Committees

OPSEU Local Committees

Nominations and elections for representatives to Local 365 committees or University committees will take place at the general membership meeting held in September. Nominations can be made from the floor if the nominee is present to accept the nomination. Written nominations signed by the nominator and accepted by the nominee will also be allowed (email is fine). These written nominations must be in the hands of the Nominating committee by the commencement of the general meeting.

 

Action Committee

The Action Committee is set up to encourage a strong, vigilant local. It is responsible for identifying issues of importance to the membership. Possible action and response to problems will be recommended to the LEC or its officers for approval.

3-5 members 1 must be a steward (1 meeting every other month less than an hour)

  • William Dowkes
  • Alisha McGregor
  • Shirley Leahy
  • Craig Cameron

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for disseminating information to the general membership and may assist in producing notices forsocial activities, educational or other union business. 

3-5 members 1 must be steward ( 1 meeting per month less than an hour)

  • Alisha McGregor
  • Brad Carson
  • Karen Foster
  • Rae Gibeault

Grievance Committee

Chair: Chaired by the Chief Steward. The function of this committee shall be to assist the steward body in the grievance process, to assist the Chief Steward in the performance of his/her duties and to assist the membership in the protection of their rights. 

3- 5 members ( 1 meeting per month less than an hour)

  • Julia Crowe
  • Linda Cardwell
  • Brad Keizerwaard
  • Cynthia Budgell

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee follows procedures set out for various elections and is administratively responsible for the polls, ballots and notices required.

3 members  ( less than 1 hour per month)

  • Rae Gilbeault
  • Mary O'Grady
  • Bryce Bower

Bylaw Committee

The function of this committee is to review the current bylaws to ensure they are relevant to current operating conditions (i.e., university structureetc.) and review any proposed Bylaw changes (additions/changes/ deletions) to ensure proposed amendments are not in conflict with the OPSEU Constitution, our Collective Agreement or any other provincial/federal statutes. The committee will create its Terms of Reference for approval by the LEC.

3 members ( meetings every 4 months less than an hour)

  • William Dowkes
  • Chris Williams
  • Deb Earl

 

OPSEU Representation on University Committees

Multiworkplace Joint Health and Safety Committee

Three (3) representatives of OPSEU positions that form part of the University Multiworkplace Joint Health and Safety Committee for a two-year term. Where possible 1 member should be a steward so can report back at the LEC.  (Meet monthly not July and August 2 hours) 

  • Adele Devlin
  • Chris Williams
  • Dorothy Howard Gill


Pension Subcommittee

A subcommittee of the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Collective Agreement. Comprised of three (3) representatives of OPSEU (along with 2 representatives of the Board of Governors and one representative of the Exempt Employees). For complete details on this committee refer to The Contributory Pension Plan for Employees of Trent University (Restated effective July 1, 1998). OPSEU representatives shall be elected annually forstaggered two-year rotating term so that an experienced representative is always present (for example in year 1 two members are elected and 1 remains; year 2 one member is elected and 2 remain). Where possible 1 member should be a steward so can report back at the LEC. (1-2 meetings per year 1 hour)

Currently one OPSEU shadow member elected at the general meeting and the President also sits on this committee as non-voting members.

  • Christine Diaz
  • Pat Butler
  • Dorothy Howard Gill
  • Deb Earle (shadow member)

 

Joint Job Evaluation Committee (JJEC)

A subcommittee of Joint Committee which evaluates the classification of OPSEU positions. Comprised of three (3) representatives of OPSEU (along with 3 representatives from Exempt). OPSEU representatives shall be elected annually for staggered two-year rotating term so that an experienced representative is always present (for example in year 1 two members are elected and 1 remains; year 2 one member is elected and 2 remain). Where possible 1 member should be a steward so can report back at LEC. (Meet monthly 3-4 hour meeting)

  • Cynthia Budgell
  • Erin Davidson 
  • Deb Earle

 

Senate Representative

  • Karen Foster

 

Nature Areas Committee

  • Robert Loney