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Minutes of October 15, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of October 15, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

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Head Office, Theatre

October 15, 2015

The Executive Committee was called to order at 10:11 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of September 10, 2015 were adopted.

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 

President’s Report

Internal Issues

OPSEU Staff Negotiating Team

Jeff Arbus and Sara Labelle were acclaimed to the OPSEU Staff Negotiating Team.  Deb Tungatt declined the nomination.

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

President Thomas provided an update.

Staffing Issues (In-Camera)

 

New Business

Local 517 Charter

Moved by Magner/Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Committee recommend to the OPSEU Executive Board that the Charter of Local 517 be dissolved; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT any funds remaining in the account of Local 517 be moved to Local 5112 and the account of Local 517 be closed.

Roll Call #2

Arbus, Jeff        for
Almeida, Eddy  for
Elliot, Ron         for
Jones, Gareth   for
Labelle, Sara    for
Magner, Myles   for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

New Local 5115 – Regent Park Community Health Centre

Moved by Magner/Almeida

WHEREAS approximately 123 health care workers at the Regent Park Community Health Centre have voted to join OPSEU and will be certified as a new OPSEU bargaining unit on August 26, 2015;

AND WHEREAS, with a strong group of activists led the organizing drive supported by a united membership with a strong community of interest, the new unit is well positioned to form a strong new single-unit local within OPSEU;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Committee recommend to the OPSEU Executive Board that the newly certified bargaining unit at the Regent Park Community Health Centre be chartered as a new local, to be designated as Local 5115.

Roll Call #3

Arbus, Jeff        for
Almeida, Eddy  for
Elliot, Ron         for
Jones, Gareth   for
Labelle, Sara    for
Magner, Myles   for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Merger/Transfer – Local 202, 208, 254

Moved by Tungatt/Almeida

WHEREAS the Employer has relocated a number of MPAC members to the Hamilton location creating what is referred to as the Hamilton Hub

WHEREAS the Locals affected (Local 202, 208, 254) have voted and approved that they create one larger MPAC Local in Hamilton

WHEREAS one of the Locals (Local 202) also has OPS members who wish to merge with another OPS Local

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Locals affected be divided in the following way:

Local 202 will retain its MPAC members, the OPS members will join Local 201

Local 208 MPAC members will join Local 202. Local 208's Charter will be dissolved

Local 254 Hamilton MPAC members will join Local 202.  Brantford MPAC members will remain with Local 254. 

Roll Call #4

Arbus, Jeff        for
Almeida, Eddy  for
Elliot, Ron         for
Jones, Gareth   for
Labelle, Sara    for
Magner, Myles   for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

NUPGE CBS meeting

Elliot R./Tungatt – referral to the First Vice President Office

Roll Call #5

Arbus, Jeff        for
Almeida, Eddy  for
Elliot, Ron         for
Jones, Gareth   for
Labelle, Sara    for
Magner, Myles   for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #6

Arbus, Jeff        for
Almeida, Eddy  for
Elliot, Ron         for
Jones, Gareth   for
Labelle, Sara    for
Magner, Myles   for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Rise & Report

 

President’s Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2015-10-01

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000.00 to pay for actual legal costs incurred by the member in the course of his criminal defence, provided that his criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates, as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #7

Arbus, Jeff        for
Almeida, Eddy  for
Elliot, Ron         for
Jones, Gareth   for
Labelle, Sara    for
Magner, Myles   for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2015-10-02

Moved by Magner/Thomas

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000.00 to pay for actual legal costs incurred by the member in the course of his criminal defence, provided that his criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates, as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #8

Arbus, Jeff        for
Almeida, Eddy  for
Elliot, Ron         for
Jones, Gareth   for
Labelle, Sara    for
Magner, Myles   for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2015-10-03

Moved by Tungatt/Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000.00 to pay for actual legal costs incurred by the member in the course of his criminal defence, provided that criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates, as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #9

Arbus, Jeff        for
Almeida, Eddy  for
Elliot, Ron         for
Jones, Gareth   for
Labelle, Sara    for
Magner, Myles   for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2015-10-04

Moved by Magner/Thomas

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $10,000 to pay for legal costs that are incurred by the two members, on the condition that counsel’s retainer agreement and rates are pre-approved by OPSEU counsel, and that the member’s counsel provides satisfactory updates as the matter progresses.

Roll Call #10

Arbus, Jeff        for
Almeida, Eddy  for
Elliot, Ron         for
Jones, Gareth   for
Labelle, Sara    for
Magner, Myles   for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2015-10-05

Moved by Almeida/Elliot R.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Committee exercise its discretion to deny the request based on all the circumstances and the scope of the Solidarity Reserve Fund Policy.

Roll Call #11

Arbus, Jeff        for
Almeida, Eddy  for
Elliot, Ron         for
Jones, Gareth   for
Labelle, Sara    for
Magner, Myles   for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 p.m.  All members were present.