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Minutes of the June 20, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the June 20, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

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The Executive Board was called to order at 9:36 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Indigenous Circle June 21 proposal
  • Corrections H&S proposal

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

May 17, 2018 E-Poll: Retired Members Division – to attend OFUR Convention

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the 14th Biennial Convention of the Ontario Federation of Union Retirees (OFUR) will be held May 28 – May 29, 2018, at the Unifor Family Education Centre in Port Elgin; and

Whereas the mandate of OFUR is to advocate for retired persons including petitioning and lobbying legislators to improve the health and welfare of retired persons and to fight for equitable standards of living, improved labour relations and employment standards for retired persons consistent with labour affiliates and like-minded organizations; and

Whereas the participation of the OPSEU Retired Members Division in the 14th Biennial Convention will provide significant opportunity for delegates to contribute to the policy agenda of OFUR that will shape the actions, campaigns and initiatives OFUR will advance on behalf of all retired persons across Ontario;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the expenses of three (3) members of the Retired Members Division, as outlined in the attached proposal, to attend the 14th Biennial Convention of the Ontario Federation of Union Retirees as proposed.

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 against

Morton, Lucy against

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 18 for 3 against

Gareth Jones, Tara Maszczakiewicz and Lucy Morton filed minority reports

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of May 23, 2018 and May 17, 2018–E-Poll: Retired Members Division-to attend OFUR Convention.

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 for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Business Arising

Referral from the May 23, 2018 meeting:

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; and

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.

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the revised Terms of bring back In Reference (TOR) of Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel.

*to come back in October

Referral from the May 23, 2018 meeting:

Resolution B1

Whereas the Social Mapping Report states in 24a)(i)(iii) to allow members to network with the other committees/caucuses to share workplace and union strategies for equity; and

Whereas the current equity committee and caucuses have been using funds from their current budgets to fund the Gathering which has decreased the ability of the Equity Committees/Caucuses to achieve their mandates; and

Whereas the gathering needs to be expanded into a second day in order for the Equity Committees/Caucuses to properly network and design union and workplace strategies;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU create a separate budget line for the equity committees/caucuses to host an annual two (2) day gathering to network and share workplace and union strategies and equity; and

Be it further resolved that the gathering will be held prior to the resolution submission deadline for the OPSEU Convention with a cost not to exceed $100,000 for committee and caucus members to attend; and

Be it further resolved that the Gathering will be planned and executed by the OPSEU Equity Chairs and the Equity Unit.

Moved by Elliott/Jones – Resolution B1 be tabled/referred to the November budget debate.

Roll Call #2

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

Referral from the May 23, 2018 meeting:

Resolution M6

Whereas the BPS memberships of OPSEU are covered by over 500 separate Collective Agreements, and in some cases may be members of small units within large and diverse Locals; and

Whereas BPS Sectors face significant challenges in connecting with units within composite Locals; and

Whereas Communication is essential to mobilization and solidarity; and

Whereas Communication would be improved if Sectors had access to contact information for all stewards of a Unit or Local, other than just the highest ranking member of a single Unit;

Therefore be it resolved that Sector Chairs be provided with contact lists of all LEC members for Locals that include any unit(s) of their Sector.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy against

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len against

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy against

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

Defeated 10 for 11 against

Eddy Almeida, Ed Arvelin, Len Elliott, Sara Labelle, Lucy Morton, Janel Perron, Philip Shearer, Carl Thibodeau, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, Erin Thorson, Tracy Vyfschaft filed minority reports

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.

*work in progress, to come back in September

Referral from the May 23, 2018 meeting:

PWC

Whereas the groundbreaking survey in 2014 of Canadian workplaces conducted by the Canadian Labour Congress, and the Center for Research & Education have taken action to end Domestic Violence Against Women and Children. It was revealed that Domestic Violence adversely impact everyone within society including the workplace. Therefore, everyone within the home, community, and the workplace is at risk. Hence it is societal issue; and

Whereas under Bill 148 a woman who experience Domestic/ Sexual Violence and under Personal Emergency Leave some provisions made. It is agreeable that this is a great first step, arguable so the Bill falls short in comparison to the ask from Bill 26. NDP Andrea Horwath agrees that Bill 148 falls short and introduces a private member’s bill as it is time to protect survivors of Domestic Violence; and

Whereas the latest campaign from the Canadian Labour Congress to end Violence against Women, and to give lens to Gender base violence and its negative impact on society launched an education program to empower Union Representatives in recognizing and responding to Domestic Violence at work, and promoting awareness in the workplace.

