WFA committees

The Workforce Adjustment Appendix specifies that departments and organizations must establish Workforce Adjustment Committees to manage workforce adjustment situations.

November 28, 2011
Union members in a WFA committee have an extremely important  role to play. They need to approach  their  work on the committee in a strategic and informed fashion. They must make opportunities to meet amongst themselves and possibly with other union activists  to help prepare them for their meetings with the employer. The make-up  of the union side strategy  committee  must  reflect the diversity  of the membership.  An important part of the work that the committee does will be to communicate member concerns to the employer and employer plans to the members.
November 28, 2011
It is expected that most departments and agencies will try to meet their obligations.  There are many past examples of situations  in which the union and management have shown that by working together they could minimize unwanted job loss in workforce adjustment situations.  It is anticipated  that most departments will welcome the opportunity to work with the unions as closely as possible to achieve the best outcome for everyone.
November 28, 2011
Workforce Adjustment Committees should discuss: the terms of reference for the committee termination of contractors, temporary agency employees and casual employees to facilitate indeterminate job placement demographic breakdown of the workplace termination of term employees and the process by which it is done. Term employees should have their contracts terminated  with regard to merit and by a process that is transparent and fair.
November 28, 2011
Workforce adjustment committees should always be joint The Workforce Adjustment  Appendix specifies  that  departments  and organizations  must establish  Workforce Adjustment Committees to manage workforce adjustment situations.  The union believes that  they should always be composed of union and management representatives or, in other words, joint.