ARTICLE 49 - Joint Consultative Committee

49:01    The parties agree to form for the duration of this Agreement, a Joint Consultative Committee, to be comprised of three (3) representatives of each party.  The Committee shall be constituted within fourteen (14) days after the date of signing of this Agreement.

49:02    The Joint Consultative Committee shall attempt:

(a)    to maintain and develop a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect;

(b)    to review matters arising from the administration, interpretation and operation of this Agreement and other matters of mutual concern but excluding any dispute which is currently being resolved under the grievance procedures in this Agreement;

(c)    to facilitate better working relationships between the University and the Association and members; and

(d)    to foster better communications between and among the various components of the University community.

49:03    The Committee shall meet not later than fourteen (14) days after the request of either party, but in any event the Committee shall meet at least twice yearly.  Each member of the Committee shall receive notice not less than five (5) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting, and shall receive the agenda of the meeting at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance.

49:04    A representative of the University and a representative of the Association shall be designated as joint Chairpersons.  They shall alternate in presiding over meetings and they shall be responsible for determining and circulating the agenda and notices.