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Minutes of the December 13-14, 2017 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the December 13-14, 2017 Executive Board Meeting

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Coopers Membership Centre December 13, 2017

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:33 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. Jessica Sikora and Ken Maclam were not in attendance, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Donation motion
  • Resolution EB17
  • OPSEU Staff Pension Plan MOA expenses
  • Organizational Chart

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of October 25-26, 2017, E-poll, November 20, 2017-Supervisor, Communications – External Posting and November 29-30, 2017.

Business Arising

Organizational Chart

Discussion

Resolution EB17

Moved by Nancekivell/Morton

Be it resolved that EB17 be tabled

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip against

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 1 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
  • Motion on Regional Hardship Committee
  • Motion for Regional Hardship Committees
  • Section 5 – Donations/Funds – Northern Lights Funding – 5-6
  • Hotel Proposals – Executive Board and Committee guestrooms 2018
  • Summary Report

Motion on Regional Hardship Committee

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas hardship committees and its members are an important part of member assistance; and

Whereas these committees are elected at Regionals; and

Whereas current Hardship Committee Members can currently only attend to re-offer if they are a delegate, alternate or observer via their Local or an Equity Committee; and

Whereas allowing Members who have volunteered in these important positions the ability to attend and potentially re-offer to current position is a democratically fair practice.

Therefore be it resolved that if a member at the time of the regional call out holds a position on the Regional Hardship Committee, they may apply to attend the Regionals; and

Be it further resolved that the costs associated with their attendance will be covered by the Regional Meeting Line of the Budget; and

Be it further resolved that it is understood that being a member of the Regional Hardship Committee does not Constitutionally give a member Delegate or Alternate status; and

Be it further resolved that it does give the Member Observer status, and the ability to re-offer for position of the Hardship Committee; and

Be it further resolved that this observer status does not circumvent all other Constitutional election criteria of other elected positions at Regionals.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len against

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy against

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip against

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 14 for 5 against

Motion for Regional Hardship Committees

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas grievance hearing and process can be costly; and

Whereas to fund as many grievance hearings as possible, costs associated with grievances must be managed; and

Whereas education of our Members is an important component of building a strong Union; and

Whereas part of that education is allowing Members to see firsthand the processes of developing and protecting our Collective Agreements (CA’s); and

Whereas like many other trade union activities being involved or observing first hand these activities builds better and bigger capacity.

Therefore be it resolved that request may be made by a Local President for themselves or a Local Steward to attend a hearing of a Local issue or Local Member; and

Be it further resolved that if grievance attendance request is of a Local Member, the Local President must receive Members consent in writing before attending; and

Be it further resolved that request must be sent with rational, if applicable member consent and estimated costs to the RVP; and

Be it further resolved that the RVP if in agreement may fund attendance via a regional fund; and

Be it further resolved that if the RVP agrees, they must make a request to the President’s office; and

Be it further resolved that the President’s office will determine if attendance will ultimately be allowed.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel against

Elliott, Len against

Jones, Gareth against

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy against

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip against

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

DEFEATED 2 for 17 against

Section 5 – Donations/Funds- Northern Lights Funding – 5-6

Moved by Almeida/Thibodeau

Whereas the Northern Lights fund has specific time lines for application; and

Whereas l ocals do not always know what their needs be for the following year.

Therefore be it resolved that the line of the Northern Lights Fund policy “Applications for the upcoming year must be submitted no later than October 31 of the previous year.” be deleted.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Hotel Proposals- Executive Board and Committee guestrooms 2018

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the hotel accommodations for designated Executive Board and Executive Committee meetings for 2018 be booked with the

Four Points Sheraton Toronto Mississauga.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 1 against

President’s Report

Internal Issues

2018 OPSEU Convention Agenda

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the 2018 OPSEU Convention Agenda as amended.

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Resolutions to Convention

Discussion

Stanley Knowles Award

Discussion

Staff Pension Plan

Moved by Magner/Labelle

Whereas representatives of OPSEU, OPSSU and ASU, in their role as Sponsors of the Pension Plan for Employees of the Ontario Public Service Pension Plan (the “OPSEU Staff Pension Plan”), have been in discussions with the Plan’s Trustees regarding the Plan’s long-term sustainability; and

Whereas the Sponsors’ representatives have reached an agreement and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) dated November 28, 2017, setting out:

i) Changes to the Plan’s contribution rates that will take effect on January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019, and

ii) Changes to certain pension benefits provided under the Plan for members’ future service earned after December 31, 2018, and

iii) Changes to the Plan’s funding policy and provisions; and

Whereas the amendments provided for in the MOA shall only be implemented if the MOA is ratified by the membership of each of the OPSSU and ASU, and approved by the Executive Board of OPSEU, prior to January 1, 2018; and

Whereas the Plan Trustees must arrange to file the Plan’s funding valuation – which will be affected by the terms of the MOA, if ratified – by December 31, 2017; and

Whereas if ratified, the terms of the MOA will substantially improve the long-term sustainability of the OPSEU Staff Pension Plan, including members’ and the employer’s contribution rates to the Plan;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board ratifies the Memorandum of Agreement between OPSEU, OPSSU, ASU and the Trustees of the OPSEU Staff Pension Plan, dated November 28, 2017; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU will work with the other Plan Sponsors and the Plan’s Trustees to implement the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement as set out therein.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

OPSEU Staff Pension Plan MOA expenses

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Magner/Elliott

Whereas representatives of OPSEU, OPSSU and ASU, in their role as Sponsors of the Pension Plan for Employees of the Ontario Public Service Pension Plan (the “OPSEU Staff Pension Plan”), have been in discussions with the Plan’s Trustees regarding the Plan’s long-term sustainability; and

Whereas the parties have negotiated a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to amend the terms of the Plan and the relevant sections of the OPSSU and ASU Collective Agreements; and

Whereas the Sponsors’ requested that the Staff Pension Plan Trustees provide technical support and advice to these discussions and draft the text of the MOA; and

Whereas the Sponsors’ requested that the Staff Pension Plan Trustees initiate discussions with other pension plans regarding a possible merger; and

Whereas the Trustees of the Staff Pension Plan have incurred legal, actuarial and consulting costs to support this process, a portion of which are properly billed to the Plan at the Trustees and Sponsors’ direction; and

Whereas a portion of these costs are outside the normal scope of the Plan’s responsibilities and relate to matters between the sponsors, and are appropriately billed to the Sponsors;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU will pay the legal fees incurred in developing the MOA between the Sponsors; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU will pay up to 35% of the outstanding actuarial & consulting fees incurred in analyzing the Plan’s sustainability and supporting the development of the MOA between the Sponsors.

Moved by Bisaillon/Almeida – Referral to the president’s office

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Indigenous Mobilization Team

Update

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Progress

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:30 p.m.

We Own It – Phase 4

Pam Doig, Administrator of Communications Division gave a presentation to the Board.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #12

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board directs the continuation of the We Own It campaign in Phase 4 (from January 2018 to June 2018); and

Be it further resolved that monies to fund Phase Four of the We Own It campaign be drawn from the Strike Back Fund.


Moved by Labelle/Arvelin – Amendment:

add $30,000 per region for regional funds


Moved by Magner/Jones – Amendment to Amendment:

Change $30,000 to $5,000

Roll Call #13

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

Carried 13 for 6 against


The question was called on the amendment as amended:

add $5,000 per region for regional funds

Roll Call #14

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board directs the continuation of the We Own It campaign in Phase 4 (from January 2018 to June 2018); and

Be it further resolved that monies to fund Phase Four of the We Own It campaign be drawn from the Strike Back Fund.

Roll Call #15

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #16

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Progress

Donation Motion

Moved by Morton/Thorson

Whereas OPSEU Local 237, member Amy Stiles was killed in a car accident as she returned from OPSEU’s November 2, 2017 rally in support of striking college faculty at Queen’s Park; and

Whereas OPSEU Local 237 has established a Stiles Fund to help support Amy’s husband and three young children following this tragic accident;

Therefore be it resolved that general donations to the OPSEU Strike Fund and received during the OPSEU college faculty strike go to the Stiles Fund established by Local 237.

Roll Call #17

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Staffing Issues – In Camera

 

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

 

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/SDT Ad-Hoc
  • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
  • Pension Liaison

Pathways to Independence (2)

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board re-appoint Kim Macpherson to a three (3) year term commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2020 to the Pathways Pension Committee provided Kim signs the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #18

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Jones/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Giulia Volpe to a three (3) year term commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2020 to the Pathways Sponsors Committee provided Giulia signs the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #19

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

HOOPP

Moved by Elliott/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Tracy Atkinson, member of OPSEU Local 347, to the HOOPP Board of Trustees for a three (3) year term commencing July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021, provided Tracy sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Moved by Almeida/Nancekivell – Referral of this motion to the January Board

Roll Call #20

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

OPTrust (2)

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Lindsay Burzese, OPSEU Local 205 to the OPTrust Board of Trustees for a two (2) year term commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2019, provided Lindsay sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #21

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Moved by Elliott/Jones


Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Jason Glover, OPSEU Local 551 to the OPTrust Board of Trustees for a two (2) year term commencing January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2019, provided Jason sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #22

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

  • PHRC
  • Policy Review Committee
  • PWC
  • PYC
  • Rainbow Alliance
  • 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
  • Workers of Colour Caucus

New Business

We Own It Campaign Coordination

Moved by Magner/Nancekivell

Whereas the We Own It campaign is a major province wide campaign to build broad community support for quality public services and opposition to privatizing public services and assets; and

Whereas the We Own It campaign’s success depends on implementing the central campaign strategy and delivering a consistent message in communities across Ontario, while relating to local issues and working together with a wide range of supporters and allies; and

Whereas OPSEU staff assigned to the campaign are responsible for coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the campaign strategy together with We Own It member organizers, Executive Board Members and staff; and

Whereas effective communication between campaign staff, member organizers and EBMs is critical to ensuring the campaign remains on-strategy and on-message as organizing opportunities are identified, the campaign grows, and the debate about privatization evolves;

Therefore be it resolved that where necessary to maximize the effectiveness of the campaign, assigned staff may use conference calls and/or other communications technologies as required to communicate with and coordinate the work of the We Own It organizers in one or more regions, with the approval of the Administrator responsible for implementing the We Own It campaign plan, and notice to EBMs for those regions involved; and

Be it further resolved that there will be a provincial conference call for all We Own It member organizers and EBMs at least once per month, to help ensure consistent and effective coordination of the campaign across the province.

Roll Call #23

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth —

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica —

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Local payments to Area Councils

Discussion

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 4:19 p.m. All members were present except Kenneth Maclam and Jessica Sikora, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

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