-COMMITTEES-

Standing and Joint Union/Employer Committees

Information about committees is available in Article 16 of the union bylaws. Members who are interested in serving on a committee can submit a request to the Executive Board outlining their interest. All appointments will be made in January and will be for a one (1) year period.

Grievance Committee
  • Leanne Ooms (Chair)
  • Ryan Klassen
  • Cindy Toy
  • Donna Smandych
  • Linda Riopel
  • Bryan Shain
  • Jeff Van De Voord
Bursary Committee
  • Cindy Toy (Chair)
  • Lisa Shiffman
  • Ted Toporowski
Communications Committee
  • Bianca Ramos (Chair)
  • Gail Lasiuk
  • Shreyas Jois
  • Lisa Shiffman
  • Amy St. Jacques
  • Elaine Carlson
  • Heather Richinski (Admin Assistant)

Diversity Committee
  • Jocelyn Valmores (Co-Chair)
  • Gail Lasiuk (Co-chair)
  • Bianca Ramos
  • Lisa Shiffman
  • Donna Smandych
  • Cindy Toy
  • Roger Corpuz Jr.
Education Committee
  • Ryan Klassen (Chair)
  • Jeff Theis
  • Sherri Duggan
  • Alan Bohle
  • Linda Riopel
  • Emma York
  • Shreyas Jois
Employee Assistance Program (Joint)
  • Cindy Toy
Grievance Appeal Committee
  • Jeff Theis (Chair)
  • Alan Bohle
  • Sherri Duggan
Membership Assistance Committee
  • Jeff Theis (Chair)
  • Ryan Klassen
  • Sherri Duggan
  • Donna Smandych
Non-Academic Pensions Benefits Committee
  • Jeff Theis (Chair)
  • Cindy Toy
  • Ryan Klassen

Occupational Health & Safety Committee (Joint)
  • Cindy Toy (Chair)
  • Gail Lasiuk
  • Alan Bohle
  • Alternates: Nathan Grimard
President’s Service Awards Committee (Joint)
  • Lisa Shiffman
Reclassification Appeal Committee (Joint)
  • Sherri Duggan (Chair)
  • Ryan Klassen
  • Donna Smandych
  • Ted Toporowski
Retirement and Long Service Social
  • Heather Richinski (Admin Assistant)
  • Gail Lasiuk
  • Lisa Shiffman
  • Cindy Toy
Swag Committee
  • Ryan Klassen (Chair)
  • Cindy Toy
  • Lisa Shiffman
  • Heather Richinski
Social Committee
  • Ryan Klassen
  • Donna Smandych
  • Roger Corpuz Jr.
  • Bryan Shain
Strike Appeal Committee
  • Executive board, as per bylaws

Negotiating Committee

The Negotiating Committee is a special ad-hoc committee that is established at least two months prior to the expiry of the Local’s Collective Agreement and
automatically disbanded when a new Collective Agreement has been signed. The function of the Committee is to prepare collective bargaining proposals and to negotiate a collective agreement. The Committee shall consist of the President and four (4) members from and elected by the current Executive Board. The CUPE National Representative assigned to the Local shall be a non-voting member of the Committee.

2021 Negotiating Committee
  • Bob Jones
  • Ryan Klassen
  • Jeff Theis
  • Sherri Duggan
  • Erwin Marbella
  • Will Bauer (CUPE National Representative)
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