Committees


CSU 52 has a variety of committees to become involved with, from putting on social events to helping fellow CSU 52 members. Our committees have planning positions that meet formally, or you can sign up to support a committee on a casual basis that does not require a dedicated commitment.

CSU 52 currently has the following committees in place. Nomination for formal committee membership takes place annually at the January General Meeting. Participating on a committee is a great way to become involved with and learn more about the Union, meet new people and network, and support interests and causes that you care about.

Nominations & Election

Nominations and elections to Standing Committees and Other Committees occur annually at the January General Membership Meeting.

Next Election Date

January 10, 2023

To see more information about CSU 52 Committees, visit the Terms of Reference page (login required).


Bold & italicized denotes members who were elected at the January 11, 2022 General Membership Meeting.


Members & Community Support Committee

  • The Committee exists and operates as per the Union 52 Benevolent Society Bylaws, Schedule 1.
  • Provide financial assistance to members.
  • Provide educational bursaries to dependents of participating, deceased or retired members.
  • Provide financial support to members for continuing education related to union, labour or career development.
  • Provide financial assistance to non-denominational charitable organizations and/or benevolent outreach programs.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Darlene Woodham
Chair
December 2022
Greg Derkach
Treasurer
December 2023 
Esther Anderson
Member
December 2022  
Pierre Blanchette
Member
December 2022
Jolene Hutseal
Member
December 2023
Greg Novak
Member
December 2023
Tamara Rainbow
Member
December 2023  
Rose Tinka
Recording Secretary (Staff Liaison)
N/A

Anti-Racism & Anti-Discrimination *NEW in 2022*

  • Define the vision and mission for the Committee.
  • Advise the Board of Directors on theories of change, defined objectives, and desired outcomes for CSU 52.
  • Encourage and promote antiracism, dignity, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Identify issues and challenges experienced by BIPOC/minority members.
  • Provide support to members experiencing racism and discrimination
  • Build awareness of challenges and issues faced by BIPOC/minorities in the workplace and in the Union among the membership at large
  • Increase Union participation among BIPOC/minority members
  • Recommend to the Board actions and recommendations to address racism and discrimination

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Sirilak Carter
Member
December 2022
Sheldon Franco
Member
December 2022
Daniel Khakina
Member
December 2023
Feng Luo
Member
December 2023
Fola Olaomi
Member
December 2023
Dakat Said
Member
December 2022
Ninetta Tavano
Member
December 2022

Bylaws

  • Ensure that the CSU 52 Constitution & Bylaws (the “C&B”) and the Union 52 Benevolent Society Bylaws & Objectives are up to date and registered with the appropriate authorities.
  • Identify any conflict and/or implications to the C&B arising from notices of motions.
  • Identify gaps between the C&B and the Policy & Procedures Manual.
  • Advise the Union Membership at the April General Meeting of any conflicts and/or implications arising from the notice of motions, prior to the motions being voted on.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Esther Anderson
Member
December 2023
Tracy Foran
Member
December 2022
Lori Jeffery-Heaney
Member
December 2023
Greg Novak
Member
December 2023
Michelle Shimenosky
Member
December 2022

Discipline

  • Investigate all charges against member(s) as brought before the Union under Bylaws, Article 7 in order to arrive at a fair and impartial decision.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Lorna Hayles
Member
December 2022
Fola Olaomi
Member
December 2023
Tamara Rainbow
Member
December 2023
Luc Shih
Member
December 2023
Andrea Thompson-Dick
Member
December 2022

Financial Review

  • Provide an arms-length review of the ongoing financial records of the Union, ensuring that the best interests of the members are met.
  • Report on the financial status of CSU 52 to the membership.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Sandi Giesler
Chief Trustee
December 2022
Surjit Khakh
Member
December 2022
Tirtha Upadhyay
Member
December 2023

Grievance Appeal

  • Hear and rule on appeals of grievances and classification challenges denied by the Labour Relations Officer(s), Director of Labour Relations and the President.
  • Hear and rule on appeals of the decision of the Discipline Committee, as per Bylaws Article 7.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Chantelle Adams
Member
December 2022
Sheldon Franco
Member
December 2023
Surjit Khakh
Member
December 2022
Janet Kohel
Member
December 2023
Kristin Lacoursiere
Member
December 2023

Sergeant-at-Arms

  • Ensure only active members and approved guests are admitted to General Meetings, Shop Stewards Training Assemblies and Special Meetings.
  • Advise the presiding officer of names of all attending guests prior to the start of the meeting.
  • Assist in maintaining order.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Rosa Anderson
Member
December 2023
Tony Fata
Member
December 2022

Shop Stewards Assembly

  • To ensure the Collective Agreement, and labour and human rights are adhered to by observing and reporting on matters arising in the workplace.
  • To represent the members in the work area by being aware, learned, a sounding board, and a communicator sharing information.
  • To be the liaison with the members and the Union.
  • To increase the knowledge, skill and proficiency of Shop Stewards and the Union Membership.
Name
Position
Term ends
Jolene Hutseal
Chief Shop Steward
December 2022
Lesley Down
Assistant Chief Shop Steward
December 2023

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Education

  • Aid the Board of Directors; Contractual Unit Directors and the Chief Shop Steward in the facilitation and delivery of training and education for the Union Membership and the Shop Stewards Assembly.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Sandi Giesler
Member
December 2022
Travis Jensen
Member
December 2022
Tuyet Kulynych
Member
December 2022
Kristin Lacoursiere
Member
December 2022
Ninetta Tavano
Member
December 2022

History

  • Record, retain and share the history of CSU 52 and the Union 52 Benevolent Society.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Deb Ketler
Member
December 2022
Christine McLuckie
Member
December 2022
Caitlin Miller
Member
December 2022

Public Events

(will be proposed to rename to 'Community Relations' in April 2022)

  • Raise CSU 52’s visibility in Edmonton, through involvement in public and community events.
  • Increase member engagement within the Union by participation in public and community events.
  • Involve the Union Membership in a fun and creative non-political manner to support social issues, such as multiculturalism, diversity, and equality.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Pierre Blanchette
Member
December 2022
Lorna Hayles
Member
December 2022
Jolene Hutseal
Member
December 2023
Tirtha Upadhyay
Member
December 2023
Darlene Woodham
Member
December 2023
Anna Vesala
Appointed Board Member
December 2022
Brandi Thorne
Member Engager/Union Organizer
(Staff Liaison)
N/A

Publications

  • Inform and engage the Union Membership through various means of communication, such as The Advocate, the CSU 52 website, e-News, etc.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Deb Ketler
Member
December 2022
Anna-Marie Klassen
Member
December 2022
Tuyet Kulynych
Member
December 2022
Greg Novak
Member
December 2022
Darlene Woodham
Member
December 2022

Social

  • Organize and promote social functions of the Union and to involve the Union Membership as volunteers when required.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Esther Anderson
Member
December 2022
Allen Gavinchuk
Member
December 2022
Michael Goth
Member
December 2022
Jolene Hutseal
Member
December 2023
Caitlin Miller
Member
December 2023
Brianna Olesen
Member
December 2023

Young Workers

  • Build and foster relationships among the young workers of CSU 52 encouraging their involvement in the Union.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Laura Collinson
Member
December 2023
Allen Gavinchuk
Member
December 2022
Michael Goth
Member
December 2022
Janet Kohel
Member
December 2023
Carolyn Lipsett
Member
December 2022

Committee Review

The Committee Review is an ad-hoc committee which was formed in 2020 to review all CSU 52 Committees. This review will make recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will bring the final recommendations to the General Membership for decisions.

Committee Members

Name
Position
Term ends
Esther Anderson
Member
TBD
Tracy Foran
Member
TBD
Anna Vesala
Member
TBD