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Minutes from May 7, 2014

Minutes from May 7, 2014

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Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

May 6, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 101

May 6, 2014

The Executive Committee was called to order at 1:05 pm. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except Chris Cormier, Ron Elliot and Sara Labelle. The reasons were acceptable to the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Convention Agenda
  • Quorum Constitutional Amendment
  • Committee and Caucus Terms of Reference

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy            for

Cormier, Chris absent

Elliot, Ron        absent

Labelle, Sara absent

Magner, Myles            for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

CARRIED  6  For 0 Against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of March 27, 2014 were adopted.

Treasurer’s Report

First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida presented the Treasurer’s Report.

President’s Report

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #2

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy            for

Cormier, Chris absent

Elliot, Ron        absent

Labelle, Sara absent

Magner, Myles            for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

CARRIED 6 For 0 Against

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request#2014-04-01

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay for additional criminal defence costs that are incurred by the member, provided that legal fees continue to be provided at reasonable rates, as confirmed by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #3

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy            for

Cormier, Chris absent

Elliot, Ron        absent

Labelle, Sara absent

Magner, Myles            for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

CARRIED 6 For 0 Against

Request#2014-04-02

Moved by Tungatt/Almeida

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 CPP appeal, provided that counsel’s rates are confirmed as reasonable by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #4

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy            for

Cormier, Chris absent

Elliot, Ron        absent

Labelle, Sara absent

Magner, Myles            for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

CARRIED 6 For 0 Against

President’s Report

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

President Thomas gave the Officer’s an update.

New Business

Transfer of members from Local 716 to Local 736

Moved by Thibodeau/Thomas

WHEREAS Local 716 voted to allow the Ministry of Finance members to transfer to Local 736; and

WHEREAS Local 736 voted to accept the Ministry of Finance members into the Local;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the OPSEU Executive Committee recommend to the OPSEU Executive Board the approval of the Ministry of Finance members from Local 716 be transferred to Local 736.

Roll Call #5

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy            for

Cormier, Chris absent

Elliot, Ron        absent

Labelle, Sara absent

Magner, Myles            for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

CARRIED 6  For 0 Against

Convention Agenda

This issue was discussed.

Quorum Constitutional Amendment

This issue was discussed.

Committee and Caucus Terms of Reference

This issue was discussed.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 pm.  All members were present except Chris Cormier, Ron Elliot and Sara Labelle.