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Minutes of September 17-18, 2014

Minutes of September 17-18, 2014

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The Executive Board was called to order at 9:30 am. President Thomas 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:

LBED motion

October executive board meeting dates

Corrections (in camera)

McKenzie Health new local

Education in camera

Department updates

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call Vote #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cormier, Chris for

Cory, Mary for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 21 for 0 agains

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

The minutes of June 18-19, 2014 were adopted.

E-poll re CAAT(A) mobilization

The following e-poll was confirmed.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board waive the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cormier, Chris for

Cory, Mary for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy —

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve $85,000 for the CAAT-A mobilization toward a strong strike vote and public statement of strength and commitment by OPSEU and college faculty to uphold quality education in Ontario colleges, with such funds to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cormier, Chris for

Cory, Mary for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy —

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 19 for 0 against

The following e-poll was confirmed.

E-poll re murdered and missing Aboriginal women

Moved by Thomas/ Arbus

Whereas all OPSEU members are shocked at the news of the discovery of the body of 15-year old Tina Fontaine, found in a garbage bag in the Red River in Winnipeg, and

Whereas this is another heartbreaking incident in a long line of murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada, and

Whereas there have been repeated calls for a national inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada, and

Whereas the Harper government continues to refuse to conduct such an inquiry, and

Whereas OPSEU has shown its solidarity with First Nations/Aboriginal Canadians, and

Whereas this is an issue that directly and tragically affects many OPSEU members, staff, and their families

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU publically add its support to the call for a national public inquiry into the issue of murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada, and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU call upon the National Union to again issue that same call.

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cormier, Chris for

Cory, Mary for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy —

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Business Arising

Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC) – Terms of reference

Article 1 – Name

  1. The Committee shall be known as the Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC) of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

Article 2 – Aims & Purpose

2.1      The dual primary functions of this committee shall be:

  1. To assist in welcoming, mentoring and educating young workers by providing guidance, support, and an understanding of OPSEU’s function and structure.  This shall be accomplished by:
  1. developing and promoting programs or events to encourage young workers to participate in union activities;
  2. increasing awareness and understanding of issues affecting young workers and related equity issues throughout the membership;
  3. participating in activities pertaining to and/or being attended by young workers.   
  1. To develop the elected members of the committee through education, experiences, and mentoring for the purposes of creating a growing core of young, motivated, and capable members who can represent OPSEU in future roles at the Staff, Local, Regional, and Provincial levels.  This shall be accomplished through:
  1. occasional attendance at board meetings;
  2. access to focused educationals run by OPSEU or its affiliates;
  3. mentorship activities with Executive Board Members at the Regional level; and
  4. other opportunities that the Board deems relevant.
  1. To advocate issues on behalf of young workers within the union, the workplace and the broader community/society through continued social outreach and activism. 

Article 3 – Membership

3.1       The committee shall consist of seven (7) members representing the seven (7) regions of the Union and shall be elected at Regional meetings held every two (2) years.

3.2       Those who self-identify as young workers under the age of thirty-five (35) and are in good standing shall be eligible to act as representatives.

3.3       One (1) OPSEU Executive Board Member and one (1) Officer from the Equity Unit may offer support to the Committee.  The Executive Board liaison and Equity Unit Officer may attend Committee meetings with voice but no vote. It is understood that participation of all others is by invitation only.

  1. 4 Alternates shall not attend meetings.  However in the event the elected member resigns, the alternate will assume the position of the regional representative.

Article 4 – Elected Positions of the Committee

4.1       Elected positions of the committee shall be elected in accordance with OPSEU’s constitution.  Such elections shall be:

  • conducted by secret ballot;
  • announced in advance;
  • conducted by an Officer of the Equity Unit;
  • recorded in meeting minutes that are forwarded to the Equity Unit.

4.2       A Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected from members of the committee;

  1. 3 The Committee shall elect a member to be their representative in other affiliated unions or Committees as follows:
  1. Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) – Workers Under 30;
  2. OPSEU’s Social Justice Funds;
  3. NUPGE;  and
  4. other committees that may be deemed necessary.

