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Judicial Council Vacancies

In order to ensure equal opportunity for all members to fill the six (6) vacancies on the
OSSTF/FEESO Judicial Council we encourage you to share the attached information with your
members.  An advertisement, in French and English, about the vacancy and application procedure
will be appearing in the May/June, 2012 edition of Update.

AMPA 2012 approved several changes to the membership of Judicial Council which included
increasing the number of members by four (4) and removing any restrictions on who could serve on
Judicial Council. The Provincial Executive is seeking to fill six (6) vacancies on the OSSTF/FEESO
Judicial Council (JC) created by the addition of four (4) new positions and the completion of the
term of office of two (2) current JC members.  JC members selected for appointment by the
Provincial Executive will serve five (5) year terms beginning July 1, 2012.  JC members can also
concurrently serve on other OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Standing Committees or Councils.

i. Possessing an extensive and thorough knowledge of the OSSTF/FEESO Constitution,
Bylaws, organizational structure, and established practices and procedures:
ii. Previous experience in successful conflict resolution at the workplace, bargaining unit,
district and/or provincial level would be beneficial.
iii. Experience in quasi-legal proceedings would be an asset.
iv. Bilingualism in French and English would be an asset.

The Judicial Council shall:

i. Provide members to act on formal Hearing Committees to adjudicate cases filed under
Bylaw 8;
ii. Provide a minimum of three members to act as the panel in a formal hearing of Judicial
Council; andiii. 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 is a
minimum of three (3) meetings per year for the council.  In previous years, the number of days
Judicial Council panelists have been present for hearings has ranged from zero (0) to ten (10) or
more days. 

June 15, 2012

Application Process
Interested candidates are to submit, via mail (60 Mobile Drive, Toronto, ON, M4A 2P3) or by fax
(1.416.751.7079), by 4:00 p.m. on June 15, 2012 the following documents to Marc Robillard, Secretariat Liaison to Judicial Council:

i. a letter of application outlining their suitability for the position; and
ii. 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, or Provincial levels, who may be
contacted as a reference as part of the selection process.