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Minutes of May 12, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of May 12, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

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May 12, 2016

The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:00 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:

  • Shoal Lake water
  • CAAT-S Scholarship
  • Local 333 into 340
  • Local 108
  • Fight for $15 & Fairness Campaign
  • MPAC Bargaining

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 April 12, 2016 were adopted.

Treasurer’s Report

President Thomas 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
  • Convention Donation Requests
  • Summary Report

Convention Donation Requests

Moved by Almeida/Arbus

Therefore be it resolved that the Convention donations be approved as recommended; and

Be it further resolved that once funds raised at Convention and through OPSEU are divided, the amount is close to the $1030 dollar mark per ask, therefore the amount shall be rounded up to $1030 per Officer approved Convention donation request.

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

President’s Report

Internal Issues

CAAT-S Scholarship

Moved by Almeida/Arbus

Be it resolved that OPSEU will match the amount that was raised at the Convention raffle for the CAAT-S Scholarship in the amount of $3007 and funds to come from the Contingency Fund.

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

Shoal Lake – bottled water

Moved by Almeida/Thibodeau

Be it resolved that regarding the issue raised at Convention; OPSEU Donate $5000 to Shoal Lake to enable them to purchase bottled water and the funds to come from the Contingency Fund.

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 8 for 0 against

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

Deb Tungatt provided an update.

Staffing Issues (In-Camera)

New Business

Mileage Payment motion

Ruled out of order

Local 333 into 340

Moved by Labelle/Almeida

Whereas Local 333 is down to 53 members and has had a hard time maintaining a full functioning Local; and

Whereas Local 340 is in close proximity and has a large local with similar community of interest; and

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that the members from Local 333 merge with Local 340; and

Be it further resolved that the Charter of Local 333 be dissolved.

Roll Call #5

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

Local 108

Discussion

Fight for $15 & Fairness Campaign

Update provided

MPAC Bargaining

Update to be provided at the Board.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 p.m.  All members were present except President Thomas.

(Original signed by)

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President   

Nicole Glass, A/Corporate Secretary