MoveUP Women's Rights Committee Meeting

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.

Committee members are appointed for three-year terms, following each triennial convention, by the President, in consultation with the Executive Board, and with approval of the Executive Board and Executive Council.

If you are interesting in more information or in participating in one of the following standing committees, please contact the union office.

Chair: Annette Toth

The Advisory Committee deliberates on matters of business or policy referred to it by the Executive Board, Executive Council, or the general membership.

Chair: David Black

The Arbitration Review Committee provides oversight on potential arbitrations and decides whether or not the local should take the case to arbitration.

Vice-Presidents Gwenne Farrell and Annette Toth share the duties of the chair.

Chair: TBD

The Audit Committee 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.

Co-chairs: Bryan Finstad & Christy Slusarenko

The Constitution & Bylaws Committee undertakes periodic reviews of our constitution and by-laws and recommends changes as needed.

MoveUP Constitution
MoveUP Bylaws

Chair: Gwenne Farrell

The Education Committee assists in union education in accordance with the policy approved by the Executive Board and Executive Council. The Committee decides what education and training programs the union needs and organizes the programs.

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Chair: Annette Toth

The Electoral Committee 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.

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Co-chairs: Bruce Sarvis & Melissa Maher

The Environment Committee advocates for the environment and its sustainability to the union, its members, and society in general.

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Chair: Annette Toth

The Events & Social Planning Committee organizes social functions for participation of members and their families to encourage friendships and fellowship across different workplaces within MoveUP.

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Chair: Gwenne Farrell

The Health & Safety Committee addresses health and safety matters pertaining to all MoveUP members.

For more on Health & Safety, visit our Occupational Health & Safety resources page.

Click here for the Occupational Health & Safety Written Recommendation Form (fillable PDF).

Co-chairs: Gunter Seifert & Christy Slusarenko

The Human Rights Committee represents persons of colour, First Nations, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and persons living with disabilities. The committee ensures that MoveUP members are made aware of pertinent human rights issues (including international human rights, LGBTQ2S+ rights, Aboriginal rights, and harassment), and monitor the effects on contract language (i.e. seniority rights, training, employment equity, etc.) on the rights of all members. The committee is also committed to growing and strengthening our union’s relationship with multicultural communities, both in and out of the union’s membership. 

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Chair: Lori Mayhew

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

Chair: Lori Mayhew

The Political Action Committee participates and assists the union in all aspects of political activity to protect and advance the objectives of the union.

The committee also works to educate the members of the importance of the Local being involved in the political process, and encourages and educates the members to participate, either as candidates or volunteers, in all levels of political activity.

Political Organizations:

Co-chairs: Rysa Kronebusch and Janie McDougall

The Women’s Rights Committee works to reach out and engage women and to empower, mobilize and build capacity through mentoring, educating, advocating, and raising awareness of all issues that affect women globally.

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Co-chairs: Milena Kollay & Francis Lamiel

Board Liaison: Christy Slusarenko

The Youth Action Committee works to educate our young members about their union, their rights, the labour movement and community involvement.

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