The Retirees' Newsletter
The Retirees' Association, (Faculty, Librarian, Administrator), University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
Vol. VII, No. 5, December, 1997
NOTE: BECAUSE OF THEIR CONTINUING RELEVANCE, THE TWO ARTICLES
BELOW ARE REPRINTED FROM ISSUE #15, OF DECEMBER, 1995 (SEE PAGE 3,
RETIREE MEMBERSHIP ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES
At the October meeting, Ed Habib, President, explained the "university committee situation" as far as retirees are concerned. He emphasized that there are only two committees (apart from any within the Retirees' Association itself) on which retirees presently have respresentation. There is a third committee on which future representation is a possibility only. The three committees are the following:
1) The Faculty Association's Pension and Benefits Committee: This is not a retirees' committee, but the Faculty Association permits up to three retirees to sit on it. It is advisory only, advising the Contract Committee at negotiation time. Any member of the Retirees' Association is eligible to sit on this Committee but actual membership is appointed by the President of the Faculty Association in consultation with their executive, and retirees are limited to three.
2) The Joint Retirees' and Administration Committee: This Committee has as its purpose to have an annual exchange of views on matters reflecting retirees' concerns. It consists of an equal number of retirees ( so far drawn from the Association's executive committee) and members from top University administration, plus a representative from the Faculty Association. It has been at these meetings that most of the gains for retirees in the form of continued privileges to use University facilities have been made. These have been reported in The Newsletter over the years.
3) The Board of Governors Pension Committee: This is made up of members from the Board and representatives of campus unions. The Faculty Association has two representatives. Habib said that last year the Pension and Benefits Committee requested that the President of the Faculty Association petition President Ianni for a seat for a retiree. The President demurred on the ground that every retirees' union would want one. However, he said it would be acceptable if the Faculty Association were willing to turn over one of its seats to a faculty retiree. And there the matter apparently stands.
OCTOBER MEETING APPROVES STEPS FOR SELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Any member of the Retirees' Association is eligible to sit on the Pension and Benefits Committee. With this in mind, the October meeting passed the following motion. (N OTE:: REPRINTED FROM ISSUE #15. DECEMBER, 1995)
THAT ANY MEMBER INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE FACULTY ASSOCIATION PENSION AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE SUBMIT HIS/HER NAME TO THE EXECUTIVE OF THE RETIREES' ASSOCIATION, WHICH WILL APPLY JUDGEMENT IN SELECTING NAMES TO GO TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE FACULTY ASSOCIATION, LIMITING THE NUMBER OF SUCH NAMES TO THE NUMBER OF VACANCIES.
A RECORD 50 MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE OCTOBER MEETING
The highest number of members yet to attend a meeting of the Association turned out at the October meeting. Those signing the book were: (not in alphabetical order): Martin Basic, Michael Zin, Norm Shklov, W.G. Benedict, Ross Johnson, Bob Howell, John Callaghan, Olga Crocker, John LaGaipa, Cormac Smith, R.G. Billinghurst, Jan T. Laba, Anna Gupta, Kumar Chatterjee, Phyllis Nolan, George Crowell, Leslie Sabina, John Huschilt, Bob Doyle, Jan Gregor, Stuart Nease, Pat Taylor. C.M. Taylor, Eugene McNamara, Edward Watson, Peter Wilkinson, K.Sridhar, Robert Dorrell, Charles Fantazzi, Don McKenney, Roger Thibert, Joseph Habowsky, Kalyan K. Sarkar, Gerard R. Monforton, Datta T.N. Pillay, Ed Crowley, Krishan L. Duggal, W.L .Libby, Mansell Blair, Bob Whitehurst, Trevor Price, Ronold S. Pazik, Paul McIntyre, Frank Holuj, Bill Phillips, Joan Hackett, Edwin Habib, (one illegible name).
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