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Minutes of September 10, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of September 10, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

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September 10, 2015

The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:09 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except Debbie Tungatt; 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:

  • New Local 5114
  • New Local 307

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    for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tungatt, Debbie   for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of June 11, 2015 & June 17, 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
  • Thunder Bay Regional Office
  • Summary Report

First Vice President Almeida in the Chair.

Thunder Bay Regional Office

Moved by Almeida/Thibodeau

WHEREAS OPSEU continues to play a major labour role in Thunder Bay and surrounding area; and

WHEREAS cost to rent currently in Thunder Bay are $5800 + property tax a month; and

WHEREAS the site being considered for purchase after down payment and renovations, at current mortgage rates would be approximately $5700 a month for the property;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT 25 percent of the down payment and up to 250K for renovations be drawn from the General Fund; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the remaining funds owing will be mortgaged and such payments to be drawn from the General Fund; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the building will be an asset of the Strike Fund.

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  —
Tungatt, Debbie   for

Carried 8 for 0 against

President’s Report

OPSEU Staff Negotiating Team

The election for the staff negotiating team, two (2) Officers, was deferred to the next Officer’s meeting.

Internal issues

Issues were discussed.

Staffing Issues (In-Camera)

 

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

Debbie Tungatt provided an update.

New Business

Newly Organized Local – Carillion Canada Inc

Moved by Labelle/Arbus

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Committee recommend to the OPSEU Executive Board that OPSEU charter the newly organized group Carillion Canada Inc. as Local 307

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  —
Tungatt, Debbie   for

Carried 8 for 0 against

New Local 5114

Moved by Magner/Labelle

WHEREAS approximately 233 medical laboratory technologists, phlebotomists, technical specialists, technicians and assistants at the Hospital for Sick Children voted to join OPSEU and were certified as a new OPSEU bargaining unit on August 26, 2015, and;

WHEREAS with 233 members, a strong group of activists who led the organizing drive, a united membership with a strong community of interest, shared culture and common experiences as laboratory workers, 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 laboratory bargaining unit at the Hospital for Sick Children be chartered as single unit local, to be designated as Local 5114.

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  —
Tungatt, Debbie   for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Elliot – In Camera

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  —
Tungatt, Debbie   for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Rise & Report

President’s Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request#2015-09-01

Moved by Almeida/Arbus

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay actual legal costs incurred by the member in his lawsuit with the Insurer concerning sick 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 #6

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

Carried 8 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:12 a.m.  All members were present except President Thomas.