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February 2014
Volume 43 Number 4
Editor: Graham Smart

CUASA Communiqué

CUASA Steering Committee

Angelo Mingarelli, Math and Stats

Chantal Dion, French

Sonya Lipsett-Rivera, History

David Jackson, Business

Chair, Collective Bargaining
Janice Scammell, Library

Chair, External Communications
Pum Van Veldhoven, Sociology

Chair, Grievance Policy and Admin.
Adam Barrows, English

Salary and Benefits Officer
Richard Dansereau, Sys. and Comp. Eng.

Chair, Internal Affairs
Justin Paulson, Soc. and Anthro.

Editor, CUASA Communique
Graham Smart, Lingistics/Applied Lang.

Retired Members Representative
Donald Swartz, Public Policy

Chair, Equity
Inna Bumagin, Math and Stats

Chair, Nominations and Elections
Eva Mackey, Canadian Studies

Instructor Member Representative
Susan Birkwood, English

Professional Librarian Representative
Pearl Jacobson

Kirsten Kozolanka, Journalism
Rebecca Schein, Interdisciplinary Studies
Jim Cheetham, Biology

CUASA Office Staff

Executive Director
Kimberly Benoit

Member Services Officer
Daniel Draper

Office Manager
Deborah Jackson

Grievance and Arbitration Update for CUASA Members

CUASA is pleased to report that yesterday, February 19, 2014, we attended an arbitration wherein Mr. Kevin Burkett mediated a final settlement for a grievor that had been involved in a dispute for almost three years. The member was the first CUASA case which involved Bill 168, now part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, dealing with harassment and violence in the workplace. The agreement reached was beneficial to the grievor and CUASA considers this an extremely positive outcome.

CUASA has also attended one day of arbitration with Mr. Martin Teplitsky on a tenure denial case and more days are scheduled. In addition, Mr. Teplitsky will deal with the enormously important issue of respecting deadlines within the grievance process as stiuplated in Article 30 in the Collective Agreement. CUASA will be filing a legal submission for Mr. Teplitsky's consideration since the employer was not agreeable to respecting long-standing practises involving Grievances, Grievance Sub-Committees, and Arbitration.

CUASA continues work on the grievance on the Unit Approved Standards where CUASA has alleged interference and undue influence in the process by the administration. The arbitrator in this case is Mr. Brian Keller.


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February 2014
Volume 43, Number 4

Editor: Graham Smart

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