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Minutes of April 4, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of April 4, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 101

April 4, 2017

The Executive Committee was called to order at 1:05 p.m.  President Thomas was in the Chair.  All members were present. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The question was called on the Agenda:

Roll Call #1

Arbus, Jeff for
Almeida, Eddy for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee adopted the OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of March 2, 2017.

Treasurer’s Report

First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida presented the Treasurer’s Report.

  • Financials
  • Contingency Fund
  • Defence Fund
  • ODSP Fund – OPS Job Protection Fund
  • ODSP Fund – MERC Action Plan
  • ODSP Fund – OPS Redeployment Fund
  • LBED Anti-privatization Fund
  • Summary Report

President’s Report

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

President Thomas provided an update.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #2

Arbus, Jeff for
Almeida, Eddy for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2017-04-01

Moved by Finucane/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay actual legal costs incurred by the member in her legal action concerning sick benefits, on the conditions that: 1) counsel’s retainer and rates are approved by OPSEU counsel; and 2) counsel makes reasonable efforts to seek legal costs as part of any settlement or order.

Roll Call #3

Arbus, Jeff for
Almeida, Eddy for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2017-04-02

Moved by Finucane/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay actual legal costs incurred in the course of defending the civil action, on the conditions that: 1) counsel’s retainer and rates are approved by OPSEU counsel; 2) counsel provides OPSEU counsel with satisfactory updates as the matter progresses; and 3) counsel makes reasonable efforts to seek legal costs in the course of the action and as part of any settlement.

Roll Call #4

Arbus, Jeff for
Almeida, Eddy for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2017-04-03

Moved by Magner/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $5,000 to reimburse the member for legal costs that he incurred in his legal action concerning long-term disability benefits.

Roll Call #5

Arbus, Jeff for
Almeida, Eddy for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

New Business         

ACORN 1

Whereas OPSEU is allied with ACORN in the We Own It campaign and other campaigns; and

Whereas the Executive Board supports ACORN in its fifth annual Convention to bring together low and moderate income social activists from across Canada; and

Whereas OPSEU will be a major sponsor of the ACORN Convention:

Therefore be it resolved that the We Own It campaign be a major sponsor at the 5th annual ACORN Convention and continue to build our allegiances in the fight for public services and economic justice with the funds as outlined in the attached proposal to be drawn from the We Own It general budget line.

ACORN2

Whereas OPSEU is allied with ACORN in the We Own It campaign and other campaigns; and

Whereas the Executive Board supports ACORN in its fifth annual Convention to bring together low and moderate income social activists from across Canada; and

Whereas OPSEU will be a major sponsor of the ACORN Convention and a dinner to honour its volunteer activists;

Therefore be it resolved that the We Own It campaign be a major sponsor at the 5th annual ACORN Convention at its dinner to honour its volunteer activists, with the funds to be drawn from the We Own It general budget line as outlined in the attached proposal.

Moved by Thomas/Magner – Referral of the 2 ACORN proposals to the April Executive Board meeting under the President’s report.

Roll Call #6

Arbus, Jeff for
Almeida, Eddy for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 1:47 p.m.  All members were present.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary