To: Sector 10 Hospital Professionals Local Presidents or Sector 10 Hospital Professionals Highest Ranking Officers Sector 10 Hospital Professionals Division Executive
This is to advise you that the Sector 10 Hospital Professionals Provincial Demand-Setting Meeting has been scheduled.
Friday, November 5, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday, November 6, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Participation instructions will be provided to all attendees upon confirmation of attendance.
Friday, November 5, 2021 8:00 am – 9:00 am , Saturday, November 6, 2021 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Due to the pandemic this meeting will be conducted virtually. One week prior to the meeting you will receive a credential invitation through your personal email that outlines the steps for connecting to the virtual meeting and the practices established in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order and OPSEU/SEFPO Policies.
As per Article 2 of the Hospital Professional’s Division Negotiation Procedures: Article 2.3
Each Division bargaining unit shall be entitled to send two (2) delegates to the Pre-
Bargaining Conference (PBC) and provincial demand-setting meeting. (They shall be, except in extenuating circumstances, the same two delegates). Where the bargaining unit is a single-unit Local, the Local President (or in their absence, the Local Vice-President) shall be the automatic first delegate. For all other bargaining units, the highest-ranking officer in the unit shall be the automatic first delegate. The second delegate shall be elected by greater than fifty percent (50%) of the valid ballots cast of the members voting at a general membership meeting of the Unit. In the event that the officers entitled to be automatic first delegate are unable to attend the provincial demand setting meeting, then both delegates shall be elected. Delegates must be members of the bargaining unit that they are representing at the demand set.
Delegates to both meetings shall be responsible for representing their Unit during the bargaining process, including responsibility for reading, reviewing, summarizing and communicating bargaining information at the Bargaining Unit level.
Any member of the Division Executive or Central Negotiating Team who is not entitled to attend the PBC under Section 2.3 above shall also be entitled to attend with full delegate status.
An Executive Board member who is a member of the Division may attend with voice but no vote, unless the Executive Board member is a delegate from a Member Unit.
*Please Note: As this meeting is being held virtually, no expenses outside of time off (if required) will be reimbursed except in special circumstances where expenses have been pre-approved. To inquire further about pre-approval, please email email@example.com.
Credential Attestation Form
The OPSEU/SEFPO Policy Manual (Section 16.1) states that credentials must be submitted with the signatures of two (2) Local Officers on the Credential Attestation Form. We have provided one form for you to list all attendees on. Please send this completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, October 22, 2021. Please clearly identify your status on the form (i.e. Delegate/Alternate/Observer).
Once the form is received, a follow up email will be sent to you to register via OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal. In order to confirm your registration, please register through the Member Portal no later than Monday, October 25, 2021.
**Please Note: Registration and other required forms cannot be processed until the Credential Attestation Form is received. You will not see the conference open for registration on the portal until your credentials have been processed. You must register by the established due date.
Human Rights Accommodation Request Form
Should you require a human rights accommodation or have an existing accommodation under the Human Rights Code, please complete and submit the Human Rights Accommodation Request Form in full.
OPSEU/SEFPO Child Care Policy
OPSEU/SEFPO will reimburse for child care expenses as per policy. OPSEU/SEFPO’s rate of family care to be paid $15/hr to a max of $220 within a 24 hr period to cover the cost of you doing union business. A receipt, signed by the care provider, showing the dates the service was provided, the address and phone number of the care provider and the names and ages of the children will need to be provided.
**Please Note: As this meeting is being held virtually, child care expenses will not be reimbursed unless pre-approved. To inquire further about pre-approval, please email email@example.com.
Procedures for Online Registration
Once the Credential Attestation Form has been received and processed, members are to register through OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal.
We appreciate your cooperation and participation in these meetings. In Solidarity, Authorized For Distribution:
Sara Labelle Divisional Chair
Warren (Smokey) Thomas OPSEU/SEFPO President
Executive Board Members
All Negotiations Unit – BPS and CAAT
Stephen Saysell, Administrator, Local Services and Collective Bargaining Steve Nield, Supervisor, BPS Negotiations and Research Units
Marc Casey, Negotiator
Michele Haber, Research Officer
Karen Marchesky, Research Officer
Rachael Williams, Sector Assistant Elsbeth Lumley, Administrative Assistant Richard Davis, Secretary
Claims Department All Regional Offices Conferences Unit