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Minutes of January 11, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of January 11, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting

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Web Conference January 11, 2018

The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:11 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

· Local 574

Agenda

The question was called on the Agenda:

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy 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 October 19, 2017 and November 28, 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

New Business

2018 OPSEU Young Workers Conference

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas OPSEU’s Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC) advocates issues on behalf of young workers within the union, the workplace and the broader community/society through continued social outreach and activism; and

Whereas it may be more difficult for members from Region 5 to travel back and forth if they are not staying at the hotel; and

Whereas it may be equally difficult for these members to network with other young workers from across the province; and

Whereas OPSEU’s annual Young Workers Conference is a space for young workers to exchange stories, skills, and strategies about unions and social justice issues; and

Whereas participants will build solidarity with a diverse group of other young activists, and leave energized and more knowledgeable about how to build stronger unions.

Therefore be it resolved that the 60 kilometer rule be waived for the 2018 Young Workers Conference (August 10-12) and with the associated costs, up to a maximum of what is indicated in the proposal, be absorbed through the 2018 Young Workers Conference budget line.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Local 389

Moved by Labelle/Thibodeau

Whereas the newly organized unit Lifelabs in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood and Staynor need a local assignment; and

Whereas the Lifelabs location in Barrie will be opening a new location and expanding,

Therefore be it resolved that the officers recommend to the Executive Board that these members be assigned the Local number 389 and become a stand alone local.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Local 388

Moved by Labelle/Thibodeau

Whereas the newly organized unit Addictions Services York Region need a local assignment; and

Whereas there is an existing local that shares a community of interest in New Market,

Therefore be it resolved that the officers recommend to the Executive Board that these members be placed in to Local 388

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Local 574

Moved by Magner/Labelle

Whereas 94 workers at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto have voted to join OPSEU November 2017 and have been certified as a new OPSEU bargaining unit; and

Whereas the new bargaining unit at St. Joseph’s Health Centre includes a strong group of union supporters and a solid core of member activists, and is well equipped to form an effective stand-alone BPS local;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Committee recommends to the Executive Board that the new bargaining unit at St. Joseph’s Health Centre be established as a new OPSEU Local and that it be assigned Local number 574.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

President’s Report

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

President Thomas provided an update.

Internal Issues

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2018-01-11

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for actual legal expenses that are incurred by the member in a civil suit with the 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 #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:35 a.m. All members were present.

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