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Minutes of the December 12-13, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the December 12-13, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

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Coopers

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:30 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present. Clarke Eaton, was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Recommendation from Officers:
    • Local 442, 444, 450 into 4106
  • Timed presentation – Eric O’Brien @ 10:00
  • Resolution K2
  • Policy manual changes 15.4 – start up fund
  • MCCSS MERC motion
  • Corrections H&S
  • OPSEU Calendar
  • AMAPCEO welcoming letter
  • Leadership conference, educationals

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of October 24-25, 2018 and November 21, 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 —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Business Arising

Terms of Reference: Rainbow Alliance

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.

*work in progress

Referral from the November 20, 2018 Executive Board meeting:

CoRW Advisor training

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 #2

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 —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the CoRW proposes to provide a five-day training course for 14 racialized workers as part one of the Racialized Workers Change Project (RWCP), with the objective of providing members with training on “race”, racism, and advocacy skills to challenge “race”-based harassment and discrimination; and

Whereas the five-day training course will be similar to the current training provided to advisors and investigators under OPSEU’s Harassment and Discrimination Prevention (HDPP) Policy; and

Whereas the participants of the five-day training course will have opportunity to apply for Advisor and Investigator vacancies under OPSEU’s HDPP Policy;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approves the expenses and part one of RWCP, as described and proposed.

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

CoRW Building Capacity

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 #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 for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas Building Capacity forms part two of the CoRW’s Racialized Workers Change Project (RWCP) and proposes to advance the Union agenda by providing racialized members with leadership development skills to effectively undertake anti-racism advocacy, mobilizing and organizing, consistent with the Union’s mandate, and the Ontario Government’s Anti-Racism Strategy and Framework; and

Whereas these skills will be obtained through another 5-day training and development course to help participants acquire practical tools in order to achieve measurable outcomes. Participants will be the same group of 14 racialized members selected in part one of the RWCP;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approves part two of the RWCP, as described, as well as the expenses proposed.

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 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
  • 2019 Hotel for Executive Committee and Executive Board meetings

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

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.

  • 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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Local Ford Fight Back Fund

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas OPSEU has always been one of the leaders in ensuring Ontario is viewed as one of the best places to live; and

Whereas the Ontario government lead by PC Ford party continues to do damage to our communities and our members; and

Whereas it is imperative that as part of taking back Ontario that Locals be encouraged to engage with their local politicians and/or hold community events

Therefore be it resolved that the fund known in the 2019 budget as the Local Fight Ford Fund be used to engage with politicians and/or hold community events exposing the ills of the PC Ford agenda; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will be used for booking off members from Locals; and

Be it further resolved that to access fund, Local President or LEC must send detailed request to their RVP for consideration; and

Be it further resolved that once the RVP of the region OK’s the item, they will forward to OPSEU President and First Vice President Treasurer for review; and

Be it further resolved that additional funding will be provided outside of member time off for incidentals such as food, drinks and Local/regional travel; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will not be used for hotel accommodation; and

Be it further resolved that where possible, employer “bill backs” will be utilized and where this is not an option, accounting will arrange for member reimbursement of lost wages, minus statutory deductions, upon proof of lost wages being provided.

Moved by Magner/Jones – Amendment:

Add a new resolve “Therefore be it resolved that the funds will be allocated to each region in proportion to the number of members per region.”

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Progress

Afternoon

The Board resumed at 1:47p.m.

The question was called on the amendment:

Add a new resolve “Therefore be it resolved that the funds will be allocated to each region in proportion to the number of members per region.”

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed against

Elliott, Len against

Finucane, Drew against

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip against

Steinbrunner, Ken against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Defeated 7 for 12 against


The question was called on the motion:

Whereas OPSEU has always been one of the leaders in ensuring Ontario is viewed as one of the best places to live; and

Whereas the Ontario government lead by PC Ford party continues to do damage to our communities and our members; and

Whereas it is imperative that as part of taking back Ontario that Locals be encouraged to engage with their local politicians and/or hold community events

Therefore be it resolved that the fund known in the 2019 budget as the Local Fight Ford Fund be used to engage with politicians and/or hold community events exposing the ills of the PC Ford agenda; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will be used for booking off members from Locals; and

Be it further resolved that to access fund, Local President or LEC must send detailed request to their RVP for consideration; and

Be it further resolved that once the RVP of the region OK’s the item, they will forward to OPSEU President and First Vice President Treasurer for review; and

Be it further resolved that additional funding will be provided outside of member time off for incidentals such as food, drinks and Local/regional travel; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will not be used for hotel accommodation; and

Be it further resolved that where possible, employer “bill backs” will be utilized and where this is not an option, accounting will arrange for member reimbursement of lost wages, minus statutory deductions, upon proof of lost wages being provided.

Moved by Perron/Nancekivell – Amendment:

in the 3rd and 4th resolves that the “RVP” be changed to “Regional Board member”

Roll Call #9

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas OPSEU has always been one of the leaders in ensuring Ontario is viewed as one of the best places to live; and

Whereas the Ontario government lead by PC Ford party continues to do damage to our communities and our members; and

Whereas it is imperative that as part of taking back Ontario that Locals be encouraged to engage with their local politicians and/or hold community events

Therefore be it resolved that the fund known in the 2019 budget as the Local Fight Ford Fund be used to engage with politicians and/or hold community events exposing the ills of the PC Ford agenda; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will be used for booking off members from Locals; and

Be it further resolved that to access fund, Local President or LEC must send detailed request to their regional Board member for consideration; and

Be it further resolved that once the regional Board member of the region OK’s the item, they will forward to OPSEU President and First Vice President Treasurer for review; and

Be it further resolved that additional funding will be provided outside of member time off for incidentals such as food, drinks and Local/regional travel; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will not be used for hotel accommodation; and

Be it further resolved that where possible, employer “bill backs” will be utilized and where this is not an option, accounting will arrange for member reimbursement of lost wages, minus statutory deductions, upon proof of lost wages being provided.

Moved by Kwok/Shearer – Amendment:

Add a new resolve “Be it further resolved that this fund will be initially divided at $50,000 per region “

Moved by Labelle/Arvelin – Amendment to the Amendment:

Change the amount to $60,000

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against


The question was called on the amendment as amended:

Add a new resolve “Be it further resolved that this fund will be initially divided at $60,000 per region “

Roll Call #11

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas OPSEU has always been one of the leaders in ensuring Ontario is viewed as one of the best places to live; and

Whereas the Ontario government lead by PC Ford party continues to do damage to our communities and our members; and

Whereas it is imperative that as part of taking back Ontario that Locals be encouraged to engage with their local politicians and/or hold community events

Therefore be it resolved that the fund known in the 2019 budget as the Local Fight Ford Fund be used to engage with politicians and/or hold community events exposing the ills of the PC Ford agenda; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will be used for booking off members from Locals; and

Be it further resolved that to access fund, Local President or LEC must send detailed request to their regional Board member for consideration; and

Be it further resolved that once the regional Board member of the region OK’s the item, they will forward to OPSEU President and First Vice President Treasurer for review; and

Be it further resolved that additional funding will be provided outside of member time off for incidentals such as food, drinks and Local/regional travel; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will not be used for hotel accommodation; and

Be it further resolved that where possible, employer “bill backs” will be utilized and where this is not an option, accounting will arrange for member reimbursement of lost wages, minus statutory deductions, upon proof of lost wages being provided; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will be initially divided at $60,000 per region.

Moved by Magner/Arscott – Amendment:

In the first resolve add “engage and mobilize members” before “engage”

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas OPSEU has always been one of the leaders in ensuring Ontario is viewed as one of the best places to live; and

Whereas the Ontario government lead by PC Ford party continues to do damage to our communities and our members; and

Whereas it is imperative that as part of taking back Ontario that Locals be encouraged to engage with their local politicians and/or hold community events

Therefore be it resolved that the fund known in the 2019 budget as the Local Fight Ford Fund be used to engage and mobilize members, engage with politicians and/or hold community events exposing the ills of the PC Ford agenda; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will be used for booking off members from Locals; and

Be it further resolved that to access fund, Local President or LEC must send detailed request to their regional Board member for consideration; and

Be it further resolved that once the regional Board member of the region OK’s the item, they will forward to OPSEU President and First Vice President Treasurer for review; and

Be it further resolved that additional funding will be provided outside of member time off for incidentals such as food, drinks and Local/regional travel; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will not be used for hotel accommodation; and

Be it further resolved that where possible, employer “bill backs” will be utilized and where this is not an option, accounting will arrange for member reimbursement of lost wages, minus statutory deductions, upon proof of lost wages being provided; and

Be it further resolved that this fund will be initially divided at $60,000 per region.

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against

Policy Section 15.1-4

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas we are streamlining our procedures;

Therefore be it resolved that

Article 15.1-4 be amended to read:

1. A request for start-up funds shall be made by the Regional Supervisor on behalf of the Local, in writing to the First Vice-President/Treasurer’s office. With copies to their Administrator.

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against

Resolution K2 – referral from Convention 2018

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas OPSEU currently spends funds over the amount that the resolution is asking for annually; and

Whereas OPSEU will continue to provide French services as required;

Therefore be it resolved that Resolution K2 be moved to redundant.

Moved by Nancekivell/Labelle – referral of this motion to be dealt with at the next 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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against

Other Business

Committee Reports

The elections for the Executive Board Member Committees will take place for the following positions:

PYWC Board Liaison

Ken Maclam was acclaimed as the Provincial Young Workers Committee Liaison

Retiree board liaison

Ed Arvelin was acclaimed as the Retiree Board Liaison

Solidarity Fund Board – International Humanity Work

Ken Steinbrunner was acclaimed as the International Humanity Work Liaison

Staff Pension Plan

Drew Finucane was acclaimed to the Staff Pension Plan

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Update on all local presidents meeting

Smokey provided an update

Staff Rep position, Dryden

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Staff Rep position in Dryden became vacant at the end of November as the result of a retirement; and

Whereas the Staff Rep position in Dryden has been posted both internally and to the membership twice and on both occasions none of the candidates were successful;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU conduct an external search for candidates from the public at large in order to fill the position of Staff Rep in Dryden.

Roll Call #16

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against

OPSEU Stands in Solidarity with CUPW

Moved by Thomas/Arscott

Whereas the federal government’s Bill C-89 that forces Canada’s postal workers back to work when they are in the midst of legally bargaining a new collective agreement is a clear violation of their rights and undermines all workers;

Whereas freedom of association is protected under section 2(d) of the Charter and numerous international conventions that the Government of Canada has signed onto;

Whereas the federal government under Stephen Harper also legislated the postal workers back to work in 2011 and the legislation was found to be unconstitutional by the Ontario Superior Court;

Whereas as a union we stand with workers who are seeking a fair agreement, safer working conditions, and equality in their workplace;

Whereas the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), on behalf of its Components, has condemned the legislation in the strongest possible terms;

Whereas OPSEU has committed to support NUPGE in offering a $1 million interest-free loan, should it be required, to CUPW in opposing this legislation; and

Whereas the members of CUPW will need the backing of the entire labour movement.

Therefore let be it resolved that OPSEU will encourage its members to support CUPW at rallies and solidarity actions across the province;

Be it further resolved that OPSEU will provide its National Union with the necessary monies, in an interest-free loan, for lending to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers should it be required; and

Be it finally resolved that OPSEU will continue to demand that both the federal and provincial governments respect the labour rights of all workers.

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against

MCCSS MERC

Moved by Thomas/Shearer

Whereas the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) has had a dedicated position on the former Ministry of Children and Youth Services MERC team; and

Whereas CPRI was moved into the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) as part of the recent OPS Re-alignment;

Therefore be it resolved that The MCCSS MERC team be provided an additional position for a CPRI Representative with the funding to be drawn from the OPS Negotiations budget.

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against

Staffing Issues-In Camera

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

President Thomas provided an update

Other Business

Committee Reports

Recommendation from the December 12, 2018 Executive Committee meeting:

Local 442, 444, 450 into 4106

Moved by Jones/Thomas

Whereas amalgamations in health care in Kingston have resulted in hospital and service mergers; and

Whereas our members would be more efficiently served by the merger of several existing locals to better reflect the changes in administration; and

Whereas the members of Locals 442, 444, and 450 have all voted overwhelmingly in favour of merging to create one local;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that members of Locals, 442,444,450 be merged into a new local, 4106 and that locals 442,444,450 be dissolved.

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against

Standing Committee Reports:

A report was provided on all committees

  • Audit
  • Central Political Action
  • 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

OMERS Pension Plan

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board reappoint Laurie Hutchinson to the OMERS Administration Corporation for a three (3) year term commencing January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2022, provided Sister Laurie sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #20

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against

Canadian Blood Services Pension Plan

Moved by Elliott/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint OPSEU Benefits Officer, Cheri Hearty to the Canadian Blood Services Pension Plan for a three (3) year term commencing January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2021, provided Cheri sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Moved by Almeida/Nancekivell – Amendment:

that this be amended to 1 year and that a call-out be sent out to membership in regards to applications.

Roll Call #21

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint OPSEU Benefits Officer, Cheri Hearty to the Canadian Blood Services Pension Plan for a one (1) year term commencing January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019, provided Cheri sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding and that a call out be sent out to the membership in regards to applications.

Roll Call #22

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against

Pension Plan for the Employees of Pathways to Independence, OPSEU Local 448

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board reappoint Siobhan Harrison, OPSEU Local 448 to the Pension Committee for a three (3) year term commencing January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2021, provided Siobhan sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #23

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 20 for 0 against


Moved by Elliott/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board reappoint Ianthe Stringer, OPSEU Local 448 to the Sponsor’s Committee for a three (3) year term commencing January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2021 provided Sister Ianthe sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #24

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

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
  • Strategic Planning

New Business

CUPW Solidarity

Discussion

Corrections MERC proposal – Special Divisional Meeting request

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 #25

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board authorize and approved a one-day Special Divisional Meeting for the approximate 102 Corrections Divisional Delegates to take place on May 22nd, 2019 with funds to be drawn from the OPS Negotiations line.

Roll Call #26

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 19 for 0 against

Strategies for better Health & Safety in Corrections

Discussion

OPSEU Calendar

Discussion

AMAPCEO welcoming letter

Discussion

Leadership Conference, Educationals

Discussion


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

To Adjourn the Board.

Roll Call #27

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy —

Carried 19 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 4:15p.m. All members were present except for Tracy Vyfschaft and Carl Thibodeau, the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

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