Communications Committee

Shall consist of appointed members from the general membership. The function of this committee is to two-fold: first, to organize and promote regular vehicles of communication whereby the Union may advise the membership of pertinent developments and matters of general interest and second, to respond to and determine the educational needs of the membership.

Chair: Alaba Agbatogun

Members:

  • Greg Allison
  • Jerrett Clark (Ex Officio)
  • Hasi Eldib
  • Lenore Gale (Ex Officio)
  • Najia Haneefi
  • Patricia Saravesi (web)
  • Leo Solano
  • Nick Ward
  • Rizwaan Zahid

Disability Actions Committee

Shall consist of appointed members from the general membership who have disabilities, visible or non-visible, either permanent or temporary in duration, along with allies and disability rights advocates. It shall be responsible for determining and responding to the needs of disabled members with respect to promoting best practices for access and full inclusion in the workplace (prevention and removal of barriers for members with disabilities). The committee will plan, organize and promote the necessary activities toward this end. The committee will work cooperatively with other committees and organizations to build awareness around accessibility and duty to accommodate.

Co-Chairs: Elise Durand and Andrew Yuill

Members:

  • Laura Brawn
  • Jerrett Clark (Ex Officio)
  • Patrick Fairs
  • Lenore Gale (Ex Officio)
  • Sarah Tannahill Henriquez

Elections Committee

Shall consist of the Internal Vice-President and appointed members of the general membership. The function of this Committee shall be to administer all elections. The Committee shall appoint one or more electoral officers for each election. Electoral officers shall not be a candidate in any election over which they preside. The Committee shall endeavor to ensure that there is at least one nominee for each office.

Chair: Charles Singh

Grievance Committee

Shall consist of at least five appointment members of the general membership. The function of this committee shall be to ensure that the provisions of the collective agreement are enforced in a fair and equitable manner through the grievance procedure.

Chair: Sarah Ripley Phulesar

Members:

  • Jerrett Clark (Ex Officio)
  • Sarah Cleary
  • Lenore Gale (Ex Officio)
  • Jo-Anne McFarlan
  • Andrew Yuill

Health and Safety Committee

Shall consist of a minimum of five appointed members of the general membership. Every attempt should be made to have representation from various areas of campus. The Committee shall meet no less than 5 times per year, at least 2 weeks prior to the Joint Health & Safety Committee meetings. The Chair of the committee is a voting member of the Executive Board.

Chair: Linda Cruz

Members:

  • Aric Adcock (Joint Health and Safety Committee)
  • Jerrett Clark (Ex Officio)
  • Lenore Gale (Ex Officio)
  • Nadine Smith (Joint Health and Safety Committee)

Jobs Committee

Shall consist of 5 appointed members of the general membership. This Committee shall be responsible for dealing with issues related to job evaluation, pay equity and redeployment.

Chair: Jo-Anne McFarlan

Members:

  • Jerrett Clark (Ex Officio)
  • June Creighton Payne
  • Shaundel Dottin-Agim
  • Nina Doré
  • Lenore Gale (Ex Officio)
  • Pam Lamba
  • Melanie Leblanc
  • Karen Martin
  • Tai Zimmer

Racial Justice Committee

This committee is voting on the parameters of committee membership and working to defining the scope of the committee’s functions.

Chair:  Gloria Sánchez-Cuevas

Members:

  • Payal Chadha
  • Jerrett Clark (Ex Officio)
  • June Creighton Payne
  • Shaundel Dottin-Agim
  • Christy Etienne
  • Lenore Gale (Ex Officio)
  • Temi Guoti
  • Mizthika Sanjeevan
  • Priya Kumar
  • Amarpreet Vaid