Bargaining Resource Committee

Terms of Reference

1. The Bargaining Resource Committee is an investigative, deliberative and advisory body whose proper sphere of action includes all matters relating to collective bargaining of the terms and conditions of employment of the membership, including the following tasks:

a. To seek advice from the Members in all University constituencies and appropriate sources regarding changes to the collective agreement;
b. To assist in identifying the members of the Negotiating Team;
c. To advise the Negotiating Team before, during, and after negotiations regarding:

i. The initial ULFA proposal;
ii. A general response to the Board proposal including both substance and strategy; and
iii. To prepare a written report to assist negotiations next bargaining round;

d. To advise the Executive Committee before, during, and after negotiations, and to recommend acceptance or rejection of the final package;
e. To present the final package to the membership and to recommend acceptance or rejection.

2. For matters negotiated under the collective agreement, the Committee shall:

a. Recommend to the Executive a three-person Negotiating Team. The members of the negotiating team need not be members of the Committee. Full consideration should be given to the continuity of membership, and, to that end, two of the three members should have experience on the ULFA’s standing committees and/or with collective bargaining.
b. Recommend to the Executive Committee an opening position and identify priorities and general strategy.

Membership Criteria

The diverse groups on campus should be represented in the composition of the Gender, Equity and Diversity Committee. Elected members shall serve two-year terms and, whenever possible, three new members shall be elected each year.
 
Ex officio: ULFA President, past Chair where applicable.
Elected: Chair and six (6) members; The Past Chair of the committee should, if possible, serve ex officio on the committee.

Committee Members

Math & Computer Science

Joy Morris

Past Chair
Neuroscience

Rob Sutherland

Chair
Physics & Astronomy

Locke Spencer

Arts & Science
Anthropology

Jerimy Cunningham

Arts & Science
Library

David Scott

Librarians
Business

Michael Madore

Instructor / Academic Assistant
Physics

Chad Povey

Arts & Science
Education

David Slomp

Professional Faculty
Drama

Aaron Taylor

Fine Arts
Aboriginal Health

Janice Victor

Health Sciences
English

Adam Carter

Arts & Science