Committees

Committee Chair Members
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.

Jerrett Clark Pam Griffin-Hody (President)

Leslie MacDonald-Hicks (VP Internal)

Tanya Schwartz

Fateema Sayani

Renee Lortie

Greg Aulenback

Tasneem Ujjainwala

Angela McCormick

Lauralee Archibald

Disability Action Committee

Shall consist of appointed members from the general membership who have disabilities, whether physical, sensory or mental, either permanent or temporary in duration. 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 also identify current and emerging issues for workers with disabilities and build awareness and understanding of the impact illness and disability have in the workplace.  The committee will work cooperatively with other committees to gather and disseminate information about rehabilitation, duty to accommodate, and disability management.

 Somai Tam
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 endeavour to ensure that there is at least one nominee for each office.

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.

Valentina Leon Pam Griffin-Hody (President)

Leslie MacDonal-Hicks (VP Internal)

Etelle Bourassa

Sarah Ripley Phulesar

Sarah Cleary

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.

Gaston Taylor Pam Griffin-Hody (President, WSIB Representative)

Susa Chandrabose

Peter Mosher

Lauren Boivin

Graham Galway

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.

Heather Murray Jo-Anne McFarlan

Stephan Biljan

Pam Griffin-Hody (Ex Officio)

Leslie Macdonald-Hicks (Ex Officio)

Negotiating Committee

Shall consist of the President, as Chair, the Internal Vice-President and at least six members of the general membership appointed by the Executive Board. It shall be the function of this Committee to determine the needs of the membership in preparation for contract negotiations. A five-member Negotiating Team shall be drawn from and report to the Negotiating Committee and the Executive Board and shall include the President and the Internal Vice-President. The Team will meet with the Employer to secure a collective agreement for presentation to the Executive Board and the general membership.

Pam Griffin-Hody The Negotiating Committee is assembled and announced to the membership prior to each round of bargaining.
Social Action Committee

Shall consist of appointed activists from the general membership. It shall be responsible for determining and responding to the needs of the members with respect to social and human rights issues. This Committee will plan, organize and promote the necessary activities and measures to educate and mobilize all members.

Social Committee

Shall consist of the Chairperson and four appointed members of the general membership. This Committee shall be responsible for determining the social and recreational demands of the membership. Furthermore, it is this Committee’s responsibility to plan, organize and promote the necessary activities to meet this demand, including such things as an ongoing review of the Union file to flag upcoming retirement dates of members, an assessment of practical ways and means to reduce splintering of the Union membership, and possible annual events for Union members. 

Tasneem Ujjainwala