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Minutes of December 16, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of December 16, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

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Head Office, Theatre

December 16, 2015

The Executive Committee was called to order at 5:00 p.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

New Local 5116 – Reconnect Mental Health Services

Moved by Magner / Almeida

WHEREAS approximately 80 mental health and addictions workers at Reconnect Mental Health Services in Toronto voted to join OPSEU on November 10, 2015, and have been certified as a new bargaining unit, and;

WHEREAS, with a strong group of activists that led the organizing drive supported by a membership with a strong community of interest, the new unit is well positioned to form a strong new local within OPSEU.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Committee recommend to the OPSEU Executive Board that the newly certified bargaining unit at the Reconnect Mental Health Services be chartered as a new local, to be designated as Local 5116.

Roll Call #1

Arbus, Jeff          for
Almeida, Eddy    for
Elliot, Ron           for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Magner, Myles    for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Local 729/702 Transfer of Members

Moved by Thibodeau/Thomas

WHEREAS local 729 and local 702 held separate General Membership Meetings; and, 

WHEREAS both locals have agreed to the transfer of OPS members to local 729 and the transfer of BPS members to local 7‎02, as reflected in their Minutes. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board, the transfer of OPS‎ members in local 702 to local 729 and the BPS members in local 729 to local 702. 

Roll Call #2

Arbus, Jeff          for
Almeida, Eddy    for
Elliot, Ron           for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Magner, Myles    for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Local 382/Local 383

Moved by Labelle/Almeida

BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board the transfer of Orillia Soldier's Memorial Clerical members from Local 382 to Orillia Soldier's Memorial Paramedical Local 383.

Roll Call #3

Arbus, Jeff          for
Almeida, Eddy    for
Elliot, Ron           for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Magner, Myles    for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #4

Arbus, Jeff          for
Almeida, Eddy    for
Elliot, Ron           for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Magner, Myles    for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2015-12-01

Moved by Magner/Thomas

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $2672.69 to pay for actual legal costs incurred by the member in the course of her criminal defence, as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #5

Arbus, Jeff          for
Almeida, Eddy    for
Elliot, Ron           for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Magner, Myles    for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2015-12-02

Moved by Arbus/Thomas

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 #6

Arbus, Jeff          for
Almeida, Eddy    for
Elliot, Ron           for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Magner, Myles    for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2015-12-03

Moved by Tungatt/Thomas

Enabling Motion B – To deny the request

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the request is denied in the discretion of the Executive Committee as the circumstances of the former member are outside the scope of the Solidarity Reserve Fund Policy. 

Roll Call #7

Arbus, Jeff          for
Almeida, Eddy    for
Elliot, Ron           for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Magner, Myles    for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 4:41 p.m.  All members were present.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, A/Corporate Secretary