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Minutes of the December 16-17, 2015 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the December 16-17, 2015 Executive Board Meeting

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Head Office, Theater

December 16, 2015

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:45 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:

  • Bill 109
  • Reconsideration – Merger/Transfer Local 202, 208, 254

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
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      —
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

The minutes of October 28-29, 2015; November 18, 2015 and the Cornerstone E-poll were adopted.

Business Arising

Equity Committees/Caucuses Terms of Reference

Provincial Women’s Committee

Moved by Almeida/Elliot R.

WHEREAS OPSEU is a member driven union and strives for transparency and greater involvement from its members; and

WHEREAS OPSEU recognizes and celebrates the diversity of its membership; and  

WHEREAS Resolution K2 from Convention 2012 was passed by the Board and required that the Terms of Reference for all equity committees and caucuses be posted on the OPSEU website to assist members with their understanding of equity and also encourages for greater participation within the union;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the contents of the Terms of Reference for the Provincial Women’s Committee be approved as part of the OPSEU Policy. 

Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC)
Terms of Reference

ARTICLE 1 – NAME

1.1 The Committee shall be known as the Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC) of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

ARTICLE 2 – AIMS & PURPOSE:

2.1 The function of the Committee shall be:

a. to assist in establishing regional women’s committees/caucuses;

b. to develop and promote programs or events to encourage women workers to participate in union activities; and

c. to increase awareness and understanding of issues affecting women and related equity groups throughout the membership.

d. to support education and advocacy on issues relevant to women within the union, in the workplace and the broader community.

ARTICLE 3 – MEMBERSHIP:

3.1 The Committee shall consist of seven (7) members representing the seven (7) regions of the Union and shall be elected at Regional meetings held every two (2) years.

3.2 Members who self-identify as women may be eligible to become members of the Committee.

3.3 It is recommended that one (1) OPSEU Executive Board Member be assigned to each Committee as a liaison to the Board; and that one Officer from the Equity Unit shall be assigned to the PWC for support.  The Executive Board liaison and Equity Unit Officer may attend Committee meetings with voice but no vote. It is understood that no other members or staff shall attend Committee meetings except by invitation.

3.4 Alternates shall not attend meetings however they can be involved in activities of the PWC as requested by their regional representative.  However in the event the elected member resigns, the alternate will assume the position of the regional representative.

ARTICLE 4 – OFFICERS:

4.1 Officers shall be elected in accordance with OPSEU’s constitution.  Such elections shall be:

  • conducted by an Officer of the Equity Unit
  • conducted by secret ballot
  • open to all members with reasonable notice of the election
  • recorded in meeting minutes that are forwarded to the Equity Unit.

4.2 A Chair and Vice-Chair shall be elected from members of the committee;

4.3 The Committee shall elect a member to be their representative in  other affiliated unions or Committees as follows:

  • OFL Women’s Committee
  • Ontario Coalition of Better Child Care;
  • Social Justice Fund
  • NUPGE;  and
  • other committees that may be deemed necessary.

This does not remove the ultimate right of the President’s Office to appoint a member of the PWC to the above-mentioned Committees.

4.4       The Chair shall:

  • set up and coordinate meetings throughout the year;
  • ensure participation, follow-up and communication of all members between meetings;
  • develop the agenda for all committee meetings and send them out in advance; 
  • preside as Chairperson at all committee meetings;
  • act as the official spokesperson for the committee within the union, examples include:
    • attending Equity Chairs Meetings
    • participating in planning the annual Joint Leadership Meeting in September
    • participate in planning the “Gathering” in January
  • perform other duties as may be deemed necessary by the Committee.

4.5 The Vice-Chair shall:

  • In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair assumes the responsibilities of the office of the chair. 
  • In addition the Vice-Chair shall perform other duties as may be deemed necessary from time to time.

4.6 The Secretary shall:

  • Be appointed at each meeting on a rotational basis
  • Be responsible for recording the details of the meeting electronically, including all financial decisions made and specific action items for follow up
  • Send the minutes to the Committee for approval. Once approved, the secretary shall forward the minutes, via email, to the Equity Unit Secretary and the assigned Officer no later than 15 days after the meeting

4.7 The Treasurer shall:

  • Monitor the expenses of the Committee by tallying estimated expenses at every meeting;
  • Reconcile their records with the quarterly reports provided by OPSEU;
  • Follow up on any discrepancies with the assistance of assigned staff, the Accounting Department and anyone else deemed necessary.

ARTICLE 5 – FINANCE:

5.1 The activities of the Committee shall be funded centrally by the Union, as approved in the budget by the Annual Convention.

5.2 A quarterly budget report of actual expenses compared to the approved budget shall be provided to the Chair of the Committee by the assigned Officer of the Equity Unit.

5.3 To support the Committee budget submission, an annual report shall be provided to the Executive Board by the Chair of the Committee.

5.4 It is understood that central expenses and payments will only be processed by OPSEU when they are:

  • supported by the majority of the Committee;
  • recorded in minutes that have been forwarded to the assigned Officer;
  • in accordance with the general policies of OPSEU (also applies to regional funds.)

ARTICLE 6 – MEETINGS:

6.1 The Committee shall meet a minimum of four (4) times a year. At least two (2) meetings will be conducted via teleconference or video-conference.

6.2 Where a scheduled meeting of the committee is not required or is impractical the members may be polled by email or telephone. Confirmation of decisions made in this manner shall be confirmed at the next meeting.

6.3 Quorums for meetings of the Committee shall be a simple majority (50% + one) of the standing Committee members.

6.4 Where a scheduled meeting of the committee is  not required or is impractical the members may be polled by email or telephone. Confirmation of decisions made in this manner shall be confirmed at the next meeting.

6.5 For the purposes of conducting business of the Committee, participation at a meeting shall not be limited to in-person but may include participation via teleconference and video conference.

6.6 The order of business at meetings will be consistent with OPSEU’s constitution. Meeting agendas and minutes will be kept.

ARTICLE 7 –  APPROVAL AND AMENDMENT OF TERMS OF REFERENCE

7.1 The terms of reference shall be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote at a meeting of the Committee.

7.2 Any subsequent amendments to the Terms of Reference shall be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote at a meeting of the Committee.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      —
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Harassment and Discrimination Policy

WHEREAS the current Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy (“HDPP”) does not contain any language referencing Personal Harassment; and

WHEREAS it is advisable to expand and redefine the HDPP to better address all harassment complaints and to provide for sanctions where necessary and possible; and

WHEREAS the 2015 Convention decided to approve amendments to the Constitution that provided the Executive Board with the authority to impose sanctions for breaches of the Personal Harassment Policy; and

WHEREAS the Equity Chairs have been consulted and endorse the proposed changes to the HDPP;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy and the Personal Harassment Policy at 23.5-5 in the OPSEU Policy Manual, and the interim personal harassment procedure passed in June 2012, be replaced by the new Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy, as proposed.

First Vice President Almeida is in the Chair

Moved by Magner/Archer – Amendment under section 5.2 – b) add “prevent or address” after “action to”

Move by Arbus/Bozai – Amendment to amendment – strike “prevent or” and leave “address”

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      —
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     against
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      against
Magner, Myles    against
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     against
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  against
Tungatt, Debbie  against

Carried 14 for 6 against

The question was called on the amendment as amended:

Amendment under section 5.2 – b) add “address” after “action to”

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           against
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      —
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     against
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  against
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  against

Carried 16 for 4 against

Moved by Magner/Bozai – Amendment under Section 5.2 – c) remove “a party believes that” and replace with “where a complaint is a form of”

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy    against
Arbus, Jeff          against
Archer, Glen        against
Arvelin, Ed          against
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           against
Elliott, Len          against
Fahey, Felicia      —
Finucane, Drew   against
Jones, Gareth     against
Labelle, Sara       against
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           against
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  against
Thomas, Warren  against
Tremblay, Chrisy  against
Tungatt, Debbie  against

DEFEATED 6 for 14 against

The question was called on the policy as amended:

WHEREAS the current Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy (“HDPP”) does not contain any language referencing Personal Harassment; and

WHEREAS it is advisable to expand and redefine the HDPP to better address all harassment complaints and to provide for sanctions where necessary and possible; and

WHEREAS the 2015 Convention decided to approve amendments to the Constitution that provided the Executive Board with the authority to impose sanctions for breaches of the Personal Harassment Policy; and

WHEREAS the Equity Chairs have been consulted and endorse the proposed changes to the HDPP;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy and the Personal Harassment Policy at 23.5-5 in the OPSEU Policy Manual, and the interim personal harassment procedure passed in June 2012, be replaced by the new Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Policy, as proposed.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      —
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

President Thomas in the Chair

CAAT Support Scholarship Fund – Students attending an OPSEU Represented CAAT – Support College

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

WHEREAS the original motion included a resolve that the DivEx would put together procedures, processes and protocols for the scholarship; and

WHEREAS the DivEx has now submitted these processes.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT OPSEU formally endorse and advertise this Scholarship Fund on the OPSEU website; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the CAAT-S DivEx be provided with the budget code so that the funds raised can be properly accounted for.

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      —
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

President’s Report

Internal Issues

CAAT (Support) PT Campaign – Phase 3

Marilou Martin gave a presentation to the Board

Moved by Thomas/Arbus

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board waives the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Arbus

WHEREAS OPSEU is committed to implementing a successful organizing campaign of P/T college workers during the 2015-2016 school year; and,

WHEREAS PHASE 1 of the campaign successfully planned, prepared and executed the September 1st launch by developing communications materials, creating a strong database, booking off Regional and Local Coordinators and training local stewards; and,

WHEREAS PHASE 2 of the campaign established local contacts and networks in 24 colleges, developed and utilized online resources to contact, engage and sign up members, and started the process of signing up  members;  

WHEREAS PHASE 3 will expand on the communications plan, by establishing online and local action groups and will accelerate the process of signing cards by putting more supports on college ground.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board fund PHASE 3 of the campaign which will take place between January 2016 and April 2016; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT that OPSEU allocates $496,061 to PHASE 3 of the campaign.  This amount is to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Moved by Labelle/Almeida – to be drawn from the existing budget line

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

WHEREAS OPSEU is committed to implementing a successful organizing campaign of P/T college workers during the 2015-2016 school year; and,

WHEREAS PHASE 1 of the campaign successfully planned, prepared and executed the September 1st launch by developing communications materials, creating a strong database, booking off Regional and Local Coordinators and training local stewards; and,

WHEREAS PHASE 2 of the campaign established local contacts and networks in 24 colleges, developed and utilized online resources to contact, engage and sign up members, and started the process of signing up  members;  

WHEREAS PHASE 3 will expand on the communications plan, by establishing online and local action groups and will accelerate the process of signing cards by putting more supports on college ground.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board fund PHASE 3 of the campaign which will take place between January 2016 and April 2016; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT that OPSEU allocates $496,061 to PHASE 3 of the campaign.  This amount is to be drawn from the existing budget line.

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  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
  • 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/meetings 2016
  • Summary Report

Hotel Proposals – Executive Board and Committee guestrooms/meetings 2016

Moved by Almeida/Tungatt

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the hotel accommodations for designated Executive Board and Executive Committee meetings for 2016 be booked with the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale.

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

President’s Report

Internal Issues

  • CAAT (Support) PT Campaign – Phase 3 – timed presentation, Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m.
  • Resolutions to 2016 Convention
  • OPSEU Leadership Conference on Privatization
  • Hydro One – Anti Privatization Campaign – Phase 2
  • OPSEU Policy 4.1: Hotel Accommodation, Annual Convention
  • OPSEU Policy 10.1: Hotel Accommodation, Centrally Run Events
  • RPN Occupational Division Proposal

Staffing Issues – In Camera

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

  • NUPGE Triennial Convention

RPN Occupational Division Proposal

Moved by Thomas/Arvelin

WHEREAS the Health Care Divisional Council is proposing the creation of a Registered Practical Nurses occupational division; and,

WHEREAS the proposal has merits and warrants further review,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT this proposal be forwarded to the Office of the President for review.

Moved by Tungatt/Elliot R. – Closure

Roll Call #12

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    —
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion:

WHEREAS the Health Care Divisional Council is proposing the creation of a Registered Practical Nurses occupational division; and,

WHEREAS the proposal has merits and warrants further review,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT this proposal be forwarded to the Office of the President for review.

Roll Call #13

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    —
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

OPSEU Leadership Conference on Privatization

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board waives the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #14

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    —
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the union hold a one-day OPSEU Leadership Conference on Privatization on either Friday, March 18 or Friday, April 1, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT conference invitees include all Executive Board Members, MERC Chairs, Sector Chairs, Equity Chairs, and staff as assigned by the President, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Executive Board approve the expenditure of $69,500 to fund the OPSEU Leadership Conference on Privatization, to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #15

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    —
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Hydro One – Anti Privatization Campaign – Phase 2

Moved by Thomas Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board waives the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #16

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    —
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

BE IT RESOLVED THAT OPSEU continue its campaign against the sale of Hydro One and broaden its capacity to fight the sale of public assets and the privatization of public services in all its forms; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT in keeping with the 2015 Convention resolution, organizational structures including research, community organizing and lobbying supported by communications and campaigns support be established through member education, action and mobilizing; and

“WHEREAS the Wynne Liberal government of Ontario has made the sale of publicly-owned assets like Hydro One, and the increased privatization of alcohol sales a centerpiece of a broad privatization scheme that also encompasses escalating privatization in health care, community social services, and all OPSEU sectors through various service restructuring schemes; and

WHEREAS the privatization of public assets and public services has consistently failed to provide high-quality public services and undermines our common wealth and the role of public services in enhancing the common good; and

WHEREAS OPSEU’s long-standing policies and efforts to fight privatization are now more important than ever to protect our common wealth and public services against the Wynne Liberal privatization agenda;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT OPSEU put its full resources and focus into fighting the privatization of Ontario’s public assets, services and jobs, with resources to be determined by the Executive Board from existing funds.” – 2015 OPSEU Convention

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT OPSEU be prepared to launch the “We Own It Ontario” campaign at the 2016 Convention; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Executive Board approve the expenditure of $92,000 to fund OPSEU’s anti-privatization activities, to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #17

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    —
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:30

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #18

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    —
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

New Business

CAAT-Academic – Divex Release

JP Hornick and Kevin MacKay gave a presentation to the Board

First Vice President Almeida in the Chair

Moved by Almeida/Arbus

WHEREAS the OPSEU Executive Board approved finds in 2015 for the CAAT-A Divex Release Project, and;

WHEREAS the project produced positive results and strengthened the CAAT A Division and its members and enhanced and strengthened the bond between OPSEU and the CAAT A membership.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the CAAT A Divex Release Project continue in 2016, with funds to be drawn from existing budget lines.

Roll Call #19

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       against
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           —
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  —
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 18 for 1 against

Sara Labelle filed a Minority Report

CAAT–Academic – Good Schools, Good Jobs

Moved by Almeida/Arbus

WHEREAS the OPSEU Executive Board approved funds in 2015 for the Good Jobs, Good Schools Campaign, and;

WHEREAS the project has been successful to date and the Division would like to continue the project in 2016 to ensure a successful round of bargaining and continue resistance to the Employers anti-union attacks.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the CAAT A Good Schools, Good Jobs Campaign continue to be funded in 2016 and that this be taken from existing budget lines.

Roll Call #20

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           —
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  —
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Elliott R./Elliott L. – In Camera

Roll Call #21

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      for
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           —
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  —
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Progress

President’s Report

OPSEU Policy 4.1: Hotel Accommodation, Annual Convention

Moved by Almeida/Tungatt

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT as of January 1, 2016, the OPSEU Executive Board amends the current room accommodation policies and procedures for members attending the annual convention.  Members will provide their rooming information along with their registration details and the accommodations will be booked centrally on their behalf.  The Request for Accommodations Form will be included with the first mailing of convention documents.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT members will still be responsible for payment of all hotel charges at checkout.  Hotel bills will still be submitted for reimbursement using a member expense claim form.

Roll Call #22

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           —
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

President Thomas in the Chair

OPSEU Policy 10.1: Hotel Accommodation, Centrally Run Events

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT as of January 1, 2016, the OPSEU Executive Board amends the current room accommodation policies and procedures for members attending all central run events.  Members will provide their rooming information along with their registration details and the accommodations will be booked centrally on their behalf.  The Request for Accommodations Form will be included with the call documents for the respective meeting/conference, etc.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT members will still be responsible for payment of all hotel charges at checkout.  The bills will still be submitted for reimbursement using an expense claim form. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT this policy applies to the following events:

  • BPS Conference
  • CAAT-A and CAAT-S Divisional Meetings
  • Central Bargaining Conferences and other related events
  • Editors Weekend
  • Francophone Conference
  • International Youth Day Conference
  • Joint Leadership Day
  • OPS Divisional Meeting
  • Provincial Human Rights Conference
  • Provincial Women’s Conference

Roll Call #23

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           —
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Resolutions to 2016 Convention

Discussion

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

President Thomas provided an update

NUPGE Triennial Convention

Discussion

Bill 109

Moved by Thomas/Labelle

WHEREAS on December 10, 2015, the Liberal Government gave Royal Assent to Bill 109, the Employment and Labour Law Statute Amendment Act, which amends the Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act (PSLRTA);

WHEREAS the amendments to PSLRTA provide that no representation vote shall be held if one bargaining agent represents more than 60% of the employees of the new bargaining unit;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT OPSEU will pursue a Charter challenge to the anti-democratic and anti-union amendments contained in Bill 109, and will seek the support of other affected unions such as ONA and CUPE, with funds for legal costs to be drawn from the contingency fund up to $35,000.

A motion was made and ruled out of order

Moved by Almeida/Archer – Amendment to remove “and will seek the support of other affected unions such as ONA and CUPE”

Roll Call #24

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           —
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Archer/Arbus – Closure

Roll Call #25

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           —
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

WHEREAS on December 10, 2015, the Liberal Government gave Royal Assent to Bill 109, the Employment and Labour Law Statute Amendment Act, which amends the Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act (PSLRTA);

WHEREAS the amendments to PSLRTA provide that no representation vote shall be held if one bargaining agent represents more than 60% of the employees of the new bargaining unit;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT OPSEU will pursue a Charter challenge to the anti-democratic and anti-union amendments contained in Bill 109, with funds for legal costs to be drawn from the contingency fund up to $35,000.

Roll Call #26

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           —
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Arbus/Jones – Move to recess and start at 10:00a.m. the next day

Roll Call #27

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       for
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           —
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Recess

The Executive Board recessed at 4:27 p.m. All members were present except Gord Longhi and Sean Platt.

October 17, 2015

The Executive Board was called to order at 10:07 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. Members in the meeting room introduced themselves.

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

  • Aboriginal Circle
  • Audit
  • Convention
    • Resolutions
    • Constitutional
    • Credentials (reports at Convention)
    • Planning
  • Disability Rights Caucus
  • Excluded Staff Hiring
  • Francophone
  • In Solidarity
  • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
  • Pension Liaison

Moved by Elliot R./Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board reappoint Cheri Hearty as a Pension Trustee for CBS Pension Plan to a three year term commencing January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018 provided Cheri Hearty sign the letter of undertaking provided by OPSEU.

Roll Call #28

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

  • PHRC

OPSEU Human Rights Conferences Policy

Moved by Archer/Arvelin

WHEREAS the current policy on Human Rights Conferences (11.1.9) prevents a representative from each of OPSEU’s provincial equity committees, with the exception of the Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC), from taking part in the planning of the event, and;

WHEREAS input and involvement from all of OPSEU’s equity committees and caucuses will ensure the production of a wholesome, all-inclusive event, and;

WHEREAS the planning of the conference should be reflective of OPSEU’s diverse membership and consider different equity perspectives of people from all walks of life, and; 

WHEREAS human rights issues impact all individuals and it is crucial to have the voices of these lived experiences heard. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the currently policy on Human Rights Conferences (11.1.9) be amended to read:

A biennial Conference on human rights issues will be held in the year opposite to the Women’s Conference.  It will follow a similar process to that of the Women’s Conference and be organized by the Equity Unit and the Provincial Human Rights Committee (PHRC) in conjunction with a representative from each of OPSEU’s equity committees and caucuses.  The costs to attend the planning meetings will be borne by the budgets of each respective committee and caucus. 

Roll Call #29

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

  • 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

An update was provided on all Committees.

New Business

Section 13.2 Policy Manual

Moved by Elliot R./Elliott L.

WHEREAS Section 13.2 of the Policy Manual properly bars staff from engaging in the internal political process of OPSEU, and;

WHEREAS from time to time OPSEU members have an opportunity to work for their union as Temporary Staff, and;

WHEREAS members that are offered Temporary Staff positions, sometimes find it difficult to resign their OPSEU elected positions.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT OPSEU members being offered Temporary Staff positions be allowed to take up to a maximum one year leave of absence from their elected OPSEU positions.

Moved by Almeida/Arbus-

Referral to President’s office and recommendations be brought back to the January Board.

Roll Call #30

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Regional Meeting elections

Moved by Elliot R./Shearer

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT starting at the 2017 Regional Meeting, that separate elections be held for the Member and Alternate Member to the Provincial Young Workers Committee.

Roll Call #31

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Elliot R./Elliott L.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT starting at the 2017 Regional Meeting, that separate elections be held for the Member and Alternate Member to the Provincial Women’s Committee.

Roll Call #32

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Elliot R./ Shearer

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT starting at the 2017 Regional Meeting, that separate elections be held for the Member and Alternate Member to the Provincial Human Rights Committee.

Roll Call #33

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Elliot R./Elliott L.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT starting at the 2017 Regional Meeting, that separate elections be held for the Member and Alternate Member to the Provincial Francophone Committee.

Roll Call #34

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

New Business

Moved by Tungatt/Almeida-

Reconsider the motion from October 28-29, 2015 Executive Board Meeting:

Merger/Transfer – Local 202, 208, 254

WHEREAS the Employer has relocated a number of MPAC members to the Hamilton location creating what is referred to as the Hamilton Hub

WHEREAS the Locals affected (Local 202, 208, 254) have voted and approved that they create one larger MPAC Local in Hamilton

WHEREAS one of the Locals (Local 202) also has OPS members who wish to merge with another OPS Local

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board approve that the Locals affected be divided in the following way:

Local 202 will retain its MPAC members, the OPS members will join Local 201

Local 208 MPAC members will join Local 202. Local 208's Charter will be dissolved

Local 254 Hamilton MPAC members will join Local 202.  Brantford MPAC members will remain with Local 254. 

Roll Call #35

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     for
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Tungatt/Almeida

Merger/Transfer – Local 202, 208, 254

WHEREAS the Employer has relocated a number of MPAC members to the Hamilton location creating what is referred to as the Hamilton Hub

WHEREAS the Locals affected (Local 202, 208, 254) have voted and approved that they create one larger MPAC Local in Hamilton

WHEREAS one of the Locals (Local 202) also has OPS members who wish to merge with another OPS Local

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board approve that the Locals affected be divided in the following way:

Local 202 will retain its MPAC members, the OPS members will join Local 201

Local 208 MPAC members will join Local 202. Local 208's Charter will be dissolved

Local 254 Hamilton MPAC members will join Local 202.  Kitchener MPAC members will remain with Local 254. 

Roll Call #36

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     —
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Recommendations from the December 16th, 2015 Executive Committee meeting:

Moved by Magner/Thomas

WHEREAS approximately 80 mental health and addictions workers at Reconnect Mental Health Services in Toronto voted to join OPSEU on November 10, 2015, and have been certified as a new bargaining unit, and;

WHEREAS, with a strong group of activists that led the organizing drive supported by a membership with a strong community of interest, the new unit is well positioned to form a strong new local within OPSEU.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Board approve that the newly certified bargaining unit at the Reconnect Mental Health Services be chartered as a new local, to be designated as Local 5116.

Roll Call #37

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     —
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Local 729/702 Transfer of Members

Moved by Thibodeau/Thomas

WHEREAS local 729 and local 702 held separate General Membership Meetings; and, 

WHEREAS both locals have agreed to the transfer of OPS members to local 729 and the transfer of BPS members to local 7‎02, as reflected in their Minutes. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Executive Board approve the transfer of OPS‎ members in local 702 to local 729 and the BPS members in local 729 to local 702. 

Roll Call #38

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     —
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Local 382/383

Moved by Platt/Thomas

BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Executive Board approve the transfer of Orillia Soldier's Memorial Clerical members from Local 382 to Orillia Soldier's Memorial Paramedical Local 383.

Roll Call #39

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     —
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #40

Almeida, Eddy    for
Arbus, Jeff          for
Archer, Glen        for
Arvelin, Ed          for
Bisaillon, Michel  for
Bozai, Ibrahim     for
Elliot, Ron           for
Elliott, Len          for
Fahey, Felicia      for
Finucane, Drew   for
Jones, Gareth     for
Labelle, Sara       —
Longhi, Gord      —
Magner, Myles    for
Platt, Sean           for
Shearer, Philip     —
Strachan, Edie     for
Thibodeau, Carl  for
Thomas, Warren  for
Tremblay, Chrisy  for
Tungatt, Debbie  for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Progress

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 12:25 p.m. All members were present.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, A/Corporate Secretary