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Minutes of September 14, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of September 14, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

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Web Conference September 14, 2017

The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:00 a.m.  President Thomas was in the Chair.  All members were present.

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 for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee adopted the OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of June 8, 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
  • Summary Report

President’s Report

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

President Thomas provided an update.

New Business

Local 651

Moved by Bisaillon/Thomas

Whereas the membership of Local 651 was transferred to Local 649 in 2014; and

Whereas there are no active members remaining in Local 651; and

Whereas there is no likelihood in the foreseeable future of this changing;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that the charter for local 651 be dissolved.

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

Transfer of Members from 205 to 201

Moved by Morton/Almeida

Whereas the members of Local 205 voted to allow six (6) members working in Land Registry/Ministry of Government and Consumer Services @ 119 King St W, 4th Floor, Hamilton Ontario to move to Local 201 who already represents the Service Ontario members on the same floor. Local 205 approved the transfer of these members to Local 201.

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board to approve the transfer of the six members from Local 205 to Local 201.

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

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len  for

Jones, Gareth  for

Labelle, Sara  —

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy  for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2017-07-01

Moved by Thomas/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay legal costs incurred by the member in her appeal and, if necessary, a legal action concerning long-term disability 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

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len  for

Jones, Gareth  for

Labelle, Sara  —

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy  for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against


Request #2017-09-01

Moved by Thomas/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay legal costs incurred by the member in her appeal and/or legal action concerning long-term disability 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

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len  for

Jones, Gareth  for

Labelle, Sara  —

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy  for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against


Request #2017-09-02

Moved by Thomas/Bisaillon

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $996.10 to pay for costs that were incurred by the member in her criminal.

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len  for

Jones, Gareth  for

Labelle, Sara  —

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy  for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:34 a.m.  All members were present except Sara Labelle, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President 

Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary