The Union of National Employees has many essential standing committees that oversee certain day-to-day operations and larger projects. These committees are composed of National Executive members and Assistant Regional Vice-Presidents. Each committee also has a technical advisor and administrative assistant from UNE staff.


By-Laws and Policies Committee
Collective Bargaining Committee
Communications and Member Engagement Committee
Education Committee
Francophone Committee
Finance Committee
Honours and Awards Committee
Human Resources Committee
Local Governance Committee
Disciplinary Committee
Occupational Health and Safety Committee
Representation Committee
Restorative Justice Committee - Ad Hoc
Structural Review Committee - Ad Hoc

By-Laws and Policies Committee

Members of the
By-Laws and Policies Committee

  • Éric Poitras
  • Phyllis Allen
  • June Dale
  • Noha Haydari
  • Shawn Walker
  • Ateau Zola
    Technical Advisor
  • Greg McNamara
    Administrative Assistant

By-Laws and Policies Committee

Terms of Reference

January 2022

  1. The Bylaws and Policy Committee will review governance documents and recommend improvements to the National Executive to maintain the relevance of our governance.  Governance documents may include:
  1. The committee will consider and report on all matters that are referred to it by the National Executive or National President.
  2. Union of National Employees members in good standing may attend meetings of the committee as an observer.  All expenses incurred by observers attending the meeting are the responsibility of the individual observer or his or her local.  Prior approval should be sought from the chair.
  3. Should the chair of the committee be absent from the executive meeting, the committee members will decide amongst themselves who will present the report of the committee.
  4. All members of the committee will be given reasonable notice in advance of any scheduled meetings of the committee.
  5. Quorum for the committee is 50 percent of established committee members.

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