MoveUP has several union standing committees that work in specialized areas to make policy recommendations, engage members, organize events, strengthen the union and protect members’ rights in the workplace.

To visit a committee's page and find out about recent work and upcoming meetings and activities, click on the committee in the list below.

Committee members are appointed for three-year terms, following each triennial convention, by the President, in consultation and with the approval of the Executive Board and with the approval of the Executive Council. If you are interested in more information or in participating on one of the following standing committees, please contact the union office.

Advisory Committee

Chair: Annette Toth

Deliberates on matters of business or policy referred to it by the Executive Board, Executive Council or the general membership.

Arbitration Review Committee

Chair: David Black

Reviews potential arbitrations and decides whether or not the union should take the case to arbitration.

Audit Committee

Chair: Susan Orr

Assists the board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities by reviewing the financial information that will be provided to the Executive Council, Members and others; and all audit processes.

Constitution and By-Laws Committee

Co-Chairs: Tim Weigelt and Colleen Finn

Undertakes periodic reviews of the Constitution and Bylaws and makes recommendations for any changes needed.

Education Committee

Chair: Gwenne Farrell

Decides what education and training programs the union needs and organizes the programs.

Electoral Committee

Chair: Tim Weigelt

Periodically reviews the membership lists in each employer workplace unit and makes recommendations to the Executive Council to ensure Councillor representation reflects the changes occurring in the membership.

Environment Committee

Chair: Bruce Sarvis

Advocates for the environment and its sustainability to the Union, its members and society in general.

Events and Social Planning Committee

Chair: Annette Toth

Organizes social functions for participation of members and their families and to encourage friendships and fellowship across different workplaces within the union.

Health and Safety Committee

Chair: Gwenne Farrell

Addresses health and safety matters pertaining to MoveUP members.

Human Rights Committee

Chair: Annette Toth

Ensures that MoveUP members are made aware of pertinent human rights issues (including international human rights, LGBT rights, Aboriginal rights, and harassment), and monitors the effects on contract language i.e. seniority rights, training, employment equity, etc. on the rights of all members

QUILTBAG Sub-Committee

QUILTBAG stands for: Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender/Transsexual, Bisexual, Allied/Asexual, Gay/Genderqueer. This sub-committee of the Human Rights Committee is focused on making MoveUP aware of issues that affect and impact members in the QUILTBAG community.

Multicultural Committee

Board Liaison: Yasmin Carroll

Works to grow and strengthen our union’s relationship with multicultural communities, both inside and out of the union’s membership.

Pension Committee

Chair: Lori Mayhew

Monitors changes in pension legislation, acts as a resource for bargaining committees and liaises with other unions on pension issues.

Political Action Committee

Chair: Lori Mayhew

Participates and assists the union in all aspects of political activity to protect and advance the objectives of the union.

Retirees: After Work

Chair: John Hooker

Board Liaison: Annette Toth

After Work is a place for members to connect with other retired members, share information of interest to retirees and keep active in retirement.

Works to reach out and engage women and to empower, mobilize and build capacity through mentoring, educating, advocating, and raising awareness of issues that affect women globally.

Youth Action Committee

Chair: Milena Kollay and Alina Teymory

Board Liaison: Alicia Gallo

Works to promote youth members’ involvement in the union and to educate young members about their union, their rights, the labour movement and community involvement.

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