O.C. 182/2018

May 29, 2018

A.R. 92/2018

May 30, 2018


            The Lieutenant Governor in Council makes the Graduate Students Association Model Bylaw Provisions Regulation set out in the attached Appendix.

For Information only

Recommended by:          Minister of Advanced Education

Authority:                           Post-secondary Learning Act
                                             (section 124)


 

APPENDIX

Post-secondary Learning Act

GRADUATE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION MODEL
BYLAW PROVISIONS REGULATION

Definition

1   In this Regulation, “Act” means the Post-secondary Learning Act.

Model provisions

2   The provisions set out in the Schedule are prescribed as model bylaw provisions for the purposes of section 95(2.3) of the Act.

Repeal

3   The Model Provisions Regulation (AR 53/2004) is repealed.

Schedule

Model Bylaw Provisions

Membership and elections

1(1)  For the purposes of these bylaws, any graduate student whose academic employment terminates, and who has at least one full academic semester left in his or her graduate studies, may maintain his or her status as an academically employed graduate student for a period of 12 months following the termination of his or her employment, with all rights and privileges except those restricted by the Post-secondary Learning Act or the Labour Relations Code.

(2)  There shall be a labour relations committee of the council of the graduate students association.

(3)  The labour relations committee shall be responsible for the administration of labour relations for the academically employed graduate students of the university.

(4)  There shall be a chair of the labour relations committee who is also the vice-president of labour relations of the graduate students association.

(5)  The members of the labour relations committee, including the chair, shall be elected by and from among the academically employed graduate students of the university.

(6)  Only the academically employed graduate students of the university may nominate candidates for the labour relations committee.

Bargaining unit affairs

2   Only the academically employed graduate students of the university may vote in any referenda on matters pertaining to labour relations or to the terms and conditions of employment for academically employed graduate students.

Collective bargaining

3(1)  The vice-president of labour relations is responsible for overseeing the collective bargaining process according to the procedures established by the labour relations committee.

(2)  A majority vote of the academically employed graduate students of the university, who are determined by the Labour Relations Board to be eligible to vote, is required to

                               (a)    accept the recommendations of a mediator under section 68 of the Labour Relations Code,

                              (b)    accept an offer under section 69 of the Labour Relations Code, or

                               (c)    approve a strike mandate under section 76 of the Labour Relations Code.

(3)  A majority vote of the academically employed graduate students of the university, including those students who choose to maintain their status in accordance with section 1(1), is required to ratify a collective agreement.

(4)  A vote under this section shall be determined on the basis of a majority of those academically employed graduate students who actually vote.

Bargaining unit finances

4   Any dues deducted from the wages of an academically employed graduate student under section 27 of the Labour Relations Code, or in accordance with the collective agreement, shall be administered by the labour relations committee for the benefit of the academically employed graduate students of the university.