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Minutes of the April 18, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the April 18, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 101

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:00 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. Sara Labelle was not in attendance, the reason was acceptable to the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

Guests in the room introduced themselves

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Letter to support – OPSEU Ambulance Division

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of March 21-22, 2018.

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Treasurer’s Report

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

  • Financials
  • Contingency Fund
  • Defence Fund
  • Strike Back Fund
  • ODSP Fund – OPS Job Protection Fund
  • ODSP Fund – MERC Action Plan
  • ODSP Fund – OPS Redeployment Fund
  • LBED – Anti-privatization Fund
  • Local Communications Incentive Fund Rebate

Moved by Almeida/ Thomas

Whereas we currently have practice of covering the costs each budget cycle when a local requests a local communication funding based on need;

Therefore be it resolved that a request from a Local for a ‘local communication funding’ will be reviewed using the assistance of TARs information and previous assistance requests; and

Be it further resolved that such requests must be forwarded to the office of the First Vice President/Treasurer for approval.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Section 15 – Locals – 15.4 – Local Dues Rebates – Election Campaigns

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas new election laws prevent organizations from donating to Political Parties;

Therefore be it resolved that the section under Local Rebates, titled “Election Campaigns” be deleted from policy.

“In keeping with the rights of locals to use their rebates in the interest of their members, it is OPSEU’s policy that locals have the right to make contributions to campaign funds of any member running for office in OPSEU, providing that such expenditure is approved at a general membership meeting.

(July 26-28, 1978 B, p.48)”

Moved by Thibodeau/Tremblay – Amendment:

That the title be changed to “Internal Campaigns” and remove “be deleted from policy”

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas new election laws prevent organizations from donating to Political Parties;

Therefore be it resolved that the section under Local Rebates, titled “Election Campaigns” have the title changed to “Internal Campaigns”.

“In keeping with the rights of locals to use their rebates in the interest of their members, it is OPSEU’s policy that locals have the right to make contributions to campaign funds of any member running for office in OPSEU, providing that such expenditure is approved at a general membership meeting.

(July 26-28, 1978 B, p.48)”

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Summary Report

Guests in the room introduced themselves.

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Ontario Association of Food Banks

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.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Ontario Association of Food Banks in the amount of $25,000, with the funds to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

2019 Regional Meetings

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that in accordance with Article 14.2 of the OPSEU Constitution, that the 2019 Regional Meetings be scheduled and held on Saturday, May 4, 2019

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Letter to support – OPSEU Ambulance Division

Moved by Thomas/Perron

Whereas the paramedics within OPSEU perform invaluable work to communities across Ontario; and

Whereas OPSEU has stated it opposition to the OPFFA’s (Ontario Professional Fire Fighter’s Association) proposed fire/medic model for years, both to the government and the broader public; and

Whereas the OPFFA is a subordinate body of the IAFF, (International Association of Fire Fighters); and

Whereas OPSEU and CUPE have coordinated their efforts on opposing the fire/medic model in the past;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU send a letter of support for CUPE’s complaint re: the IAFF and its subordinate bodies, to the CLC.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 19 for 0 against

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

President Thomas provided an update

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

  • Audit
  • Central Political Action
  • Convention
    • Resolutions
    • Constitutional
    • Credentials (reports at Convention)
    • Planning
  • Disability Rights Caucus
  • Excluded Staff Hiring
  • Francophone
  • Indigenous Circle
  • In Solidarity
  • MDT
  • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
  • Pension Liaison
  • PHRC
  • Policy Review Committee
  • PWC
  • PYC
  • Rainbow Alliance
  • Retirees Board
  • Social Mapping
  • Solidarity Fund Board
    • Live and Let Live
    • Live and Let Live
    • International Humanity Work
    • International Solidarity Work
  • Staff Negotiating
  • Staff Pension Plan Trustees
  • Strategic Planning
  • Workers of Colour Caucus

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 1:02 p.m. All members were present except Sara Labelle the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

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