Judicial Council (JC) is a body tasked with determining if there has been a violation of the Provincial Constitution and Bylaws by a member. Some of the areas JC deals with, as outlined in Bylaw 6, are members violating sanctions/crossing picket lines during the negotiation of collective agreements; members making adverse reports to employers about other members; releasing information and breaking the confidentiality of meetings, etc.
The Provincial Executive seeks to fill two (2) vacancies on the OSSTF/FEESO Judicial Council. The JC member selected for appointment by the Provincial Executive will serve a five (5) years term beginning July 1, 2021. JC members may concurrently serve on other OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Standing Committees or Councils.
- Possess extensive and thorough knowledge of the OSSTF/FEESO Constitution, Bylaws, organizational structure, and established practices and procedures.
- Previous experience in successful conflict resolution at the workplace, bargaining unit, district and/or provincial level would be beneficial.
- Experience in quasi-legal proceedings would be an asset.
- Bilingualism in French and English would be an asset.
The Judicial Council shall:
- Provide members to act on formal Hearing Committees to adjudicate cases filed under Bylaw 6,
- Provide a minimum of three (3) members to act as the panel in a formal hearing of Judicial Council, and
- Conduct hearings in accordance with Bylaws and regulations governing hearings as approved by the Provincial Assembly or Provincial Council and shall, following its decision, forward its decision to the Provincial Executive for implementation.
Judicial Council members must be able to receive time release from their employer. There are a minimum of three (3) meetings per year for the council, not including hearings. In previous years, the number of days Judicial Council panelists have been present for hearings has ranged fro zero (0) to ten (10) or more days.
Completed applications must include:
- Submitted application form for Judicial Council Vacancies [see below]
- A letter of application outlining their suitability for the position
- The name and contact information of two (2) OSSTF/FEESO members, of which one must be in a leadership role at the Bargaining Unit, District, and/or provincial level, who may be contacted as a reference as part of the selection process.
Applications can be submitted up to 4:00 p.m. May 28, 2021. Any questions can be addressed to Rob Dubyk.