Committees

Provincial and Local committees play a very important part in NSTU activities. All provincial committees report to the Provincial Executive.

Would you like to serve the NSTU at the Provincial Level?

The NSTU needs input from the widest-possible cross section of its members in order to make the most effective contribution to education. Members serve on most provincial standing committees for a maximum of two years,* so we are constantly in search of skilled and interested persons to make our committee structure operate successfully. Committee membership is open to Active and Active Reserve Members.

(*NSTU Operational Procedures state: Appointments to a committee will be for one defined term of two years. In extraordinary circumstances, an extension of one year is permissible.)

Most Committee appointments are made at the June meeting of the Provincial Executive. On occasion, a vacancy will occur during the year, when such vacancies arise information on the vacancy will be posted to the NSTU website and you may access the application form below.

 

There is a need to fill three (3) vacancies on the Health & Safety Committee

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE (effective August 1, 2021)

  1. Mandate

The Committee Shall:

  1. advise and make recommendations to the Provincial Executive on health and safety issues;
  2. advise the Provincial Executive on methods to promote Member participation on Regional Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees.
  3. make recommendations to the Provincial Executive regarding professional development workshops to assist members with health and safety issues as defined by the Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  4. consider such resolutions submitted to Annual Council to make recommendations for Council’s consideration where appropriate; and,
  5. participate as required in the NSTU Policy Review Process by providing recommendations for the Provincial Executive’s consideration.

Composition and Term

  1. The Committee shall consist of four (4) Members appointed through the Nominating Committee process plus a Provincial Executive Member.
  2. All Members appointed to the Committee through the Nominating Committee process shall serve a two (2) year term.
  3. The Provincial Executive Member appointed to the Committee shall serve a renewable one (1) year term.

Meeting Frequency

  1. It is anticipated that the Committee can fulfill its mandate in three (3) meetings per year.

Reference:  February, 2021

You may download the Committee application form or apply online by following the links below (you do not require an NSTU webmail account to apply online):

Health and Safety Committee application - PDF

Health and Safety Committee application - online

 

The Nominating Committee will be accepting applications until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns please email committees@nstu.ca.

 

Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Biennial Convention 

As a member of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, the NSTU is entitled to send delegates to the NSFL Biennial Convention.

The 2021 NSFL Convention will take place virtually on Monday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

Please note that members must be granted permission from their Regional Centre for Education to attend this Convention. 

The NSTU is seeking applications from members who wish to attend the convention:

You may download the application form or apply online by following the links (you do not require an NSTU webmail account to apply online):

NSFL Biennial Convention application  - PDF

NSFL Biennial Convention application - online

 

The Nominating Committee will be accepting applications until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns please email committees@nstu.ca.

On-line Reservations for NSTU Committee Meetings

Completion of this on-line form will ensure that appropriate reservations will be made for your NSTU committee meeting. Reservations must be made through NSTU central office.

Please note: If you need to cancel your room, please advise the NSTU prior to 11:59 a.m. TWO DAYS BEFORE the reservation.

Click here to confirm your attendance or send your regrets.