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Minutes of January 16, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting Web Conference

Minutes of January 16, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting Web Conference

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January 16, 2020

The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:01 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except Laurie Nancekivell.  Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Donations

Agenda

The question was called on the Agenda:

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie —

Strachan, Edie 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 17, 2019; November 7 and 19, 2019 and December 11, 2019.

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
  • Other Business

President’s Report

Internal Issues

2020 OPSEU Young Workers Conference 60km Waiver

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 social outreach and activism; 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 it may be  difficult for members from Region 5 attending the 2020 Young Workers Conference to travel back and forth, and network with other young workers, if they are not staying at the hotel; and

Whereas there was a total of 155 participants at the 2019 OPSEU Young Workers Conference, 35 of whom were members from Region 5; and

Whereas OPSEU’s Executive Board waived the 60km rule for the previous two Young Workers Conferences when there was no event in the evening and when the event was in downtown Toronto;

Therefore be it resolved that the 60 km rule be waived for the 2020 Young Workers Conference and with the associated costs, up to a maximum of what is indicated in the proposal.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie —

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie —

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

#2020-01-01

Moved by Thomas/Labelle

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, to be confirmed by OPSEU Counsel, that: 1) the member’s lawyer charge reasonable rates; 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 #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie —

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

#2020-01-02

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for the member’s actual legal costs in his claim for LTD benefits, on the condition that OPSEU Counsel confirm the costs incurred and that the lawyer’s rate was reasonable for the claim.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie —

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

#2020-01-03

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $3,467.57 for actual legal expenses incurred by the member in the course of her civil defence.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie —

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Staffing Issues (In-Camera)

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

Other Business

New Business

Central payment for Red for Ed T-shirts

Discussion

Change of staff assignments when in the midst of bargaining

Discussion

February 18th Autism rally at Queens Park

Discussion

February 22nd PC Convention in Niagara

Discussion

Donations

Discussion

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:12 p.m.  All members were present except Laurie Nancekivell, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary