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Standing Committees and volunteers
The Executive Committee shall, at its first meeting of the year, elect members from within the Executive to oversee the following:
- Collective Bargaining (only when it’s a Negotiations year)
- Health & Welfare
- Other Committees as may be established by the Executive Committee as required
Duties of Committees
- Collective Bargaining
The collective bargaining committee shall:
- Ascertain the concerns of Association members with respect to proposing changes in the collective agreement entered into between the School Division and the Association.
- Present the proposed changes to the Executive Committee for endorsement.
- Negotiate with the School Division.
- Regularly inform the Executive Committee of the progress of negotiations.
- Present after Executive Committee approval, the negotiated agreement to be ratified by a majority of those members present at a meeting called to ratify the collective agreement.
- Be responsible for the signing of the collective agreement by its chairman together with the President or in the absence of the chairman, one other Executive Committee member must sign.
- Grievance Committee
The Vice-President will be responsible for the Grievance Committee and shall with the assistance of the appropriate classification representative involved in said grievance be responsible for:
- Reviewing all grievances before submitting to the Division.
- Evaluating and submitting grievances to arbitration.
- Reporting all pending arbitration to the Executive Committee as soon as possible.
- Summarizing the outcome of grievances and reporting same to Executive Committee.
- Health & Welfare
The Health & Welfare representative will be responsible for seeing to the needs of members as set out in Health & Welfare policy.
There shall be a Committee consisting of representatives (no more than four (4) Division representatives and four (4) Association representatives) whose purpose shall be to discuss and recommend action on matter of joint concern. The Committee shall meet on an as required basis with a minimum of once per school year. The Committee shall consist of President, Vice-President and two other Executive Committee members.
The nominating committee shall:
- Be responsible for preparing a slate of at least one (1) candidate for each executive committee office to be presented for election at the Association’s annual general meeting.
- Request nominations from the membership through an edition of a newsletter.
- Prepare a slate of officers for presentation to the membership.
- Verify the current membership of each nominee in the Association and secure their written consent to the nomination. All members nominated must be included on the final slate of candidates.
- Advise members of the Association of a complete slate of candidates by newsletter at least one (1) week prior to the annual general meeting. A brief resume of the background of candidates shall be included.
The pension representative shall:
- Represent the Association on the School Division pension committee.
- Submit a report to Executive Committee and membership, when deemed necessary and whenever the pension committee takes any action.
Note: This is an elected position that reports to the Executive but is not a voting member. This position is elected at the Annual General Meeting every 5 years or if it becomes vacant.
- Special Committees
The Executive Committee shall set up the duties of special committees when such special committees are established.
- The Executive Committee may appoint committees, which shall be of such size and shall have such duties as the Executive may determine.
- Appointment to sit on these committees shall be made by the Executive on an as need basis.