Get involved in your union

Consider joining any of the following committees as a way to contribute to the improvement of your workplace, solidarity among workers and justice in our society.

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Education and Newsletter Committee

Chaired by the Communications Officer, this committee 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.

Women’s Committee

This 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.

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.

Political Action Committee

The Political Action Committee takes an active role in the various campaign 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.

Environmental Action Committee

This 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.