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Minutes of the September 26-27, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the September 26-27, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

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September 26, 2018

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, the reason was acceptable to the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

The guests in the room introduced themselves.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • OMERS
  • Recommendation from the Executive Committee: Local 590
  • Timed presentation – WOCC – 9:30
  • Corrections proposal
  • Strategic planning motion
  • Area Council Dues
  • TAR’s policy

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Moved by Almeida/Arvelin

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of June 20-21, 2018, July 10, 2018 Conference Call, July 13, 2018 E-poll: New Local Assignments (4), August 1, 2018 E-poll: All Presidents Conference call; August 24, 2018 E-poll: L267 Strike Support; September 10, 2018 E-poll: Liquor and Cannabis Public Opinion Research and September 14, 2018 E-poll: Ontario Health Coalition Rally.

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

New Business

WOCC – Timed presentation

Carol Mundley and Kola Iluyomade gave a presentation to the Board.

Moved by Almeida/Labelle

Whereas the United Nations called for a Decade of People of African Descent (2015-2024) and in 2016, The UN’s Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released a report listing concerns with institutional racism, low-unemployment rates, poor health and disproportionally high incarceration rates of Blacks in Canada; and

Whereas in 2017, consistent with commitment to the UN Decade of People of African Descent, the Ontario government launched the Anti-Black Racism Strategy, and passed the Ontario Anti-Racism Act and in 2018, the Federal Government announced it would engage in nation-wide consultations to develop a national strategy to combat racism; and

Whereas the Ontario Anti-Black Racism strategy (OABS) is especially focused on eradicating anti-black racism because black communities in Ontario are experiencing critical forms of racism and inequitable outcomes in almost every measure of opportunity, security and fairness as a result of the impact of historical disadvantage such as slavery, racial segregation and marginalization; and

Whereas the OABS includes several key measures to combat anti-black racism including mandating the use and application of an anti-racism lens in developing and implementing policies, and race-based data collection, analysis and reporting; and

Whereas the Workers of Colour Caucus has sanctioned the Ontario Anti-Black Racism lens and strategy, has supported without qualification the formation of a People of African Descent group, and adopted the Decade of People of African Descent as a focal point of action;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU endorses the OABS and the UN Decade of People of African Descent, and commits to the eradication of anti-black racism in all its forms; and

Be it further resolved that the Workers of Colour Caucus will hereby be named the “Coalition of Racialized Workers,” consistent with its mandate, the Ontario Human Rights Code and the OABS; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Statement of Respect explicitly recognize people of African Descent and anti-black racism and is revised as follows:

“.. We accord respect to all persons, regardless of age, political affiliation and racialization including and not limited to People of African descent, Black, Caribbean, South Asian, Asian , women, men, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of ethno-racial groups, people with disabilities, gays, lesbians, bisexual, transgender/transsexual people, and gender diverse persons, francophones and all persons whose first language is not English…”

Moved by Elliott/Shearer – move to divide the 3 resolves

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel against

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

Defeated 9 for 11 against


The question was called on the motion:

Whereas the United Nations called for a Decade of People of African Descent (2015-2024) and in 2016, The UN’s Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released a report listing concerns with institutional racism, low-unemployment rates, poor health and disproportionally high incarceration rates of Blacks in Canada; and

Whereas in 2017, consistent with commitment to the UN Decade of People of African Descent, the Ontario government launched the Anti-Black Racism Strategy, and passed the Ontario Anti-Racism Act and in 2018, the Federal Government announced it would engage in nation-wide consultations to develop a national strategy to combat racism; and

Whereas the Ontario Anti-Black Racism strategy (OABS) is especially focused on eradicating anti-black racism because black communities in Ontario are experiencing critical forms of racism and inequitable outcomes in almost every measure of opportunity, security and fairness as a result of the impact of historical disadvantage such as slavery, racial segregation and marginalization; and

Whereas the OABS includes several key measures to combat anti-black racism including mandating the use and application of an anti-racism lens in developing and implementing policies, and race-based data collection, analysis and reporting; and

Whereas the Workers of Colour Caucus has sanctioned the Ontario Anti-Black Racism lens and strategy, has supported without qualification the formation of a People of African Descent group, and adopted the Decade of People of African Descent as a focal point of action;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU endorses the OABS and the UN Decade of People of African Descent, and commits to the eradication of anti-black racism in all its forms; and

