General Terms of Reference

  1. Types of Committees as laid down in the NSGEU Local 77 By-Laws (1995)
    Committees shall be of three types:
    1. Standing Committees to deal with on going Local business. Members shall be appointed for a two (2) year term or until the next Local Biennial Meeting. Standing Committees shall formulate their own specific terms of reference to be approved by the Local Executive and presented to the Local membership for their approval.
    2. Joint Local-Employer Committees to deal with affairs of mutual interest. Local members shall be appointed for a two (2) year term or until the next Local Biennial Meeting. Joint Local-Employer Committees shall formulate their own specific terms of reference to be approved by the Local Executive.
    3. Ad Hoc Committees to deal with non-recurring matters requiring study. Members shall be appointed for the life of the Committee.

  2. Committees shall consist of at least three members, one of whom shall act as chair. Committees shall be created by the Executive Committee and approved by the Local membership.

  3. Committees shall report directly to the Executive Committee. No decisions or recommendations may be implemented without prior approval of the Executive.

  4. The chair of a Committee shall be responsible for:
    1. Calling meetings of the Committee.
    2. Seeing that minutes of such meetings are kept and a copy submitted to the Local office within ten (10) working days of the meeting.
    3. Ensuring that the Committee functions effectively.
    4. Notifying the Executive of any vacancy or a Committee member missing two consecutive meetings of the Committee.
    5. Reporting verbally or in writing to the Executive Committee within ten (10) working days of the meeting.

  5. Each Committee shall submit a verbal or written report to the Executive Committee one week prior to the Regular General Meeting.

  6. Each Committee shall submit a written report to the Local office for publication in the Local newsletter prior to the Local Biennial Meeting determined by the Executive. Each Committee shall submit a copy of their Local Biennial Meeting report to the Executive one (1) calendar month prior to the Local Biennial Meeting.

  7. Committees are required to give due consideration and response to any and all suggestions put forward by Local members.

  8. The President of the Local shall be an ex officio, non-voting member of every Committee in a liaison capacity and shall be notified of any meeting of a Committee. The President may designate another member of the Executive Committee to represent her/him in this capacity.

Approved by the Executive Committee: October 24, 1996
Approved by the Membership: February 6, 1997
Amended by the Executive Committee: May 24, 2001
Approved by the Executive Committee: May 24, 2001
Approved by the Membership: June 7, 2001