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REPORT OF THE BY-LAWS COMMITTEE MARCH 2006

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REPORT OF THE BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

MARCH 2006

Chris Aylward Item 11(b)

The committee met Feb. 3 & 4, 2006 in Ottawa. The purpose of the meeting
was to review the 2002 and 2005 convention reports for resolutions of record
as well as to review the Policy and Procedures manual. The revised Policy
and Procedures will be presented to the Executive Council for approval
in June 2006 as will a recommendation for Regulation 26 in respect to appeal
rights for the complainant. 

Upon a complete review of the 2002 and 2005 convention reports the following
resolutions are being recommended by the committee to be added to the resolutions
of record.

2002

323.   CCRA - EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

Be it resolved the Employer be held accountable to provide local Equity
Committees a complete and detailed copy of it’s Employment Equity
goals and objectives by December 31, of the year prior to the beginning
of the 3 year plan; and

Be it further resolved the National Executive take whatever action that
is necessary to ensure the compliance of this provision.

324.   CCRA - EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

Be it resolved that all levels of the Union acquire from the Employer
their employment equity action plans at least 3 months prior to the initial
term of the Employer Employment Equity action plan; and

Be it further resolved that the Union develop a strategy to ensure the
Employer institute its employment equity staffing objectives on a timely
basis consistent with the employment equity action plan.

328.   INFORMATION PACKAGE

Be it resolved that UTE create an information package which lists the
functions of the local and the Component; and

Be it further resolved that this information package include the names
and contact numbers of the local executive officers; and

Be it further resolved that this information package be provided to all
new members as they join the union.

329.   INFORMATION PACKAGE

Be it resolved that UTE National Office create an information package
that would cover the structure of the Component and it’s policies
and procedures to help locals answer questions or handle grievances, staffing
complaints, etc. – an all around guide to performing union duties;
and

2005

223.    PROTOCOL

Be it resolved that UTE Executive Council develop back to
work protocol procedures to be implemented following a strike.

234.    BARGAINING DEMAND RESOLUTION

Be it resolved that bargaining demands be received and reviewed
by the UTE National Bargaining Committee at any time on a continual basis.

240.    JOINT BARGAINING MEETING

Be it resolved that the UTE ask the PSAC to introduce a schedule
of meetings of CRA, PSAC and UTE officials to discuss all of the technical
aspects involved in preparing bargaining sessions; and

Be it further resolved that the UTE Executive Council give clear,
complete directives as to its expectations and objectives for these meetings;
and

Be it further resolved that union representatives attending these
preparation meetings and discussions be:  the elected member designated
by the PSAC connected with the PSAC/CRA bargaining team and, for UTE representatives,
the UTE President and the Vice-President responsible for bargaining.

324.    PAY AND BENEFITS OF RELOCATING/TRANSFERRING
MEMBERS

Be it resolved that UTE take the appropriate steps to ensure the
continuation of pay and benefits without disruption for members relocating
or transferring within CRA.

326.    UNION STRUCTURE

Be it resolved that that UTE make all necessary representation
upon PSAC to have Local 70035 transferred to the PSAC Quebec structure.

The committee also recommends the removal of the following resolutions
of record as they already contained in the By-Laws and Regulations.

Challenged Members

WHEREAS PSAC and UTE have a number of challenged members who have
difficulty in participating in union activities; and
WHEREAS due to lack of local funds these members do not receive
adequate communication and access to union activities.
BE IT RESOLVED THAT UTE set up a fund of $5000 in order to assist
locals to provide adequate communication and access for these challenged
members; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT
UTE forward a resolution to the next
PSAC Convention that PSAC set up a fund of $10,000 in order to assist
locals to provide adequate communication and access for these challenged
members.

Adopted July 1993

Alternative Format

WHEREAS the availability of alternate media is not widely publicized
within the membership; and
WHEREAS it is our responsibility as Unionists to ensure all of
our members are able to obtain Union publications in a media form acceptable
to them (i.e. large print, braille, audio, computer diskette).
BE IT RESOLVED THAT UTE provide information and publications in
alternate format to its members identified on the PSAC list.

Adopted July 1996

Reallocation of Budgeted Amounts

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Executive Council have the authority between
Conventions to reallocate budgeted amounts as required.

Adopted July 1990

Respectfully submitted,



Chris Aylward

Chairperson of the Committee

 


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