year financial report (enclosed); the report was approved by the members (Jidong Kang, Fateh Fazeli)

# 7 Approval of Budget


The new year budget was presented by Kumar Sadayappan (enclosed). The budget was approved by members (Jian Li, Xin Pang)

#8 New Business


Discussed the new Collective Agreement. A lunch and learn will be organized once the agreement are signed off.

#9 Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 12:45 PM; the lunch concluded at 1:05 pm.


President Report

CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group currently has 23 members. Some of the key activities of the RE Sub-Group are as follows:

  • CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group Executive had three regular meetings after its AGM on November 23, 2022. The Minutes of these meetings were submitted to PIPSC.
  • CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group provided timely assistance to members during PSAC Strike in April 2023.
  • A Lunch & Learn event was organized by CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group on October 4, 2023, at CMAT Hamilton location for members to network with other union members. Among the 35 attendees, there were 14 RESs, 3 PIPSC, 16 PSAC, and 2 Management.

The CANMET Hamilton RE Sub-Group Executive Committee members thanked all for your support and look forward to your continued participation in our future activities.