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Minutes of May 17, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of May 17, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting

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The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:01 a.m. First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida was in the Chair. All members were present except Len Elliott and President Thomas. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Staff Pension Plan Funding Policy
  • Black workers matter, Convention

Agenda

The question was called on the Agenda:

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee adopted the OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of April 17, 2018.

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
  • Convention Donation Requests
  • Local 229
  • Summary Report

Convention Donation Requests

Moved by Almeida/Labelle

Therefore be it resolved that the Convention donations be approved as recommended.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Local 229

Discussion

President’s Report

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

Sara Labelle provided an update

New Business

Full Time book off

Discussion

Merger Local 311, Local 575

Moved by Magner/Almeida

Whereas the amalgamation of The Scarborough Hospital and the Centenary Site of the former Rouge Valley Health System has resulted in a single employer, temporarily named the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, with all hospital sites located in Scarborough and Region 5; and

Whereas the Ontario Labour Relations Board has issued a ruling under the PSLRTA declaring OPSEU as the bargaining agent of a single paramedical bargaining unit at the Scaborough and Rouge Hospital; and

Whereas this paramedical unit includes members of Local 575 at the former Scarborough Hospital, members of Local 311 at the former Rouge Valley Centenary site, as well as former CUPE and non-union employees;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Committee recommends to the Executive Board that:

  • the members of Local 311 at the former Rouge Valley Centenary Site be merged with Local 575; and
  • the former CUPE and non-union employees in the new paramedical bargaining unit at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital be assigned to Local 575; and
  • Local 575 will be the sole local representing all members of the newly amalgamated paramedical bargaining at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

Moved by Almeida/Morton – referral to be brought back to an officers meeting that is to be held next week.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Motion to reconsider L338

Moved by Labelle/Almeida

Move to reconsider the following motion:

Whereas we organized the RN’s and RPN’s at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare; and

Whereas they do not have enough members to form their own Local; and

Whereas Composite Local 338 already represents some members in Healthcare;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that the newly organized RN’s and RPN’s from Saint Elizabeth Healthcare become part of Local 338.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

L336

Moved by Labelle/Almeida

Whereas we organized the RN’s and RPN’s at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare; and

Whereas they do not have enough members to form their own Local; and

Whereas Composite Local 336 already represents some members in Healthcare;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that the newly organized RN’s and RPN’s from Saint Elizabeth Healthcare become part of Local 336.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Staff Pension Plan Funding Policy

Discussion

Black workers matter, Convention

Discussion

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Moved by Almeida/Jones – In Camera

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Business Arising

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2018-03-03

Moved by Almeida/Morton

Therefore be it resolved that the member’s request for funding is denied until a letter from Legal Counsel is provided.

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

President’s Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2018-05-01

Moved by Magner/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5000 to pay for actual legal costs incurred by the member in the course of her criminal defence, as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Request #2018-05-02

Moved by Almeida/Labelle

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5000 to pay for actual legal costs incurred by the member in the course of his criminal defence, as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Request #2018-05-03

Moved by Labelle/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay legal costs incurred by the member in pursuing his entitlement to long-term disability benefits long-term disability benefits, on the conditions that:

  1. counsel’s retainer and rates are approved by OPSEU counsel; and
  2. counsel makes reasonable efforts to seek legal costs as part of any settlement or order.

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Request #2018-05-04

Moved by Jones/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that given the exceptional circumstances the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 on an unprecedented basis to pay for criminal defence costs that are incurred by the member, provided that the member’s legal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates, as confirmed by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:21 p.m. All members were present except Len Elliott and President Thomas, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President
Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary