Below is an exhange of correspondence between Jamie Dunn President of UNIFOR 3011 and Eddie Gillis, COO of PIPSC.
>>> Eddie Gillis 01/10/2013 5:42 PM >>>
for your message. I can understand why members could be concerned. At
this point there are no terms of reference for the process as the
decision to proceed was taken less than two weeks ago. Once determined, I
will be happy to share terms of reference with UNIFOR and ultimately
with all staff. As I understand the decision of the Board of Directors,
the exercise will look at how the Institute uses its revenues overall.
In other words both member services (largely delivered and supported by
staff) and member participation (constituent bodies, training,
consultation, etc) will be reviewed. I am hopeful that the end result
will be a strengthened organization delivering highly-valued services
which encourages active participation by members.
Once we are a
little more certain of the framework for the exercise, but before any
activity begins, I would suggest that a Joint Union/Management
Consultation meeting would be a good forum for a more comprehensive
discussion. In the meantime, please feel free to share this message
with your members if you so choose.
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Secretary
Administrateur en chef des opérations et secrétaire exécutif
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
L'Institut professionnel de la fonction publique du Canada (IPFPC)
250 chemin Tremblay Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3J8
Tel./Tél.: 613-228-6310 ext./p. 2272 1-800-267-0446
Fax/Télécopieur: 613-224-2294 1-800-465-7477
>>> Jamie Dunn 10/1/2013 4:25 PM >>>
have heard a lot of concern regarding the value for money audit. Most
people think it is a way to cut jobs if people can't justify their job. A
statement from management clarifying that it will be evaluating the
value of all expenses of the organization including member events, and
not just targeted at staff would be helpful.