By-Laws Committee

Report of the By-Laws Committee

September 2009

Chris Aylward Item 11(b)

The committee met via email August 25th as a follow up from the May meeting. The committee makes the following recommendations:

Recommendation 1

As a result of a resolution passed at the April 2008 Executive Council which reads:

Bargaining demands from the Standing Bargaining Committee:

Be it resolved that the Standing Bargaining Committee be able to submit bargaining demands for the program of the demands subject to the approval from the UTE Executive Council.

That Regulation 10.2.2 be amended to read:

10.2.2 Duties and Responsibilities

(1) The Committee:

(a) solicits, receives and organizes demands from Locals for the  National Bargaining Committee;

(b) prepares the UTE program of demands and forwards them to  the National Bargaining Committee.

NEW (c) submit bargaining demands for the program of demands subject to the approval from the Executive Council.

Recommendation 2

As a result of Resolution 203 that was passed at the 2008 convention which reads:

Be it resolved that UTE’S National Bargaining Committee shall report back to the applicable local on all demands submitted by that local that have not been taken forward to the negotiating table; and

Be it further resolved that the local shall be provided with a brief rationale as to why such a demand or demands were not included in the final negotiation package; and

Be it further resolved that the Bargaining Committee shall report back no later than the date on which the union bargaining demands are shared with the locals.

That Regulation 10.3.2 be amended to read:

10.3.2 Duties and Responsibilities

(1) The Committee:

(a) receives the demands from the Standing Bargaining Committee, selects, modifies, writes or drafts a composite demand which represents the official position of UTE;

(b) establishes the priorities of the bargaining demands and submits them within established deadlines to the bargaining section of the PSAC;

NEW (c) prior to sharing the final program of demands with all locals, provides locals that submitted demand(s) a brief rationale for any demand(s) from that local that  are not included in the final program of demands.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Aylward
Chair of the Committee