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Standing Committees

Constitution & Bylaws

The Constitution & Bylaws Committee generally meets about once per month. The role of the Committee is to:

  • To review on a regular basis, and provide clarity to the Constitution and Bylaws.
  • To accept items from the Executive Committee, the Council of Representatives, other Committees, and Members of the Association for consideration, and to deliberate on such items in a timely fashion.
  • To report in writing to the Council of Representatives not less than once per fiscal year, and to recommend such changes as it considers warranted.

The Committee is chaired by the Vice President, Meg Perinpanayagam.

Finance

The Finance Committee meets about once per month, generally over lunch. The role of the Committee is to:

  • Develop and maintain a procedure to be approved by Council for purchasing of expenditures.
  • On an annual basis, recommend the maximum percentage of total revenues to be used for operating funds to be approved by Council prior to the budget presentation of the membership.
  • Develop, recommend and revise the annual budget before presentation to membership.
  • Seek outside expert advice in reviewing investment vehicles for Association funds and recommending options to the Executive.
  • Advise on one-time large issues brought forward involving finances.
  • Establish procedures for payment distribution in the event of a strike.

The Committee is chaired by the Treasurer, James Taron

Health & Safety

The Health & Safety Committee is ad hoc committee, and its role is to:

  • Maintain a watching brief on health and safety issues which affect the membership.
  • Investigate questions and complaints arising from members concerning health and safety matters.

The Committee is chaired by the Health & Safety Officer, Cleusa De Oliveira.

Membership, Newsletter & Social Committee

The Membership, Newsletter & Social Committee meets about every two weeks, generally over lunch. The role of the Committee is to:

  • To investigate and propose programs and policies which will advance the educational, social and cultural interests of the Association membership.
  • To publish the Newsletter of the Association.
  • To forward, or cause to be forwarded, items for the Association website publication.
  • To construct and supply items for Council Representatives to post on Association bulletin boards.

The Committee is co-chaired by the Membership Services Officer,Katie Merchant and the Vice President, Meg Perinpanayagam.

Negotiations

The Negotiations Committee meets regularly during the year or so before we bargain each Collective Agreement. The role of the Committee is to:

  • To collect information at local, provincial and federal levels pertinent to university salaries and benefits.
  • To meet on a regular basis to develop policy positions on terms and conditions of employment which may serve as draft clauses for contract negotiations.
  • To gather information from members regarding issues pertinent to contract negotiations.
  • To prepare a salary/benefits brief.
  • To form a team to negotiate changes to the collective agreement with the UWO.

The Committee is chaired by the Vice President, Meg Perinpanayagam.

Education and Training Committee

Education and Training Committee meets at least quarterly. The role of the Committee is to:

Develop and propose procedures for expenditures of the Education and Training budget to the Executive;
Investigate and propose programs and policies which will advance the educational and training needs and interests of the Association membership;
Establish criteria and adjudicate applications from members for education and training opportunities;
On an annual basis, present a report to the Annual General meeting.

The Committee is chaired by the President, John Critchley.