Be it further resolved that the Workers of Colour Caucus will hereby be named the “Coalition of Racialized Workers,” consistent with its mandate, the Ontario Human Rights Code and the OABS; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Statement of Respect explicitly recognize people of African Descent and anti-black racism and is revised as follows:

“.. We accord respect to all persons, regardless of age, political affiliation and racialization including and not limited to People of African descent, Black, Caribbean, South Asian, Asian , women, men, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of ethno-racial groups, people with disabilities, gays, lesbians, bisexual, transgender/transsexual people, and gender diverse persons, francophones and all persons whose first language is not English…”

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 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 May 23, 2018 meeting:

Resolution E1

Whereas currently some regions struggle to find co-facilitators; and

Whereas this resolution will satisfy Social Mapping Project (SMP) recommendations SMP 25.d, 25.d.i, 25.e, 25.e.i, and 25.e.ii; and

Whereas it is in OPSEU’s best interest to have their elected equity members trained; and

Whereas there is no consistent policy in place regarding who will be trained and when; and

Whereas it is in each committees mandate to educate OPSEU members; and

Whereas most of the equity committee members facilitate and assist with workshop, educational, and conferences; and

Whereas new committee members will be required to facilitate a conference as early as six (6) months after being elected;

Therefore be it resolved that within six (6) months of being elected, all new incoming equity committee members receive train-the-trainer training from OPSEU.

Moved by Shearer/Nancekivell – refer Resolution E1 to the Budget process

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

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. against

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

Defeated 7 for 14 against


The question was called on the motion:

Whereas currently some regions struggle to find co-facilitators; and

Whereas this resolution will satisfy Social Mapping Project (SMP) recommendations SMP 25.d, 25.d.i, 25.e, 25.e.i, and 25.e.ii; and

Whereas it is in OPSEU’s best interest to have their elected equity members trained; and

Whereas there is no consistent policy in place regarding who will be trained and when; and

Whereas it is in each committees mandate to educate OPSEU members; and

Whereas most of the equity committee members facilitate and assist with workshop, educational, and conferences; and

Whereas new committee members will be required to facilitate a conference as early as six (6) months after being elected;

Therefore be it resolved that within six (6) months of being elected, all new incoming equity committee members receive train-the-trainer training from OPSEU.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 1 against


Gareth Jones filed a minority report

President Thomas is in the Chair

MERC Compositions and Sub-Committee Report

Whereas OPS Divisionals are held every two years to elect representatives to Ministry MERCS and November 2-4, 2018 is the next scheduled Divisional; and

Whereas any increase to MERC entitlements is considered and determined by the Executive Board; and

Whereas the number to be elected to a MERC must be contained in the call out package;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board consider and determine an increase in complement to the MERC team for the following Ministries:

– Ministry of Economic Development, Employment & Growth, Ministry of Research Innovation & Science & Ministry of Infrastructure as a combined MERC (The Employer has agreed to the additional member and agrees to pay wages)

*Work in progress

Referral from the June 20-21, 2018 Executive Board meeting:

Sector 10 – Health Professionals’ Week

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 #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Labelle

Be it further resolved that the Lobby Section of the proposal and costs associated with the Lobby Day be approved as outlined in the attached proposal.

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

OPSEU Job Vacancies

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

Whereas OPSEU has a very active job competition process with a lot of movement 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 at the member level 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 be subject to prescreening 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 prescreening; will not be prescreened again for a one year period for any job posting that requires the same minimal qualifications.

*motion was withdrawn


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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.

*to be brought back tomorrow

Treasurer’s Report

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

  • Financials

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:18p.m.

Treasurer’s Report

  • 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
  • Other Business

President’s Report

Internal Issues

All President’s meeting – Timed Presentation

Ron Elliot, Administrator of Local Services and Collective Bargaining Division gave a presentation to the Board regarding the all President’s meeting.

Current Campaigns

A motion was made and withdrawn

Terms of Reference – PWC

A motion was made and withdrawn

2019 proposed schedule of meetings for Executive Committee and Executive Board

Board: January 23-24 web conference

March 20-21 Coopers

April 24-25 Coopers

May 22 T.O Convention Centre

June 26-27 Coopers

September 25-26 Coopers

October 23-24 web conference

November 20-21 budget only – location TBD

December 11-12 Coopers

Officers: January 17 web conference

March 14 web conference

April 18 web conference

May 21 T.O Convention Centre

June 13 web conference

September 19 web conference

October 17 web conference

November 7 & 19 budget only – location TBD

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the 2019 meeting dates for the Executive Committee and Executive Board.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Pay Equity

Update provided

Corrections proposal

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas approximately 2000 formerly Unified members were moved into the Corrections Bargaining unit; and

Whereas being in a new bargaining unit with a new contract will enable these members to better focus and represent their issues of concern; and

Whereas the current Corrections MERC structure is already burdened with the excessive issues that are brought to the Corrections MERC Table;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the election of an additional Corrections MERC team member at the 2018 OPS Divisional Meetings, that is a member of the formerly unified employees (non CO/non PPO), that will be considered the Corrections Unified Member Elect; and

Be it further resolved that this fifth member will be added to the Corrections MERC team, when a Corrections MERC agreement is reached with the employer OR should an agreement around the MERC team composition be reached prior to a Collective Agreement.

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 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

Municipal election 2018 “Take back their power”

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 #10

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against


Moved by Labelle/Maclam

Whereas rookie Premier Doug Ford ignored extensive public and expert consultation with his decision to privatize all cannabis retail outlets; and

Whereas Ford’s decree disempowered municipal governments by giving them the limited option of having a private cannabis retailer in their municipality or no retailer at all; and

Whereas a growing number of municipal leaders, including Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, have publicly stated that they would prefer public cannabis retail outlets; and

Whereas Ford’s decree further disempowers municipalities because the costs of enforcing and regulating the private cannabis retailers will be downloaded to them; and

Whereas Ford’s decree further disempowers municipalities because if they reject the private cannabis retailer option the black market will continue to thrive in their municipality; and

Whereas Ford has even further disempowered municipalities by his shocking and chilling move to cut Toronto’s City Council in half; and

Whereas the election campaigns leading up to the province’s municipal elections on Oct. 22, 2018, provides an excellent opportunity for voters and municipal candidates to take back their power;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board of OPSEU approve funds as indicated in the attached Project Budget Proposal, to undertake a province-wide advertising campaign designed to make the issue of all public services that are under attack, a municipal election issue; and

Be it further resolved that the campaign urge candidates and municipalities to “Take Back Their Power” by demanding that the provincial government provide the option of safe and responsible publicly owned cannabis retail outlets; and

Be it further resolved that the campaign reach as many municipalities as possible by focusing on the province’s many small and large radio stations, as well as with direct communication to municipal candidates and incumbents; and

Be it further resolved that the above campaign funding be taken from the Contingency fund.

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

  • 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

CAAT Pension Plan Trustees and Sponsors

Moved by Jones/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint David Haley, Local 415 as Union Trustee to the CAAT Pension Plan Board of Trustees from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021 provided Brother Haley signs the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #12

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Moved by Jones/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board reappoint Don Smith, Local 350 as Union Trustee to the CAAT Pension Plan Board of Trustees from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021 provided Brother Smith signs the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #13

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against


Moved by Jones/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board reappoint Patrick Kennedy, Local 415 to the CAAT Pension Plan Sponsors Committee from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021 provided Brother Kennedy signs the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #14

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against


Moved by Jones/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board reappoint Kim Macpherson to the CAAT Pension Plan Sponsors Committee from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021, provided Sister Kim signs the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Moved by Nancekivell/Kwok – amendment:

Add “OPSEU staff member” after “Kim Macpherson”

Roll Call #15

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board reappoint Kim Macpherson, OPSEU staff member, to the CAAT Pension Plan Sponsors Committee from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021, provided Sister Kim signs the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #16

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

OMERS Tele Town hall

Moved by Jones/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve up to $10,500 to hold two Tele Town Halls in order to inform OPSEU members participating in OMERS about the current comprehensive plan review and its implications for OPSEU members participating in OMERS.

Roll Call #17

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

  • 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

Moved by Almeida/Maclam

Be it resolved that the Board be extended until all items are dealt with

Roll Call #18

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

Defeated 9 for 11 against

Recess

The Executive Board recessed at 4:32 p.m. All members were present except Len Elliott, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

September 27, 2018

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:09 a.m. First Vice President Almeida was in the Chair. All members were present except President Thomas, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

  • Strategic Planning

Moved by Shearer/Vyfschaft

Whereas Strategic planning adds a Committee date per year to a Board Meeting to look at Mission Vision and a Strategic Plan; and

Whereas OPSEU Board members have legal, fiduciary, and Governance responsibilities to support the Board and always work on behalf of and represent the best interest of OPSEU; and

Whereas the Executive Board will attend the all Presidents meeting October 27 in Toronto;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the addition of a one day Governance Strategic planning meeting October 26.

Roll Call #19

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 1 against

  • Workers of Colour

New Business

Debrief of Local 276

Discussion

President Thomas in the Chair

Sector 8 LTC – 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 #20

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the division has been growing at a steady pace and the expectation is that the division will continue to grow in the years ahead; and

Whereas our division has more than 60% percent of for-profit employers; and

Whereas our membership consists of 2/3 part time or casual employees; and

Whereas the DIVEX wants to create a standard for current locals and future locals to follow, in an effort to improve the divisions working conditions;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive board approve the planning and convening of a bargaining conference for the Sector 8 locals, to be held in the fall of 2018, in accordance with this proposal.

Roll Call #21

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for


Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Reconsideration of Agenda to add an item “College Faculty Day of Action”

Roll Call #22

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

College Faculty Day of Action

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve up to $11,000 to assist the College Faculty Division locals to hold a Day of Action.

Roll Call #23

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

OPS Divisionals

Discussion

LBED Anti-Privatization Lobby Campaign

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #24

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Vyfschaft

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal from the LBED Anti-Privatization Account, in order to campaign against the privatization of the LCBO which is a serious threat to the profits that help pay for public services and good jobs in our communities.

Moved by Vyfschaft/Labelle – Amendment:

That the hours in the proposal be increased from 16 hours to 48 hours.

Roll Call #25

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal from the LBED Anti-Privatization Account, in order to campaign against the privatization of the LCBO which is a serious threat to the profits that help pay for public services and good jobs in our communities.

Roll Call #26

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Recommendation from the September 26, 2018 Executive Committee meeting:

Local 590, Local 5117

Moved by Thomas/Magner

Whereas OPSEU Local 590 currently includes members in two separate bargaining units – at the Humber River Hospital and the Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC); and

Whereas members at BCCHC have expressed a desire to form their own stand-alone local, separate from Local 590; and

Whereas the membership at BCCHC has a distinct community of interests as OPSEU members, a distinct workplace culture, a separate collective agreement, and distinct workplace issues, and can be best supported and represented as a stand-alone local; and

Whereas OPSEU, in its response to recommendations made by an external consultant’s report on issues facing Local 590 and its members at BCCHC, has indicated its commitment to support the creation of a stand-alone local for members at BCCHC; and

Whereas the membership of Local 590 have voted unanimously at their General Membership Meeting held on September 20, 2018, to approved the proposal to divide the local and create a new, single-unit local to represent members at BCCHC, and to ask the OPSEU Officers and Executive Board to take the necessary steps to ensure the new local is established as soon as possible;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the proposal to divide Local 590 and establish a new, single-unit local to represent members at the Black Creek Community Health Centre; and

Be it further resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve that this new local be established and chartered as OPSEU Local 5117 effective as of October 1, 2018, and the new local be supported in scheduling local elections as soon as possible, and in the establishment and effective functioning of the new local executive.

Roll Call #27

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Area Council Dues

Moved by Thomas/Bisaillon


Be it resolved that the area council dues topic as discussed will be sent to the policy review committee for review and to be brought back to the October Board.

Roll Call #28

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

TAR’s Policy

Discussion

Business Arising

OPSEU Job Vacancies (from September 26, 2018)

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.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – Referral to bring back to the October Board

Roll Call #29

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #30

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Progress

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – Move into Committee of the whole

Roll Call #31

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 12:46. All members were present except for Lucy Morton, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

 

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

 

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