And the success of the union movement, historically, has always been to benefit all working men and women – not just people who belong to the union.
Article 15 of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Constitution governs the formation and actions of AUPE’s committees. There are thirteen standing committees, and also the Provincial Executive, which is made up of the Executive Committee (president, secretary-treasurer, and six vice-presidents) and one representative elected from each local.
The Provincial Executive (PE) is the AUPE’s governing body between Conventions. The PE meets at least six times per year to conduct the business of the union. Click here to view PE meeting summaries going back to 1998.
Under article 15.03 of the Constitution, the Executive Committee appoints members to all standing committees. Members must submit their names for consideration to the Executive Committee for consideration. The Executive Committee then appoints members to committees based on knowledge and merit of the individual, and with consideration to fair representation of geography and local representation.
The standing committees are:
- Legislative Committee
- Membership Services Committee
- Committee on Political Action
- Finance Committee
- Occupational Health and Safety Committee
- Anti-Privatization Committee
- Women’s Committee
- Pension Committee
- Pay and Social Equity Committee
- Young Activists Committee
- Human Rights Committee
- Environment Committee
- Members’ Benefits Committee
Applying for a Standing Committee Position
Members interested in applying for a position have from Sept. 1 until Oct. 22, 2011 to apply to be considered. Any applicants not initially appointed to committee, as well as those who submit their applications after the Oct. 22 deadline, will have their applications kept on file to fill any Standing Committee vacancies between Oct. 2011 and Oct. 2013, when the application process begins again.