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Minutes of the January 22-23, 2020 Executive Board Meeting

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January 22, 2020

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:35 a.m. First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida was in the Chair. All members were present except Geoff Cain, the reason was acceptable to the chair. Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President was in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

• Regina support

• 80/20 Fund

• Alcohol Policy

• Retirees Committee – medical marijuana

• PLC 2 Pension trustee motions

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes December 11-12, 2019; January 7, 2020 E-poll Charter Challenge to Bill 124 and January 13th, 2020 E-poll CLC Lobby Day February 24-25, 2020.

Roll Call #1

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Executive Board Member Geoff Cain was sworn in on the January 7th, 2020 conference call.

January 7, 2020 E-poll – Charter Challenge to Bill 124

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff for

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas Bill 124 was passed into law by the Ford government and now imposes a three year wage cap of 1% across nearly all sectors of the public service, with the notable exceptions of municipalities, police, and for-profit employers; and

Whereas Bill 124 is unconstitutional and violates 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in particular the Charter rights to free collective bargaining, to strike, and to interest arbitration for certain designated bargaining units; and

Whereas Bill 124 will apply to the vast majority of OPSEU members, and will have a differential and more severe impact on members earning lower wages; and

Whereas Bill 124 will apply to members’ next round of collective bargaining, which will start in 2021 or 2022 for members with Province-Wide contracts, while other members are engaged in collective bargaining now and through 2020; and

Whereas OPSEU is working with other Unions to coordinate the timing and respective litigation strategies to challenge Bill 124, with the intent to ensure that the best possible case law is developed by Labour; and

Whereas four Teachers Federations have filed four Charter challenges, and more than twenty other Unions have committed that they intend to file further Charter challenges either jointly or independently in the coming weeks and months; and

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU will proceed to file a Charter challenge to Bill 124, and will continue to coordinate with other Unions for the benefit of all OPSEU members; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal to be drawn from the Contingency Fund for legal and other expenses related to this Charter challenge.

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff for

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 21 for 0 against

January 13th, 2020 E-poll – CLC Lobby Day February 24-25, 2020

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff for

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas we must hold the governments accountable for the Implementation of a universal, single-payer pharmacare program; and

Whereas we must protect the workplace pensions when a company goes bankrupt; and

Whereas we must Establish a federal minimum wage of $15 per hour and rising with inflation; and

Whereas we support the Ratification of International Labour Organization Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment; and

Whereas the CLC is holding a Lobby day on February 25, 2020 to focus on these issues;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU support and participate in the CLC lobby day and send 3 members from each region; and

Be it further resolved that that members complete and submit the CLC Lobby Day Report Form to central OPSEU at clclobbyday@opseu.org by 5pm pm Thursday, February 27, 2020; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the amount as outlined in the attached proposal with funds to be drawn from the contingency fund.

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy against

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff for

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 20 for 1 against

Eddy Almeida filed a minority report

Business Arising

Referral from the October 23-24, 2019 Board meeting:

In Solidarity Policies

Moved by Maszczakiewicz/Steinbrunner

Whereas OPSEU is a member-driven union; and

Whereas inSolidarity is intended to be a vehicle for the voice of the members; and

inSolidarity Committee is responsible for fairly and responsibly writing and vetting submissions, editing content and laying out inSolidarity;

Therefore be it resolved that the following policy replace the policies titled “In Solidarity: Newsletter for Stewards and Activists” and “Awards: Best Local Newsletter” under Section 3 and “Awards: Best Local Newsletter” under section 15 of the Policy Manual:

inSolidarity: Newsletter for Stewards and Activists

OPSEU will fund a quarterly newsletter for activists. The newsletter will be steward-driven, reflecting stewards’ experiences and concerns. It will include practical tips on stewardship and internal organizing for the membership.

inSolidarity is dedicated to ensuring OPSEU has active and educated stewards in every workplace to effectively represent the membership. It is a vehicle for the free flow of information and discussion from the central union to stewards and back, and from steward to steward to steward. The content and editing of this newsletter will be determined by rank-and-file activists. Members have ownership of inSolidarity, and it should be viewed as independent of any particular segment of the union.

Content will come from OPSEU activists and other labour sources.

OPSEU will provide resources for inSolidarity articles to be uploaded to the OPSEU website on a regular basis between publications.

The inSolidarity Committee will be elected from among the participants at OPSEUs biennial Editors’ Weekend educational conference. The inSolidarity Committee will consist of five members whose term will commence immediately following Editors’ Weekend. The participants will also elect up to five alternates by plurality.

The inSolidarity Committee will elect a managing editor for the two-year term from among the committee members. The managing editor will be responsible for organizing and chairing committee meetings, working with the Executive Board Liaison to ensure all content meets OPSEU Constitution and policy requirements, and the staff to ensure the committee members have the resources to fulfil their elected roles.

To assist the inSolidarity Committee and to ensure good communications, an Executive Board Member will sit on the inSolidarity Committee as an ex officio member. The board member will provide guidance on the Constitution and policies of OPSEU and advocate for the inSolidarity Committee, as required.

The inSolidarity Committee will be charged with ensuring inSolidarity carries out its mission in a non-partisan manner. It shall be the determinant of what material shall be included in each issue. The committee will perform this role free from political interference, but will accept guidance from the Executive Board or annual Convention.

The following editorial policy will guide the inSolidarity Committee:

While all contributions are welcome, the inSolidarity Committee asks that they be constructive. They should contribute positively to the welfare of this union and its members. The committee will accept articles with only constructive criticism of union members or their actions.

To be considered for publication, articles must be signed and include local number. Anonymous contributions will not be accepted.

Articles that violate the Statement of Respect or contain allegations that may be inflammatory and/or cannot be verified will not be considered for publication.

The inSolidarity Committee strives for a positive balance between editorial responsibility and the members’ right to express ideas and opinions freely. Thoughtful discussion of all related issues is encouraged, and the committee reserves the right to edit for length and clarity, and to communicate directly with submitting members, where there seems to be a misunderstanding of the union and its policies.

The Communications Department will provide the staff resources that are required to produce the newsletter and Web-based support of online articles. These include a staff liaison member to attend committee meetings, provide technical advice, assist with in-house liaison; access to the necessary computer equipment; and assistance from in-house graphic designers for logos or layout. If further needs are identified, the requests must be reasonable, considerate of the department’s workload, and should be made through the Administrator.

Convention

The inSolidarity Committee will attend OPSEU Conventions to provide a member view of Convention events. Articles and commentary will be provided to Convention attendees through electronic and/or hard-copy formats. The committee members will attend as media with no status otherwise. Where a committee member is entitled to be in a role as a participant at Convention, the

member must choose which role to accept for the duration of the convention. In order to meet the inSolidarity editorial policy guidelines, an inSolidarity Committee member attending OPSEU Conventions as media cannot have any other role for the duration of the Convention. Budget for inSolidarity Committee members to attend Convention shall be part of the Convention Expenses budget.

Editors’ Weekend

There will be an Editors’ Weekend every two years to promote better communications within locals, sectors and divisions by providing education on written communication and the use of a variety of media. This will be a separate budget line for the applicable years.

Roll Call #2

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 20 for 0 against

President’s Report

Solidarity with Regina/Unifor

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 #3

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas members of Unifor’s Local 594 (Federated Co-operatives Ltd.) have been locked out since December 5, 2019 ; and

Whereas Jerry Dias, Unifor National President, was arrested on January 20, 2020 while exercising his constitutional right of freedom of association and freedom of expression on a legal picket line; and

Whereas President Dias, along with several hundred Unifor members from across Canada, went to Regina to support refinery workers since the lockout; and

Whereas President Dias’ arrest as well as the arrest of several other unifor members is a violation of their constitutional rights and a blatant affront to democracy in Canada; and

Whereas a labour activist takes a stand against injustice; and

Whereas OPSEU is a union that supports the ideals of social justice and believes that an injustice to one is an injustice to all; and

Whereas OPSEU believes that union solidarity calls for a line in the sand to the egregious behavior displayed by authorities on January 20, 2020;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU cover all related expenses, as identified in the attached proposal, for members of OPSEU’s Executive Board as well as OPSEU’s Equity Committees and Caucuses including the In Solidarity Committee to travel to Saskatchewan, and as gesture of solidarity, provide support and assistance to their Unifor comrades who are currently locked out by their employer.

Roll Call #4

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Constitutional Amendment OPSEU Name Change

Eric O’Brien gave a presentation to the Board

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Union is known in the English language as the “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” and in the French language as the “Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario”; and

Whereas the Union is known separately in English and French by the acronyms OPSEU and SEFPO; and

Whereas the Union makes great effort to be inclusive for all its members and provide services in both official languages English and French, and is in the process of implementing a number of recommendations to increase francophone services;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board submit its approval of changing the Union’s name from “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” to “OPSEU/SEFPO”; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board submit the following Constitutional Amendment to Convention 2020, to be confirmed by a two thirds majority in accordance with s. 131 of the Corporations Act:

Whereas the Union is known in the English language as the “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” and in the French language as the “Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario”; and  

Whereas the Union is known separately in English and French by the acronyms OPSEU and SEFPO; and  

Whereas the Union makes great effort to be inclusive for all its members and provide services in both official languages English and French, and is in the process of implementing a number of recommendations to increase francophone services;  

Whereas the OPSEU Executive Board passed a motion at the January 22-23, 2020 Executive Board meeting to initiate a change of the Unions name from “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” to “OPSEU/SEFPO”, and submitted the motion to Convention 2020 for approval.  

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU Convention 2020 approve the change of the Union’s name from “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” to “OPSEU/SEFPO” in accordance with s.131 of the Corporations Act; and 

Be it further resolved that Article 1.1 of the OPSEU Constitution be amended as follows: 

1.1          The Union shall be known in the English and French languages as “OPSEU/SEFPO.” as the “Ontario Public Service Employees Union and in the French language as “Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario.”  

Be it further resolved that if Convention 2020 passes the constitutional amendment to change the Union’s name, the Union will make the required application to the Ontario Government to change the registered name of the corporation from “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” to “OPSEU/SEFPO”; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board intends the change in the Union’s name to be effective January 1 2021, though subject to all the required approvals from both Convention 2020 and the Lieutenant Governor, as required by the Corporations Act.

Moved by Kingsley/Ainsworth – Amendment:

Replace all “OPSEU/SEFPO” with “Ontario Public Service Employees Union/Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario”

Roll Call #5

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren against

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 1 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas the Union is known in the English language as the “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” and in the French language as the “Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario”; and

Whereas the Union is known separately in English and French by the acronyms OPSEU and SEFPO; and

Whereas the Union makes great effort to be inclusive for all its members and provide services in both official languages English and French, and is in the process of implementing a number of recommendations to increase francophone services;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board submit its approval of changing the Union’s name from “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” to “Ontario Public Service Employees Union/Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario”; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board submit the following Constitutional Amendment to Convention 2020, to be confirmed by a two thirds majority in accordance with s. 131 of the Corporations Act:

Whereas the Union is known in the English language as the “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” and in the French language as the “Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario”; and  

Whereas the Union is known separately in English and French by the acronyms OPSEU and SEFPO; and  

Whereas the Union makes great effort to be inclusive for all its members and provide services in both official languages English and French, and is in the process of implementing a number of recommendations to increase francophone services;  

Whereas the OPSEU Executive Board passed a motion at the January 22-23, 2020 Executive Board meeting to initiate a change of the Unions name from “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” to “Ontario Public Service Employees Union/Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario and submitted the motion to Convention 2020 for approval.  

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU Convention 2020 approve the change of the Union’s name from “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” to “Ontario Public Service Employees Union/Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontarioin accordance with s.131 of the Corporations Act; and 

Be it further resolved that Article 1.1 of the OPSEU Constitution be amended as follows: 

1.1          The Union shall be known in the English and French languages as “Ontario Public Service Employees Union/Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontarioas the “Ontario Public Service Employees Union and in the French language as “Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario.” 

Be it further resolved that if Convention 2020 passes the constitutional amendment to change the Union’s name, the Union will make the required application to the Ontario Government to change the registered name of the corporation from “Ontario Public Service Employees Union” to “Ontario Public Service Employees Union/Syndicat des employées et employés de la fonction publique de l’Ontario” and;

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board intends the change in the Union’s name to be effective January 1 2021, though subject to all the required approvals from both Convention 2020 and the Lieutenant Governor, as required by the Corporations Act.

Roll Call #6

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Treasurer’s Report

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

• Financials

• Contingency Fund

• Defence Fund

• ODSP Fund – OPS Job Protection Fund

• ODSP Fund – MERC Action Plan

• ODSP Fund – OPS Redeployment Fund

• LBED – Anti-privatization Fund

• Summary Report

• Other Business

President’s Report

Internal Issues

OPSEU Resolutions to the CLC Convention 2020

Moved by Almeida/Labelle

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the attached OPSEU Resolutions to the CLC Convention 2020

Moved by Almeida/Ainsworth – referral of this package to be brought back in the afternoon

Roll Call #7

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Excluded position attendance at Committee and Board meetings

Moved by Almeida/Labelle

Be it resolved that the President designate one excluded staff to attend the Executive Board and Executive Committee meetings, including in camera discussions as appropriate, for a period of one year to be reviewed at that time by the Executive Board.

Roll Call #8

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

31st Annual Prior Learning Assessment Conference 2020, Donation

Moved by Almeida/Langford

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board support the 31st Annual Prior Learning Assessment Conference 2020 by sponsoring in the amount of $10,000 with funds to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #9

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:10p.m.

Constitutional Amendment – Election Years

Moved by Almeida/Morton

Whereas when members are elected to a new position of leadership within OPSEU there is always a transition phase; and

Whereas executing a good strategic plan often takes longer than two years; and

Whereas three year electoral terms allow for more goal orientated leadership;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board submit the following constitutional amendment to OPSEU Convention 2020; and

Constitutional Amendment Article 13, 14, 15, 19, 29,  

Amend Art. 13.9.2 as follows (change in bold): 

Amended 13.9.2  In an election year, each regional election meeting shall elect, from among the Members present, one member and one alternate to each of the Convention Committees. The Committees so elected shall exercise their functions not at the immediately following Convention, but at each of the three subsequent annual Conventions. 

Amend Art. 14.1.1 as follows (changes in bold): 

14.1.1  Members of the Executive Board shall be elected by majority vote of all delegates casting valid ballots at Regional meetings held prior to every third regular Convention, beginning with meetings in 2021. 

Amend Art. 14.2 as follows (change in bold): 

14.2     Regional meetings to elect Members of the Board shall be convened in the Region the Members are to represent. All such meetings shall be convened not more than 30 days or less than 15 days prior to the opening of every third regular Convention. The place shall be as designated by the President or Executive Committee. 

Amend Art. 15.4 as follows (change in bold): 

15.4     If any person should cease to be a Member of the Executive Board for any reason, the alternate elected from their region shall take their place. However, if the alternate has already taken a seat on the Executive Board, the President shall convene a special Regional meeting as far as possible in accordance with Article 14 for the purpose of electing another Member of the Board. However, the President shall not be obliged to convene such a Regional meeting if:  

(a)  the vacancy occurs within the four months preceding the regular triennial election meetings, or…. 

Amend Art. 19 as follows (changes in bold): 

19.1     There shall be a Provincial Women’s Committee, composed of one woman Member from each Region, to be elected at the regular triennial Regional election meetings. The function of the Committee shall be to assist in establishing women’s caucuses and committees within the Regions, to develop and promote programs to encourage women to participate in union activities, and to increase the awareness and understanding of equality issues throughout the membership.  

19.2     There shall be a Provincial Human Rights Committee, composed of one Member from each Region, to be elected at the regular triennial Regional election meetings. The function of the Committee shall be to assist in establishing local and other human rights committees within the Regions, to develop and promote programs to encourage all members to participate in Union activities, and to increase the awareness and understanding of workplace, community, national and international human rights issues throughout the membership.  

19.3     There shall be a Provincial Young Workers Committee, composed of one member from each region, to be elected at the regular triennial Regional election meetings.  The function of the committee shall be to assist in establishing youth caucuses and committees within the regions, to develop and promote programs to encourage youth to participate in Union activities, and to increase the awareness and understanding of youth issues throughout the membership. 

19.4 There shall be a Provincial Francophone Committee, composed on one member from each Region, to be elected at the regular triennial Regional election meetings. The function of the committee shall be to assist in establishing Francophone caucuses and committees within the regions, to develop and promote programs to encourage Francophones to participate in Union activities, and to increase the awareness and understanding of Francophone issues throughout the membership in all Francophone communities across the province.  

19.5 There shall be an Indigenous Circle composed of two (2) Members from each Region where they are represented within the Region. The Members of the Indigenous Circle shall be selected by the Indigenous Circle from interested Members who apply to fill vacancies within their Region. The full membership of the Circle will be renewed on a triennial basis. The function of the Circle shall be to assist in creating networks within the Regions, to develop and promote programs to encourage First Nation, Métis and Inuit Members to participate in Union activities, and to increase the awareness and understanding of Aboriginal issues throughout the membership. 

Amend Art. 29.3.1 as follows (change in bold): 

29.3.1  The term of office for Shop Stewards, Unit Stewards, and all Officers of LEC’s shall be not more than three years or less than one year and shall be deemed to be three years unless a Local adopts a by-law to the contrary. For the sake of continuity, terms of office may be overlapping, if so provided in Local by-laws.  

Delete Art. 29.3.2  

29.3.2 Local elections may be held in either even- or odd-numbered years, subject to the requirements of Article 29.3.1. 

Amend Art. 29.6.1 as follows (change in bold): 

29.6.1 Every Local shall elect an audit committee composed of at least two members to be known as Trustees. The Trustees shall be elected at a general membership meeting from among the members and may not hold any other office in any Local. They shall hold office for a three-year term., but at the first election in a Local the terms may be varied to provide subsequently for overlapping terms. 

Be it further resolved that all changes will take effect for meetings and elections held after January 1, 2021.

Nancekivell/Strachan – Amendment:

14.6.1 Be added into the resolution with the following amendments:

14.6.1 At each Regional election meeting in an election year, the delegates shall elect three persons to be members of the Executive Board and two people to be their alternate. These two alternates shall be ranked in order of 1st alternate and 2nd alternate. Such elections will be elected by majority, which is 50 percent plus 1 of the valid ballots cast. Following the election of the three Board Members, there will be a subsequent election, in which the delegates will nominate from among the three elected Board Members a Regional Vice-President. Following election of the Regional Vice-President, there will be a subsequent election, in which the delegates will elect from among the remaining two Board Members an alternate Regional Vice-President. No person may hold more than one office on the Executive Board.

Moved by Labelle/Usher – Amendment to Amendment:

That the election of 2 alternate’s amendment wording also be added to the articles for all of the Committees and Caucuses.

Roll Call #10

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

The question was called on the Amendment as amended:

14.6.1 Be added into the resolution with the following amendments:

And the election of 2 alternate’s amendment wording also be added to the articles for all of the Committees and Caucuses.

14.6.1 At each Regional election meeting in an election year, the delegates shall elect three persons to be members of the Executive Board and two people to be their alternate. These two alternates shall be ranked in order of 1st alternate and 2nd alternate. Such elections will be elected by majority, which is 50 percent plus 1 of the valid ballots cast. Following the election of the three Board Members, there will be a subsequent election, in which the delegates will nominate from among the three elected Board Members a Regional Vice-President. Following election of the Regional Vice-President, there will be a subsequent election, in which the delegates will elect from among the remaining two Board Members an alternate Regional Vice-President. No person may hold more than one office on the Executive Board.

Roll Call #11

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

CAAT-A Negotiations Procedures

RM Kennedy and JP Hornick gave a presentation to the Board

Moved by Almeida/Ainsworth

Whereas the CAAT-A collective agreement expires September 30, 2021 and this will be an important round of bargaining for the division; and

Whereas the CAAT-A members have approved the creation of a Bargaining Advisory Committee for the 2017 round of negotiations; and

Whereas the Division has reviewed the role of the BAC and have recommended the BAC continue;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the CAAT-A Negotiations Procedures as proposed effective immediately

Roll Call #12

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Constitutional Amendment – Election Years (from page 21)

The question was called on motion as amended: 

Whereas when members are elected to a new position of leadership within OPSEU there is always a transition phase; and 

Whereas executing a good strategic plan often takes longer than two years; and  

Whereas three year electoral terms allow for more goal orientated leadership;  

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board submit the following constitutional amendment to OPSEU Convention 2020; and 

Constitutional Amendment Article 13, 14, 15, 19, 29,  

Amend Art. 13.9.2 as follows (change in bold): 

Amended 13.9.2  In an election year, each regional election meeting shall elect, from among the Members present, one member and one two alternate to each of the Convention Committees. These two alternates shall be ranked in order of 1st alternate and 2nd alternate.  Such elections will be elected by majority, which is 50 percent plus 1 of the valid ballots cast. The Committees so elected shall exercise their functions not at the immediately following Convention, but at each of the three subsequent annual Conventions. 

Amend Art. 14.1.1 as follows (changes in bold): 

14.1.1  Members of the Executive Board shall be elected by majority vote of all delegates casting valid ballots at Regional meetings held prior to every third regular Convention, beginning with meetings in 2021. 

Amend Art. 14.2 as follows (change in bold): 

14.2     Regional meetings to elect Members of the Board shall be convened in the Region the Members are to represent. All such meetings shall be convened not more than 30 days or less than 15 days prior to the opening of every third regular Convention. The place shall be as designated by the President or Executive Committee. 

Amend Art. 14.6.1 as follows (change in bold): 

14.6.1 At each Regional election meeting in an election year, the delegates shall elect three persons to be members of the Executive Board and two people to be their alternate.  These two alternates shall be ranked in order of 1st alternate and 2nd alternate.  Such elections will be elected by majority, which is 50 percent plus 1 of the valid ballots cast. Following the election of the three Board Members, there will be a subsequent election, in which the delegates will nominate from among the three elected Board Members a Regional Vice-President. Following election of the Regional Vice-President, there will be a subsequent election, in which the delegates will elect from among the remaining two Board Members an alternate Regional Vice-President. No person may hold more than one office on the Executive Board. 

Amend Art. 15.4 as follows (change in bold): 

15.4     If any person should cease to be a Member of the Executive Board for any reason, the alternate elected from their region shall take their place. However, if the alternate has already taken a seat on the Executive Board, the President shall convene a special Regional meeting as far as possible in accordance with Article 14 for the purpose of electing another Member of the Board. However, the President shall not be obliged to convene such a Regional meeting if:  

(a)  the vacancy occurs within the four months preceding the regular triennial election meetings, or…. 

Amend Art. 19 as follows (changes in bold): 

19.1     There shall be a Provincial Women’s Committee, composed of one woman Member from each Region, to be elected at the regular triennial Regional election meetings and two people to be their alternate.  These two alternates shall be ranked in order of 1st alternate and 2nd alternate.  Such elections will be elected by majority, which is 50 percent plus 1 of the valid ballots cast. The function of the Committee shall be to assist in establishing women’s caucuses and committees within the Regions, to develop and promote programs to encourage women to participate in union activities, and to increase the awareness and understanding of equality issues throughout the membership.  

19.2     There shall be a Provincial Human Rights Committee, composed of one Member from each Region, to be elected at the regular triennial Regional election meetings and two people to be their alternate.  These two alternates shall be ranked in order of 1st alternate and 2nd alternate.  Such elections will be elected by majority, which is 50 percent plus 1 of the valid ballots cast. The function of the Committee shall be to assist in establishing local and other human rights committees within the Regions, to develop and promote programs to encourage all members to participate in Union activities, and to increase the awareness and understanding of workplace, community, national and international human rights issues throughout the membership.  

19.3     There shall be a Provincial Young Workers Committee, composed of one member from each region, to be elected at the regular triennial Regional election meetings and two people to be their alternate.  These two alternates shall be ranked in order of 1st alternate and 2nd alternate.  Such elections will be elected by majority, which is 50 percent plus 1 of the valid ballots cast.The function of the committee shall be to assist in establishing youth caucuses and committees within the regions, to develop and promote programs to encourage youth to participate in Union activities, and to increase the awareness and understanding of youth issues throughout the membership. 

19.4 There shall be a Provincial Francophone Committee, composed on one member from each Region, to be elected at the regular triennial Regional election meetings and two people to be their alternate.  These two alternates shall be ranked in order of 1st alternate and 2nd alternate.  Such elections will be elected by majority, which is 50 percent plus 1 of the valid ballots cast. The function of the committee shall be to assist in establishing Francophone caucuses and committees within the regions, to develop and promote programs to encourage Francophones to participate in Union activities, and to increase the awareness and understanding of Francophone issues throughout the membership in all Francophone communities across the province.  

19.5 There shall be an Indigenous Circle composed of two (2) Members from each Region where they are represented within the Region. The Members of the Indigenous Circle shall be selected by the Indigenous Circle from interested Members who apply to fill vacancies within their Region. The full membership of the Circle will be renewed on a triennial basis. The function of the Circle shall be to assist in creating networks within the Regions, to develop and promote programs to encourage First Nation, Métis and Inuit Members to participate in Union activities, and to increase the awareness and understanding of Aboriginal issues throughout the membership. 

Amend Art. 29.3.1 as follows (change in bold): 

29.3.1  The term of office for Shop Stewards, Unit Stewards, and all Officers of LEC’s shall be not more than three years or less than one year and shall be deemed to be three years unless a Local adopts a by-law to the contrary. For the sake of continuity, terms of office may be overlapping, if so provided in Local by-laws.  

Delete Art. 29.3.2  

29.3.2 Local elections may be held in either even- or odd-numbered years, subject to the requirements of Article 29.3.1.  

Amend Art. 29.6.1 as follows (change in bold): 

29.6.1 Every Local shall elect an audit committee composed of at least two members to be known as Trustees. The Trustees shall be elected at a general membership meeting from among the members and may not hold any other office in any Local. They shall hold office for a three-year term., but at the first election in a Local the terms may be varied to provide subsequently for overlapping terms. 

Be it further resolved that all changes will take effect for meetings and elections held after January 1, 2021.

Moved by Steinbrunner/Doran – Referral of this Resolution to the President’s office to come back to the March board to look at solutions to the issues such as regional meetings, divex meetings and bps meeting and anything further being affected.

Roll Call #13

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

CAAT-S PT Negotiations Procedures

Moved by Almeida/Ainsworth

Whereas the College Support Part-time collective agreement expires January 31, 2020 and this is an important round of bargaining for the division; and

Whereas the CAAT (Support) Negotiations Procedures have been amended to incorporate the changes reflected in the motions carried at the October 2019 Divisional meeting;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the proposed College Support Part-Time Negotiations Procedures.

Moved by Ainsworth/Almeida – referral back to clarify in the procedures if it is intended for it to be 2 separate conferences as it shows “Pre-Bargaining Conference” and “Bargaining Conference” and brought back as soon as possible.

Roll Call #14

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

PHO Negotiations Procedures, Article 3.2 change

Moved by Almeida/Morton

Whereas the current Public Health Ontario (PHO) Negotiation Procedures (Section 18) defines the composition of the Central bargaining team to be elected in accordance with Article 3.2 of the Negotiation Procedures; and

Whereas a motion was brought forward and was carried at the 2019 BPS Conference during the Sector Divisional Meeting to amend Article 3.2 of the Negotiation Procedures and change the composition of the bargaining team;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the change to amend Article 3.2 of the Public Health Ontario (PHO) Negotiation Procedures and Article 3.2 shall read as follows:

Two (2) members from Central, One (1) Technologist and One (1) Lab Attendant;

Two (2) members from Regional labs without regard to their job title;

One (1) Non-Technical between Central and 480 University Ave. Toronto

Roll Call #15

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

LBED Winter 2020 Ad Campaign

Moved by Almeida/Labelle

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

Roll Call #16

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Van Zetten

Whereas the Ford government is pursuing its damaging agenda to privatize alcohol sales; and

Whereas alcohol use costs Ontario $5.3 billion annually in health care, lost productivity and criminal justice costs; and

Whereas the research shows that privatization is associated with negative health outcomes; and

Whereas the LCBO returns all of its profits to the people of Ontario — $2.37 billion in 2018-19 — and cumulatively, more than $18 billion in the last decade; and

Whereas 2019 marks the 25th straight year that the LCBO has increased its dividend to the people of Ontario, year over year; and

Whereas LCBO profits pay for vital public services that people depend on such as health care, schools and highways;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds for a social media and radio ad campaign as outlined in the attached proposal from the LBED Anti-Privatization Account; and

Be it further resolved that the union do all it can to safeguard the role of the LCBO in protecting public health, raising revenues to help pay for public services, and maintaining decent jobs in our communities.

Roll Call #17

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Sector 17 Digital Ad Campaign

Moved by Almeida/Labelle

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

Roll Call #18

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Morton

Whereas OPSEU members across the community health sector include members who work for the Local Health Integration Networks, Public Health Units, Not-for-profit and for-profit home and community care organizations; and

Whereas for-profit providers, represented by OPSEU, in the home and community care services are driving down wages and benefits at alarming rates; and

Whereas the Ford government passed legislation under Bill 174 that changes the landscape of health care in Ontario to a regional health authority model similar to the Alberta model where profit-health care has expanded; and

Whereas OPSEU’s Policy on Privatization outlines a responsibility to expose activities and motives of private sector profiteers and pressure the elected political leadership to respect public services and the workers who provide them;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the amount as outlined in the attached proposal to be drawn from the Contingency Fund for a two-week public awareness ad series campaign calling into question health care restructuring, and cuts to the community health care sector.

Roll Call #19

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

Other Business

Internal Issues

OPSEU Resolutions to the CLC Convention 2020 (continued from morning)

Moved by Almeida/Labelle

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the attached OPSEU Resolutions to the CLC Convention 2020

Moved by Ainsworth/Nancekivell – Amendment:

Add the following to the Resolution, Minimum Wage, to the CLC resolutions package:

Minimum Wage

Whereas the cost of living in Canada continues to increase, the social wage has declined dramatically, pushing more families into poverty; and

Whereas a universal minimum wage of at least $15 would infuse local economies and raise families out of poverty,

Therefore be it resolved that the CLC demand an immediate $15 minimum wage for all.

Be it further resolved that the CLC demand an end to sub-minimum wage rates and remove all exemptions to the general minimum wage for students, liquor servers, farm workers and others.

Roll Call #20

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the attached OPSEU Resolutions to the CLC Convention 2020 as amended.

Moved by Nancekivell/Almeida – Amendment:

In the Resolution “Treat autism diagnosis and therapy as health care issues” in the resolve strike “In Ontario”

Roll Call #21

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Question called on package as amended:

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the attached OPSEU Resolutions to the CLC Convention 2020 as amended

Roll Call #22

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports

A report was provided on all committees

• Audit

• Coalition of Racialized Workers

• Retirees Board (also continued below)

Moved by Doran/Nancekivell

Be it resolved that the retiree committee be included in regards to attending the Regina event in accordance with the budget proposal that was already passed.

Roll Call #23

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 19 for 0 against

• Convention

• Resolutions

Board reviewed the OPSEU Executive Board resolution write-ups

• Constitutional

• Credentials (reports at Convention)

• Planning

• CPAC

• Disability Rights Caucus

• Electronic Voting Ad-hoc

• Excluded Staff Hiring

• Francophone

• Indigenous Circle

• In Solidarity

• MDT/SDT Ad-hoc

• OPSEU Resource/Enterprises

• Pension Liaison

Pathways to Independence Pension appointment

Moved by Perron/Almeida

Whereas Sharon Boldrick’s appointment as a Pension Committee to the OPSEU Pension Trust is ending on December 31, 2019. The PLC is unanimously recommending Sister Boldrick’s reappointment from January 1st, 2020 to December 31, 2021;

Therefore be it resolved that Sharon Boldrick, be reappointed to the pension Committee for the Pathways to Independence from January 1st, 2020 to December 31, 2021 provided Sister Boldrick signs the Letter of Understanding provided by OPSEU.

Roll Call #24

Ainsworth, Anna —

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed —

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Moved by Perron/Almeida

Whereas Tiffany Rittwage’s appointment as a Pension Committee to the OPSEU Pension Trust is ending on December 31, 2019. The PLC is unanimously recommending Sister Rittwage’s reappointment from January 1st, 2020 to December 31, 2021;

Therefore be it resolved that Tiffany Rittwage, be reappointed to the Sponsor Committee for the Pathways to Independence from January 1st, 2020 to December 31, 2021 provided Sister Rittwage signs the Letter of Understanding provided by OPSEU.

Roll Call #25

Ainsworth, Anna —

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 18 for 0 against

• PHRC

• Policy Review Ad-hoc

• PWC

• PYC

• Rainbow Alliance

• Retirees Board

Medical Marijuana and Benefit Package

Moved by Doran/Labelle

Whereas medical marijuana is recognized as a necessary and beneficial aid in relieving pain; and

Whereas the use of medical marijuana has become more accepted on a broader scale in Canada; and

Whereas OPSEU represents OPS, CAAT and many BPS groups that have different, if any, benefit packages

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board request bargaining teams consider including medical Marijuana coverage as part of benefits demand for negotiated benefits packages.

Roll Call #26

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 18 for 0 against

• Social Mapping

• Solidarity Fund Board

• Live and Let Live

• International Humanity Work

• International Solidarity Work

• Staff Negotiating

• Staff Pension Plan Trustees

• Strategic Planning

• Strike Ad-hoc

• Executive Committee (Officers) update

New Business

Indigenous Flag at OPSEU Central Events

Moved by Labelle/Maclam

Be it resolved that OPSEU Include the Indigenous Circle flag at events that have the OPSEU and Francophone flag placed at the front of the room

Moved by Strachan/Kwok – Referral of the motion to reach out to the indigenous circle to see which flag, if any, they would like to see up at Central Events and to bring back to the March Board.

Roll Call #27

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew —

Kwok, Kingsley —

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 17 for 0 against

February 18th Autism Rally at Queens Park

Discussion

February 22nd PC Convention in Niagara

Discussion

HPD Lobby Day and Constituency Week

Moved by Labelle/Almeida

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

Roll Call #28

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew —

Kwok, Kingsley —

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Moved by Labelle/Morton

Whereas the formation of Ontario Health Teams as part of Bill 74, The People’s Health Care Act continues to push hospital restructuring as a cost-saving exercise; consolidating and centralizing services and decision-making, and cutting vital services and laying off front line staff; and

Whereas this destructive bill encourages privatization by hiving-off services to private, for-profit clinics; and

Whereas OPSEU has continued to fight for improved hospital funding while lay-offs have very much become a reality as a result of the government’s ceaseless need to find ‘efficiencies’;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the amount as outlined in the attached proposal to engage with existing members, to support future organizing initiatives, and to follow up with HPD’s commitment to lobby the Ford government and empower members on critical lobbing techniques.

Roll Call #29

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel Constitutional Amendment

Moved by Smith-Rice/Almeida

Whereas the Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel (RAA) works to increase awareness and understanding of equity issues as they relate to the TBLGIAPQQ2S (trans, bisexual, lesbian, gay, intersex, asexual, pansexual, queer, questioning, two-spirited) members of OPSEU; and

Whereas the structure of the RAA, as one of OPSEU’s three (3) equity caucuses, is not recognized in OPSEU’s Constitution; and

Whereas members of the RAA do not have the ability to be delegates (to Convention, to Regional Meetings, the OFL, the CLC, NUPGE); and

Whereas becoming a provincial committee will give the RAA equal status to that of OPSEU’s five (5) other provincial committees;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board support and submit the Constitutional Amendment to Convention 2020 to designate OPSEU’s Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel as a provincial committee under Article 19 of the Constitution.

Roll Call #30

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 18 for 0 against

80/20 Local Time off Fund

Moved by Nancekivell/Almeida – Referral to the First Vice President/Treasurers office for the local time off fund with regards to how we could potentially use it for PT workers who aren’t scheduled and what implications/complications would there be if it was implemented to be brought back to the March Board.

Roll Call #31

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff —

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren —

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Alcohol Policy 23.1

Moved by Nancekivell/Van Zetten

Amend Policy Manual Article 23.1-3, Alcohol Policy on OPSEU Property, 1), as follows:

“Alcohol Policy on OPSEU Property

1) If being held at a membership centre, the request for use of space will be sent to the 3 Executive board members for consideration approval, with rationale.”

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 4:58 p.m. All members were present except Geoff Cain, Drew Finucane and President Thomas, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

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