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President's Report to AGM 2010

posted Jun 2, 2010, 7:36 AM by Bryan Wiebe   [ updated Jan 16, 2011, 9:57 PM ]

President’s Report

Annual General Meeting

St. Thomas More Faculty Union

May 19, 2010

 

 

1.  The Executive has had an extremely active year representing the interest of it members. The activities in which the Executive has been involved have included:

- Facilitating the move of an unresolved grievance to arbitration

- Preparing for judicial review of the Arbitration Board requested by the STM Administration

- Coming to an agreement on an abeyance of arbitration of a second grievance

- Attending numerous executive meetings

- Attending meetings with the Dean and the STM College President

- Contacting, emailing and carrying out discussions with CAUT

- Consultations with Union lawyer about the above matters

- Coming to an agreement to facilitate celebration for CSF’s

- Addressing problems for members

- Attending the CAUT General assembly

     I want to note that there have been no meetings of the Consultation Committee.

    

2.  Initiatives discussed at the last AGM

a) Last year I discussed the establishment of a Negotiation Caucus. This group was to research issues, survey membership, establish an action Committee and form a Newletter/Information Committee. However, given all the time commitments this initiative did not get off the ground. I would like to seek a three-person ad hoc committee to pursue this initiative.

b) Last year a motion was passed to establish in principle the St. Thomas More Faculty Union Scholarship in Social Justice for any STM student in the range of $2,000 annually. Because of financial considerations, the Executive has not proceeded with this initiative

    

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4. Grievances

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6.  I am pleased to announce that James Turk, Executive Director of CAUT, will be here on May 26, 2010 at 10:00 am to present a talk entitled “Academic Freedom Under Attack”. He will present in 344B STM – all members of the College and university are invited to attend.

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