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Committees

List of Committees

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for our annual celebration which acknowledges our members, retirees, and committee participation.
The following members make up the committee:
  • Atiya Sohail
  • Jeanette Manning
  • Jennifer Wice
  • Melody Hurtubise
  • Paulina Medeiros
  • Sabrina Lowry

Bargaining Committee

This committee will work with members of the Board’s Bargaining Committee to review and make amendments to existing Articles of the Collective Agreement, as well as negotiate new terms. For reference, the terms of the Local Collective Agreement can be found in Part B of the current edition.

The following members make up the committee:
  • April Bello
  • Gena DiGiovanni
  • Jason Hughes
  • Krista DenBraasem
  • Melody Hurtubise
  • ​Natacha Verdiel
  • Patricia Rizzo

By-Law Committee

By-Laws are a set of rules that govern how the Local is to be run, outside of OPSEU’s Constitution.
 
By-Laws provide guidance to the Executives and can help when operational questions arise. Creation of by-laws is one of the most important things that the By-Law Committee does. 
The following members make up the committee:
  • April Bello
  • Brie-Ann Telford
  • Donette Bobb
  • Gena DiGiovanni
  • Jason Hughes
  • Melody Hurtubise
  • Natacha Verdiel
  • Patricia Rizzo
  • Paulina Medeiros
  • Shakira Oladipupo

Heath & Safety Committee

Our Health and Safety committee meets to ensure the safety of our membership while at work. Some of the committee members are certified members of the PDSB’s Joint Health and Safety Committee and attend meetings to discuss workplace concerns and investigate to resolve issues as reported by employees. 
The following members make up the committee:
  • Atiya Sohail
  • Kerri Dowdall
  • Natacha Verdiel
  • Patricia Toste
  • Shakira Oladipupo

Pay Equity Committee

The Pay Equity Committee engages in meetings with the employer to assess the various classifications within the bargaining group, to ensure equitable compensation.
The following members make up the committee:
  • April Bello
  • Melody Hurtubise
  • Patricia Rizzo

STPDL Committee

Professional Development expenses such as conferences, courses, seminars, trainings and workshops can be funded through the employees staff group Short Term Professional Leave (STPDL) allocation.  Please note that an application needs to be completed and approved by the STPDL Committee in order to attend. Members can access the STPDL application by logging in as a member on the member login/registration tab.
The following members make up the committee:
  • ​Brie-Ann Telford
  • Donette Bobb
  • Paulina Medeiros