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Minutes of October 19, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of October 19, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

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Web Conference October 19, 2017

The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:11 a.m.  First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida was in the Chair.  All members were present. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

We Own It update

Agenda

The question was called on the Agenda:

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len  for

Jones, Gareth  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy  for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 8 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee adopted the OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of September 14, 2017.

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
  • 31 Wellesley
  • Summary Report

New Business

We Own It

Discussion

President Thomas in the Chair

President’s Report

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

President Thomas provided an update.

Internal Issues

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len  for

Jones, Gareth  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy  for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2017-10-01

Moved by Thomas/Magner

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay actual legal costs incurred in the course of defending the application, on the conditions that:

1) OPSEU counsel verifies that the Respondent remains a party to the case and the Employer will not provide representation or funding;

2) Counsel’s retainer and rates are approved by OPSEU counsel; and

3) Counsel provides OPSEU counsel with satisfactory updates as the matter

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len  for

Jones, Gareth  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy  for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against


Request #2017-10-02

Moved by Thomas/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $3,500 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

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len  for

Jones, Gareth  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy  for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:46 a.m.  All members were present.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President 

Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary