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Minutes of January 12, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of January 12, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

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January 12, 2017

The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:05 a.m.  President Thomas was in the Chair.  All members were present except Sara Labelle, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.  Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Local 108 update
  • AdHoc emergency resolution update

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee adopted the OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of October 13, 2016; October 19, 2016; November 5, 2016; November 15, 2016; December 14, 2016.

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.

New Business         

Moved by Finucane/Almeida

Be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that the Probation and Parole Officers from Local 247 move to Local 221.

Roll Call #2

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

AdHoc emergency resolution

Update was provided

Local 108

Update was provided

President’s Report

Staffing Issues (In-Camera)

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #3

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2017-01-01

Moved by Thomas/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 workplace accident 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 #4

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Request #2017-01-02

Moved by Thibodeau/Thomas

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay the member’s legal costs in pursuing LTD benefits, on the conditions that:

  1. her representative’s retainer and rates are approved by OPSEU counsel; and
  2. her representative makes reasonable efforts to seek legal costs as part of any settlement or order.

Roll Call #5

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 a.m.  All members were present except Sara Labelle, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary