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Minutes of June 9, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of June 9, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

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June 9, 2016

The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:05 a.m.  First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida was in the Chair.  All members were present except President Thomas, 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:

  • HPD Collective Agreement

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of May 12, 2016 were adopted.

Treasurer’s Report

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

  • Financials
  • Contingency Fund
  • Defence Fund
  • Strike Back 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)

Deb Tungatt provided an update.

Staffing Issues (In-Camera)

New Business

HPD Collective Agreement

Discussion

President’s Report

Local 108 Trustee report

Update was provided

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Recognition Now Campaign

Whereas the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU) has launched a campaign against privatization of public assets and services; and

Whereas the Ministry of the Attorney General in the Ontario Public Service has commenced a review of core services and their delivery to consider privatization of such public services; and

Whereas the Ministry of the Attorney General has publically stated they are reviewing two models of alternative service delivery (aka privatization) of enforcement officer/Sheriff duties; and

Whereas the Ministry of the Attorney General is actively reviewing the composition of courtroom staffing to modernize court services; and

Therefore be it resolved that the Officers and/or Executive Board of OPSEU approve the campaign proposal from the Ministry of the Attorney General Employee Relations Committee titled “Recognition Now – Protect the Delivery of Justice”; and

Be it further resolved that that the Executive Committee of OPSEU assign staff resources to assist in the development and implementation of such campaign.

Moved by Tungatt/Labelle

Referral to the First Vice President/Treasurer’s Office to bring to the June Board.

Roll Call #2

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Arbus – In Camera

Roll Call #3

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2016-06-01

Moved by Jones/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 the course of her defence to the civil action, on the conditions that: 1) counsel continues to provide legal services at reasonable rates, as approved by OPSEU counsel; and 2) counsel makes reasonable efforts to seek legal costs in the course of the action and as part of any settlement. 

Roll Call #4

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

Carried for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m.  All members were present except President Thomas.

(Original signed by)

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President     

Nicole Glass, A/Corporate Secretary