Harassment Committee (disbanded 2015)

Report of the Harassment Committee

June 2011

Cosimo Crupi Item 11(i)

The Committee met in Ottawa on January 12-13, 2011. Present were the Chair of the Committee Cosimo Crupi, Co-Chair Jean-Pierre Fraser, and President’s Representative Christine McLennan. Our technical advisor Lyson Paquette was absent for the meeting.

Attached to this report is a copy of the agenda for the meeting as well as the minutes that have been prepared.

The following recommendations are being proposed to Council:

(preamble to the following two (2) recommendations)

Recommendation #1.

The Harassment Committee recommends that when a member alleges harassment and seeks union representation, that as a member’s advocate, we advise the member to file a grievance only.   The union will request to the employer that the grievance be transmitted to the 3rd level of the grievance process and held in abeyance pending the outcome of the Employer’s Harassment Complaint process.

Recommendation #2. 

The Harassment Committee recommends that UTE enter into discussions with the employer to inform them of our position as outlined in Recommendation #1. In addition, these discussions should further advocate our position that all harassment complaints remain the responsibility of the ML01 (Assistant Commissioner).

Respectfully submitted,

Cosimo Crupi
Chairperson of the Committee