GSAED Councillors Wish to Discipline Student Senator over Pay Equity Request
The GSAED Council has struck a disciplinary committee to investigate Senator Joseph Hickey’s request to be payed as a student Senator at the same rate as professors on Senate. (See President Rock’s response, here).
The disciplinary committee motion was submitted by Councillor for Physics, Tyler Shendruk. The text of Mr. Shendruk’s motion is included in a Dec. 13, 2011 letter from the Council Chair to Joseph Hickey, informing him about the initiation of the disciplinary process.
Apparently, asking for pay equity these days is grounds for discipline by your own Association?
And it looks like a student association Council thinks it can discipline a student Senator elected directly to Senate by students?
Joseph Hickey’s response to the GSAED Council Chair is below, and in detail — HERE.
From: Joseph Hickey
To: Olivier Desharnais-Roy (Council Chair, GSAED)
Cc: GSAED Council Members
Date: December 18, 2011
Subject: Disciplinary Committee for Senate work outside of GSAED jurisdiction
Dear Olivier Desharnais-Roy,
This is in response to your letter to me of Dec. 13, 2011 (below) regarding a motion made at the Nov. 29, 2011 GSAED Council meeting to strike a disciplinary committee regarding my request for payment to the University Administrative Committee for my work at U of O Senate.
I made that request as a Senator, not as a GSAED Councillor. The GSAED does not have jurisdiction to discipline me for Senate work. Only the Senate can discipline me for my work as Senator.
I therefore ask that you quash the Nov. 29 motion, for the reason that this matter is outside of the GSAED’s jurisdiction.
If you need more explanation (you should not) then please see the attached letter dated Dec. 18, 2011.
Cc: GSAED Councillors, made public
To: Joseph Hickey
Date: Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 12:31 PM
Subject: Motion pertaining to your actions as Science Rep, SenateHi,
I remain available to answer any question you may have.Regards,
Président d’assemblée, GSAÉD
Council Chair, GSAÉD