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Minutes of October 13, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of October 13, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

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October 13, 2016

The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:0 a.m.  President Thomas was in the Chair.  All members were present except Carl Thibodeau, 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:

  • Sept 22 minutes for approval
  • CFS Donation motion
  • NDP

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of September 15, 2016 and September 22, 2016 were adopted.

Business Arising

Local 108

Moved by Thomas/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that the trusteeship of local 108 be extended until April 20, 2017; and

Be it further resolved that Sister Julie McGuffin, Local 102, continue her appointment as Trustee for Local 108 and shall be responsible to and regularly report to the Executive Committee in accordance with article 16.9.6 of the Constitution; and

Be it further resolved that the Trustee shall continue to receive an honorarium of $60.00 per day while appointed as Trustee for Local 108, with funds to be drawn from Local 108.

Roll Call #2

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Treasurer’s Report

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

Carl Thibodeau signed onto call.

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Canadian Federation of Students donation

Moved by Thomas/Arbus

Whereas the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is a ally of labour and is allied in the OPSEU organizing initiatives at Ontario’s Colleges, and initiatives in our Education and Universities sectors; and

Whereas the CFS is organizing a national day of action about its shared vision for post-secondary education in Canada which calls for universal access, education justice and public education for the public good; and

Whereas OPSEU joins labour, civil and social allies including USW, Council of Canadians, UFCW, NUPGE, NAPE, CLC, CAUT, Canadian Media Guild, the Ed Broadbent Institute and many more unions and allies in their support for a national day of action; and

Whereas rising tuition fees, funding cuts and student debt is creating a post-secondary education system unaffordable for most and ripe for continued privatization;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU supports the request of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) national day of action by way of an official endorsement, a financial contribution and boots on the street on November 2, 2016; and

Be it further resolved that the Executive Committee approves a mobilizing donation of $10,000 for the CFS national day of action. The funds to be drawn from the We Own It campaign.

Roll Call #3

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

Carried 9 for 0 against

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

Update provided

NDP

Discussion

New Business

Children’s Aid Sector

Discussion, update to be provided at Board

In Camera – Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Roll Call #4

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

Carried 9 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2016-10-01

Moved by Thibodeau/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $4505.18 to pay the actual legal costs incurred by the member in her legal action concerning sick benefits.

Roll Call #5

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

Carried 9 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m. All members were present.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, A/Corporate Secretary