This does not remove the ultimate right of the President’s Office to appoint someone of their choosing to the above-mentioned Committees.

4.4       The Chair shall:

  1. set up and coordinate meetings throughout the year;
  2. ensure participation, follow-up and communication of all members between meetings;
  3. develop the agenda for all committee meetings.  The Order of Business will be consistent with the OPSEU Constitution, and the agenda will be sent to the members in advance; 
  4. preside as Chairperson at all committee meetings;
  5. act as the official spokesperson for the committee within the union, examples include:
  1. attending All Chairs Meetings
  2. participating in planning the annual Joint Leadership Meeting in September
  3. participate in planning the “Gathering” in January
  1. perform other duties as may be deemed necessary by the committee.

4.5       The Vice-Chair shall:

  1. in the absence of the Chair, assume the responsibilities of the office of the Chair;
  2. in addition, perform other duties as may be deemed necessary from time to time.
  1. 6 The Secretary shall:
  1. be responsible for recording the details of the meeting electronically, including all financial decisions made and specific action items for follow up;
  2. send the minutes to the Committee for approval. Once approved, the secretary shall forward the minutes, via email, to the Equity Unit Secretary and the assigned Officer no later than fifteen (15) days after the meeting.
  1. 7 The Treasurer shall:
  1. monitor the expenses of the Committee by tallying estimated expenses at every meeting;
  2. reconcile their records with the quarterly reports provided by OPSEU;
  3. follow up on any discrepancies with the assistance of assigned staff, the Accounting Department and anyone else deemed necessary.

Article 5 – Finance

5.1       The activities of the Committee shall be funded centrally by the Union, as approved in the budget by the Annual Convention.

5.2       A quarterly budget report of actual expenses compared to the approved budget shall be provided to the Chair of the Committee by the assigned Officer of the Equity Unit.

  1. 3 To support the Committee budget submission, an annual report shall be provided to the Executive Board by the Chair of the Committee.
  1. 4 It is understood that expenses and payments will only be processed by OPSEU when they are:
  1. supported by the majority of the Committee;
  2. recorded in minutes that have been forwarded to the assigned Officer;
  3. in accordance with the general policies of OPSEU

Article 6 – Meetings

6.1       The Committee shall meet a minimum of four (4) times a year and with two (2) being via video/tele conference.

6.2       Quorums for meetings of the Committee shall be a simple majority (four of seven) of the Committee members.

6.3       Where a meeting of the Committee is deemed by the Chair to be impractical or unnecessary, the members may be polled by e-mail or telephone.  Confirmation of any decisions made in this manner shall be done at the next meeting.

 Article 7 – Approval and Amendment of Terms of Reference

7.1 The terms of reference shall be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote at a meeting of the Committee.

    7.2 Any subsequent amendments to the Terms of Reference shall be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote at a meeting of the Committee.

    Moved by Thomas/Almeida

    Move the Terms of Reference for the Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC).

    Moved by Arbus/Almeida – amendment

    Remove 4.3(a) “Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) – Workers Under 30;

    Roll Call Vote #2

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim against

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles against

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie against

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie against

    Carried 17 for 4 against

    Moved by Almeida/Labelle

    Section 4.4 iii remove “in January”.

    Roll Call Vote #3

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    The question was called on the PYC Terms of Reference as amended:

    Roll Call Vote #4

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    Members present in the room introduced themselves.

    New member orientation video

    A report was to be brought back to the September meeting regarding creating an orientation video for new members of OPSEU. This is currently being worked on at OPSEU.

    Westray Act

    Work in progress.

    Treasurer’s Report

    First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida presented the Treasurer’s Report, which addressed the following items: 

    Financials

    Contingency fund

    Defence fund

    Resolution J3 – Amend OPSEU Policy Section 5-7 – Regional Hardship Fund

    LBED – Anti-Privatization

    OPSEU Policy – Section 2-4 – Dues: CLC

    Summary report

    Resolution J3 – Amend OPSEU Policy- Section 5-7 – Regional Hardship Fund

    Moved by Almeida/Thomas

    Whereas OPSEU Convention 2014, Resolution J3 was carried by the delegates; and

    Whereas Resolution J3 speaks to include retirees’ Division Members have access to applying to the Regional Hardship Fund; and

    Whereas OPSEU Constitution Article 6.11 Retired Members summarises a Retired Member in “good standing”;

    Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU Policy – Section 5-7 – Regional Hardship Fund be amended to include under “Purpose of the Fund”,“ In addition, Retired Members that have satisfied OPSEU Constitution Article 6.11 as a Member in good standing,  is entitled to become and remain a Retired Member on payment of dues of $10.00, will also have eligibility to apply to Regional Hardship funds”.

    Moved by Arbus/Labelle – amendment

    Change “Retired Members that have satisfied” to “a Retired Member that has satisfied”

    Roll Call Vote #5

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    The question was called on the motion as amended:

    Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU Policy – Section 5-7 – Regional Hardship Fund be amended to include under “Purpose of the Fund”, “ In addition, a Retired Member that has satisfied OPSEU Constitution Article 6.11 as a Member in good standing,  is entitled to become and remain a Retired Member on payment of dues of $10.00, will also have eligibility to apply to Regional Hardship funds”.

    Roll Call Vote #6

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    LBED – Anti-Privatization

    Moved by Almeida/Arbus

    Whereas during the 2005 merger of OLBEU and OPSEU spoke of the OLBEU building being given a cost evaluation of $1.1 million; and

    Whereas the $1.1 million was to fund the prevention of the privatization of OPSEU members working at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario work.

    Therefore be it resolved that $1.5 million be budgeted for the Liquor Board of Ontario Anti-Privatization fund for the 2015 budget; and

    Be it further resolved that a percentage of OPSEU’s costs associated with defending members work being privatized will come from this fund, as per OPSEU Executive Board motions.

    Moved by Magner/Tungatt – amendment

    Delete “members work being privatized” and amend to “the work of members of the Liquor Board Employees Division against privatization”

    Moved by Elliot R./Tungatt – amendment to amendment

    Change “Liquor Board Employees Division” to “the members working at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario”

    The question was called on the amendment to the amendment:

    Roll Call Vote #7

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    The question was called on the amendment as amended:

    Be it further resolved that a percentage of OPSEU’s costs associated with defending the work of members of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario against privatization will come from this fund, as per OPSEU Executive Board motions.

    Roll Call Vote #8

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia against

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 201 for 1 against

    Moved by Fahey/Thibodeau

    Divide the 2 resolves.

    Roll Call Vote #9

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    1st resolve

    Therefore be it resolved that $1.5 million be budgeted for the Liquor Board of Ontario Anti-Privatization fund for the 2015 budget.

    Roll Call Vote #10

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    2nd resolve

    Therefore be it resolved that a percentage of OPSEU’s costs associated with defending the work of the members working at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario against privatization will come from this fund, as per OPSEU Executive Board motions.

    2nd Vice-President Tungatt in the Chair.

    Moved by Thibodeau/Fahey – amendment

    After “privatization” add “and with the consultation with the Treasurer’s Office and the Divex” and delete the rest.

    Roll Call Vote #11

    Almeida, Eddy against

    Arbus, Jeff against

    Archer, Glen against

    Bisaillon, Michel against

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris against

    Cory, Mary against

    Elliot, Ron against

    Elliott, Len against

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara against

    Longhi, Gord against

    Lundy, David against

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy against

    Platt, Sean against

    Shearer, Philip against

    Strachan, Edie against

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren against

    Tungatt, Debbie against

    Defeated 4 for 17against

    President Thomas in the Chair.

    The question was called on the motion:

    Therefore be it resolved that a percentage of OPSEU’s costs associated with defending the work of the members working at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario against privatization will come from this fund, as per OPSEU Executive Board motions.

    Roll Call Vote #12

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim against

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia against

    Labelle, Sara against

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean against

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 17 for 4 against

    A minority report was filed by Felicia Fahey and Sara Labelle.

    First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair.

    OPSEU Policy – Section 2-4 – Dues: CLC

    This issue was discussed.

    President’s Report

    First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida presented the President’s Report which addressed the following items:

     Internal Issues

    2015 proposed schedule of meetings for Executive Committee and Executive Board

    Staffing Issues – In Camera

    Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

    Internal Issues

    2015 proposed schedule of meetings for Executive Committee and Executive Board

    Board:            

    January 28-29 web conference

    March 4-5 head office

    April 8-9 head office

    May 6 T.O. Convention Centre

    June 17-18 head office

    September 16-17 head office

    October 28-29 web conference

    November 18-20 budget only – location TBD

    December 16-17 head office

    Officers:

    January 15 web conference

    February 26 web conference

    April 2 web conference

    May 5 T.O. Convention Centre

    June 11 web conference

    September 10 web conference

    October 15 web conference

    November 5 budget only – location TBD

    Moved by Almeida/Cormier

    Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the 2015 meeting dates for the Executive Committee and Executive Board.

    Moved by Elliot R./Tungatt

    Change the Executive Board date in November to November 17-19.

    Roll Call Vote #13

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    The question was called on the dates as amended:

    January 28-29 web conference          

    March 4-5 head office

    April 8-9 head office

    May 6 T.O. Convention Centre

    June 17-18 head office

    September 16-17 head office

    October 28-29 web conference

    November 17-19 budget only – location TBD

    December 16-17 head office

    Officers:

    January 15 web conference

    February 26 web conference

    April 2 web conference

    May 5 T.O. Convention Centre

    June 11 web conference

    September 10 web conference

    October 15 web conference

    November 5 budget only – location TBD

    Roll Call Vote #14

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    Moved by Thomas/Elliot R.

    Reconsideration of the 2014 Executive Board meeting schedule.

    Roll Call Vote #15

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    Moved by Thomas/Almeida

    Change the October 2014 Board meeting date to October 31 and November 3.

    Roll Call Vote #16

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In camera

    Roll Call Vote #17

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    Afternoon

    The Executive Board was called to order at 1:50 pm.  President Thomas was in the Chair.

    Members present in the room introduced themselves.

    Member Presentation – Ihsaan Khan

    Moved by Elliot R./Arbus

    Move end to question period.

    Roll Call Vote #18

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    Moved by Bozai/Morton

    Refer the issue regarding costs and policy of own time for terminated members to the President’s Office to be reviewed and brought back to the October board meeting.

    Moved by Lundy/Almeida – Closure

    Roll Call Vote #19

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara against

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 20 for 1 against

    The question was called on the referral.

    Roll Call Vote #20

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris absent

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron against

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara against

    Longhi, Gord against

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean against

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie against

    Carried 15 for 5 against

    Recess

    The Executive Board recessed at 5:00 p.m.  All members were present.

    September 18, 2014

    The Executive Board was called to order at 9:10 am. President Thomas was in the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

    Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In camera

    Roll Call Vote #21

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia for

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy for

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 21 for 0 against

    Afternoon

    The Executive Board was called to order at 1:00 pm. President Thomas was in the Chair.

    Rise & Report

    Moved by Thomas/Almeida

    Therefore be it resolved that the President shall convene a sub-committee of the Board to develop and send a communication to all members of the Corrections Division on behalf of the Executive Board.

    Roll Call Vote #22

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary absent

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 18 for 0 against

    Moved by Almeida/Morton

    Whereas the government of Ontario is reviewing all its assets and exploring alternative services providers; and

    Whereas these actions present significant risk to public services as well as our members rights and entitlements;

    Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU continue to engage in campaigns and other actions as necessary to preserve and protect public services and our members’ rights and entitlements in accordance with the OPSEU Constitution and Policy.

    Moved by Thibodeau/Arbus – amendment

    Be it further resolved that the President will set up Ad-Hoc Committees to deal with any attacks against the Union or its members. Such Committees will report to the Executive Board.

    Roll Call Vote #23

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary absent

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 18 for 0 against

    Moved by Tungatt/Elliot R. – amendment

    Be it further resolved that there be 3 Regional Vice-President’s on each Committee.

    Roll Call Vote #24

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary absent

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 18 for 0 against

    The question was called on the motion as amended:

    Whereas the government of Ontario is reviewing all its assets and exploring alternative services providers; and

    Whereas these actions present significant risk to public services as well as our members rights and entitlements;

    Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU continue to engage in campaigns and other actions as necessary to preserve and protect public services and our members’ rights and entitlements in accordance with the OPSEU Constitution and Policy.

    Be it further resolved that the President will set up Ad-Hoc Committees to deal with any attacks against the Union or its members. Such Committees will report to the Executive Board.

    Be it further resolved that there be 3 Regional Vice-President’s on each Committee.

    Roll Call Vote #25

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary absent

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 18 for 0 against

    Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

    Committee Reports

    Standing Committee Reports:

    Aboriginal Circle – in camera later

    Audit

    Central Political Action

    • Convention
      • Resolutions
      • Constitutional
      • Credentials (reports at Convention)
      • Planning
    • Excluded Staff Hiring
    • Francophone
    • In Solidarity
    • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
    • Pension Liaison
    • PHRC
    • PWC
    • PYC
    • Retirees Board
    • Social Mapping
    • Solidarity Fund Board
      • Live and Let Live
      • International Humanity Work
      • International Solidarity Work
    • Staff Negotiating
    • Staff Pension Plan Trustees
    • Strategic Planning
    • Potential golf tournament

    Audit Committee

    Moved by Arbus/Thibodeau

    That the following shall be guidelines to the President for the approval of PA days for Executive Board Members (EBMs):

    A. Executive Board, Executive Committee, or Board Committees to which the EBM has been elected by the Board or appointed by the President

    B. One's own Sector or Divisional meetings

    C. Within the EBM Region, meetings of Locals and Area Councils

    D. Within one's Region, meetings with MPP or other officials

    E. Within one's Region, demonstrations, OPSEU strike picket lines, OPSEU information pickets, unless the Board authorizes or the President appoints

    F. Within one's Region, educational or education planning meetings

    G. Within one's Region, EBM/staff meetings

    H. Within one's Region, activities related to an OPSEU campaign. President may approve days for campaigns outside Region

    J. Political campaigns if those are endorsed by the Board

    K. To attend any OPSEU central event providing the division,  sector,  equity committee or caucus provide a written invitation  in advance  to all executive board members approved by the President.

    Note: actual hours must be reported. This includes travel to and from event and event itself

    Moved by Elliot R./Tungatt – amendment

    Each EBM’s total number of Presidential Assignment days per year will be reported to the delegates at Regional Meetings and Convention beginning with the 2015 regional meeting.

    Moved by Cormier/Labelle – amendment to amendment

    Add “and this policy of reporting would apply to all committees that are reported at Convention”

    Roll Call Vote #26

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    Each EBM’s total number of Presidential Assignment days per year will be reported to the delegates at Regional Meetings and Convention beginning with the 2015 regional meeting.

    Roll Call Vote #27                                                                                                                             

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    Moved by Lundy/Archer – amendment

    Include emails, phone calls, education opportunities and other regional opportunities.

    4th Vice-President Cormier in the Chair.

    Moved by Magner/Tungatt – Closure

    Roll Call Vote #28

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren absent

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 18 for 0 against

    The question was called on the amendment:

    Include emails, phone calls, education opportunities and other regional opportunities.

    Roll Call Vote #29

    Almeida, Eddy against

    Arbus, Jeff against

    Archer, Glen against

    Bisaillon, Michel against

    Bozai, Ibrahim against

    Cormier, Chris against

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron against

    Elliott, Len against

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara against

    Longhi, Gord against

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles against

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean against

    Shearer, Philip against

    Strachan, Edie against

    Thibodeau, Carl against                 

    Thomas, Warren absent

    Tungatt, Debbie against

    Defeated 2 for  16 against

    Moved by Magner/Bozai – amendment

    After Executive Board Members (EBM)s” add “to fulfill their responsibilities in conducting the business of the Union, which may include:

    Roll Call Vote #30

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    A motion was made.

    Moved by Almeida – Object to Consideration carried and the motion was not considered.

    Moved by Cormier/Elliott L. – Closure

    Roll Call Vote #31

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    The question was called on the motion as amended:

    That the following shall be guidelines to the President for the approval of PA days for Executive Board Members (EBMs) to fulfill their responsibilities in conducting the business of the Union, which may include:

    A. Executive Board, Executive Committee, or Board Committees to which the EBM has been elected by the Board or appointed by the President

    B. One's own Sector or Divisional meetings

    C. Within the EBM Region, meetings of Locals and Area Councils

    D. Within one's Region, meetings with MPP or other officials

    E. Within one's Region, demonstrations, OPSEU strike picket lines, OPSEU information pickets, unless the Board authorizes or the President appoints

    F. Within one's Region, educational or education planning meetings

    G. Within one's Region, EBM/staff meetings

    H. Within one's Region , activities related to an OPSEU campaign. President may approve days for campaigns outside Region

    J. Political campaigns if those are endorsed by the Board

    K. To attend any OPSEU central event providing the division,  sector,  equity committee or caucus provide a written invitation  in advance  to all executive board members approved by the President.

    L. Each EBM’s total number of Presidential Assignment days per year will be reported to the delegates at regional meetings and convention beginning with the 2015 regional meeting, and this policy of reporting would apply to all committees that are reported at Convention.

    Note: actual hours must be reported. This includes travel to and from event and event itself

    Roll Call Vote #32

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    Moved by Arbus/ Cormier

    That the following will not qualify for PA days:

    A. Responding to emails or phone calls unless in an emergency situation approved by the President;

    B. Dealing with matters that are expected to be dealt with by staff (such as member grievances) unless assigned by the President;

    C. Going to Regions other than one’s own to attend picnics, Local elections, or Regional educationals.

    Moved by Cormier /Almeida – Closure

    Roll Call Vote #33

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    The question was called on the motion:

    Roll Call Vote #34

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David against

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 18 for 1 against

    1st Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair.

    Moved by Thibodeau/Cormier

    A. To qualify for reimbursement, PA Days must be approved in advance, unless in an emergency situation as approved by the President.

    Moved by Tungatt/Elliot R. – Closure

    Roll Call Vote #35

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    The question was called on the motion:

    A. To qualify for reimbursement, PA Days must be approved in advance, unless in an emergency situation as approved by the President.

    Roll Call Vote #36

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    Moved by Cormier/Thibodeau

    A. A PA day may be granted if the President appoints the EBM to speak on behalf of OPSEU at a specific event or occasion.

    Roll Call Vote #37

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    Pension Liaison Committee

    HOOPP Trustee Appointment

    Moved by Elliot R./Lundy

    Therefore be it resolved that Yves Shank, Local 659 be reappointed as a pension trustee to the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017, provided that Yves Shank signs the letter of undertaking by OPSEU.

    Roll Call Vote #38

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    OPT Trustee Appointment

    Myles Magner declared a conflict of interest and left the room.

    Moved by Lundy/Elliot

    Therefore be it resolved that Linda MacKinnon, Local 565 be reappointed as a pension trustee to the OPSEU Pension Plan from February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2017, provided Linda MacKinnon signs the letter of undertaking by OPSEU.

    Roll Call Vote #39

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles absent

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 18 for 0 against

    OPT Use of Reserves

    Moved by Elliot/Lundy

    Whereas the OPSEU Pension Plan as of December 31, 2013 is showing an unfunded liability of $413 million, 50% of which must be paid by member contributions.

    Whereas due to prior gains in the OPSEU Pension Plan the OPSEU Pension Trust is holding a reserve fund (also known as the Rate Stabilization Fund) in trust for OPSEU members in the amount of $216 million.

    Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the use of the OPSEU Pension Trust Rate Stabilization Fund for a one-time payment of $206.5 million to completely pay off the member’s portion of the deficit.

    Roll Call Vote #40

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In camera

    Roll Call Vote #41

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    Rise & Report

    Progress.

    New Business

    ACORN Canada’s Digital Access to Opportunities Campaign

    Moved by Strachan/Cory

    Whereas Statscan reports that 83 per cent of Canadians use the Internet, yet a closer examination of the data reveals a significant gap that is closely correlated to income

    Whereas Statscan data also shows that Canada’s high wireless prices now play a role in the digital divide, with only a quarter of lower-income Canadians using Internet wireless services

    Whereas improved access to education & learning, employment opportunities and all other online benefits aid in the future social and professional lives of Canadians

    Whereas OPSEU has an opportunity to support a grass roots community effort to shape the future of internet access and pricing

    Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board endorse ACORN Canada’s Digital Access to Opportunities Campaign.

    Moved by Almeida/Arbus

    Refer this to the regions.

    Moved by Labelle/Cory – Closure

    Roll Call Vote #42

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    The question was called on the motion:

    Refer this to the regions.

    Roll Call Vote #43

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff against

    Archer, Glen against

    Bisaillon, Michel against

    Bozai, Ibrahim against

    Cormier, Chris against

    Cory, Mary against

    Elliot, Ron against

    Elliott, Len against

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara against

    Longhi, Gord against

    Lundy, David against

    Magner, Myles against

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean against

    Shearer, Philip against

    Strachan, Edie against

    Thibodeau, Carl against                 

    Thomas, Warren against

    Tungatt, Debbie against

    Defeated 1 for 18 against

    Moved by Labelle/Tungatt – Closure

    Roll Call Vote #44

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    The question was called on the motion:

    Whereas Statscan reports that 83 per cent of Canadians use the Internet, yet a closer examination of the data reveals a significant gap that is closely correlated to income

    Whereas Statscan data also shows that Canada’s high wireless prices now play a role in the digital divide, with only a quarter of lower-income Canadians using Internet wireless services

    Whereas improved access to education & learning, employment opportunities and all other online benefits aid in the future social and professional lives of Canadians

    Whereas OPSEU has an opportunity to support a grass roots community effort to shape the future of internet access and pricing

    Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board endorse ACORN Canada’s Digital Access to Opportunities Campaign.

    Roll Call Vote #45

    Almeida, Eddy against

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 18 for 1 against

    New Local – MacKenzie Health

    Moved by Labelle/Longhi

    Whereas approximately 70 laboratory technologists, technicians and assistants, pathologist assistants and electrocardiogram technicians at Mackenzie Health in York Region voted to join OPSEU and were certified as a new OPSEU bargaining unit in August 2014; and

    Whereas there is potential to organize the rest of the paramedical employees at MacKenzie Health Services;

    Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Committee recommend to the OPSEU Executive Board to charter the newly certified paramedical bargaining unit at Mackenzie Health Centre as a single unit local. 

    Roll Call Vote #46

    Almeida, Eddy for

    Arbus, Jeff for

    Archer, Glen for

    Bisaillon, Michel for

    Bozai, Ibrahim for

    Cormier, Chris for

    Cory, Mary for

    Elliot, Ron for

    Elliott, Len for

    Fahey, Felicia absent

    Labelle, Sara for

    Longhi, Gord for

    Lundy, David for

    Magner, Myles for

    Morton, Lucy absent

    Platt, Sean for

    Shearer, Philip for

    Strachan, Edie for

    Thibodeau, Carl for

    Thomas, Warren for

    Tungatt, Debbie for

    Carried 19 for 0 against

    Adjournment

    The Executive Board adjourned at 4:30 pm. All members were present.

    Minutes signed by Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President and Kathryn Kaminski Corporate Secretary.