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Minutes of September 20, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of September 20, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting

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The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:03 a.m. 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:

  • Busses for Oct 23
  • Update on OMERS
  • Area council Policy
  • Policy on TAR’s
  • Staff pension plan
  • Local 590 update
  • WOCC
  • CPAC municipal election 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 for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee adopted the OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of June 14, 2018 and July 11, 2018 E-poll: New Local Assignments 2018.

New Business

WOCC

Discussion

Business Arising

Referral from the May 17, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting:

Merger Local 311, Local 575

Whereas the amalgamation of The Scarborough Hospital and the Centenary Site of the former Rouge Valley Health System has resulted in a single employer, temporarily named the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, with all hospital sites located in Scarborough and Region 5; and

Whereas the Ontario Labour Relations Board has issued a ruling under the PSLRTA declaring OPSEU as the bargaining agent of a single paramedical bargaining unit at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital; and

Whereas this paramedical unit includes members of Local 575 at the former Scarborough Hospital, members of Local 311 at the former Rouge Valley Centenary site, as well as former CUPE and non-union employees;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Committee recommends to the Executive Board that:

  • the members of Local 311 at the former Rouge Valley Centenary Site be merged with Local 575; and
  • the former CUPE and non-union employees in the new paramedical bargaining unit at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital be assigned to Local 575; and
  • Local 575 will be the sole local representing all members of the newly amalgamated paramedical bargaining at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

*work in progress

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
  • Other Business

President’s Report

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

President Thomas provided and update

New Business

OPS Divisionals

Discussion

Busses for October 23

Discussion

Update on OMERS

Discussion

Area council Policy

Discussion

Policy on TAR’s

Discussion

Staff pension plan

Discussion

Local 590 update

Discussion

CPAC municipal election update

Discussion

President’s Report

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 #2018-09-01

Moved by Morton/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay legal costs incurred by the member in pursuing her entitlement to 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 #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 #2018-09-02

Moved by Elliott/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay legal costs incurred by the member in pursuing his entitlement to 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 #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

Request #2018-09-03

Moved by Magner/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $5,000 to reimburse legal costs incurred by the member in her lawsuit regarding her LTD benefits.

Roll Call #5

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 #2018-09-04

Moved by Morton/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay legal costs incurred by the member in his continued defence to the criminal charges, provided that the member’s lawyer charges reasonable rates, as confirmed by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #6

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 #2018-09-05

Moved by Magner/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $1,964.24 to pay costs that were incurred by the member in his criminal defence.

Roll Call #7

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 #2018-09-06

Moved by Bisaillon/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in defence to the civil lawsuit on the conditions that: 1) the member’s counsel and his or her rates are approved by OPSEU Counsel; and 2) the member’s counsel makes reasonable efforts to recover legal costs as part of any settlement or order.

Roll Call #8

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 12:19 p.m. All members were present.

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