The chair of each standing committee shall preside over all committee meetings, including setting the agenda, providing notice to all members, reporting on business to the Steering Committee, ensuring that appropriate records are kept, supervise and coordinate the work of members, and otherwise supervise and participate in committee business. The role of the chair within their committee is to ensure smooth operations; as such, their role is administrative and carries no additional weight or voting power. The role of the chair within the Steering Committee is as an elected chair, with the weight of their committee. Each chair shall present its annual report and campaign of action to the Steering Committee and at each general meeting. The committees are as follows:
Section 1. Grievance Resolution Committee
The Grievance Resolution Committee shall conduct all recruiting, training, and certification of stewards. This committee shall consist of three or more members, including the elected Chair and the President. The Grievance Committee Shall:
- Recruit, train, and certify stewards who in turn shall:
- Make themselves widely known and available to the unit members in their department;
- Assist in the processing and resolution of disputes in the workplace;
- Identify leaders and activists in each department, and report such to the Vice-President;
- Identify recurring or possible upcoming issues which can be handled proactively;
- Regularly report to the Grievance Resolution Committee; and
- Regularly attend Grievance Resolution Committee and general meetings.
- Maintain a working level of diverse stewards within each department relative to the number of unit members, aiming at an ideal 1:10 ratio;
- Assist in grievances at the request of the steward;
- Maintain records of grievances and their disposition;
- Protect the privacy and confidentiality of grievants;
- Report to the Steering Committee on a regular basis; and
- Work to ensure a smooth transition of duties and knowledge to new stewards and chairs.