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Minutes of October 19, 2016 Special Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of October 19, 2016 Special Executive Committee Meeting

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October 19, 2016

The Executive Committee was called to order at 12:00 p.m.  President Thomas was in the Chair.  All members were present.  Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

President’s Report

Transfer of members from L579 to L502 and L503

Whereas the majority of members of Local 579 – an OPS composite local –moved from their former location at 25 Grosvenor St in the Queen’s Park area in downtown Toronto to the new Centre for Forensic Sciences at 25 Morton Schulman Drive in the Downsview complex in 2014; and

Whereas Local 579 has passed a motion at its local GMM to transfer the balance of its members who remained at downtown worksites to other OPS locals in the Queen’s Park area; and

Whereas the remaining members of Local 579 at 25 Grosvenor St, 95 Grosvenor St. and 7 Queen’s Park Crescent have voted to be transferred to other Queen’s Park area OPS locals as follows:

  • Members at 25 Grosvenor to transfer to Local 502 (43 members)
  • Members at 95 Grosvenor to transfer to Local 502 (13 members)
  • Members at 7 Queen’s Park Crescent to Local 503 (10 members); and

Whereas the Local 502 and 503 have each passed motions accepting the members who have voted to be transferred to the respective locals as set out above; and

Whereas these transfers will strengthen the local representation and support for these three units;

Therefore be it resolved that in accordance with OPSEU policy, the Executive Committee recommend to the OPSEU Executive Board that the remaining members of Local 579 at 25 Grosvenor St, 95 Grosvenor St. and 7 Queen’s Park Crescent be transferred to other Queen’s Park area OPS locals as follows:

  • Members at 25 Grosvenor to transfer to Local 502
  • Members at 95 Grosvenor to transfer to Local 502
  • Members at 7 Queen’s Park Crescent to Local 503; and

Be it further resolved that subject to the approval of these transfers by the Executive Board, the President send letters to the members at these 3 work locations and to Officers of Locals 502, 503 and 579 confirming the Board’s decision.

Roll Call

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

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:10 p.m.  All members were present.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, A/Corporate Secretary