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Minutes of the Executive Board, October 31, 2014

Minutes of the Executive Board, October 31, 2014

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The Executive Board was called to order at 9:30 am. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

Sister Barb DeRoche, Region 4 Executive Board Member took the oath of office.  

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

Ontario Health Coalition rally

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call Vote #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

The minutes of September 17-18, 2014 were adopted.

Business Arising

Westray Act

Work in progress.

Own time for terminated members

This issue will be brought back to the December meeting.

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; MERC Action Plan; and OPS Redeployment Fund

Executive Board/Committee Hotel Accommodations for 2015

Summary report

Executive Board/Committee Hotel Accommodations for 2015

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the hotel accommodations for designed Executive Board and Executive Committee meetings at Head office be booked with the Delta Toronto East.

Roll Call Vote #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 21 for 0 against

President’s Report

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

Internal Issues

Establishing a MERC for the new Treasury Board Secretariat

Staffing Issues – In Camera

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

Internal Issues

Establishing a MERC for the new Treasury Board Secretariat

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the establishment of a 3 member MERC team for the Ministry of Treasury Board Secretariat; and

Be it further resolved that elections be held at the division meeting being held in November 2014.

Roll Call Vote #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

President Thomas gave the Board an update on labour issues.

Presentation

Dan Sidsworth, Chair, Corrections Division and Monty Vieselmeyer made a presentation to the Executive Board.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board waive the notice requirement for approvals exceeding $25,000 for this matter only.

Roll Call Vote #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas Corrections Division OPSEU members (including youth and adult probation and youth and adult corrections) face a deteriorating and hazardous workplace that represents a clear and present danger to themselves, inmates and the community, and

Whereas calls by OPSEU for action and added funding by government have remained unanswered;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the campaign plan for an inquiry, as set out in this report; and

Be it also resolved that funding be allocated to a maximum of $150,712, with such funds to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Moved by Arbus/Labelle

Refer the matter to the President’s Office to return to December with a proposal for a campaign to address the issues facing correction workers as they have been articulated in this discussion.

First Vice-President/Treasurer in the Chair.

A motion was made and ruled out of order.

The question was called on the referral:

Roll Call Vote #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen against

Bisaillon, Michel against

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary against

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord  or

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 16 for 5 against

A minority report was filed by Mary Cory.

President Thomas in the Chair.

Afternoon

The Executive Board was called to order at 1:30 pm.  President Thomas was in the Chair.

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

Aboriginal Circle

Audit

Central Political Action

Convention – Resolutions, Constitutional, Credentials (reports at Convention), Planning

Excluded Staff Hiring

Francophone

In Solidarity

OPSEU Resource/Enterprises

Pension Liaison

PHRC

PWC

PYC

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

Social Mapping

Moved by Tungatt/Arbus

Whereas there is a need to measure the success of the Social Mapping Project; and

Whereas OPSEU already has a tool to informally record Bargaining Unit demographics though, Mapping Your Local; and

Whereas this is to be done during Bargaining Team Training

Therefore be it resolved that the Mapping Your Local tool be expanded to cover the demographics of the LEC; and

Be it further resolved that the data collected be forwarded to the Equity Unit.

Roll Call Vote #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Strategic Planning

Moved by Shearer/Bozai

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve $10,000 for the Strategic Planning Day, facilitated by a strong union activist with experience in strategic planning. Funds to be drawn from existing budget.

First Vice-President/Treasurer in the Chair.

Roll Call Vote #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 21 for 0 against

President Thomas in the Chair.

Recommendation from Executive Committee meeting of October 16, 2014

Newly Organized Local 472 – Community Living Renfrew County South

Moved by Lundy/DeRoche

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the charter of the newly organized group Community Living Renfrew County South consisting of 98 members as Local 472.

Roll Call Vote #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 21 for 0 against

New Business

LBED Accommodation Committee Proposal

Moved by Thomas/Lundy

Move LBED Project budget proposal.

Moved by Lundy/Bozai

Referral to the President’s Office.

Moved by Arbus/Tungatt– closure
Roll Call Vote #9

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 21 for 0 against

The question was called on referral:
Roll Call Vote #10

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff against

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb against

Elliot, Ron against

Elliott, Len against

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara against

Longhi, Gord against

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy against

Platt, Sean against

Shearer, Philip against

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren against

Tungatt, Debbie against

Defeated 10 for 11 against

Moved by Magner/Bozai – amendment

Amend proposal to delete wage costs from the budget.

Roll Call Vote #11

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff against

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb against

Elliot, Ron against

Elliott, Len against

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara against

Longhi, Gord against

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean against

Shearer, Philip against

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie against

Carried 12 for 9 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Move LBED Project budget proposal and delete wage costs from the budget.

Roll Call Vote #12

Almeida, Eddy against

Arbus, Jeff against

Archer, Glen against

Bisaillon, Michel against

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary against

DeRoche, Barb against

Elliot, Ron against

Elliott, Len against

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara against

Longhi, Gord against

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy against

Platt, Sean against

Shearer, Philip against

Strachan, Edie against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren absent

Tungatt, Debbie against

Defeated 4 for 16 against

Ontario Health Coalition rally

Moved by Lundy/ Magner

Whereas public funded health services are under attack like never before from continued cuts to funding

Whereas the provincial government is determined to vastly increase the amount of services provided by private clinics

Whereas many if most of these clinics illegally charge user fees

Whereas the service received by these private providers is not only of lesser quality, but too often actually leaves the patients at risk

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU centrally fund with a budget of up to $12,000  bus transportation of our Members and other interested allies to attend the planned Ontario Health Coalition Rally on November 21st at noon on the lawn of the provincial legislature.

Be it further resolved that the funding be drawn from the Defense fund.

Moved by Felicia/DeRoche – amendment

The money be equally divided between the regions for any regions seeking funding.

Roll Call Vote #13

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel against

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron against

Elliott, Len against

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara against

Longhi, Gord against

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip against

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren against

Tungatt, Debbie against

Carried 13 for 8 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas public funded health services are under attack like never before from continued cuts to funding

Whereas the provincial government is determined to vastly increase the amount of services provided by private clinics

Whereas many if most of these clinics illegally charge user fees

Whereas the service received by these private providers is not only of lesser quality, but too often actually leaves the patients at risk

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU centrally fund with a budget of up to $12,000  bus transportation of our Members and other interested allies to attend the planned Ontario Health Coalition Rally on November 21st at noon on the lawn of the provincial legislature.

Be it further resolved that the funding be drawn from the Defense fund and;

Be it further resolved that the money be equally divided between the regions for any regions seeking funding.

Roll Call Vote #14

Almeida, Eddy against

Arbus, Jeff against

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel against

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron against

Elliott, Len against

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara against

Longhi, Gord against

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy against

Platt, Sean against

Shearer, Philip against

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie against

Defeated 10 for 11 against

A minority report was filed by Mary Cory, Myles Magner and Dave Lundy.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida in camera

Roll Call Vote #15

Almeida, Eddy for

Arbus, Jeff for

Archer, Glen for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Bozai, Ibrahim for

Cory, Mary for

DeRoche, Barb for

Elliot, Ron for

Elliott, Len for

Fahey, Felicia for

Labelle, Sara for

Longhi, Gord for

Lundy, David for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Platt, Sean for

Shearer, Philip for

Strachan, Edie for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Progress.

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 3:30 pm. All members were present.

Minutes signed by Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President and Kathryn Kaminski Corporate Secretary