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Minutes of the March 21-22, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the March 21-22, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

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March 21, 2018

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:33 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. J.L Roy was not in attendance, the reason was acceptable to the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Recommendations from March 15th, 2018 Executive Committee meeting:
    • 326 Memorial Ave. Interior Renovation
    • Local 217 to Local 212
    • L338
    • L348
    • L492
    • Dissolution of L659

Audit timed presentation @ 11:00a.m.

Workplace Violence Leadership – Phase 2

  • Event Calendar
  • College Support Part Time
  • Pension Liaison motion

Region 5 EBM Kingsley Kwok was sworn in as Board Member.

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of December 13, 2017, February 20, 2018 and the February 16, 2018 E-Poll.

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Business Arising

Developmental Services 2018 campaign

Moved by Almeida/Kwok – be it resolved that this proposal be tabled

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 15 for 5 against

Correctional BU Nurses

Moved by Almeida/Morton – be it resolved that this proposal be moved to redundant

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy 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
  • Strike Back Fund
  • ODSP Fund – OPS Job Protection Fund
  • ODSP Fund – MERC Action Plan
  • ODSP Fund – OPS Redeployment Fund
  • LBED – Anti-privatization Fund
  • Executive Board P.A. Days
  • Summary Report

Executive Board P.A. Days

Discussion

Committee Reports

Audit

Maurice Gabay, Administrator of Financial Services was present for the Audit report provided to the Board.

Moved by Almeida/Nancekivell – move to extend board over lunch until report is finished.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 12:40 p.m.

Business Arising

Make Hydro public again – Resolution

Whereas Ontario enjoyed nearly a century of affordable and stable hydro rates under public ownership and management of the hydro system; and

Whereas current and past Ontario governments since the early 2000s have privatized and continue to privatize, different aspects of the province’s hydro system (including green power generation, the rate-setting mechanism, and distribution via Hydro One); and

Whereas electricity rates have tripled (and in some cases quadrupled) since governments began privatizing the hydro system, hurting individuals and industries; and

Whereas privatization of the hydro system costs the province significant revenues every year (including hundreds of millions paid out to the private owners of the cancelled gas plants, and the $300-$500 million a year the Financial Accountability Officer has estimated the province is losing because of the ongoing sell-off of Hydro One); and

Whereas public opinion research consistently shows that a significant majority of Ontarians are opposed to the privatization of our hydro system;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU call on all provincial and municipal political candidates to publicly state their position on privatization of the hydro system; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU will not endorse any political party or candidate that will not commit to reversing privatization of our hydro system, and enacting a plan to bring the entire hydro system back under public ownership, oversight, and management.

Moved by Almeida/Labelle – be it resolved that this resolution be tabled

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius —

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley —

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

“We Own It” Protecting good jobs and quality services by continuing to fight privatization – Resolution

Whereas OPSEU’s “We Own It” campaign has shown significant and measureable success in the fight against privatization by reducing overall public support for privatization to less than one-third of Ontarians and by attracting more than 50,000 [note: can update this number closer to convention] campaign supporters; and

Whereas evidence shows that privatization is a direct threat to high-quality public services because the profit motive leads to higher costs, lower-quality services, and significantly lower levels of safety and accountability; and

Whereas evidence also shows that privatization is a direct threat to good jobs because private corporations often use precarious employment policies and engage in union-busting activities that make it very difficult for workers to organize ; and

Whereas privatization continues to be driven by factors such as a growing ‘privatization industry’, ongoing globalization, and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics; and

Whereas this continuing privatization will further reduce the quality of our public services and increase the amount of precarious work;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU continue the “We Own It” campaign to ensure that privatization is a major issue in the upcoming provincial and municipal elections; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU continue the “We Own It” campaign beyond the upcoming provincial and municipal elections to ensure that public support for privatization remains low and that all future privatization proposals are subject to open and transparent public debate; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU continue the “We Own It” campaign to ensure that workers at services that have been or are privatized will receive the support and information they need to organize for quality work and decent working conditions.

Moved by Almeida/Thomas – be it resolved that this resolution be tabled

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius —

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley —

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Provincial Elections

Mike Grimaldi gave a presentation to the Board

Committee Reports:

CPAC

CPAC 2018 Provincial Election – Voter Turnout Campaign

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 #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Labelle/Maclam

Whereas poor voter turnout in the previous election is a critical issue in the current upcoming election; and

Whereas the CPAC’s primary task is to build voter identities and a stronger community of potential voters through key messaging and mobilizer canvassing efforts; and

Whereas the CPAC is dedicated to supporting the We Own It campaign by ensuring that privatization is a priority issue for all candidates via the We Own it online survey;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal; and

Be it further resolved that the monies would be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Moved by Almeida/Elliott – Amendment:

Amend last resolve to read:

Be it further resolved that the monies to be drawn at a 1/3 of the cost from the CPAC line and 2/3 from the Contingency fund.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas poor voter turnout in the previous election is a critical issue in the current upcoming election; and

Whereas the CPAC’s primary task is to build voter identities and a stronger community of potential voters through key messaging and mobilizer canvassing efforts; and

Whereas the CPAC is dedicated to supporting the We Own It campaign by ensuring that privatization is a priority issue for all candidates via the We Own it online survey;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal; and

Be it further resolved that the monies to be drawn at a 1/3 of the cost from the CPAC line and 2/3 from the Contingency fund.

Moved by Almeida/Maclam – Amendment:

add the following 2 resolves:

Be it further resolved that the mobilizers will keep daily logs of their activities; and

Be it further resolved that those logs are to be submitted with their timesheets

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas poor voter turnout in the previous election is a critical issue in the current upcoming election; and

Whereas the CPAC’s primary task is to build voter identities and a stronger community of potential voters through key messaging and mobilizer canvassing efforts; and

Whereas the CPAC is dedicated to supporting the We Own It campaign by ensuring that privatization is a priority issue for all candidates via the We Own it online survey;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal; and

Be it further resolved that the monies to be drawn at a 1/3 of the cost from the CPAC line and 2/3 from the Contingency fund; and

Be it further resolved that the mobilizers will keep daily logs of their activities; and

Be it further resolved that those logs are to be submitted with their timesheets.

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 2 against

Minority Report was filed by Julius Arscott

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that in compliance with Article 26.2 of the Constitution and Section 97 of the Corporations Act, the Financial Statements for the 12-month period ending December 2017, including the Statement of Financial Position, the Statement of Revenue and Expenditures, the Statement of Fund Balances and the Statement of Cash Flows, together with the Auditors’ report thereon, and all transactions reflected thereby be approved and that the President and First Vice-President/Treasurer be authorized to sign the financial statements on behalf of the Executive Board.

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

2018 Convention Award Nominations

Each year at the OPSEU Annual Convention, the following awards are given out:

  • Health and Safety Award: Local and Individual
  • Honourary Life Membership
  • Human Rights Award: Local and Individual
  • Leah Casselman Award: Local and Individual
  • “Live and Let Live” Award
  • Rainford Jackson Education and Development Fund
  • Stanley Knowles Humanitarian
  • Tim Brown Award

Health & Safety – Individual

Ballots were distributed, votes were cast and tabulated. Kelly Martin, Local 330 will be the recipient of Health & Safety Individual Award.

Health & Safety – Local

Mental Health Division will be the recipient of the Health & Safety Local Award.

Honourary Lifetime Membership Award

Ballots were distributed, votes were cast and tabulated. Abidh Khan, Local 500; Sue Brown, Local 662 and Steve Graham, Local 462 will be the recipients of the Honourary Life Membership Award.

Human Rights Award – Individual

Ballots were distributed, votes were cast and tabulated. Albert Salmon, Local 378 will be the recipient of Human Rights Individual Award.

Human Rights Award – Local

No nominations were submitted for this award.

Leah Casselman Award – Individual

Ballots were distributed, votes were cast and tabulated. Jay Jackson, Local 245 will be the recipient of the Leah Casselman Award – Individual.

Leah Casselman Award – Local

Ballots were distributed, votes were cast and tabulated. College Support Locals will be the recipient of the Leah Casselman Award – Individual.

Live and Let Live Award

No nominations were submitted for this award.

Rainford Jackson Education and Development Fund

No nominations

Stanley H. Knowles Humanitarian Award

Ballots were distributed, votes were cast and tabulated. Howard McCurdy will be the recipient of the Stanley H. Knowles Humanitarian Award.

Tim Brown Award

Geri Kakeeway, Local 732 will be the recipient of the Tim Brown Award.

Withering Trillium Award

Discussion

Co-op and summer student policy

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board pass the revised policy on student internships as presented.

Roll Call #12

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

College Support Part Time Negotiations budget

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #13

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Thorson

Whereas we have 20,000 CAAT Support part time members who are newly organized; and

Whereas this bargaining unit requires a first collective agreement;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the Negotiations budget line for CAAT Support part time as outlined in the attached proposal; and

Be it further resolved that funds be drawn from the Contingency fund.

Moved by Almeida/Jones – Referral to the First Vice President/Treasurer office to consult with staff in regards to the costing on the submission and to be brought back to the Board tomorrow.

Roll Call #14

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

College Support Part Time Mobilization

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #15

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Thorson

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal from the Local Services and Collective Bargaining Division to fund the book-off of members to support College Support Part-Time bargaining for a first contract with funds to be drawn from Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #16

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Workplace Violence Leadership proposal

Moved by Thomas/Labelle

Be it resolved that in consultation with the Divisional Executives, the President will assign two members to join the working groups under Phase 2 of the Leadership Table for the Prevention of Workplace Violence Project to help develop sector-specific tools to prevent violence at work; and

Be it further resolved that the funding as outlined in the attached proposal is approved for the members’ expenses, in accordance with OPSEU Policy, to attend seven (7) meetings and caucuses, with funds to be drawn from the contingency fund.

Roll Call #17

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

President Thomas provided an update

Recommendation from the March 15, 2018 Executive Committee meeting:

Dissolution Local 659

Moved by Bisaillon/ Maszczakiewicz

Be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that the Charter of Local 659 be dissolved.

Roll Call #18

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Recess

The Executive Board recessed at 5:00 p.m. All members were present except J.L Roy, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

March 22, 2018

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:00 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. J.L Roy, Michel Bisaillon, Tara Maszczakiewicz and Chrisy Tremblay were not in attendance, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

President’s Report

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #19

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Progress

Committee Reports

OPTrust Plan Select

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Whereas the OPSEU Constitution establishes that one of the organization’s aims is to advance the common interests, economic, social and political, of the Members and of all public employees, wherever possible, by all appropriate means; and

Whereas OPSEU pension policy states that all working people have a right to retire with dignity; and

Whereas OPSEU recognizes that a jointly sponsored, defined benefit pension plan is the best retirement system to deliver the pension promise; and

Whereas the OPTrust, OPSEU and the employer have reached an agreement in principle on an affordable and sustainable defined benefit plan proposal (OPT Select) for OPSEU BPS members without a DB plan as well as other BPS and non-profit organizations that may or may not be represented by OPSEU; and

Whereas the plan details, and subsequent agreements forthcoming from these discussions are being thoroughly reviewed and vetted by independent counsel, actuaries, and the Pension Liaison Committee”;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the Pension Liaison Committee continue discussions with the Government Sponsor and OPTrust to finalize agreements to establish the creation of the OPT Select defined benefit pension plan subject to the final approval of the board.

Roll Call #20

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

Moved by Elliott/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Laura Dumoulin, member of OPSEU Local 675, to the HOOPP Board of Trustees for a three (3) year term commencing July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021, provided Laura sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #21

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

OPT Trustees

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board reappoint Randy Sloat, OPSEU Local 201 to the OPTrust Board of Trustees for a three (3) year term commencing May 1, 2018 and ending April 30, 2021, provided Randy sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #22

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

Moved by Elliott/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board re-appoint Tim Hannah, OPSEU Local 308 to the OPTrust Board of Trustees for a three (3) year term commencing May 1, 2018 and ending April 30, 2021, provided Tim sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #23

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 15 for 0 against

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board re-appoint Mike Grimaldi, OPSEU Local 211 retiree to the OPTrust Board of Trustees for a one (1) year term commencing October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2019, provided Mike sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #24

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

CAAT Pension Plan

Moved by Elliott/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board re-appoint Donald Wright, OPSEU Local 557 as a trustee to the CAAT Pension Plan for a three (3) month period commencing April 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2018.

Roll Call #25

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board re-appoint Rasho Donchev, OPSEU Local 559 as a trustee to the CAAT Pension Plan for a three (3) month period commencing April 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2018.

Roll Call #26

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Moved by Elliott/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board re-appoint Tom Wilcox, OPSEU Local 245 as a sponsor representative to the CAAT Pension Plan for a three (3) month period commencing April 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2018.

Roll Call #27

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Pathways to Independence

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Sharon Boldrick, OPSEU Local 448, to the Pension Committee for the Pension Plan for the Employees of Pathways to Independence effective April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 provided that Sharon sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #28

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Moved by Elliott/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Tiffany Rittwage, OPSEU Local 448, to the Pension Committee for the Pension Plan for the Employees of Pathways to Independence effective April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 provided that Tiffany sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #29

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Committee Reports:

  • Convention
    • Constitutional

Constitutional Amendment 14.8.2

Moved by Thibodeau/Thomas

Whereas Article 14.8.2 of the Constitution contradicts Article 14.6.1., in that an Alternate Regional Vice President will have already been elected at a Regional Meeting, and there would be no need for another election, should the Regional Vice President be elected to President or First Vice-President;

Therefore be it resolved that Article 14.8.2 of the Constitution be amended to read:

14.8.2 Should a Regional Vice-President be elected President or First Vice-President/Treasurer, the delegates from the Region(s) concerned shall, immediately following the election to these two offices, meet and elect a new Regional Vice-President from among the remaining Regional Board Members the Region’s Alternate Regional Vice-President will become the new Regional Vice-President, and the third remaining Executive Board Member would become the Alternate Regional Vice-President.

Roll Call #30

Almeida, Eddy against

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 15 for 1 against

Resolutions

Moved by Nancekivell/Elliott

Whereas there are policies and processes in the OPSEU Policy Manual (Section 4) with regards to submitting resolutions to OPSEU’s Convention; and

Whereas the Resolutions Committee meets in advance of Convention in order to sort, group, prioritize and provide recommendations for the Convention delegates; and

Whereas current expectations and forms do not require contact information of the submitting bodies; and

Whereas there are regular circumstances where Resolution Committee representatives need to contact the submitting body in order to seek clarification or have other discussions in a timely manner;

Therefore be it resolved that Section 4 of the Policy Manual be amended to include the expectation of phone numbers and email addresses (if applicable) on the form when submitting the resolutions; and

Be it further resolved that the first Convention call, titled, “Your Guide to Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments” be amended to include this requirement, if necessary; and

Be it further resolved that this process would be implemented prior to 2019 Convention.

The Board adopted the following report of the Resolutions Committee:

The conditions of acceptable submissions for Convention resolutions and constitutional amendments will be provided in current instructions in the Convention document, included in the first Convention call, titled, “Your Guide to Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments.”

(January 22-23, 2014 B, p.9)

The existing rules will remain, but clearly state that two separate sets of signatures are required, one set of signatures on the minutes of the local meeting with quorum at which the resolutions were debated and on which there were separate votes; and one set of signatures on each of the voted upon resolutions. The phone numbers and email addresses (if applicable) of the signatories will also be included on the form when submitting the resolutions. These procedures should continue so that the convention is assured that the submitted resolutions reflect the will of the submitting body.

Technical defects could be repaired by the submitting body and the missing information, signatures, minutes, etc. would be received by the committee up to the printing deadline of the resolutions book, provided that the resolutions themselves were received by the deadline for submission.

Since the resolutions submission deadline is set by constitution, the options to provide relief or assistance are limited. It was agreed that the chair of the resolutions committee would send a letter to division chairs with a copy to the president, supervisor of job security and the resolutions committee, reminding them of the deadline. It was also agreed that the job security unit and the division chairs should take the resolutions deadline into account when deciding on the dates for their division meetings. “Endorsed” by the Board does not make these resolutions the property of the Board. Such resolutions must still be submitted by the original body to the convention through the usual procedures as amended by this document. The first report of the Resolutions Committee will be distributed in convention kits at registration, which brings it in line with the practice of the Constitutional Committee.

(April 4-5, 1995 B, p.23)

Moved by Almeida/Maclam – Amendment:

remove “phone number”

Roll Call #31

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius —

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len against

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

DEFEATED 5 for 10 against

The question was called on the motion:

Whereas there are policies and processes in the OPSEU Policy Manual (Section 4) with regards to submitting resolutions to OPSEU’s Convention; and

Whereas the Resolutions Committee meets in advance of Convention in order to sort, group, prioritize and provide recommendations for the Convention delegates; and

Whereas current expectations and forms do not require contact information of the submitting bodies; and

Whereas there are regular circumstances where Resolution Committee representatives need to contact the submitting body in order to seek clarification or have other discussions in a timely manner;

Therefore be it resolved that Section 4 of the Policy Manual be amended to include the expectation of phone numbers and email addresses (if applicable) on the form when submitting the resolutions; and

Be it further resolved that the first Convention call, titled, “Your Guide to Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments” be amended to include this requirement, if necessary; and

Be it further resolved that this process would be implemented prior to 2019 Convention.

The Board adopted the following report of the Resolutions Committee:

The conditions of acceptable submissions for Convention resolutions and constitutional amendments will be provided in current instructions in the Convention document, included in the first Convention call, titled, “Your Guide to Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments.”

(January 22-23, 2014 B, p.9)

The existing rules will remain, but clearly state that two separate sets of signatures are required, one set of signatures on the minutes of the local meeting with quorum at which the resolutions were debated and on which there were separate votes; and one set of signatures on each of the voted upon resolutions. The phone numbers and email addresses (if applicable) of the signatories will also be included on the form when submitting the resolutions. These procedures should continue so that the convention is assured that the submitted resolutions reflect the will of the submitting body.

Technical defects could be repaired by the submitting body and the missing information, signatures, minutes, etc. would be received by the committee up to the printing deadline of the resolutions book, provided that the resolutions themselves were received by the deadline for submission.

Since the resolutions submission deadline is set by constitution, the options to provide relief or assistance are limited. It was agreed that the chair of the resolutions committee would send a letter to division chairs with a copy to the president, supervisor of job security and the resolutions committee, reminding them of the deadline. It was also agreed that the job security unit and the division chairs should take the resolutions deadline into account when deciding on the dates for their division meetings. “Endorsed” by the Board does not make these resolutions the property of the Board. Such resolutions must still be submitted by the original body to the convention through the usual procedures as amended by this document. The first report of the Resolutions Committee will be distributed in convention kits at registration, which brings it in line with the practice of the Constitutional Committee.

(April 4-5, 1995 B, p.23)

Roll Call #32

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

  • Credentials (reports at Convention)
  • Planning

A motion was made and withdrawn

  • Disability Rights Caucus
  • Excluded Staff Hiring
  • Francophone
  • Indigenous Circle
  • In Solidarity
  • MDT
  • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
  • Pension Liaison
  • PHRC
  • Policy Review Committee

Moved by Nancekivell/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the suggested changes in the Policy Manual under section 10.1

Roll Call #33

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

Moved by Nancekivell/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the suggested changes in the Policy Manual under section 11.1

Roll Call #34

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley —

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 15 for 0 against

Moved by Nancekivell/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the suggested changes in the Policy Manual under section 101.3

Roll Call #35

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley —

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 15 for 0 against

Policy Review Committee election

Lucy Morton was acclaimed to the Policy Review Committee.

  • PWC
  • PYC
  • Rainbow Alliance
  • Retirees Board
  • Social Mapping
  • Solidarity Fund Board
    • Live and Let Live
    • Live and Let Live
    • International Humanity Work
    • International Solidarity Work
  • Staff Negotiating
  • Staff Pension Plan Trustees

Staff Pension Plan Trustees election

Erin Thorson was acclaimed to the Staff Pension Plan Trustees. Kingsley Kwok declined the nomination.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Workers of Colour Caucus

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Referral from March 21, 2018 Executive Board meeting:

College Support Part Time Negotiations budget

Moved by Thomas/Thorson

Whereas we have 20,000 CAAT Support part time members who are newly organized; and

Whereas this bargaining unit requires a first collective agreement;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the Negotiations budget line for CAAT Support part time as outlined in the attached proposal; and

Be it further resolved that funds be drawn from the Contingency fund.

Roll Call #36

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

New Business

Sector 10 – Health Professionals Week

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 #37

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Labelle

Whereas Ontario continues to experiment with costly hospital restructuring, in an effort to cuts costs by consolidating decision-making; and

Whereas the resulting merger mania has impacted labour relations and sparked a landslide of hospital PSLRTA votes that are organizationally costly and time consuming; and

Whereas OPSEU has an interest in organizing the existing pockets of non-union allied health professionals, in an effort to consolidate classifications within each hospital/bargaining unit, and to lessen the likelihood of being forced into a PSLRTA as a result of future mergers (because of the 80/20 rule); and

Whereas the HPD held the first ever PSLRTA Conference – following the PSLRTA victory at Lakeridge Health – recognizing the need to educate, engage, and plan next steps and our overarching strategy in dealing with PSLRTAs; and

Whereas there was near-universal agreement to launch “Health Professionals’ Week,” as a method to touch base and engage with members on the ground, to show appreciation, but also to collect-in contact information, and build OPSEU’s brand recognition among non-unionized allied health professionals;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds outlined in the attached proposal from the Contingency Fund to fund a campaign to engage OPSEU Hospital Professionals Division members on the ground, reinforcing positive connections with our members and supporting future organizing efforts by building OPSEU’s brand as the union of choice for allied health professionals.

Moved by Labelle/Almeida – Amendment:

Add the following resolve:

Be it further resolved that the Lobby Section of the proposal and costs associated with the Lobby Day be discussed after the Provincial elections.

Roll Call #38

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

The question was called on motion as amended:

Whereas Ontario continues to experiment with costly hospital restructuring, in an effort to cuts costs by consolidating decision-making; and

Whereas the resulting merger mania has impacted labour relations and sparked a landslide of hospital PSLRTA votes that are organizationally costly and time consuming; and

Whereas OPSEU has an interest in organizing the existing pockets of non-union allied health professionals, in an effort to consolidate classifications within each hospital/bargaining unit, and to lessen the likelihood of being forced into a PSLRTA as a result of future mergers (because of the 80/20 rule); and

Whereas the HPD held the first ever PSLRTA Conference – following the PSLRTA victory at Lakeridge Health – recognizing the need to educate, engage, and plan next steps and our overarching strategy in dealing with PSLRTAs; and

Whereas there was near-universal agreement to launch “Health Professionals’ Week,” as a method to touch base and engage with members on the ground, to show appreciation, but also to collect-in contact information, and build OPSEU’s brand recognition among non-unionized allied health professionals;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds outlined in the attached proposal from the Contingency Fund to fund a campaign to engage OPSEU Hospital Professionals Division members on the ground, reinforcing positive connections with our members and supporting future organizing efforts by building OPSEU’s brand as the union of choice for allied health professionals; and

Be it further resolved that the Lobby Section of the proposal and costs associated with the Lobby Day be discussed after the Provincial elections.

Roll Call #39

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

LBED Anti-Privatization Lobby Campaign

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 #40

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Vyfschaft

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal from the LBED Anti-Privatization Account, to fund a campaign to continue to push back against the privatization of beer, cider, and wine sales which are a serious threat to the LCBO, good jobs in our communities and the LCBO’s profits that help pay for public services.

Roll Call #41

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

CPAC/We Own It & Area Council Leadership meeting

This proposal was withdrawn

Regional We Own It Funds

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 #42

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Elliott

Be it resolved that an additional $25,000 be added to each region under We Own It to further educate our communities and members on the good work of public services in our communities with the funds to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #43

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

Event Calendar

Moved by Nancekivell/Morton

Whereas OPSEU is a large, busy union that consists of many sectors, divisions, committees and caucuses with varying schedules and activities; and

Whereas there is not a current mechanism to know when these activities are scheduled or hoped to be scheduled; and

Whereas planning for regional educationals and some other regional events need to be done in advance; and

Whereas participation from Members can be limited and/or Members can feel too conflicted and/or attendance can be compromised for either event, when regional events and central events are planned for the same days;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU create a calendar of both tentative and confirmed dates of central conferences (including but not limited to bargaining conferences and equity conferences), central training events, divisional meetings and various conventions that can be accessed by OPSEU staff, including regional staff members; and

Be it further resolved that this calendar will be shared with Executive Board Members for the purpose of planning regional educationals and other regional events; and

Be it further resolved that this calendar be created by July 2018.

Moved by Almeida/Thibodeau – Amendment:

Amend Second resolve to read:

Be it further resolved that this calendar will be posted & updated routinely on the OPSEU website for the purpose of planning regional educationals, other regional events and other activities of the union;

Roll Call #44

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas OPSEU is a large, busy union that consists of many sectors, divisions, committees and caucuses with varying schedules and activities; and

Whereas there is not a current mechanism to know when these activities are scheduled or hoped to be scheduled; and

Whereas planning for regional educationals and some other regional events need to be done in advance; and

Whereas participation from Members can be limited and/or Members can feel too conflicted and/or attendance can be compromised for either event, when regional events and central events are planned for the same days;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU create a calendar of both tentative and confirmed dates of central conferences (including but not limited to bargaining conferences and equity conferences), central training events, divisional meetings and various conventions that can be accessed by OPSEU staff, including regional staff members; and

Be it further resolved that this calendar will be posted & updated routinely on the OPSEU website for the purpose of planning regional educationals, other regional events and other activities of the union;

Be it further resolved that this calendar be created by July 2018.

Roll Call #45

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 15 for 1 against

CAAT-PT

Discussion

Recommendation from the March 15, 2018 Executive Committee meeting:

326 Memorial Ave. Interior Renovations

Moved by Almeida/Thibodeau

WHEREAS OPSEU has requested tender submissions for the proposed interior renovation of the Thunder Bay Office; and

WHEREAS seven tender submissions were received;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Executive Board approve that the tender be awarded to Perhol Construction Ltd with the funds to be drawn from the strike fund.

Roll Call #46

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

Local 217 to Local 212

Moved by Morton/Thorson

Whereas the members of Local 217 Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority were placed in a composite Local with Niagara Parks Commission; and

Whereas the members feel that they do not “fit” request to transfer to Local 212; and

Whereas Local 217 approved the transfer of these members to Local 212;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the transfer the members from Local 217 to Local 212.

Roll Call #47

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

L338

Moved by Labelle/Vyfschaft

Whereas we organized the RN’s and RPN’s at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare; and

Whereas they do not have enough members to form their own Local; and

Whereas Composite Local 338 already represents some members in Healthcare;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that the newly organized RN’s and RPN’s from Saint Elizabeth Healthcare become part of Local 338.

Roll Call #48

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

L348

Moved by Labelle/Vyfschaft

Whereas we were successful in the recent PSLRTA between Lakeridge Health and Ajax-Pickering Hospital; and

Whereas the majority of current members were already in 348; and

Whereas the majority of 311 members are at the Centenary site and were not part of the merger;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the members from 311 Rouge Valley Ajax-Pickering site shall merge with Local 348; and

Be it further resolved that the current Local 348, former Local 311 Ajax-Pickering members, former non-union and former ONA members shall now form the newly merged unit in Local 348; and

Be it further resolved that this shall be effective after the close of Convention 2018.

Roll Call #49

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

L492

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that the Charter of Local 492 be dissolved.

Roll Call #50

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

L391

Moved by Labelle/Vyfschaft

Whereas we organized the RN’s and RPN’s at We Care; and

Whereas there is room for more organizing at the We Care Healthcare; and

Whereas organizing the rest of the employees will result in over 100 members;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that the newly organized RN’s and RPN’s from We Care Healthcare be assigned their own Local 391

Roll Call #51

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth —

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy —

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 2:17 p.m. All members were present except Michel Bisaillon, Gareth Jones, Tara Maszczakiewicz, J.L Roy, Chrisy Tremblay, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

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