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

Francophone Committee

Members of the
Francophone Committee

  • Yann Boudreau
  • Eric Drouin
  • Philippe Gauthier
  • Mireille Jaillet
  • Jean-Michel Lavergne
  • Carole Maillet
  • André Miller
  • Éric Poitras
  • Aurélie McDonald
    Technical Advisor
  • Zoelie Albert
    Administrative Assistant

Francophone Committee

Terms of reference

January 2022

  1. The Francophone Committee will raise awareness and sensitize members to the reality, concerns and issues faced by Francophones of the Union of National Employees, specifically:
    • recognition and respect of the constitutional rights of the Canadian Francophonie (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, sections 16 to 20)
    • the language rights of individuals (Official Languages Act)
    • the respect, defense and advancement of the French language in the activities of UNE.
  2. In addition, the Francophone Committee will name one of its members to represent it on the steering committees of each national conference and the Convention Steering Committee. The Committee will formulate recommendations and policies on issues affecting UNE Francophones and will submit them to the National Executive.
  3. A member in good standing of UNE may attend meetings of the Committee as an observer. All expenses incurred by observers attending a meeting are the responsibility of the individual observer or their local. Prior approval must be sought from the Committee Chair.
  4. Should the Committee Chair be absent from the executive meeting, the committee members will decide amongst themselves who will present the report of the committee.
  5. Quorum for the committee is 50 percent of established committee members.

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