Stewards are the core of the union, directly interacting with the membership and representing their concerns and aspirations. The stewards are the cornerstones of any union, and are present across departments to make sure that employees’ rights are not being infringed upon and are a friendly face for anyone with questions about their work conditions, their rights as workers and members of AMUSE, and the union.
A steward acts as a resource for both the membership and the Labour Relations Officer and any member is eligible to become a steward. All stewards have the opportunity to sit on the Board of Representatives.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to get contact information for these stewards!
Ella Hartsoe – President
What do you do at AMUSE? I’m the President!
What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? Student activists who are often themselves marginalized being expected to donate physical and emotional labour to better their campus without pay.
What do you most want to see improve in working conditions at McGill? I would like for the hope of being paid for labour to become a reality, across the board.
Which cartoon character was most inspiring to you during your childhood and why? The cartoon character that was most inspiring to me as a kid was Lilo, from Lilo and Stitch. She was for sure a freak and also spent all her time with an alien, so you could say that we are kindred spirits.
Tuviere Onookome-Okome – Labour Relations Officer
What do you do at AMUSE? I am the Vice-President Floor Fellow.
What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? I am passionate about ensuring that all people get equitable pay for the labour they put into their employment .
What do you most want to see improved in working conditions at McGill? I want to see the voices of the employees at McGill being taken seriously when decisions are being made and that these voices are treated with respect.
Which cartoon character was most inspiring to you during your childhood and why? Ms. Grotke from Disney’s recess because she was my first introduction to feminism and racial equality. She is also warm and kind but also somewhat eccentric. These are qualities that I feel I also embody.
Alexandra Lelyuk – Internal Affairs Officer
Aurélie van Oost – VP Floor Fellow
Where do you work? I work at McGill Athletics.
What do you do at AMUSE? I am the Communications and Outreach Officer!
What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? Job security, fair wages, pay equity, and safe + healthy work environments (in many senses)!
What do you most want to see improved in working conditions at McGill? I would like to see better working conditions, fair and equitable wages (with benefits!), and an end to the process of casualization.
What is your favourite childhood book and why? I had a strange fascination with Heidi when I was young. It turns out the book is pretty terrible in a lot of ways, but I was very excited about it because it was my first hardcover novel, with oh-so-many chapters!
Imane Ait Ouahmane – Treasurer
What do you do at AMUSE? I am a treasurer at AMUSE.
What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? I am mostly passionate about salary equity and raising the minimum wage. I am also passionate about ending discrimination in the work place.
Which cartoon character was most inspiring to you during your childhood and why? I mostly identify with kim possible who is adventurous and I always secretly wanted to be a redhead with green eyes.
Catherine Jeffery – Board Chair
What do you do at AMUSE? I’m on the board of representatives!
What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? Living wages and making on-campus jobs accessible for people.
What do you most want to see improve in working conditions at McGill? Fair treatment to employees. Treating employees like they’re real people. Such a radical idea, apparently.
What animal do you most identify with? I definitely identify as a beaver. I like to chew on sticks and swim in rivers. The similarity is striking.
Sydney Lang – Board Member
What do you do at AMUSE? I am on the Board of Representatives.
What labour issue(s) are you most passionate about? Equal compensation, distribution, and appreciation of emotional labour and domestic work in the workplace. Migrant labour and work permits. Worker safety and workplace sexual violence/harassment policies that are actually enforced, understood, and taken seriously.
What improvements in working conditions are you most interested in seeing at McGill? Job security for student workers who engage in political activism and advocacy work. Job opportunities for students that are well paid and sustainable; jobs that provide students with experience in the workforce and do not force students into precarity and other unpaid, volunteer opportunities.
If you could go anywhere and do anything for one hour, where would you go and what would you do? I’d go to my cottage with my family!
Alina Ivlev – Board Member
Moizza Ul Haq – Board Member
Delali Egyima – Board Member
Unit B Representative
Christian Vlček – Board Member
Mario Roy – Board Member
Maeve Botham – Board Member
Unit B Representative