These committees prepare collective bargaining proposals and negotiate collective agreements with the respective Employers. For precise mandates, see our Bylaws.
These committees are dedicated to ensuring an efficient and effective strike aversion and strike campaigns.
In the past, we had a number of committees on specific issues. Consider reviving any of these committees as a way to contribute to the improvement of your workplace, solidarity among workers, and justice in our society.
To join or restart a committee, please contact us.
Anti-Racism and Human Rights Committee
The Anti-Racism and Human Rights Committee addresses the many forms of discrimination that occur within our union, our communities, and the world. By engaging our members, collaborating with community groups, and participating in international solidarity campaigns, this committee targets discrimination based on race, sex, gender, and ability. This committee also fights for the rights of aboriginal peoples, immigrants and refugees, and advocates for real employment equity.
Education and Newsletter Committee
The Education and Newsletter committee, chaired by the Communications Officer, is responsible for conducting research and preparing communications with our membership. The committee also assists the Communications Officer in the production of two newsletters per academic year and engages in public relations by issuing press releases and reporting on issues of concern to our members in both on and off-campus media. Finally, the committee is responsible for arranging representation of our union local at appropriate public events.
Environmental Action Committee
The Environmental Action Committee addresses matters of environmental sustainability in the workplace by engaging in public education campaigns and by developing environmental provisions to be included in our Collective Agreements.
Health and Safety Committee
The Health and Safety Committee seeks to improve the protection of our members against occupational diseases, illness, and injury. Our members face a wide range of on-the-job health and safety hazards. This committee conducts research, educates and communicates with members about current and emerging health and safety hazards, and develops provisions relating to health and safety to be included in our Collective Agreements.
Political Action Committee
The Political Action Committee takes an active role in the various campaigns in which our union is engaged. This committee also engages in lobbying various levels of government in the interest of our members and acts as a political voice for our members on campus, across the province, and in Ottawa.
The Women’s Committee is a place for women to share experiences and learn from one another, strategize and organize around issues, educate themselves and the membership about issues affecting women, and provide support for one another. A Women’s Committee ensures a voice and a place for women in our union and our labour movement.