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Minutes of the December 14-15, 2016 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the December 14-15, 2016 Executive Board Meeting

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December 14, 2016

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:32 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:

  • Members in acting manager positions
  • Women’s March on Washington
  • Committee reports – policy review committee
  • Org chart motion from October Board
  • L141
  • L328
  • L410
  • L458

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy —
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia —
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 19 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 September 1, 2016, September 7, 2016, October 19-20, 2016; November 8, 2016, November 16, 2016; November 16-17, 2016.

Business Arising

Section 13 of the Policy Manual

Whereas Section 13 of the OPSEU Policy Manual has not been reviewed in some time; and

Whereas some parts of Section 13 go back forty three years; and

Whereas some of these sections no longer reflect the staff collective agreement requirements or practice of the Union

Therefore be it resolved that an “Under Revision” stamp be affixed to this Section with revisions brought back to the Executive Board in June 2016.

*Work in progress

Resolution L19

work in progress

Resolution C1

work in progress

Equity Mobilizing Team Proposal – We Own It!

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 #2

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas OPSEU members booked off as community organizers will play an important role in the success of the We Own It! campaign across the province; and

Whereas OPSEU has long been a leader in fighting for equity for workers; and

Whereas OPSEU aims to ensure that organizers are representative of the diversity of the membership they are drawn from; and

Whereas this diversity of organizers will strengthen the campaign’s ability to reach all audiences, improving the reach and impact of the campaign across Ontario;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the attached proposal with the funds to be drawn from the We Own It Campaign Fund for the addition of three (3) members to the We Own It! community organizing team for a period of 21 weeks, the members to be appointed by the OPSEU President, in consultation with Equity Chairs.

Moved by Labelle/Arbus – Amendment – change date in proposal to up until Convention

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas OPSEU members booked off as community organizers will play an important role in the success of the We Own It! campaign across the province; and

Whereas OPSEU has long been a leader in fighting for equity for workers; and

Whereas OPSEU aims to ensure that organizers are representative of the diversity of the membership they are drawn from; and

Whereas this diversity of organizers will strengthen the campaign’s ability to reach all audiences, improving the reach and impact of the campaign across Ontario;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the attached proposal with the funds to be drawn from the We Own It Campaign Fund for the addition of three (3) members to the We Own It! community organizing team for a period of up to OPSEU Convention 2017, the members to be appointed by the OPSEU President, in consultation with Equity Chairs.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim against
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 20 for 1 against

Organizational Chart (from October Board)

Referral from October Board – Referral to the President’s office for review

Whereas OPSEU has an organizational chart to outline the staffing structure of the union; and

Whereas the OPSEU Executive Board is privy to the organizational chart; and

Whereas the current organizational chart provides job titles and not the names of OSPEU staff members in those roles; and

Therefore be it resolved that there be an organizational chart created that includes the titles and names of staff members from the supervisory level, upward; and

Be it further resolved that this organizational chart be made available to the Executive Board; and

Be it further resolved that this organizational chart be updated within a time frame that is reasonable to the Executive Board.

Moved by Arbus/Almeida – Be it resolved that this motion be tabled

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 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
  • Hotel Proposals- Executive Board and Committee guestrooms 2017
  • Section 4 – OPSEU Convention – Attestation of Delegate status – 4-4
  • Summary Report

Hotel Proposals- Executive Board and Committee guestrooms 2017

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the hotel accommodations for designated Executive Board and Executive Committee meetings for 2017 be booked with the Staybridge Suites Toronto/Mississauga.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Section 4 – OPSEU Convention – Attestation of Delegate status – 4-4

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas locals are expected to have General Membership meetings to elect delegates and potentially alternates and observers; and

Whereas members have elected Officers to sign credentials; and

Whereas members have ability to challenge election results, and

Whereas minutes are not approved until the next General Membership meeting.

Therefore be it resolved that the motion passed by the board requiring minutes to be attached to Regional and Convention attestation forms be deleted from policy.

Moved by Magner/Bozai – Amendment:

Add resolve “and that locals be required to submit the OPSEU election reporting form, signed by two members of the LEC, with their credentials”

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas locals are expected to have General Membership meetings to elect delegates and potentially alternates and observers; and

Whereas members have elected Offices to sign credentials; and

Whereas members have ability to challenge election results, and

Whereas minutes are not approved until the next General Membership meeting.

Therefore be it resolved that the motion passed by the board requiring minutes to be attached to Regional and Convention attestation forms be deleted from policy; and

Be it further resolved that and that locals be required to submit the OPSEU election reporting form, signed by two members of the LEC, with their credentials.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Timed Presentation – Pilot

Pam Doig, Administrator of Campaigns and Communications and PILOT group, gave a presentation to the Board.

Moved by Almeida/Thomas – to extend presentation time over lunch until it’s complete along with the question and answer period.

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:30p.m.

Timed presentation

Stefka, Supervisor of Information Services gave a presentation regarding resolution M11.

Business Arising

Resolution M11

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU continue to research ways to assist locals in optimizing local communications; and

Be it further resolved that M11 be moved to redundant.

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen against
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara against
Magner, Myles against
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie against
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip against
Strachan, Edie against
Thibodeau, Carl against
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 14 for 7 against

Laurie Nancekivell and Carl Thibodeau filed minority reports

President’s Report

  • Internal Issues
    • Exec Committee and Board November meeting date change
    • Resolutions to Convention 2017
    • Stanley Knowles Award
    • We Own It – Pilot – timed presentation, Wednesday @ 10:30a.m.
    • We Own It – Phase 2
    • We Own It
    • Citizens Coalition against Privatization – Hydro Not For Sale!
    • OPS Bargaining procedures
  • Staffing Issues – In Camera
  • Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

Citizens Coalition Against Privatization – Hydro Not For Sale!

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 #11

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board directs the continued fight against the privatization of Hydro as part of the We Own It campaign; and

Be it further resolved that the Executive Board approve funds as outlined in the attached proposal to fund the continued fight against the privatization of Hydro with the funds to be drawn from the Fightback Fund.

Roll Call #12

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

We Own It – Phase 2 – Mobilizing Strategy

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 #13

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 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 2 (from Jan. 2, 2017 to Apr. 24, 2017); and

Be it further resolved that funds be drawn from the approved budgets as outlined in the attached proposal.

Moved by Fahey/Thibodeau – Amendment:

Increase point 7 in the attached proposal by $50,000 and delete “one event per month”

Moved by Arbus/Bisaillion – Amendment to Amendment:

Change to “minimum one event per month”

Roll Call #14

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

The question was called on the Amendment as Amended:

Increase point 7 in the attached proposal by $50,000 and change wording to “minimum one event per month”.

Roll Call #15

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim against
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 20 for 1 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 2 (from Jan. 2, 2017 to Apr. 24, 2017); and

Be it further resolved that funds be drawn from the approved budgets as outlined in the attached proposal.

Roll Call #16

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim against
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 20 for 1 against

We Own It – Phase 2 – Advertising Strategy

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 #17

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the We Own It advertising and promotion strategy for January to May 2017; the funds to be drawn from the Contingency Fund as directed by Convention 2016.

Roll Call #18

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Reconsideration from the September 21-22, 2016 Executive Board meeting:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board approve the 2017 meeting dates for the Executive Committee and Executive Board.

Roll Call #19

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the November Officers meeting date be changed to November 9th & 28th and the November Board meeting date be changed to November 29th & 30th.

Roll Call #20

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Resolutions to Convention 2017

Discussion

Stanley Knowles Award

Discussion

OPS Bargaining procedures

Discussion

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

President Thomas provided an update

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

Be it resolved that OPSEU donate $1500 to the Women’s Solidarity March on January 21st, 2017 in Toronto with funds to come from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #21

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

Audit

Policy re: OPSEU Vans

Moved by Arbus/Thibodeau

Whereas OPSEU has purchased mini-vans for use in Regional Service Areas; and

Whereas the vans represent a visibility and utility that greatly benefits OPSEU; and

Whereas these vans represent a considerable expenditure and potential liability for OPSEU; and

Whereas these vans are located in service areas and are under the jurisdiction of the First Vice-President/Treasurer and the Regional Vice-President; and

Whereas there is a need for a consistent policy to structure the use of the vans and install a process for usage, maintenance, and accountability; and

Whereas the Audit Committee has recommended a policy be developed and approved.

Therefore be it resolved that the following policy be adopted:

Policy regarding Regional OPSEU Vans

OPSEU vans are to be used for OPSEU business only.

One key for each van will be in the possession of the Regional Vice-President (RVP) or Executive Board Member (EBM) designated by the RVP, and a second key to be in the possession of the Supervisor of the Service Area. When not in use, keys are to be kept at the Regional Office.

Any driver of an OPSEU van must be an active member or current staff of OPSEU, must have a valid Ontario Driver’s License, and must have submitted a copy of that license to the office of the First Vice-President/Treasurer in advance of usage. Staff may drive OPSEU vans with the approval of the Supervisor. Drivers who are OPSEU members but are not EBMs of that Region must have prior approval from the RVP to drive the van.

Drivers must adhere to the rules of the road. Any infraction leading to a fine or other type of penalty will be the responsibility of the driver and OPSEU will not cover the cost of fines or other infractions. Infractions could lead to van privileges being withdrawn by OPSEU.

When not in use, vans are to be parked at the Service Area office parking lot, unless there is a reason (such as an event early the next morning in another part of the service area). In such circumstances the parking at a different location must be approved by the RVP, EBM, or Regional Supervisor.

Each van is to be equipped with a OPSEU Van Distance Report Form which provide space for drivers to record the date of usage, license number of the van, odometer start and end in kilometers, total distance, purpose of van use and any incident or faulty report, if applicable. The form will also have a space for entering the addition of fuel or washer fluid, the date and amount added, the name of the driver who added the fluids. Receipts for fuel or washer fluid must be attached to the Form.  Report forms are to be kept in the van at all times.

When returning a van following van use, drivers are to ensure that there is a minimum of half-tank of gas in the van, and a minimum of half-container of wiper fluid. If an addition of fluid is done prior to returning the van, a copy of the fuel/washer fluid receipts must be attached to an OPSEU Expense Claim form which should then be forwarded to the Regional Vice-President.

Members are required to complete the driver's log form at each use of the van.

The OPSEU Van Distance Report forms are to be reviewed by the staff supervisor for each service area where there is an OPSEU van. Such review is to be done at the end of each month. Questions or concerns are to be forwarded to the office of the First Vice-President/Treasurer. Reviewed OPSEU Van Distance Report should be signed by the supervisor, or his/her designee, and kept in a file in the Regional office. A copy is to be sent to the First Vice-President/Treasurer.

The Audit committee will review all OPSEU Van Distance Report forms, for all vans, at least once per budget year.

The Regional Supervisor is to keep a maintenance record for each van in the Region. This should include spring and fall maintenance including oil changes and brake inspection, and installing snow tires between Nov. 1 and March 31. Should an engine warning light come on, this should be reported immediately to the Regional Supervisor for action. The Regional Supervisor should consult with the First Vice-President/Treasurer on all maintenance issues including warning lights.

Moved by Strachan/Nancekivell – Amendment:

change “OPSEU Van Distance Report forms” to “Ontario trucking association vehicle inspection report form”

Roll Call #22

Almeida, Eddy against
Arbus, Jeff against
Archer, Glen against
Arvelin, Ed against
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim against
Carson, Tammy against
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia against
Finucane, Drew against
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara against
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean against
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl against
Thomas, Warren against
Tremblay, Chrisy against

DEFEATED 8 for 13 against

Moved by Bozai/Fahey – Amendment:

In 4th paragraph amend “active member” to “OPSEU member”

Moved by Fahey/Tremblay – Amendment to amendment:

Amend wording to “active member, retired OPSEU member or current staff member”

Roll Call #23

Almeida, Eddy against
Arbus, Jeff against
Archer, Glen against
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len against
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew against
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara against
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy against
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean against
Shearer, Philip against
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren against
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 11 for 10 against

The question was called on the amendment as amended:

In 4th paragraph amend “active member” to “active member, retired OPSEU member or current staff member”

Roll Call #24

Almeida, Eddy against
Arbus, Jeff against
Archer, Glen against
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy against
Elliott, Len against
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew against
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara against
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy against
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean against
Shearer, Philip against
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren against
Tremblay, Chrisy for

DEFEATED 10 for 11 against

The question called on the motion:

Whereas OPSEU has purchased mini-vans for use in Regional Service Areas; and

Whereas the vans represent a visibility and utility that greatly benefits OPSEU; and

Whereas these vans represent a considerable expenditure and potential liability for OPSEU; and

Whereas these vans are located in service areas and are under the jurisdiction of the First Vice-President/Treasurer and the Regional Vice-President; and

Whereas there is a need for a consistent policy to structure the use of the vans and install a process for usage, maintenance, and accountability; and

Whereas the Audit Committee has recommended a policy be developed and approved.

Therefore be it resolved that the following policy be adopted:

Policy regarding Regional OPSEU Vans

OPSEU vans are to be used for OPSEU business only.

One key for each van will be in the possession of the Regional Vice-President (RVP) or Executive Board Member (EBM) designated by the RVP, and a second key to be in the possession of the Supervisor of the Service Area. When not in use, keys are to be kept at the Regional Office.

Any driver of an OPSEU van must be an active member or current staff of OPSEU, must have a valid Ontario Driver’s License, and must have submitted a copy of that license to the office of the First Vice-President/Treasurer in advance of usage. Staff may drive OPSEU vans with the approval of the Supervisor. Drivers who are OPSEU members but are not EBMs of that Region must have prior approval from the RVP to drive the van.

Drivers must adhere to the rules of the road. Any infraction leading to a fine or other type of penalty will be the responsibility of the driver and OPSEU will not cover the cost of fines or other infractions. Infractions could lead to van privileges being withdrawn by OPSEU.

When not in use, vans are to be parked at the Service Area office parking lot, unless there is a reason (such as an event early the next morning in another part of the service area). In such circumstances the parking at a different location must be approved by the RVP, EBM, or Regional Supervisor.

Each van is to be equipped with a OPSEU Van Distance Report Form which provide space for drivers to record the date of usage, license number of the van, odometer start and end in kilometers, total distance, purpose of van use and any incident or faulty report, if applicable. The form will also have a space for entering the addition of fuel or washer fluid, the date and amount added, the name of the driver who added the fluids. Receipts for fuel or washer fluid must be attached to the Form.  Report forms are to be kept in the van at all times.

When returning a van following van use, drivers are to ensure that there is a minimum of half-tank of gas in the van, and a minimum of half-container of wiper fluid. If an addition of fluid is done prior to returning the van, a copy of the fuel/washer fluid receipts must be attached to an OPSEU Expense Claim form which should then be forwarded to the Regional Vice-President.

Members are required to complete the driver's log form at each use of the van.

The OPSEU Van Distance Report forms are to be reviewed by the staff supervisor for each service area where there is an OPSEU van. Such review is to be done at the end of each month. Questions or concerns are to be forwarded to the office of the First Vice-President/Treasurer. Reviewed OPSEU Van Distance Report should be signed by the supervisor, or his/her designee, and kept in a file in the Regional office. A copy is to be sent to the First Vice-President/Treasurer.

The Audit committee will review all OPSEU Van Distance Report forms, for all vans, at least once per budget year.

The Regional Supervisor is to keep a maintenance record for each van in the Region. This should include spring and fall maintenance including oil changes and brake inspection, and installing snow tires between Nov. 1 and March 31. Should an engine warning light come on, this should be reported immediately to the Regional Supervisor for action. The Regional Supervisor should consult with the First Vice-President/Treasurer on all maintenance issues including warning lights.

Moved by Nancekivell/Arbus – Amendment:

In 5th paragraph add at the end “drivers will be made aware of this prior to use of the van”

Roll Call #25

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip against
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 20 for 1 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas OPSEU has purchased mini-vans for use in Regional Service Areas; and

Whereas the vans represent a visibility and utility that greatly benefits OPSEU; and

Whereas these vans represent a considerable expenditure and potential liability for OPSEU; and

Whereas these vans are located in service areas and are under the jurisdiction of the First Vice-President/Treasurer and the Regional Vice-President; and

Whereas there is a need for a consistent policy to structure the use of the vans and install a process for usage, maintenance, and accountability; and

Whereas the Audit Committee has recommended a policy be developed and approved.

Therefore be it resolved that the following policy be adopted:

Policy regarding Regional OPSEU Vans

OPSEU vans are to be used for OPSEU business only.

One key for each van will be in the possession of the Regional Vice-President (RVP) or Executive Board Member (EBM) designated by the RVP, and a second key to be in the possession of the Supervisor of the Service Area. When not in use, keys are to be kept at the Regional Office.

Any driver of an OPSEU van must be an active member or current staff of OPSEU, must have a valid Ontario Driver’s License, and must have submitted a copy of that license to the office of the First Vice-President/Treasurer in advance of usage. Staff may drive OPSEU vans with the approval of the Supervisor. Drivers who are OPSEU members but are not EBMs of that Region must have prior approval from the RVP to drive the van.

Drivers must adhere to the rules of the road. Any infraction leading to a fine or other type of penalty will be the responsibility of the driver and OPSEU will not cover the cost of fines or other infractions. Infractions could lead to van privileges being withdrawn by OPSEU. Drivers will be made aware of this prior to use of the van.

When not in use, vans are to be parked at the Service Area office parking lot, unless there is a reason (such as an event early the next morning in another part of the service area). In such circumstances the parking at a different location must be approved by the RVP, EBM, or Regional Supervisor.

Each van is to be equipped with a OPSEU Van Distance Report Form which provide space for drivers to record the date of usage, license number of the van, odometer start and end in kilometers, total distance, purpose of van use and any incident or faulty report, if applicable. The form will also have a space for entering the addition of fuel or washer fluid, the date and amount added, the name of the driver who added the fluids. Receipts for fuel or washer fluid must be attached to the Form.  Report forms are to be kept in the van at all times.

When returning a van following van use, drivers are to ensure that there is a minimum of half-tank of gas in the van, and a minimum of half-container of wiper fluid. If an addition of fluid is done prior to returning the van, a copy of the fuel/washer fluid receipts must be attached to an OPSEU Expense Claim form which should then be forwarded to the Regional Vice-President.

Members are required to complete the driver's log form at each use of the van.

The OPSEU Van Distance Report forms are to be reviewed by the staff supervisor for each service area where there is an OPSEU van. Such review is to be done at the end of each month. Questions or concerns are to be forwarded to the office of the First Vice-President/Treasurer. Reviewed OPSEU Van Distance Report should be signed by the supervisor, or his/her designee, and kept in a file in the Regional office. A copy is to be sent to the First Vice-President/Treasurer.

The Audit committee will review all OPSEU Van Distance Report forms, for all vans, at least once per budget year.

The Regional Supervisor is to keep a maintenance record for each van in the Region. This should include spring and fall maintenance including oil changes and brake inspection, and installing snow tires between Nov. 1 and March 31. Should an engine warning light come on, this should be reported immediately to the Regional Supervisor for action. The Regional Supervisor should consult with the First Vice-President/Treasurer on all maintenance issues including warning lights.

Roll Call #26

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Philip Shearer filed a minority report.

  • Central Political Action

Committee election

The following Executive Board Members were nominated and indicated their willingness to stand for election; Len Elliott, Edie Strachan.

Ballots were distributed, collected and counted.  President Thomas announced the election of Len Elliott.

  • Convention
    • Resolutions
    • Constitutional
    • Credentials (reports at Convention)
    • Planning

Convention Agenda, adding racialized workers report to agenda, presentation to be done by Keith Jeffers

Discussion

Convention pension breakfast proposal

Discussion

  • Disability Rights Caucus
  • Excluded Staff Hiring

Committee election

Gareth Jones was acclaimed to the Excluded Staff Hiring Committee.

  • Francophone
  • In Solidarity
  • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
  • Pension Liaison

HOOP

Moved by Elliott/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board reappoint James Sanders, retired member of OPSEU Local 10, to the HOOPP Board of Trustees for a two (2) year term commencing January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2018, provided James sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Moved by Almeida/Thomas – Refer back to the committee to canvas the members who are part of the HOOP plan.

Roll Call #27

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Pathways

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Kier Verner-Prokop, OPSEU Local 448 to the Pathways Pension Committee for a three (3) year term commencing January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2019, provided Kier sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #28

Almeida, Eddy —
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Michelle Rathwell, OPSEU Local 448 to the Pathways Sponsor’s Committee for a three (3) year term commencing January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2019 provided Michelle sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.   

Roll Call #29

Almeida, Eddy —
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip for
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Recess

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

December 15, 2016

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:00 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except Phillip Shearer the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

Committee Reports

  • PHRC
  • Policy Review
  • 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

Training and Mentoring Model

Moved by Bozai/Strachan

Whereas Local leadership is asking for Building Local Capacity and increased structured opportunities for Networking and Mentoring within Region  with past and current activists; and

Whereas OPSEU has great internal ability to Train Volunteer Activists to do 'the work of the Union’ ; and

Whereas OPSEU membership has just experienced a large rollover to retirement from local activists; and

Whereas OPSEU has many Retirees and current volunteer activists with vast experience, labour history and knowledge in each Region/Local; and

Whereas OPSEU has infrastructure in each Region to offer training Regionally.
Therefore be it resolved that the Local Services with Education and Training Unit Develop a "Training and Mentoring model” to support ‘Building Local Capacity’ program; and
Be it further resolved that following at least one ‘New Presidents Training’ during election cycle, New Presidents, current Regional Local Executives and a Mentor group of retirees be brought together within each Region; and  

Be it further resolved that this occur out of current budget allotments. 

Moved by Nancekivell/Arbus – referral to the First Vice President/Treasurer’s office

Roll Call #30

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

OPSEU Pride

Moved by Fahey/Archer

Whereas strategic planning identified Privatization in Ontario as a major threat to OPSEU members and vulnerable Ontarians; and

Whereas Strategic Planning identified Personal Pride in being a Public Servant is decreased; and

Whereas we are PROUD to OWN, USE, NEED Public Services and to Work as a Public Servants; and

Whereas creating a crisis in public services demoralizes employees and increases belief that public service cost is a major problem and public servants and services are costly; and

Whereas the Ontario government is never going to create a program to keep PRIDE in Public Services, while trying to sell them at sale prices; and

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU administrators explore an initiative of corporate Positive OPSEU PRIDE in service delivery to regain the positive belief in public services; and

Be it further resolved that PRIDE in Public Services be funded through existing We Own It campaign budget. 

Moved by Almeida/Labelle – refer to President’s office for analysis and bring back recommendations to the January Board.

Roll Call #31

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

An update was provided on all Committees.

New Business

Executive Budget meetings

Moved by Fahey/Bisaillon

Whereas cutting millions takes a day and cutting thousands takes time consuming motions; and

Whereas being able to hear the rationale from administrators is important and helps with decision making; and 

Whereas many questions, motions and proposed amendments get duplicated when there are to separate budget days. One with executive committee and one with board as a whole. 

Therefore be it resolved that all Executive Board members attend all budget meetings of the Executive to attain a balanced budget to present to Convention, commencing in 2017.

An amendment was made and withdrawn

A referral was made and ruled out of order

Moved by Platt/Labelle – refer to President’s office for a constitutional interpretation.

Roll Call #32

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth against
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 19 for 1 against

First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Budget meetings protocol

Moved by Fahey/Strachan

Whereas Roberts rules of order was established to ensure fairness and equity, but not to restrict meetings; and

Whereas the 2016 budget process was altered to allow questions being asked prior to making amendments by the same individual; and

Whereas this modification allowed for greater clarity on the budget and was more time efficient. 

Therefore be it resolved that a new budget only meeting protocol be used for all OPSEU budget meetings. This format would allow an individual to first ask a question to seek clarity on the budget and then allow the individual to move a motion on said budget. 

Moved by Nancekivell/Morton- Amendment:

In resolve, change “a motion” to “an amendment”

Roll Call #33

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren —
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Sara Labelle in Chair

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas Roberts rules of order was established to ensure fairness and equity, but not to restrict meetings; and

Whereas the 2016 budget process was altered to allow questions being asked prior to making amendments by the same individual; and

Whereas this modification allowed for greater clarity on the budget and was more time efficient. 

Therefore be it resolved that a new budget only meeting protocol be used for all OPSEU budget meetings. This format would allow an individual to first ask a question to seek clarity on the budget and then allow the individual to move an amendment on said budget. 

Moved by Almeida/Arbus- Referral to the President’s office for a constitutional interpretation to come back to the January Board

Roll Call #34

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim against
Carson, Tammy against
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia against
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth against
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles against
Morton, Lucy against
Nancekivell, Laurie against
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie against
Thibodeau, Carl against
Thomas, Warren for
Tremblay, Chrisy against

Carried 10 for 10 against

The Chair broke the Tie and the referral carried

President Thomas in the Chair

COR unified members survey and inclusion

Discussion

A motion was made and ruled out of order

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:00p.m.

First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Moved by Magner/Bozai

WHEREAS OPSEU members in good standing may on occasion be voluntarily assigned or seconded by their employer to a position outside any OPSEU bargaining unit, including acting management, supervisory or other excluded positions.

AND WHEREAS Article 6.8.1 of the Constitution states that “A shop steward, unit steward, local officer, trustee, delegate, team or committee member who volunteers and is assigned or seconded by the employer … to a position outside any OPSEU bargaining unit shall not be entitled to continue to carry out the duties or functions of his/her office during the period of assignment or secondment.”

AND WHEREAS Article 6.8.1 of the Constitution further states that “The Member shall be entitled to retain all other rights as a Member in Good Standing.”

AND WHEREAS Article 7.1 sets out certain rights of Members in Good Standing, subject to other provisions in the Constitution

AND WHEREAS it is in the interests of members, locals and the union to provide greater clarity regarding what union activities a member who is in an acting position outside the bargaining unit may participate in, and what activities the member is ineligible to participate in, during their assignment outside the bargaining unit

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT pursuant to Article 7 of the Constitution, an OPSEU member who volunteers for and is assigned or seconded by the employer to a position outside any OPSEU bargaining unit shall be entitled to:

  • Be represented by the union with respect to the member’s rights and interests related to their employment in their bargaining unit position
  • Be treated with dignity and respect within the Union
  • Be free from discrimination, interference, restriction, coercion, harassment, intimidation or disciplinary action exercised or practised by a Member with respect to another Member, both within the Union and in the workplace, by reason of race, colour, age, national or ethnic origin, political or religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, record of offences, physical characteristics or physical or mental disability;
  • Participate in the Union’s business at the Local level, including voting in the election of delegates and alternate delegates to Conventions, and voting on the ratification of collective agreements affecting the member’s bargaining unit position, except where the collective agreement is the result of binding arbitration;
  • Make a formal presentation to the Board upon receipt of such presentation in writing at Headquarters not less than ten (10) calendar days before the date of the regularly scheduled Board Meeting at which the presentation is to be made, provided always that notice may be waived by majority vote of the Board
  • Attend any meeting of the Board, notwithstanding that s/he may not have a vote at such meeting, except that the Board may meet in closed session for purposes of discussing individual or staff contracts of employment;
  • Receive a copy of the Constitution of the Union and to be advised of amendments to it, and to receive an up-to-date copy whenever the Constitution is compiled and reprinted.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT pursuant to Article 6.8.1 of the Constitution, an OPSEU member who volunteers for and is assigned or seconded by the employer to a position outside any OPSEU bargaining unit, during the period of the assignment or secondment, shall NOT be entitled to:

  • Carry out any duties or functions of any union office, position, function, role or activity to which they may have been elected, appointed or otherwise selected, and instead must take a leave of absence from any such office, position, function or role for the duration of their assignment or secondment
  • Stand for election or re-election, or accept any appointment or re-appointment, to any union office, position, function, role or activity at the local or broader level, including as a delegate, alternate, observer or representative at an OPSEU area council, regional meeting, convention, sector, divisional or other body or event, or to any labour body to which OPSEU is affiliated, including or OFL, CLC and NUPGE meetings, conventions, committees or events
  • Participate in local union business except as required pursuant to their right to representation with respect to their individual rights and interests regarding their employment in their home/union position as outlined above
  • Attend local meetings except to participate in demand-setting for bargaining and/or ratification or strike votes with respect to their home/union position, or to participate in the election of delegates and alternates to Convention
  • Participate as a union representative or appointee in any joint union-management or workplace committee such as EERC/LMC or the Health and Safety Committee
  • Participate in any union-only committee at the local level such as a Grievance Committee, Social Committee, Equity Committee or Bargaining Team,
  • Attend or participate in any other union meetings or events that are restricted to union members, including regional, provincial or convention committee or caucus meetings, sector and divisional committees and meetings, and union conferences, workshops, educationals or other union events
  • Apply for or be reimbursed for personal expenses related to any such union events or activities.

Motion was ruled unconstitutional

Chair is challenged

Sara Labelle in the Chair

Roll Call #35

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel against
Bozai, Ibrahim against
Carson, Tammy against
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia against
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth against
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles against
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie against
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren —
Tremblay, Chrisy against

Carried 11 for 8 against

The Chair is upheld

Women’s March on Washington

Moved by Nancekivell/Tremblay

Whereas January 20, 2017 is Inaugural Day in the United States of America and Donald Trump will be sworn in as President; and

Whereas the blatant and deliberate attacks on Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Union Rights during the Trump campaign is unlike anything that we have seen at this level of politics in years; and

Whereas the Trump Presidency will only strengthen these forms of attacks if unchallenged; and

Whereas there is a Women’s March on Washington DC on January 21, 2017 that is attempting to unite people who disagree with Trump’s disparaging remarks about minorities and his flippant and obscene comments about sexual assault; and

Whereas the impact to Canada and to Canadians has been and will continue to be significant based on the actions of our southern neighbours; and

Whereas the OFL is organizing a bus to trip to travel to this March.

Therefore be it resolved that the Provincial Women’s Committee representatives and the women members of the Executive Board will be offered the opportunity to participate, through the OFL, in the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 which will include bus transportation, meals and shared accommodation for this trip; and

Be it further resolved that the costing of this event will not exceed $11,000 and will be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

An amendment was made and ruled out of order

Moved by Strachan/Carson – Amendment:

If seats that OPSEU has booked with the OFL become available that it be made available to sisters from one of the committees or caucuses.

Moved by Fahey/Tremblay – Amendment to the Amendment:

The wording be changed from “sisters from one of the committees or caucuses” to “alternates of the women’s committee”.

Roll Call #36

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy against
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth against
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles against
Morton, Lucy against
Nancekivell, Laurie against
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie against
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren —
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 13 for 6 against

The question was called on the Amendment as amended:

If seats that OPSEU has booked with the OFL become available that it be made available to alternates of the women’s committee.

Roll Call #37

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim against
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth against
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy against
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren —
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 16 for 3 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas January 20, 2017 is Inaugural Day in the United States of America and Donald Trump will be sworn in as President; and

Whereas the blatant and deliberate attacks on Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Union Rights during the Trump campaign is unlike anything that we have seen at this level of politics in years; and

Whereas the Trump Presidency will only strengthen these forms of attacks if unchallenged; and

Whereas there is a Women’s March on Washington DC on January 21, 2017 that is attempting to unite people who disagree with Trump’s disparaging remarks about minorities and his flippant and obscene comments about sexual assault; and

Whereas the impact to Canada and to Canadians has been and will continue to be significant based on the actions of our southern neighbours; and

Whereas the OFL is organizing a bus to trip to travel to this March.

Therefore be it resolved that the Provincial Women’s Committee representatives and the women members of the Executive Board will be offered the opportunity to participate, through the OFL, in the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 which will include bus transportation, meals and shared accommodation for this trip; and

Be it further resolved that the costing of this event will not exceed $11,000 and will be drawn from the Contingency Fund and if seats that OPSEU has booked with the OFL become available that it be made available to alternates of the women’s committee.

Roll Call #38

Almeida, Eddy against
Arbus, Jeff against
Archer, Glen against
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim against
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth against
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy against
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean against
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl against
Thomas, Warren —
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 11 for 8 against

Glen Archer, Lucy Morton, Gareth Jones, Ibrahim Bozai, Carl Thibodeau and Jeff Arbus filed minority reports

Recommendation from October 19, 2016 Executive Committee meeting:

Local 141

Moved by Elliott/Nancekivell

Whereas the members of Local 141 are in 4 separate units consisting of Community Living Stratford, Huron Perth Health Alliance, Perth District Health Unit, Board of Health County of Huron; and 

Whereas the Local held a meeting on November 10, 2016 and did have Quorum at that meeting; and 

Whereas the members of the Local met on November 10, 2016 and voted Unanimously in favour of dividing the Local in to 2 separate Local entities with 2 units in each of the new Locals.

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that Local 141 be divided into two new Locals, the first Local will be Local 141 made up of Units Community Living Stratford Area and Perth District Health Unit; and

Be it further resolved that the second Local be Local 169 and made up of Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance and Board of Health County of Huron.

Roll Call #39

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren —
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Local 410

Moved by Jones/Tremblay

Whereas the members of High Roads Maintenance have no local affiliation; and

Whereas Local 410 is willing to accept these members; and

Whereas Local 410 is an appropriate fit both geographically and structurally; and

Whereas such acceptance will improve representation for these members.

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that High Roads Maintenance be assigned to Local 410.

Roll Call #40

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren —
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Local 458

Moved by Tremblay/Jones

Whereas the members of Local 458 consist of Open Hands Cornwall and Stormont Dundas and Glengarry CAS and; Whereas both units have asked to become separate locals.

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that the members of SDG CAS continue as Local 458 and the members of Open Hands form a new local as local 4105.

Roll Call #41

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren —
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Local 328 & 307

Moved by Labelle/Platt

Whereas the members of Local 328 voted to allow the members from Barrie Non-profit municipal housing to leave to join Local 307; and

Whereas the members of 307 are a small unit of newly organized members from Carillion in Barrie and need more members to help strengthen their activism.

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the recommendation from the Executive Committee to allow the Barrie non-profit municipal housing members to transfer from Local 328 to Local 307.

Roll Call #42

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren —
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Arbus – In Camera

Roll Call #43

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Archer, Glen for
Arvelin, Ed for
Bisaillon, Michel for
Bozai, Ibrahim for
Carson, Tammy for
Elliott, Len for
Fahey, Felicia for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Morton, Lucy for
Nancekivell, Laurie for
Platt, Sean for
Shearer, Philip —
Strachan, Edie for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren —
Tremblay, Chrisy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Rise & report

Progress

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 3:18 p.m. All members were present except Philip Shearer and President Thomas, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary