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Minutes of December 7, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting Web Conference

Minutes of December 7, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting Web Conference

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December 7, 2020

The Executive Committee was called to order at 8:51a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida, the reason was acceptable to the Chair. Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

Moved by Thomas/Labelle

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Committee adopt the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Committee Minutes of October 5, 2020 and November 2 & 16, 2020.

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy —

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

President’s Report

Newly Organized LifeLabs Patient Service Centre assignment to Local 631

Moved by Thomas/Maszczakiewicz

Whereas on November 5, 2020, OPSEU/SEFPO became the certified bargaining agent for 15 people who work at LifeLabs Patient Service Centre in Timmins; and

Whereas according to OPSEU/SEFPO policy, a local must have at least 100 members; and

Whereas these newly organized members should be placed in a composite local within the region that closely aligns to their servicing needs.

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Committee recommend to the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board approve that the 15 members who work at LifeLabs Patient Service Centre in Timmins join Local 631; and

Be it further resolved that this change becomes retroactive to November 5, 2020.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy —

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Labelle – In Camera

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy —

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

#2020-12-01

Moved by Thomas/Langford

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay for legal costs that are incurred by the member in the proceedings at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, on the condition that counsel’s retainer agreement and rates are pre-approved by OPSEU counsel, and that the member’s counsel provides satisfactory updates as the matter progresses.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy —

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against


#2020-12-02

Moved by Thomas/Strachan

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses that are incurred by the member in a civil suit with the disability insurer on the conditions that: 1) the member’s lawyer charge reasonable rates as confirmed by OPSEU counsel; and 2) that the member’s lawyer make reasonable efforts to recover legal costs for the member and OPSEU as part of any settlement or judgment.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy —

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against


#2020-12-03

Moved by Thomas/Morton

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in a civil lawsuit for long-term disability benefits.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy —

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:58a.m. All members were present except First Vice President Treasurer/Almeida, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President
Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary