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Minutes of June 14, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of June 14, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting

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The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:03 a.m. First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida was in the Chair. All members were present except President Thomas. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The question was called on the Agenda:

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len For

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 8 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee adopted the OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of May 17, 2018.

Business Arising

Referral from the May 17, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting:

Merger Local 311, Local 575

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 Scaborough 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 OPSEU Executive Committee recommends to the Executive Board 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

*work in progress

Treasurer’s Report

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

  • Financials
  • Contingency Fund
  • Defence 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

Central Labour Updates (OFL/CLC/NUPGE)

Sara Labelle provided an update

New Business

Thunder Bay Building

Discussion

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Moved by Almeida/Elliott – In Camera

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2018-06-01

Moved by Jones/ Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay legal costs incurred by the member in pursuing her entitlement to long-term disability benefits long-term disability benefits, on the conditions that:

  1. counsel’s retainer and rates are approved by OPSEU counsel; and
  2. counsel makes reasonable efforts to seek legal costs as part of any settlement or order.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Request #2018-06-02

Moved by Jones/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses that are incurred by the member in a civil suit with the disability insurer on the conditions, to be confirmed by OPSEU Counsel, that: 1) the member’s lawyer charge reasonable rates; and 2) that the member’s lawyer make reasonable efforts to recover legal costs for the member and OPSEU as part of any settlement or judgment.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Morton, Lucy for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren —

Carried 7 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 9:57 a.m. All members were present except Michel Bisaillon and President Thomas, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

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