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Minutes of the March 8-9, 2017 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the March 8-9, 2017 Executive Board Meeting

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March 8-9, 2017

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:32 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except Felicia Fahey, 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:

  • Approval of the March 1 e-poll – Merger with the Algoma University Faculty Association
  • Recommendation from Officers:
    • Local 474-484
    • L141-169
    • L592
  • Indigenous Mobilizing –world water day
  • Local 108 – Pres Report
  • Meals & Mileage currency difference discussion
  • Audit 2:00 Thursday
  • OFL – Health & Safety accreditation
  • Request to hold minute of silence at 1:50p.m. in support of IWD

Minute of silence was held for Fred Upshaw.

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of December 25-26, 2016, February 23, 2017 E-poll re: Algoma University Faculty Association.

February 23, 2017 E-poll – Merger with the Algoma University Faculty Association

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Algoma University Faculty Association ("AUFA") is an independent trade union that is certified pursuant to the Labour Relations Act to represent two bargaining units of faculty of Algoma University; and

Whereas AUFA has voted to transfer jurisdiction over its bargaining rights to OPSEU as the successor union in accordance with s 68 of the Labour Relations Act, and on the basis of an Agreement to Transfer Jurisdiction prepared by the Parties; and

Whereas the Agreement to Transfer Jurisdiction and the votes by AUFA meet the requirements of art. 9.1 of the OPSEU Constitution, and

Whereas it would be beneficial to the OPSEU membership to merge with AUFA and to increase OPSEU's representation of university faculty in Ontario;

Therefore be it resolved that the Agreement to Transfer Jurisdiction between AUFA and OPSEU is hereby approved, and will take effect on 12:01 am on March 1, 2017 in accordance with its terms; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU shall charter a stand-alone OPSEU local for the former members of AUFA as soon as practical.

Roll Call

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

Business Arising

Section 13 of the Policy Manual

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

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

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

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

*Work in progress

OPS Bargaining Procedures – EES

Whereas the bargaining of essential and emergency services (EES) is a requirement in the Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act; and

Whereas EES bargaining can be a very lengthy and complicated process; and

Whereas the timing of EES bargaining can vary based on bargaining strategy and negotiations with the government; and

Whereas there are very few EES agreements from the most recent round of bargaining and the last previous agreements were reached in 2005; and

Whereas the Unified bargaining unit at the OPS Divisionals will be deciding whether or not there should be a separate EES bargaining team.

Therefore be it resolved that an Ad Hoc committee be established to review the current jurisprudence around EES bargaining and to make recommendations on EES procedures for the 2017 round of OPS bargaining.  The committee will consist of three Executive Board members, the three members of the Central Employee Relations Committee (CERC), three OPS local presidents and three staff from the Negotiations Unit.  Recommendations are to be brought back to the Executive Board no later than January 31, 2017.

*Motion carried at the September 21-22, 2016

OPSEU Pride

Moved by Thomas/Shearer

Be it resolved that OPSEU will broaden the We Own It campaign to focus on pride in public service delivery and in particular, the importance of a human touch in the delivery of services to the people of Ontario.  Be it further resolved that the campaign will be informed by both focus group testing and polling regarding the role of OPSEU members in caring for Ontarians from birth to death in our many jobs; the results of which will form another level of member and public engagement in the importance of public services and evidence that public = better.

Moved by Thibodeau/Bozai – Amendment:

Remove the word “pride” and replace with “dedication”

Roll Call #2

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

DEFEATED 1 for 19 against

The question was called on the motion:

Be it resolved that OPSEU will broaden the We Own It campaign to focus on pride in public service delivery and in particular, the importance of a human touch in the delivery of services to the people of Ontario.  Be it further resolved that the campaign will be informed by both focus group testing and polling regarding the role of OPSEU members in caring for Ontarians from birth to death in our many jobs; the results of which will form another level of member and public engagement in the importance of public services and evidence that public = better.

Roll Call #3

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

Carried 15 for 5 against

OPS Corrections Negotiations Procedures

Catherine Bowman, Administrator of Local Services Division – Bargaining, members Chris Butsch and Glenna Caldwell, gave a presentation to the Executive Board.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU Executive Board approve the OPS Corrections Negotiations Procedures

Amendment was made and withdrawn

First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Moved by Nancekivell/Labelle – Amendment:

Under sections 3.2.4 & 3.2.11 & 4.3.1 & 6.11 – Add “or highest ranking member in the corrections unit” after “corrections local president”

Roll Call #4

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Morton/Magner – Amendment:

The reference under section 3.4.5 to read “3.3.6 &3.3.7”

Roll Call #5

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Strachan/Jones – Amendment:

Add “the local president is not an automatic delegate in their category” at the end of article 3.2.5

Roll Call #6

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

DEFEATED 8 for 11 against

Moved by Magner/Morton – Amendment:

Under article 3.2.12 change “their” to “these” in the first sentence and under article 3.2.14 (line 4) change “may” to “shall” in the second sentence.

Roll Call #7

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

Moved by Nancekivell/Strachan – Amendment:

Under section 6.17, add “of OPSEU” after “President” in the first sentence

Roll Call #8

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Jones/Nancekivell – Amendment:

Under section 2.3.3 add “as a regional representative or” after “elected” and add at the end of the paragraph “Any member can submit an intent to run for a position whether in attendance at the meeting or not.”

Moved by Arbus/Platt – Closure

Roll Call #9

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

Carried 14 for 6 against

The question was called on the amendment:

Under section 2.3.3 add “as a regional representative” after “elected” and add at the end of the paragraph “Any member can submit an intent to run for a position whether in attendance at the meeting or not.”

Roll Call #10

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

Carried 11 for 9 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU Executive Board approve the OPS Corrections Negotiations Procedures

Moved by Arbus/Platt – Closure

Roll Call #11

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU Executive Board approve the OPS Corrections Negotiations Procedures

Roll Call #12

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

President Thomas in the Chair

Moved by Almeida/Arbus – Reconsideration of the Agenda:

Add:

  • CAAT-A
  • LBED Swag

Roll Call #13

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

Unified Negotiations Procedures

Moved by Thomas/Thibodeau

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the OPS Unified Negotiations Procedures

Moved by Bozai/Magner – Amendment:

Under Section 3.3.9 delete the second OR “or it is recommended that the EES agreements be completed as soon as reasonably possible in advance of issues bargaining”

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:00p.m.

The question was called on the amendment:

Under Section 3.3.9 delete the second OR “or it is recommended that the EES agreements be completed as soon as reasonably possible in advance of issues bargaining”

Roll Call #14

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

Carried 14 for 5 against

Moved by Bozai/Magner – Amendment:

Under section 4.3.1 – Keep the first OR and remove the second one.

Presidents Report

CAAT-S JCC Committee Training

Naz Binck gave a presentation to the Board

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

A minute of silence was held at 1:50p.m. for International Women’s Day.

Moved by Thomas/Elliot

Be it resolved that OPSEU supports a one day training meeting that will enable our members to challenge their job evaluation and rate of pay, resulting in higher pay for our members and higher dues being paid to OPSEU and approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal, with the funds to be drawn from the contingency fund.

Moved by Nancekivell/Elliott – Amendment:

Amend motion to read “Be it resolved that OPSEU support a one day training meeting for CAAT-Support representatives as outlined in the CAAT-Support JCC Committee Training.  This would enable our members to challenge their job evaluation and rate of pay, resulting in higher pay for our members and higher dues being paid to OPSEU.  These funds as outlined in the attached proposal, to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.”

Roll Call #16

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Be it resolved that OPSEU support a one day training meeting for CAAT-Support representatives as outlined in the CAAT-Support JCC Committee Training.  This would enable our members to challenge their job evaluation and rate of pay, resulting in higher pay for our members and higher dues being paid to OPSEU.  These funds as outlined in the attached proposal, to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #17

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

Business Arising

Unified Negotiations Procedures (cont.)

The question was called on the amendment:

Under section 4.3.1 – Keep the first OR and remove the second one.

Roll Call #18

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

DEFEATED 7 for 10 against

Moved by Almeida/Arbus – Amendment:

Under section 4.3.1 keep the second OR and remove the first one.

Moved by Nancekivell/Morton – Amendment to amendment:
Under section 4.3.1 Change “or” to read “and/or”

Roll Call #19

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

Carried 19 for 1 against

The question was called on the amendment as amended:

Under section 4.3.1 keep the second OR and remove the first one.

Roll Call #20

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

Carried 18 for 2 against

Moved by Elliott/Nancekivell – Amendment:

At the end of section 3.2.14 add ”a) Discuss category issues, including wages and special case wage adjustment;”

Moved by Magner/Archer – Amendment to amendment:

Amend section 3.2.8 to read:  

The meeting shall then break into bargaining categories each of which shall;

a) Discuss category issues, including wages and special case wage adjustment;

b) Elect delegates and alternates to represent the category at the regional bargaining conference, according to the convention formula, except that the local president is not an automatic delegate from his or her category.

AND

Amend section 3.2.14 to read:

Following the category and fixed terms meetings, the local shall reconvene as a whole to;

a) Discuss category issues, including wages and special case wage adjustment;

b) Identify the local’s top demands in conjunction with the survey results.

Roll Call #21

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

The question was called on the amendment as amended:

Roll Call #22

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

Moved by Bozai/Magner – Amendment:

Under section 6.1 – keep the first OR and remove the second one.

Roll Call #23

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

DEFEATED 3 for 17 against

Moved by Almeida/Elliott – Amendment:

Under section 6.1 remove the first OR and keep the second.

Moved by Magner/Bozai – Amendment to amendment:

add at the end of section 6.1 “No items will be referred from bargaining to interest arbitration without prior authorization by a vote of the membership.”

Roll Call #24

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

DEFEATED 3 for 16 against

The question was called on the amendment:

Under section 6.1 remove the first OR and keep the second.

