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Minutes of the Special Executive Committee Meeting, December 11, 2014

Minutes of the Special Executive Committee Meeting, December 11, 2014

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Minutes of the Special Executive Committee Meeting, December 11, 2014

The Executive Committee was called to order at 12:00 pm. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2014-12-01

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in the course of his judicial review proceeding, provided that counsel’s rates are confirmed as reasonable by OPSEU counsel and that counsel provides regular updates to staff.

Roll Call #1

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Lundy, Dave for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2014-12-02

Moved by Lundy/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay actual legal costs incurred in the course of defending the civil action, on the conditions that: 1) counsel’s retainer and rates are approved by OPSEU counsel; 2) counsel provides OPSEU counsel with satisfactory updates as the matter progresses; and 3) that counsel makes reasonable efforts to seek legal costs in the course of the action and as part of any settlement.

Roll Call #2

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Lundy, Dave for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request for Contingency Funding

Moved by Elliot/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU shall provide ­up to $10,000 each to pay for actual legal costs incurred by the two members in the course of their criminal defence, provided that criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates as approved by OPSEU counsel. Funds to be drawn from the Contingency Fund and administered by OPSEU counsel in accordance with the requirements of the Solidarity Reserve Fund Policy.

Roll Call #2

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Lundy, Dave for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 pm.  All members were present.

Minutes signed by Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President and Kathryn Kaminski, Corporate Secretary