HEU expands member role in provincial decision-making
As HEU’s Provincial Executive works quickly to put the many changes adopted by October’s biennial convention into practice, the union is seeking applications from local activists who are interested in joining a PE sub-committee.
In an effort to increase and strengthen membership involvement at the provincial level, convention delegates boosted the number of rank-and-file members on PE sub-committees from four to five and reduced the number of PE members from three to two.
Delegates also directed that sub-committees be co-chaired by a PE member and a member of the general membership.
“Our sub-committees are absolutely critical to the work of the union and the PE’s decision-making process between conventions,” says HEU secretary-business manager Judy Darcy. “This is a real opportunity for members to play a leading role in the direction our union takes over the next two years.”
Sub-committees meet face-to-face two or three times a year. They are responsible for acting on convention decisions, carrying out the committee’s action plans over the next two years and connecting with HEU members between meetings.
The union’s PE sub-committees are: Anti-Privatization; Occupational Health and Safety; Political Action; Pensions; Global Justice and Peace; Women’s Issues; Men’s Issues; and Young Workers.
In addition, the union is seeking Expression of Interest applications for the following five occupational sub-committees: Professional and Technical; Clerical; Nursing Team; Trades and Maintenance; and Support.
You can also apply on-line.
Applications must be submitted to the Provincial Office by 5:00 pm on November 30, 2006.