Roll Call #25

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

Carried 16 for 3 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the OPS Unified Negotiations Procedures

Roll Call #26

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

Carried 18 for 2 against

Ibrahim Bozai and Myles Magner filed minority reports

CAAT-A Bargaining Procedures

Moved by Arbus/Labelle

Whereas the CAAT-A collective agreement expires September 30, 2017 and this is an important round of bargaining for the division's priorities staffing, academic freedom and privatization; and

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

Whereas the CAAT (Academic) Negotiations Procedures have been amended to incorporate the changes reflected in the motions at the June 2017 divisional meeting and the October 2017 pre-bargaining conference;

Therefore be it resolved that effective immediately the CAAT-A Negotiations Procedures as amended be accepted.

Roll Call #27

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

President’s Report

2017 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.   Gordon Kiernan, Local 338 will be the recipient of Health & Safety Local Award.

Health & Safety – Local

No nominations were submitted for this award.

Honourary Lifetime Membership Award

Ballots were distributed, votes were cast and tabulated. Marilou Martin, L557, Janine Johnson, L644 and Waltraud Knott, L112 will be the recipients of the Honourary Life Membership Award.

Human Rights Award – Individual

Ballots were distributed, votes were cast and tabulated. Chantal Breton, Local 642 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.  Rebecca Currie, Local 230 will be the recipient of the Leah Casselman Award – Individual.

Leah Casselman Award – Local

No nominations were submitted for this award.

Live and Let Live Award

No nominations were submitted for this award.

Rainford Jackson Education and Development Fund

Derek Armstrong, Local 606 will be the recipient of the Rainford Jackson Education and Development Fund.

Tim Brown Award

No nominations were submitted for this award.

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
  • Section 9-Executive Board Members -9.1- Executive Board Members (General)-Expenditure: Grand and Toy Credit Cards 9.1-6
  • Section 10-Expense Guidelines- 101.1-General-Accommodation: Arrangements 10.1-3
  • Constitutional Amendment: Article 29.10.1 of the OPSEU Constitution
  • Constitutional Amendment: Article 6.1a of the OPSEU Constitution
  • LBED Swag
  • Meal & Mileage Currency
  • Summary Report

Section 9-Executive Board Members -9.1- Executive Board Members (General)-Expenditure: Grand and Toy Credit Cards 9.1-6

Moved by Almeida/Nancekivell

WHEREAS Grand and Toy discount cards are no longer offered

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the article “Expenditure: Grand and Toy Credit Cards” under section 9.1-6 of the OPSEU Policy Manual be deleted.

Roll Call #28

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

Section 10-Expense Guidelines- 101.1-General-Accommodation: Arrangements 10.1-3

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

WHEREAS the cost of internet and telephone use at hotels has increased

WHEREAS members are left paying out of pocket for amounts that exceed the $10 limit

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT under Section 10.1-3 of the OPSEU Policy Manual, article “Accommodation: Arrangement” be amended to read

‘Overnight accommodation in connection with meetings to be held in Toronto should be made through Head Office.

Where reservations are made by an individual member, the hotel should be advised that the individual is a government employee as the majority of hotels will give a preferred rate.

Personal expenses, e.g. restaurant, valet, included in the hotel bill cannot be claimed on the expense account. When attending duly authorized Union meetings, telephone calls to a member’s home, once per day, will be paid. Telephone calls made in performance of OPSEU business will be paid by the Union; a copy of the telephone bill must accompany the expense account. Members are entitled to utilize either internet or telephone services to a maximum of $10 $15 per day.

Roll Call #29

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

Constitutional Amendment: Article 29.10.1 of the OPSEU Constitution

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas Article 29.10.1 of the OPSEU Constitution currently reads “Except for reasonable amounts in petty cash accounts, all expenditures shall be by cheque and shall be properly supported by vouchers”; and

Whereas modern technology and online banking allow for proper record keeping without the necessity of only using cheques; and

Whereas using pre-authorized payments and online banking to make certain payments makes it easier for our members to conduct the business of the local;

Therefore be it resolved that Article 29.10.1 of the OPSEU Constitution be amended to read “Where the local bylaws permit, and where proper supporting documentation is available, local expenditures may be made by pre-authorized payments or by online banking”.

Roll Call #30

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

Constitutional Amendment: Article 6.1a of the OPSEU Constitution

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas Article 6.1a of the OPSEU Constitution currently reads “Signing and submitting to the Union a membership application form prescribed by the Union” and

Whereas more members are using technology to conduct the business of the Union; and

Whereas modern technology is allowing for secure online communications; and

Therefore be it resolved that Article 6.1a of the OPSEU Constitution be amended to read “Completing and submitting to the Union a membership application form prescribed by the Union”

Roll Call #31

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

LBED Swag

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the purchase of 2,000 “Shop Public” tote bags as per the direction of the LBED Anti-Privatization Committee to be drawn from LBED Anti-Privatization Account.

Roll Call #32

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

Meal & Mileage currency

Discussion

President’s Report

OPSEU Joint Racialized Employees' Committee Report

Review

Local 108

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the trusteeship of local 108 will be extended until May 17, 2017 in order to allow the Union to complete steward training/mentoring and hold LEC elections; and

Be it further resolved that Sister Julie McGuffin, Local 102, will continue her appointment as Trustee for Local 108 on the same basis as currently. 

Roll Call #33

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

Carried 20 for 0 against

New Business

Recommendations from the March 2, 2017 Executive Committee meeting: Local 141 & L169

Moved by Thomas/Elliott

Whereas Local 141 held a General Membership Meeting and has voted to allow the members of the Perth District Health Unit to leave the local; and 

Whereas Local 169 held a General Membership Meeting and has voted to accept the members from the Perth District Health Unit;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that the members from the Perth District Health Unit be moved from Local 141 to Local 169.

Roll Call #34

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

Carried 18 for 1 against

L592

Moved by Thomas/Magner

Whereas 101 workers at Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP) have voted to join OPSEU on January 25 and have been certified as a new OPSEU bargaining unit; and

Whereas the new bargaining unit at AYSP includes a strong group of union supporters and a solid core of member activists, and is well equipped to form an effective stand-alone BPS local;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that the new bargaining unit at AYSP be established as a new OPSEU Local and that it be assigned Local number 592.

Roll Call #35

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

L474/484

Moved by Thomas/Jones

Whereas the employers of Locals 474(CHEO) and 484(OCTC) have merged to become one entity; and

Whereas Local 484 voted to merge with Local 474; and
Whereas Local 474 voted to accept the merger with Local 484;
Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that effective immediately the two locals be merged as Local 474; and

Be it further resolved that the merged Local 474 will have a delegate entitlement for the 2017 Regional Meeting and Convention of five (5).

Roll Call #36

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

President’s Report

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

President Thomas provided an update

Health & Safety accreditation

Discussion

Recess

The Executive Board recessed at 4:37 p.m. All members were present except Felicia Fahey the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

March 9, 2017

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:13 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except Felicia Fahey, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

Current events at OPSEU

Discussion

2017 OPSEU Young Workers Conference

Andrew Parker, Ken MacLam, Jessica Sikora gave a presentation to the Board.

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 #37

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Platt

Whereas OPSEU's Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC) advocates issues on behalf of young workers within the union, the workplace and the broader community/society through continued social outreach and activism; and

Whereas the PYC continues to build upon its success from the past; and 

Whereas over 140 young workers from across the province were invited to attend the 2015 and 2016 Young Workers Conferences; and

Whereas previous conference participants indicated that the event motivated them to return to their local communities and serve as activists and labour leaders; and

Whereas young worker issues are incredibly important to the future of the labour movement and this conference is an invaluable opportunity to discuss, explore and develop the necessary skills to overcome barriers that young workers face. 

Therefore be it resolved that funds for an additional thirty-five (35) delegates, as indicated in the proposal, be added to the existing Young Workers Conference budget line.  The funds are to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.  The total associated costs will not exceed the total amount also included in the proposal; and  

Be it further resolved that funding for the Young Workers Conference is approved on an annual basis based on the figures in the attached Appendix. 

Moved by Almeida/Labelle – Amendment:

The last resolve read “The young workers conference will be an annual event”

Roll Call #38

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas OPSEU's Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC) advocates issues on behalf of young workers within the union, the workplace and the broader community/society through continued social outreach and activism; and

Whereas the PYC continues to build upon its success from the past; and 

Whereas over 140 young workers from across the province were invited to attend the 2015 and 2016 Young Workers Conferences; and

Whereas previous conference participants indicated that the event motivated them to return to their local communities and serve as activists and labour leaders; and

Whereas young worker issues are incredibly important to the future of the labour movement and this conference is an invaluable opportunity to discuss, explore and develop the necessary skills to overcome barriers that young workers face. 

Therefore be it resolved that funds for an additional thirty-five (35) delegates, as indicated in the proposal, be added to the existing Young Workers Conference budget line.  The funds are to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.  The total associated costs will not exceed the total amount also included in the proposal; and  

Be it further resolved that the young workers conference will be an annual event. 

Roll Call #39

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

New Business

LBED Human Rights Complaint

Pat Honsburger updated the Board re: Human Rights complaint

President’s Report

CAAT A

Discussion

Moved by Almeida/Labelle  – Extend lunch start time until discussion is finished.

Roll Call #40

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

Carried 18 for 1 against

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:33p.m.

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

  • Audit
  • Central Political Action
  • Convention
    • Resolutions
    • Constitutional
    • Credentials (reports at Convention)
    • Planning
  • Disability Rights Caucus
  • Excluded Staff Hiring
  • Francophone
  • Indigenous Circle
  • In Solidarity
  • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
  • PHRC
  • Policy Review Committee
  • PWC
  • PYC
  • Rainbow Alliance
  • Retirees Board

Audit Committee

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

President’s Report

Statutory Resolution (1)

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 2016, 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 #41

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

Carried 16 for 0 against

Committee Reports

  • Social Mapping
  • Solidarity Fund Board
    • Live and Let Live
    • International Humanity Work
    • International Solidarity Work
  • Staff Negotiating
  • Staff Pension Plan Trustees
  • Strategic Planning
  • ·      PHRC
  • Policy Review
  • PWC
  • PYC
  • Rainbow Alliance
  • Retirees Board
  • Social Mapping
  • Solidarity Fund Board
    • Live and Let Live
    • International Humanity Work
    • International Solidarity Work
  • Staff Negotiating
  • Staff Pension Plan Trustees
  • Strategic Planning
  • Pension Liaison

Moved Jones/Elliott

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board re-appoint Donald Wright, Local 557 and Rasho Donchev, Local 559 as Union Trustees to the CAAT Pension Plan Board of Trustees from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 provided they sign the OPSEU Letter of Understanding

Roll Call #42

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

Moved Jones/Elliott

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Tom Wilcox, Local 245 to the CAAT Pension Sponsors Committee from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 provided Brother Wilcox sign the OPSEU Letter of Understanding. 

Roll Call #43

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

Sector 13 Bargaining Conference

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 #44

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Sector 13 Divisional Executive have made it a priority to hold a bargaining conference and put together a document outlining the superior provisions within each of the 34 Collective Agreements within the Sector; and

Whereas the Sector would like to look at a coordinated approach to bargaining with the units in the Sector to gain greater strength at the bargaining table; and

Whereas the Divisional Executive has implemented cost savings in their Divisional Executive meetings by meeting as follows: two (2) face to face meetings per year (2 day meetings) and two (2) conference calls per year (1 day meeting), in order to provide a cost savings measure to help fund a bargaining conference; and

Whereas a bargaining conference will give the unit delegates from the Sector the tools, knowledge and information to negotiate better Collective Agreements for the members in the Sector;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve funding for a Sector 13 Bargaining Conference as outlined in the attached proposal, with funding to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Roll Call #45

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

ASMP proposal

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 #46

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

Whereas the primary issue of the ASMP has been suitable and sufficient training to permit OPSEU represented employees to understand this overwhelming and complex program. The GSB has determined that the employer is entitled to have the program, with preclusion of absences related to an Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) defined disability and/or workplace safety & insurance board (WSIB) absence. Many OPSEU members are unaware of this order.

CERC believes that OPSEU sponsored training is the best response to assisting members with both understanding and operating within the ASMP. CERC is proposing the following training model;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU executive board authorize a train-the-trainer session for 21 OPSEU staff and 21 ops members (3 staff and 3 members per region) and approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal, with the funds to be drawn from the contingency fund; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board authorize that regional based OPS ASMP training be established for ops members at either regional based educationals or established educational seminars, conducted with one (1) OPSEU staff and one (1) OPS member trained in the train-the-trainer session, hosted by individual locals; and

Be it further resolved that the ASMP training seminars shall be at minimum a full-day training, excluding travel time in accordance with the motion passed unanimously at the january10, 2017 OPS all-chairs meeting.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – referral to President’s office to discuss with the Education department for a full ASMP proposal for all regions and for it to be brought back to the May board.

Roll Call #47

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

Carried 19 for 0 against

Constitutional Amendment: Articles 6.8.1 & 7.1 – Members in Acting Manager/Excluded Positions

Moved by Magner/Bozai

Whereas From time to time OPSEU members in good standing may be voluntarily assigned or seconded by their employer to a position outside any OPSEU bargaining unit, including acting management, supervisory or other excluded positions; and

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

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

Whereas Article 7.1 sets out certain rights of Members in Good Standing, subject to other provisions in the Constitution; and

Whereas allowing members who have voluntarily accepted acting management, supervisory or other excluded positions to attend union meetings and participate in certain union activities can put these members in a conflict of interest and/or compromise the union’s reputation and the integrity of the union’s activities; and

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

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve and submit the following Constitutional Amendment to the 2017 Convention:

1) Article 6.8.1 – Amend as follows:

6.8.1 A shop Steward, Unit Steward, local officer, trustee, delegate, team or committee member who volunteers and is assigned or seconded by the employer from their normal workplace to a position outside any OPSEU bargaining unit shall be understood to have resigned from all union office(s) and position(s). not be entitled to continue to carry out the duties or functions of his/her office during the period of assignment or secondment. The Member shall be entitled to retain all exercise other rights as a Member in Good Standing, as set out in article 7.1.1 and 7.1.2.

2) Article 7.1

  • Renumber current article to 7.1.1
  • Insert new article 7.1.2 to read as follows:

7.1.2 A member who volunteers and is assigned or seconded by the employer from their normal workplace to a position outside any OPSEU bargaining unit shall be entitled to exercise the rights of a Member in good standing as set out in Article 7.1.1, subject to the following limits, during the period of their voluntary assignment outside the bargaining unit:

a) The member will have the right to be represented by the Union only with respect to their rights and interests as a bargaining unit member in their home position;

b)  The member will be understood to have resigned from all union offices and positions and shall not be eligible to be nominated for or hold any office in the union, or be appointed to any union position, function or role during the period of their voluntary assignment outside the bargaining unit;

c) The member shall be permitted to vote on the ratification of collective agreements affecting

the member in their home position, except where the collective agreement is the result of binding arbitration;

d) The member shall not be permitted to attend local meetings except to participate in demand-setting for bargaining and/or ratification or strike votes with respect to their home/union position.

Moved by Archer/Magner – Amendment:

Under section 6.8.1 and 7.1.2 between “a” and “position” insert “management”

Roll Call #48

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

Carried 13 for 3 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas From time to time OPSEU members in good standing may be voluntarily assigned or seconded by their employer to a position outside any OPSEU bargaining unit, including acting management, supervisory or other excluded positions; and

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

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

Whereas Article 7.1 sets out certain rights of Members in Good Standing, subject to other provisions in the Constitution; and

Whereas allowing members who have voluntarily accepted acting management, supervisory or other excluded positions to attend union meetings and participate in certain union activities can put these members in a conflict of interest and/or compromise the union’s reputation and the integrity of the union’s activities; and

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

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve and submit the following Constitutional Amendment to the 2017 Convention:

1) Article 6.8.1 – Amend as follows:

6.8.1 A shop Steward, Unit Steward, local officer, trustee, delegate, team or committee member who volunteers and is assigned or seconded by the employer from their normal workplace to a management position outside any OPSEU bargaining unit shall be understood to have resigned from all union office(s) and position(s). not be entitled to continue to carry out the duties or functions of his/her office during the period of assignment or secondment. The Member shall be entitled to retain all exercise other rights as a Member in Good Standing, as set out in article 7.1.1 and 7.1.2.

2) Article 7.1

  • Renumber current article to 7.1.1
  • Insert new article 7.1.2 to read as follows:

7.1.2 A member who volunteers and is assigned or seconded by the employer from their normal workplace to a management position outside any OPSEU bargaining unit shall be entitled to exercise the rights of a Member in good standing as set out in Article 7.1.1, subject to the following limits, during the period of their voluntary assignment outside the bargaining unit:

a) The member will have the right to be represented by the Union only with respect to their rights and interests as a bargaining unit member in their home position;

b)  The member will be understood to have resigned from all union offices and positions and shall not be eligible to be nominated for or hold any office in the union, or be appointed to any union position, function or role during the period of their voluntary assignment outside the bargaining unit;

c) The member shall be permitted to vote on the ratification of collective agreements affecting the member in their home position, except where the collective agreement is the result of binding arbitration;

d) The member shall not be permitted to attend local meetings except to participate in demand-setting for bargaining and/or ratification or strike votes with respect to their home/union position.

Roll Call #49

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

DEFEATED 8 for 10 against

Myles Magner, Ibrahim Bozai, Edie Strachan, Len Elliott, Glen Archer, Philip Shearer filed minority reports

Constitutional Amendment: Convention Delegate & Alternate Elections

Moved by Magner/Bozai

Whereas the Article 13.5.1 of the OPSEU Constitution requires Local elections for delegates and alternate delegates to the OPSEU Convention to be conducted by majority vote (except for the Local President, who is automatically the local’s first delegate); and,

Whereas electing delegates and alternate delegates can require multiple ballots for both delegates and alternate delegates, particularly in larger locals who are entitled to elect a larger number of delegates and alternate delegates based on the local’s membership; and,

Whereas many locals have experienced difficulty achieving and maintaining quorum at their general membership meetings; and,

Whereas many locals that do achieve quorum are not able to complete the election of their full complement of delegates and alternate delegates, either because they must hold their general membership meetings during members’ lunch periods to achieve quorum, or because they may lose quorum before completing their delegate elections; and,

Whereas the Convention is OPSEU’s highest decision-making body; and,

Whereas it is important to OPSEU’s democratic process to ensure that as many locals as possible are able to elect their full complement of delegates and alternative delegates to attend each Convention;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve and submit the following Constitutional Amendment to the 2017 Convention:

Amend Article 13.5.1 to read as follows:

13.5.1 All delegates and alternate delegates from Locals shall be elected for each Convention at a general membership meeting on the principle of winning a clear majority, with run-off ballots if necessary, except that the Local President shall be the first delegate automatically. Locals may also choose, by a two-thirds majority vote, to elect their delegates and alternate delegates by plurality, with separate votes required for delegates and alternate delegates, except that the Local President shall be the first delegate automatically. Where a local is entitled to more than one alternate delegate, those elected by plurality shall be ranked according to the number of votes received.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – Amendment:

Amend Article 13.5.1 to read as follows:

13.5.1 All delegates and alternate delegates from Locals shall be elected for each Convention at a general membership meeting on the principle of winning a clear majority, with run-off ballots if necessary, except that the Local President shall be the first delegate automatically. Locals may also choose to amend bylaws using current policies or by a 2/3 majority vote, to elect their delegates and alternate delegates by plurality, with separate votes required for delegates and alternate delegates, except that the Local President shall be the first delegate automatically. Where a local is entitled to more than one alternate delegate, those elected by plurality shall be ranked according to the number of votes received.

Roll Call #50

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

The question was called on the constitutional amendment as amended:

Whereas the Article 13.5.1 of the OPSEU Constitution requires Local elections for delegates and alternate delegates to the OPSEU Convention to be conducted by majority vote (except for the Local President, who is automatically the local’s first delegate); and,

Whereas electing delegates and alternate delegates can require multiple ballots for both delegates and alternate delegates, particularly in larger locals who are entitled to elect a larger number of delegates and alternate delegates based on the local’s membership; and,

Whereas many locals have experienced difficulty achieving and maintaining quorum at their general membership meetings; and,

Whereas many locals that do achieve quorum are not able to complete the election of their full complement of delegates and alternate delegates, either because they must hold their general membership meetings during members’ lunch periods to achieve quorum, or because they may lose quorum before completing their delegate elections; and,

Whereas the Convention is OPSEU’s highest decision-making body; and,

Whereas it is important to OPSEU’s democratic process to ensure that as many locals as possible are able to elect their full complement of delegates and alternative delegates to attend each Convention;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve and submit the following Constitutional Amendment to the 2017 Convention:

Amend Article 13.5.1 to read as follows:

13.5.1 All delegates and alternate delegates from Locals shall be elected for each Convention at a general membership meeting on the principle of winning a clear majority, with run-off ballots if necessary, except that the Local President shall be the first delegate automatically. Locals may also choose to amend bylaws using current policies or by a 2/3 majority vote, to elect their delegates and alternate delegates by plurality, with separate votes required for delegates and alternate delegates, except that the Local President shall be the first delegate automatically. Where a local is entitled to more than one alternate delegate, those elected by plurality shall be ranked according to the number of votes received.

Roll Call #51

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Resolutions to Convention: Water Extraction by Private Companies

Moved by Finucane/Magner

Whereas clean, fresh, accessible water is essential to life, and the survival of future generations depends on public policy decisions made today, and

Whereas climate change is expected to increase the risk and severity of extended drought and permanently and significantly reduce groundwater reserves in some regions, and

Whereas the water bottling and packaging and aggregate industries extract massive amounts of groundwater, which undercuts efforts to protect moraines and conserve groundwater and puts our groundwater reserves at even greater risk, and

Whereas government decisions to issue permits to private companies such as Nestle to bottle millions of litres of water per day undermine public confidence in tap water, foster neglect of municipal public water infrastructure, interfere with municipal governments capacity to manage water sustainably, and

Whereas the interests of private, for-profit water bottlers directly conflict with municipal planning and public priorities for long-term water security and climate resilience, and

Whereas our groundwater reserves and the geology that protects them are a public trust that the Government of Ontario must protect for future generations, in accordance with the Statement of Environmental Values of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, (See http://tinyurl.com/zsj4yls), and

Whereas OPSEU has adopted polices opposing the use of bottled water on environmental grounds, and

Whereas OPSEU has launched the provincial We Own It campaign to build support for public ownership and operation of public services our communities rely on and to resist privatization of key public assets

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU opposes the sale of our public ground water reserves to private, for-profit water bottling and packaging corporations, and the privatization of municipal water systems; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU calls on the Government of Ontario to:

  • Impose a permanent moratorium on all new permits for water extraction for packaging water by private companies after the current moratorium expires in 2018,
  • Cap current extraction permits for private water packaging at current levels, and institute a 10-year phase-out period, during which the total amount of water packages by such companies will be gradually reduced to zero,
  • Prohibit the ownership, development or operation of municipal water systems and infrastructure by private corporations or private/public partnerships (so-called P3s), and require that any current private or P3 municipal water systems will be ‘re-municipalized’ within ten years, with provincial support for municipal investments in water infrastructure and training in water conservation and management,
  • Provide portable, potable water and water filtration systems for use by local authorities in water emergencies,
  • Require public facilities (including sportsplexes and outdoor sports fields) to offer free, accessible drinking water (fountains) to the public,
  • Develop comprehensive plans for moraine and groundwater conservation under the joint leadership and supervision of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), including regulation of water taken for aggregate mining,
  • Ensure that before any water-taking permits are issued or renewed, the MOECC and applicants must comprehensively consult with any Indigenous communities that the water extraction would affect; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU will work with community allies to campaign against privatization of municipal water systems and the sale of Ontario’s ground water reserves to private, for profit water bottling and packaging companies, as part of the We Own It campaign.

Moved by Morton/Nancekivell – Amendment:

In the second bullet, before “10” insert “no longer than”

Roll Call #52

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

Carried 17 for 1 against

The question was called on the resolution as amended:

Whereas clean, fresh, accessible water is essential to life, and the survival of future generations depends on public policy decisions made today, and

Whereas climate change is expected to increase the risk and severity of extended drought and permanently and significantly reduce groundwater reserves in some regions, and

Whereas the water bottling and packaging and aggregate industries extract massive amounts of groundwater, which undercuts efforts to protect moraines and conserve groundwater and puts our groundwater reserves at even greater risk, and

Whereas government decisions to issue permits to private companies such as Nestle to bottle millions of litres of water per day undermine public confidence in tap water, foster neglect of municipal public water infrastructure, interfere with municipal governments capacity to manage water sustainably, and

Whereas the interests of private, for-profit water bottlers directly conflict with municipal planning and public priorities for long-term water security and climate resilience, and

Whereas our groundwater reserves and the geology that protects them are a public trust that the Government of Ontario must protect for future generations, in accordance with the Statement of Environmental Values of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, (See http://tinyurl.com/zsj4yls), and

Whereas OPSEU has adopted polices opposing the use of bottled water on environmental grounds, and

Whereas OPSEU has launched the provincial We Own It campaign to build support for public ownership and operation of public services our communities rely on and to resist privatization of key public assets

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU opposes the sale of our public ground water reserves to private, for-profit water bottling and packaging corporations, and the privatization of municipal water systems; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU calls on the Government of Ontario to:

  • Impose a permanent moratorium on all new permits for water extraction for packaging water by private companies after the current moratorium expires in 2018,
     
  • Cap current extraction permits for private water packaging at current levels, and institute a no longer than 10-year phase-out period, during which the total amount of water packages by such companies will be gradually reduced to zero,
     
  • Prohibit the ownership, development or operation of municipal water systems and infrastructure by private corporations or private/public partnerships (so-called P3s), and require that any current private or P3 municipal water systems will be ‘re-municipalized’ within ten years, with provincial support for municipal investments in water infrastructure and training in water conservation and management,
     
  • Provide portable, potable water and water filtration systems for use by local authorities in water emergencies, 
     
  • Require public facilities (including sportsplexes and outdoor sports fields) to offer free, accessible drinking water (fountains) to the public,
     
  • Develop comprehensive plans for moraine and groundwater conservation under the joint leadership and supervision of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), including regulation of water taken for aggregate mining,
     
  • Ensure that before any water-taking permits are issued or renewed, the MOECC and applicants must comprehensively consult with any Indigenous communities that the water extraction would affect; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU will work with community allies to campaign against privatization of municipal water systems and the sale of Ontario’s ground water reserves to private, for profit water bottling and packaging companies, as part of the We Own It campaign.

Roll Call #53

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

Carried 17 for 0 against

Member Advances

Moved by Elliott/Nancekivell

Whereas OPSEU Members continue to have issues with not receiving full expense advance requests which, for some, prevents them from participating in OPSEU events,

Whereas Members have said they cannot afford to pay for these expenses in advance while awaiting reimbursement from Head Office.

Therefore be it resolved that Members receive advance requests that include meals, travel expenses (including mileage and parking), childcare/attendant care/senior care costs and hotel costs so that Members can attend events.

Moved by Thomas/Elliott – Referral to the First VP Office to report back on practice and any problems encountered to be brought back to the April Board

Moved by Morton/Almeida –Closure

Roll Call #54

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

Sara Labelle in the Chair

The question was called on referral:

Roll Call #55

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

OFL Women’s Leadership

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 #56

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

Moved by Strachan/Labelle

Whereas the membership of OPSEU is approximately 75% women; and

Whereas study after study shows that the future growth of the labour movement will be primarily women workers, particularly women workers who are from equity-seeking groups; and

Whereas The OFL Women’s Leadership Summit will explore strategies to fight for the workers’ right’s agenda, elect progressive governments, build women’s involvement in unions and strengthen the labour movement today and in the future; and

Whereas the OFL Women’s Leadership Summit will compile a report with recommendations after the summit to assist in giving direction for future work of the OFL and their partners;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU fund two (2) women from each region to participate in the OFL Women’s Leadership Summit and provide OPSEU’s input on the direction of the future work of the OFL to be covered centrally through the contingency fund as per the proposed amount, and that the two (2) women will be selected by their Regional Executive Board Members.

Moved by Shearer/Archer – Amendment:

put “self-identified” between “two” and “women”

Roll Call #57

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas the membership of OPSEU is approximately 75% women; and

Whereas study after study shows that the future growth of the labour movement will be primarily women workers, particularly women workers who are from equity-seeking groups; and

Whereas The OFL Women’s Leadership Summit will explore strategies to fight for the workers’ right’s agenda, elect progressive governments, build women’s involvement in unions and strengthen the labour movement today and in the future; and

Whereas the OFL Women’s Leadership Summit will compile a report with recommendations after the summit to assist in giving direction for future work of the OFL and their partners;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU fund two self-identified (2) women from each region to participate in the OFL Women’s Leadership Summit and provide OPSEU’s input on the direction of the future work of the OFL to be covered centrally through the contingency fund as per the proposed amount, and that the two (2) women will be selected by their Regional Executive Board Members.

Roll Call #58

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

Carried 18 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 4:33 p.m. All members were present except Felicia Fahey, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary