Joint Committees

Joint Union - Employer Committees

National committee members: Corina Harding, Sandra Goodick and Luc Richard
Regional committee members: Regional Directors

Joint Union-Employer Committees are established at the Headquarters/Branch level and at the Regional/Regional Coordinator level to consult on areas of concern to the Union and the Employer. 

Mental Health Working Group

Joan-Ann Gravesande

Véronique Allard

The National Working Group on Mental Health was established to focus on continuous improvement and the successful implementation of measures to improve mental health in the workplace.  The working group provides recommendations to the Employer and the CULE Executive.

National committee members: MaryAnne Laurico & Hetty Alcuitas
Regional committee members: Regional Directors

The Joint Employment Equity Committee (JEEC) was established by agreement of the Alliance Executive Committee on behalf of the PSAC and the staff unions, AEU, UES and CULE (the principals). The work of this Committee is governed by the Statement of Equity, signed on February 10th, 1995 by all the parties together with the respective collective agreements.

 

The Committee works with the Senior Human Resources Advisor, responsible for employment equity and the Human Resources Section on the implementation of the PSAC Employment Equity Plan.

 

The Committee has overall responsibility for the development and the implementation of the PSAC Employment Equity Plan and is composed of representatives from labour and management.

Reference Information
Joint Union - Employer Committee Mandate
Joint Health and Safety Committee Mandate
Joint Pay Equity Committee Mandate

Joint Pay Equity Committee

Joint Health and Safety Committees

Part-Time Work Committee

National committee member: Nancy MacLean

Regional committee members:

NCR - Lise Rochon & Véronique Allard

Atlantic - Raphaëlle Valay-Nadeau

Ontario - Angela Fairweather & Joan-Ann Gravesande

Prairies - Martha Johnson

BC - Sharon Barbour

North - Evert Ryland & Marija Babic

The PSAC Joint Occupational Safety and Health Committee (JOSH) work together and meet regularly to discuss health and safety concerns.  Committee representatives are responsible for receiving, considering and disposing of complaints relating to the safety and health of workers.  JOSH members conduct inspections and accident investigations and make recommendations for the improvement of the health and safety of employees. 

Not Currently Active

The Joint Pay Equity Committee exists to develop, implement and monitor pay equity and was established based on both parties commitment to pay equity.

The committee meets at the request of either party for the purposes of establishing and maintaining pay equity within the Alliance Family.

Not Currently Active

The mandate of the Part-time Work Committee includes developing guidelines for a pilot project for CULE 1 part-time employment.

Joint Benefits Committee

Not Currently Active

The purpose of the Benefits Committee is to review the benefit plans with a view towards making recommendations to their principles on cost containment.

Joint Pension Advisory Committee

Sandra Goodick

The Joint Pension Advisory Committee (JPAC) is responsible for implementing the mandate as it pertains to the terms and conditions of the PSAC Pension Plan.

Joint Standing Staffing Committee

Not Currently Active

The Joint Standing Staffing Committee will meet on an ad-hoc basis to examine staffing matters that are referred to it by either the Employer or the Union Executive.

Conflict Resolution and Restorative/Transformative Justice Working Group

Not Currently Active

The Conflict Resolution and Restorative/Transformative Justice working group develops guidelines and recommends activities and training to raise awareness around restorative and/or transformative approaches to conflict.

Employee Training Committee

Not Currently Active

The role of the Standing Employee Training Committee is to examine staff training requirements and employee training planning when items are referred to the committee by the Union Executive or the Employer.

Improving Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, and Retiree Benefits

Not Currently Active

The purpose of the committee is to consult on options to improve the current Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, and retiree benefits with the goal of implementing improvements prior to the expiry of the current Collective Agreement. 

Trans and Gender-Variant Inclusion Working Group

Not Currently Active

Trans and gender-variant inclusion are an important part of building a safe, oppression-free workplace.  The purpose of the Trans and Gender-Variant Inclusion Working Group includes assessing the workplace for barriers to trans and gender-variant inclusion and recommending activities and training to remove stereo-typing and gender assumptions.

Family Care Working Group

Hetty Alcuitas

Monica Urruita

Description required.

Pandemic Response Team

MaryAnne Laurico

Description required.

Virtual AGMs

Kellie Loshak

Raphaëlle Valay-Nadeau

This working group meets to discuss and provide suggestions on standard operating procedures for virtual annual general meetings.

Return to the Offices Working Group

Corina Harding

Description required.

Virtual Education

Melissa Hyde

Raphaëlle Valay-Nadeau

This working group meets to discuss and provide suggestions on standard operating procedures for virtual education.

Discussions on Systemic Racism and Systemic Oprression

MaryAnne Laurico

This working group consisting of the PSAC Staff Unions and the PSAC National President and National Executive Vice-President meet weekly to discuss systemic racism and oppression.

Open EdX

Melissa Hyde

This working group meets to discuss and provide suggestions on standard operating procedures for virtual OpenEdX platform.

Electronic Voting

Kellie Loshak

Martha Johnson

This working group meets to discuss and provide suggestions on standard operating procedures for electronic voting.

Internal Organizing Module

Luc Richard

Véronique Allard

This working group meets to discuss and provide suggestions on standard operating procedures for the internal organizing module.