ASSOCIATION GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE
The Association Grievance Committee (AGC) is a five-member standing committee of AUFA mandated by Article XI.1(v) of the AUFA Constitution to administer the sections of the collective agreement related to grievance.
Janice Best – Senior Grievance Officer
Alice Cohen – Junior Grievance Officer
Maggie Neilson – Junior Grievance Officer
Inna Viriasova – Junior Grievance Officer
Holger Teismann – Records Officer
COMMUNICATIONS (MEDIA AND COMMUNICATOR) COMMITTEE
The Communications Committee is responsible for external communications and media relations on behalf of the Association. It also issues the Association’s newsletters, The Communicator and The Negotiator (the latter only during bargaining years).
Jon Saklofske (Chair)
Juan Carlos Lopez
GRIEVANCE APPEAL COMMITTEE
Richard Karsten – Chair
Andrew Biro – Alternate
Marc Ramsay – Alternate
The Nominating Committee’s mandate is to select a slate of candidates for the executive.
Standing Committees (Collective Bargaining)
APPOINTMENTS, RENEWAL, TENURE AND PROMOTION COMMITTEE (ARTPC)
FINANCIAL BENEFITS COMMITTEE (FBC)
Anthony Pash, Chief
PROPOSAL REVIEW COMMITTEE (PRC)
Reviews and reconciles the work done by the other pre-negotiating committees (ARTPC, WCC, and FBC) and prepares the final set of contract proposals for the membership to vote on.
Janice Best ex officio
Andrew Biro, Chair
Anthony Pash ex officio
Develops a survey to be distributed to the membership prior to negotiations.
Juan Carlos López
WORKING CONDITIONS COMMITTEE (WCC)
Ad Hoc Committees
CAUT DEDICATED SERVICE AWARD
LOIS VALLELY-FISCHER AWARD FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDENT CITIZENSHIP
JOB ACTION COMMITTEE
TRAVEL ADJUDICATION COMMITTEE
Juan Carlos Lopez
The AUFA Women’s committee engages in activism and promotes awareness around women’s issues and gender equity.
AUFA Reps to Affiliated Groups
Founded in 1997, the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT) represents the faculty associations of eight universities in Nova Scotia.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is the national voice for over 68,000 academic and general staff. As well as many other activities CAUT lobbies governments, provides collective bargaining and legal support to member associations, and actively advances the social and economic interests of its members.
Richard Karsten, Delegate
Andrew Biro, Alternate
CAUT DEFENCE FUND
Committees Required Under the 15th Collective Agreement
ACADIA UNIVERSITY CHILD CARE COMMITTEE
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY COMMITTEE (EEC)
GROUP INSURANCE BENEFITS
JOINT COMMITTEE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT
The Joint Committee functions in an advisory capacity to the Board and the Association with the general aim of ensuring that the Collective Agreement is administered in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect. (Arts. 30.10 and 30.11)
JOINT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
PAY EQUITY AND APPOINTMENTS
Committees Established by University Policy
APPEALS COMMITTEE, POLICY AGAINST HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION