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Minutes of the October 24-25, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the October 24-25, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

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The Executive Board was called to order at 9:30 a.m. First Vice President Almeida was in the Chair. All members were present except President Thomas, J.L Roy and Tracy Vyfschaft, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair. Clarke Eaton, was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Recommendation from Officers:
    • Local
    • Local

  • Policy motions (2)
  • 2019 Hotels for Executive Board and Committee meetings
  • WIFI passwords
  • Correctional Divisional meeting
  • Bill 47 (regarding bill 148)

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Moved by Almeida/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of September 26-27, 2018.

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against

Business Arising

Temporary Supervisor, Organizing

Whereas organizing work is vital to the future of the organization; and

Whereas the work will be categorized into two separate bundles as follows:

  1. New certifications,
  2. PSLRTAs and Mergers; and

Whereas PSLRTA and merger representation votes continue at an increased pace; and

Whereas OPSEU is committed to follow its members’ work and provide representation;

Therefore be it resolved that a temporary Supervisor be assigned to the Organizing Unit for a period of one year; and

Be it further resolved that the funds for the remaining time in 2017 be drawn from Contingency and a report be brought back to the May Board.

*work in progress

Referral from the September 26-27, 2018 Executive Board meeting:

OPSEU Job Vacancies

Whereas jobs at OPSEU are highly desirable to the membership and members are encouraged to apply; and

Whereas OPSEU has a very active job competition process, for a limited number of positions within the organization; and

Whereas vacancies must be filled subject to the timelines and provisions in the OPSSU and ASU Collective Agreements; and

Whereas failure to meet these timelines can result in costly grievances and conflicts between the parties; and

Whereas the current process to fill vacancies has become unwieldly due to the overwhelming number of applications being received;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU members who apply for job vacancies will submit their resumes for evaluation to ensure minimum qualifications exist prior to being invited to participate in the job competition; and

Be it further resolved that those who pass the original evaluation will not be required to undergo a further evaluation for a period of one year, for any job posting that requires the same minimum qualifications.

Motion was withdrawn

Moved by Almeida/Finucane

Whereas jobs at OPSEU are highly desirable to the membership and members are encouraged to apply; and

Whereas OPSEU has a very active job competition process, for a limited number of positions within the organization; and

Whereas vacancies must be filled subject to the timelines and provisions in the OPSSU and ASU Collective Agreements; and

Whereas failure to meet these timelines can result in costly grievances and conflicts between the parties; and

Whereas the current process to fill vacancies has become unwieldly due to the overwhelming number of applications being received;

Therefore be it resolved that as part of the job competition process OPSEU members who apply for job vacancies will have their resumes reviewed and evaluated against the minimum job qualifications outlined in the job posting; and

Be it further resolved that the members who meet the minimum job qualifications, for a period of one year, will not be subject a resume review/evaluation and will automatically be invited to test for any future postings for the same position (provided the minimum qualifications for the position remain unchanged).

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 17 for 1 against

Sara Labelle filed a minority report

Referral from the May 23, 2018 Executive Board meeting:

Terms of Reference: Rainbow Alliance

Moved by Almeida/Maszczakiewicz

Whereas the Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel works to increase awareness and understanding of equity issues as they relate to the LGBTTIAQQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, asexual, queer, questioning, two-spirited) members of OPSEU; and

Whereas the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel were last approved by the OPSEU Executive Board in April 2015; and

Whereas the Terms of Reference (TOR) of all equity committees and caucuses are included in OPSEU’s Policy Manual and posted on the OPSEU website;

Whereas the Rainbow Alliance-arc-en-ciel has made amendments to their Terms of Reference (TOR) to help streamline the overall goals and objectives of the caucus; and

Whereas such amendments answers any concerns and/or specific questions raised at the May 2018 OPSEU Executive Board Meeting.

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the revised Terms of Reference (TOR) of Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel, dated October 2018.

Moved by Shearer/Nancekivell – Amendment:

Under 4.2 (vi), change the first “all” to “any of the” and “do not” to “does not”

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against


Moved by Magner/Jones – referral to the President’s office to be brought back to the December meeting with input from the Board.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip against

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 13 for 5 against

Area Council Dues

Referral from the September 26-27, 2018 Board meeting:

Moved by Nancekivell/Morton

Therefore be it resolved that the Policy manual state under Section 1:

Policy Manual section 1 – Area Council:

Where a local has a geographic spread and has members who work in more than one jurisdiction of a particular area council, the local may choose to belong to more than one area council. The local would be expected to inform all area councils involved, how many of its members work within the jurisdiction of each of the involved area councils. The local would then be expected to pay the dues as outlined by each council. These dues will be reimbursed at the same rate that all other locals would be reimbursed within OPSEU.

Moved by Jones/Magner –Amendment:

add after the word “dues” in the third sentence “for each council that it affiliates to”

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Therefore be it resolved that the Policy manual state under Section 1:

Policy Manual section 1 – Area Council:

Where a local has a geographic spread and has members who work in more than one jurisdiction of a particular area council, the local may choose to belong to more than one area council. The local would be expected to inform all area councils involved, how many of its members work within the jurisdiction of each of the involved area councils. The local would then be expected to pay the dues for each council that it affiliates to as outlined by each council. These dues will be reimbursed at the same rate that all other locals would be reimbursed within OPSEU.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 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
  • Section 10 – Expense Guidelines – Transportation: Most Economical
  • Section 10 – Expense Claim Guidelines – 10.1 General – Taxi
  • 2019 Hotel for Executive Committee and Executive Board meetings
  • Other Business

Section 10 – Expense Guidelines – Transportation: Most Economical

Moved by Almeida/Morton

Whereas members are instructed to use public transportation where it is more economical and whenever possible, travel must be economy class; and

Whereas OPSEU staff have follow policy and have little room to move from that position due to auditor review of submissions; and

Whereas Business Class train travel includes a lunch meal and the total cost of travel is sometimes less than Economy Class when the member claims lunch on their expense claim;

Therefore be it resolved that accounting staff will reimburse members based on the most economical fare; and

Be it further resolved that the policy under Expense Guidelines – Transportation be amended to say;

Wherever it is more economical, members should be instructed to use public transportation. Reimbursement of the most economical means of transportation and fare will be honored. Receipts for public transportation including bus transportation should be furnished, if possible, before the expense will be honored. Whenever possible, air travel must be economy class. Reimbursement of the first piece of standard checked luggage, with receipts, per individual airline is allowed.

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against

Section 10 – Expense Claim Guidelines – 10.1 General – Taxi

Moved by Almeida/Morton

Whereas there are now modern modes of public transportation; and

Whereas these offer a multitude of services and ways of tracking trips, drivers and fees.

Therefore it be resolved that along with the services of Taxi’s, other forms of transportation may be used (e.g. Uber, Lyft); and

Be it further resolved that like Taxi services, a member must include their emailed receipt or proof of payment to receive reimbursement

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Elliott, Len against

Finucane, Drew against

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip against

Steinbrunner, Ken against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Defeated  2 for 16 against

Eddy Almeida and Lucy Morton filed minority reports

2019 Hotel for Executive Committee and Executive Board meetings

Moved by Almeida/Kwok

Be it resolved that the hotel accommodations for designated Executive Board and Executive Committee meetings for 2019 be booked with the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Airport West.

Moved by Jones/Tremblay – referral to come back to the December Board

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy against

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len against

Finucane, Drew against

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. —

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 13 for 5 against

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Organizational Chart

Moved by Almeida/Elliott

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the revised Organizational Chart.

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against

Staffing Issues-In Camera

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

Other Business

 

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

A report was provided on all committees

  • Audit
  • Central Political Action

Broadbent

Moved by Almeida/Labelle

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

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius —

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 15 for 0 against


Moved by Elliott/Labelle

Whereas OPSEU supports the goals of building a more progressive Ontario and a more equal, fairer Canada; and

Whereas the Broadbent Institute promotes these goals through its programs, its research, and its advocacy; and

Whereas by purchasing a table for $50,000 at the November 15, 2018 Progress Gala, OPSEU can renew its support for this essential organization.

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU purchase a table to the Broadbent’s Institute 2018 Progress Gala; and

Be it further resolved that monies to fund this contribution be drawn from the Contingency Fund

Roll Call #12

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against

  • Coalition of Racialized workers
  • Convention
    • Resolutions
    • Constitutional
    • Credentials
    • Planning
  • Disability Rights Caucus
  • Excluded Staff Hiring
  • Francophone
  • Indigenous Circle
  • In Solidarity
  • MDT/SDT Ad-hoc
  • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
  • Pension Liaison

Afternoon

The Board resumed at 1:04p.m.

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

  • PHRC
  • Policy Review Ad-hoc
  • 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

Recommendation from October 14, 2018 Executive Committee meeting:

Merger L311, L575

Moved by Magner/Labelle

Whereas the amalgamation of The Scarborough Hospital and the Centenary Site of the former Rouge Valley Health System has resulted in a single employer, temporarily named the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, with all hospital sites located in Scarborough and Region 5; and

Whereas the Ontario Labour Relations Board has issued a ruling under the PSLRTA declaring OPSEU as the bargaining agent of a single paramedical bargaining unit at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital; and

Whereas this paramedical unit includes members of Local 575 at the former Scarborough Hospital, members of Local 311 at the former Rouge Valley Centenary site, as well as former CUPE and non-union employees;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that:

  • the members of Local 311 at the former Rouge Valley Centenary Site be merged with Local 575; and
  • the former CUPE and non-union employees in the new paramedical bargaining unit at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital be assigned to Local 575; and
  • Local 575 will be the sole local representing all members of the newly amalgamated paramedical bargaining at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

Roll Call #13

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against

L525, Local 5118

Moved by Magner/Kwok

Whereas OPSEU Local 525 currently includes 13 bargaining units representing approximately 159 members in legal clinics (including the Human Rights Legal Support Centre), and 6 bargaining units representing approximately 368 members at Legal Aid Ontario (LAO); and

Whereas members in the legal clinics and members at LAO respectively have distinct communities of interest, distinct workplace cultures, issues and working conditions, and distinct collective agreements; and

Whereas members in the legal clinics and at LAO have experienced logistical difficulties in functioning together as a single local representing both groups of members; and

Whereas members in both the legal clinics and at LAO have expressed the view that they can best address these logistical difficulties, be better supported and provide more effective local representation as two separate locals – one for members at the legal clinics (including the HRLSC), and one for members at LAO; and

Whereas at a General Membership Meeting held on October 3, 2018, members of Local 525 voted by a majority of greater than two-thirds to approve a proposal to divide the local and create a separate new local to represent members at the 13 legal clinic bargaining units, and to ask the OPSEU Officers and Executive Board to take the necessary steps to ensure the new local is established as expeditiously as possible;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the proposal to divide the local and to establish a new, separate local, which will include members in the following 13 OPSEU legal clinic bargaining units (including the HRLSC): Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario; Canadian Environmental Law Association; Community Legal Education Ontario; Human Rights Legal Support Centre; Income Security Advocacy Centre; Injured Workers’ Consultants; Kensington-Bellwoods Community Legal Services; Mississauga Community Legal Services; Neighbourhood Legal Services; Parkdale Community Legal Services; Parkdale Community Legal Services – Summer Students; Scarborough Community Legal Services; West Toronto Community Legal Services; and

Be it further resolved that members in the 6 OPSEU bargaining units at Legal Aid Ontario, namely Legal Aid Ontario – Provincial Head Office, Legal Aid Ontario – GTA Centralized Services, Legal Aid Ontario – Toronto North District, Legal Aid Ontario – Central District, Legal Aid Ontario – Essex Lambton Kent District, and Legal Aid Ontario – Peel York District, will remain members of OPSEU Local 525; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve that the new local be established and chartered as OPSEU Local 5118 effective as of November 1, 2018, and that both locals receive assistance and support as required to schedule local elections and establish effective Local Executive Committees as expeditiously as possible.

Roll Call #14

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against

New Business

Membership application forms

Whereas OPSEU would like to increase the number of personal emails that it has in order to communicate with its members; and

Whereas the OPSEU Membership Application form indicates a space to write your “secure email” on the form; and

Whereas OPSEU does not want to use the email addresses of its Members that are operated by their employers; and

Whereas Members often misunderstand the definition of a “secure email” address and often write their work email address;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Membership Application forms change the wording of “secure email” to “non-work email” in order for new Members to understand that OPSEU wants to communicate with its membership without the potential interference of the employer(s) and in a direct manner.

The motion was redundant

Policy & Procedures for member complaints

Moved by Magner/Arscott – Referral of the issue of policy & procedures on how OPSEU addresses members complaints regarding the union, consistent with the Constitution, the Ontario Human Rights Code and other applicable legislation, as well as their rights when subject to complaints and/or investigations by the union to the President’s Office for review and report back to the December Board meeting.

Roll Call #15

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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 against

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 17 for 1 against

Philip Shearer filed a minority report

Correctional divisional meeting

Moved by Morton/Labelle

Therefore be it resolved that the Delegate status for the members of the 2018 Corrections Bargaining Team be decided at the plenary session of the 2018 Corrections Divisional meeting by the Delegates.

Roll Call #16

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 17 for 1 against

WIFI Passwords

Discussion

Bill 47 (regarding bill 148)

Moved by Almeida/Labelle

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

Roll Call #17

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against


Moved by Magner/Jones

Be it resolved that OPSEU stands in opposition to Bill 47, the so-called “Making Ontario Open for Business Act,” and will work with the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Fight for $15 & Fairness Campaign and our labour and community allies as part of the campaign to defend good jobs, workers’ rights, and the gains for workers won in Bill 148 and the $15 minimum wage, and to oppose the Ford government’s plan to eliminate the Ontario College of Trades.


Moved by Labelle/Arscott – Amendment:

To add the following resolves:

Be it further resolved that OPSEU provide the OFL $50,000 for a fight back campaign against Doug Ford’s Government and in support of the $15 and fairness campaign, based on the commitment that OPSEU made at the OFL; and

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

Roll Call #18

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against


The question is called on the motion as amended:

Be it resolved that OPSEU stands in opposition to Bill 47, the so-called “Making Ontario Open for Business Act,” and will work with the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Fight for $15 & Fairness Campaign and our labour and community allies as part of the campaign to defend good jobs, workers’ rights, and the gains for workers won in Bill 148 and the $15 minimum wage, and to oppose the Ford government’s plan to eliminate the Ontario College of Trades; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU provide the OFL $50,000 for a fight back campaign against Doug Ford’s Government and in support of the $15 and fairness campaign, based on the commitment that OPSEU made at the OFL; and

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

Roll Call #19

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew 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

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 18 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 2:16. All members were present except for President Thomas, J.L Roy and Tracy Vyfschaft, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

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