11.01 Union-Management Committee

There shall be a Union-Management Committee (UMC) consisting of representatives from the Union and the Employer, for the purpose of resolving difficulties and promoting harmonious relations. Where an agenda item concerns a specific College or Department, representatives from the College or Department shall be invited to attend and to participate in the discussion and assist in resolving the issue.

The parties agree that where an issue regarding interpretation, application or operation of this Agreement arises, every reasonable effort will be made to first address such issue informally between representatives of the Employer and the Union as soon as possible rather than holding such issue for UMC meetings.

11.02 Meetings

In the event either party wishes to call a committee meeting, the meeting shall be held at a time and place fixed by mutual agreement. All items proposed by either party and consistent with the purposes of the Union-Management Committee shall be included in the agenda.

11.03 Compensation for Meetings

The Employer will provide annually to the Union the equivalent of a Level III stipend for nine (9) credit units to compensate members of the Union for attendance at joint or university committees. The allocation of these funds will be at the discretion of the Union.