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Minutes of January 15, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of January 15, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

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The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:10 am. 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:

  • Members scholarship
  • Registration as 3rd party

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Elliot, Ron     for

Labelle, Sara for

Lundy, Dave 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 #2

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Elliot, Ron     for

Labelle, Sara for

Lundy, Dave for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 for 0 against

 

Rise and Report

Progress.

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of October 16, 2014; November 6, 2014 and December 11, 2014 were adopted.

President’s Report

Internal issues

Members Scholarship

This issue was discussed.

Registration as Third party (Sudbury bi-election)

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

WHEREAS a bi-election has been called in the riding of Sudbury, for February 5th, 2015;

WHEREAS strong public services and an end to cuts are significant issues in the bi-election and Ontario’s politics generally;

WHEREAS OPSEU members in Sudbury and across Ontario have a deep interest in the outcome of this bi-election;

WHEREAS participating in the electoral process through advertising during the bi-election is a good way to have critical political issues acknowledged, debated and understood:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT OPSEU undertake media advertising and other such actions during the Sudbury bi-election to educate voters on issues related to quality public services and the work performed by OPSEU members, as well as the cuts that have been, to this point, government policy;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT to provide for such action OPSEU seeks Registration as a Third Party, as required by the Elections Act.

Roll Call #3

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Elliot, Ron     for

Labelle, Sara for

Lundy, Dave for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

President Thomas gave the Officer’s an update.

Treasurer’s Report

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

Moved by Thomas/Almeida In camera

Roll Call #4

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Lundy, Dave for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 for 0 against

President’s Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Two (2) submissions were received, they can be found under separate cover.

Request#2015-01-01

Moved by Elliot/Thomas

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $2,644.73 for legal expenses incurred by the member in the course of his criminal defence.

Roll Call #5

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy         for

Elliot, Ron     for

Labelle, Sara for

Lundy, Dave for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request#2015-01-02

Moved by Lundy/Thomas

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in the course of her criminal defence, provided that criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #6

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Elliot, Ron     for

Labelle, Sara for

Lundy, Dave for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 pm.  All members were present.

Minutes signed by Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President and Kathryn Kaminski, Corporate Secretary