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Minutes of March 2, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of March 2, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

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March 2, 2017

The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:04 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.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Make it Fair campaign
  • Local 474/484

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 for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren —

Carried 8 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee adopted the OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of January 12, 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

Magnus Clarke, Joe Matthews and Murray Wood from RAMP Design Inc. / Paradigm Architecture and Design gave a presentation to the Board regarding the building at 31 Wellesley.

President’s Report

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

Sara Labelle provided an update.

Make it Fair campaign

Discussion

Treasurer’s Report

Moved by Almeida/Magner

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend that the concept presentation on 31 Wellesley also be presented to the Executive Board.

Roll Call #2

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

New Business

Local 141 & L169

Moved by Elliott/Almeida

Whereas Local 141 held a General Membership Meeting and has voted to allow the members of the Perth District Health Unit to leave the local; and

Whereas Local 169 held a General Membership Meeting and has voted to accept the members from the Perth District Health Unit;

Therefore be it resolved that The Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that the members from the Perth District Health Unit be moved from Local 141 to Local 169.

Roll Call #3

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Local 592

Moved by Magner/Almeida

Whereas 101 workers at Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP) have voted to join OPSEU on January 25 and have been certified as a new OPSEU bargaining unit; and

Whereas the new bargaining unit at AYSP 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 AYSP be established as a new OPSEU Local and that it be assigned Local number 592.

Roll Call #4

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Local 474/484

Whereas the employers of Locals 474(CHEO) and 484(OCTC) have merged to become one entity; and

Whereas Local 484 voted to merge with Local 474; and
Whereas Local 474 voted to accept the merger with Local 484;
Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that effective immediately the two locals be merged as Local 474; and

Be it further resolved that the merged Local 474 will have a delegate entitlement for the 2017 Regional Meeting and Convention of five (5).

Roll Call #5

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Arbus – In Camera

Roll Call #6

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Adjournment

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

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary