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Minutes of September 19, 2019 Executive Committee Meeting Web Conference

Minutes of September 19, 2019 Executive Committee Meeting Web Conference

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The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:01 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present. Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The question was called on the Agenda:

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Labelle, Sara —

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Strachan, Edie —

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 6 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee adopted the OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of June 13, 2019 and June 26, 2019.

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
  • Convention Donation Requests
  • Summary Report

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Executive Board Committee Elections 2019-2021

The elections for the Executive Board Member Committees will take place for the following positions:

· Staff Negotiating (two officers)

Staff Negotiating

Len Elliott, Edie Strachan were acclaimed to the Staff Negotiating Team

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

President Thomas provided and update

New Business

New Local 4108

Moved by Langford/Thomas

Whereas employees from VON Kingston voted in favour of joining OPSEU; and

Whereas employees from Village Green Retirement Napanee voted in favour of joining OPSEU; and

Whereas the work performed by the employees of VON Kingston and Village Green Retirement Napanee are similar in nature;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Committee recommend to the OPSEU Executive Board approve the creation of a new local #4108 for the employees of VON Kingston and Village Green Retirement Napanee

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

New Local 170

Moved by Elliott/Thomas

Whereas employees from John McGivney Children’s Centre voted in favour of joining OPSEU;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Committee recommend to the OPSEU Executive Board the creation of a new local #170 for the employees of John McGivney Children’s Centre

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Follow up to Owen Sound debrief

Discussion

Staff Directives

Discussion

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

#2019-09-01

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses that are incurred by the member in a civil suit with the disability insurer on the conditions that: 1) the member’s lawyer charge reasonable rates as confirmed by OPSEU counsel; and 2) that the member’s lawyer make reasonable efforts to recover legal costs for the member and OPSEU as part of any settlement or judgment.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

#2019-09-02

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses that are incurred by the member in his lawsuit concerning LTD benefits, on the conditions that: 1) the member’s lawyer charge reasonable rates, as confirmed by OPSEU counsel; and 2) the member’s lawyer make reasonable efforts to recover legal costs for the member and OPSEU as part of any settlement or judgment.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

#2019-09-03

Moved by Arvelin/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in a civil lawsuit for long-term disability benefits.

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:09 a.m. All members were present.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President
Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary