New, inclusive selection process now in place to choose candidates
Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to fight for human rights or for safer workplaces?
Does the thought of AUPE members losing their jobs through privatization make you mad? Do you want to get more benefits for union members?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider applying to become a member of one of AUPE’s standing committees. They do valuable work for members and the community – and they need people like you.
AUPE has 13 standing committees to which members can apply. The deadline to apply this year has been extended to Dec. 31, because convention is being held later than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (In normal years, applications should be submitted after Sept. 1, with a deadline of seven days after convention.)
This year, for the first time, AUPE has adopted a new approach to selecting who serves on these committees.
To ensure fairness and improve equity representation, the names of applicants will be removed from the application forms before the evaluation and selection process. Names will be replaced with a letter or number identifier by someone not directly involved in committee applicant evaluations.
Meanwhile, each standing committee will use a standardized assessment process for member selection.
Members who have applied but aren’t selected may request feedback on their application from the chair of the committee to which they applied.
Any applicants not initially appointed to a committee, as well as those who submit after the Dec. 31 deadline, will have their applications kept on file to fill any vacancies that emerge later.
AUPE’s standing committees are:
- Anti-privatization committee;
- Environmental committee;
- Finance committee;
- Human Rights committee;
- Legislative committee;
- Members’ Benefits committee;
- Membership Services committee;
- Occupational Health & Safety committee;
- Pay and Social Equity committee;
- Pension committee;
- Committee on Political Action;
- Women’s committee; and
- Young Activists committee.
You can find out more about these committees here.
You can apply to sit on any of the standing committees by filling out the form here.