Committees of the Association

9.01

Every committee established under this Constitution shall include amongst its membership one (1) member of the Executive who may be the chairperson of such committee.  Either this member or the chairperson shall be responsible for reporting the activities thereof to the Executive at such time and in such manner as the Executive may decide from time to time.  The President shall be a member, ex‑officio, of all committees.

9.02

Committees of Council

a) Executive Nominating and Elections Committee (refer to Article 10.01).
b) Credentials Committee

This committee shall consist of the chairpersons, and at least one (1) other member of the Association.  It shall be responsible for checking attendance at Council and reporting same to the President.  It shall also be responsible for other duties as assigned by the President.

9.03

Executive Standing Committees

Each year the Executive shall appoint the following standing committees and such additional committees as may be decided.  The chairperson shall be responsible to the Executive and for reporting to Council.  The members of the committees shall be named by the Executive.

a) Negotiations Committee

i)  This committee shall consist of a maximum of ten (10) persons.
ii)  This committee shall be chaired by the Vice-President and shall also include the President of the Association;
iii)  The Vice-president shall recommend to the Executive for its approval the membership of the committee. Not more than five (5) of the committee may be Executive members.
iv)  The WTA executive shall name a table team of five (5) members, inclusive of the vice-president and president, from the Negotiations committee.
v)  The Business Agent shall be part of all stages of the negotiations process.
vi)  The signing officers of the Collective Agreement and related documents shall be the President, The chair of the Negotiations Committee and Business Agent.
vii)  The Negotiations Committee that begins the collective bargaining process shall continue the process until the Collective Agreement is ratified.
viii)  The Negotiations Committee may be augmented by other Association members in a consultative role.

 

b) Public Relations Committee

This committee shall consist of the Chair and at least three (3) other members of the Association.  It shall conduct such public relations activities as directed by the Executive and develop a public relations policy and program for approval by the Executive.

c) Teacher Welfare Committee

This committee shall consist of the Chair  and at least four (4) other members of the Association.  The committee shall consider teacher welfare.

d) Committee for the Annual General Meeting of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society

This committee shall consist of the chairperson, at least one (1) other member of the Executive, and at least three (3) other members of the Association.  Its duties shall be:

i)  to present names of candidates to Executive and Council for election to the Provincial Executive of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society;
ii)  to prepare a roster of representatives for the Provincial Council;
iii)  to prepare and to process resolutions for presentation to the Executive and Council;
iv)  to inform delegates of Association policy pertaining to resolutions; and
v)  to assume responsibility for the Association’s delegation at the Annual General Meeting of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society.

 

e) Finance Committee

This committee shall consist of the chairperson, who shall be the Treasurer, three (3) other members of the Council, and two (2) members at large.  This committee shall consider the financial position of the Association, arrange a budget and, in general, act as financial advisers to the Executive.  This committee also shall be the Trustees of all Association funds

f) Group Benefits Committee

This committee shall consist of the chairperson and at least three (3) other members of the Association.  It shall be concerned with all matters related to benefit plans for members and, without restricting any of the foregoing, it shall supervise insurance plans operated for the benefit of the members.

f) Substitute Teachers Committee

This Committee shall consist of eight (8) members, including the chairperson, five (5) substitute teachers and two (2) members-at-large who are not substitute teachers. Under the direction, and with the approval of the Executive, the committee may plan programs and provide a forum for communication to address the needs of substitute teachers.

9.04

Each committee, in addition to any responsibility outlined herein, shall carry out such duties as may be assigned to it by the Executive from time to time.