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU work with its labour affiliates to lobby the Provincial Government to further amend the Employment Standards to give all workers impact by Domestic Violence paid leave of no less than 10 days and to remove criteria of “provide evidence reasonable in the circumstances”, and push for harassment and violence legislation to be clearly define around Domestic Violence and to establish processes to address harassment and violence that are extended to and carried into the workplace; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU work through NUPGE and its affiliates lobby the Federal Government to further implement and create standards Federally to address issues of Domestic Violence Against Women and Children; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU promote awareness, education by launching an educational program that will empower membership and community in recognizing, responding to Domestic Violence and Gender-Base Violence; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU promotes awareness, education and launch an educational program to educate, empower membership and communities in recognizing, responding to Domestic Violence Against Women and Children by creating processes that will be adopted by Employers throughout OPSEU; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU implement and begin working on strategies, to address issues of Domestic Violence and Gender-Base Violence, and lobbying the Provincial Government to review and strengthen Bill 148 making it comparable to the private member’s Bill 26. This work to begin by the end of June 2018.

Motion was withdrawn


Moved by Labelle/Tremblay

Whereas the groundbreaking survey in 2014 of Canadian workplaces conducted by the Canadian Labour Congress and the Center for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children revealed that domestic violence adversely impacts everyone whether in the home, community or workplace, and that sexual and domestic violence are societal issues; and

Whereas the Personal Emergency Leave provisions introduced under Bill 148 for women who experience domestic and sexual violence, was criticized by Andrea Horwath, and are widely viewed as falling short in addressing the unique difficulties of workers facing violence; and

Whereas Bill 26 proposes amendments to the Employment Standards Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act to expand sexual and domestic violence leave provisions and violence programs; and

Whereas the CLC launched a campaign and education program to end violence against women, and to empower union representatives to recognize and respond to sexual and domestic violence at work, and promote awareness in the workplace; and

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU work with its labour affiliates to lobby the provincial government to review and strengthen Bill 148 making it comparable to Bill 26, including expanding leave provisions under the ESA to give all workers impacted by sexual and domestic violence no less than 10 days of paid leave, and to remove criteria for leave eligibility; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU work with labour affiliates to lobby for changes to the OHSA so that domestic and sexual violence are clearly defined in the Act and are embedded in requirements for workplace policies and programs; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU work through NUPGE and its affiliates to lobby the Federal Government to expand standards federally to address issues of domestic and sexual violence against women and children; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU promote awareness about sexual and domestic violence by launching an educational program that will empower the membership and community to recognize and respond to domestic and gender-based violence and by proposing model bargaining language for workplace programs and processes that address sexual and domestic violence; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU begin to lobby, campaign and promote awareness of sexual and domestic violence as proposed no later than June 2018.

Moved by Morton/Nancekivell – Amendment:

Remove “women” in 3rd resolve and replace with “intimate partners”

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len against

Jones, Gareth for

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. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 15 for 6 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas the groundbreaking survey in 2014 of Canadian workplaces conducted by the Canadian Labour Congress and the Center for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children revealed that domestic violence adversely impacts everyone whether in the home, community or workplace, and that sexual and domestic violence are societal issues; and

Whereas the Personal Emergency Leave provisions introduced under Bill 148 for women who experience domestic and sexual violence, was criticized by Andrea Horwath, and are widely viewed as falling short in addressing the unique difficulties of workers facing violence; and

Whereas Bill 26 proposes amendments to the Employment Standards Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act to expand sexual and domestic violence leave provisions and violence programs; and

Whereas the CLC launched a campaign and education program to end violence against women, and to empower union representatives to recognize and respond to sexual and domestic violence at work, and promote awareness in the workplace; and

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU work with its labour affiliates to lobby the provincial government to review and strengthen Bill 148 making it comparable to Bill 26, including expanding leave provisions under the ESA to give all workers impacted by sexual and domestic violence no less than 10 days of paid leave, and to remove criteria for leave eligibility; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU work with labour affiliates to lobby for changes to the OHSA so that domestic and sexual violence are clearly defined in the Act and are embedded in requirements for workplace policies and programs; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU work through NUPGE and its affiliates to lobby the Federal Government to expand standards federally to address issues of domestic and sexual violence against intimate partners and children; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU promote awareness about sexual and domestic violence by launching an educational program that will empower the membership and community to recognize and respond to domestic and gender-based violence and by proposing model bargaining language for workplace programs and processes that address sexual and domestic violence; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU begin to lobby, campaign and promote awareness of sexual and domestic violence as proposed no later than June 2018.

Roll Call #5

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

Referral from the May 23, 2018 Board Meeting:

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

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
  • Section 16-Meetings-16.13-Executive Board meetings
  • Other Business

Section 16 – Meetings-16.13-Executive Board meetings

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas the Board requires information as per policy at least 7 days in advance; and

Whereas the current deadline for submissions is One week prior to the Officers and two weeks prior to the Board to allow for processing items; and

Whereas the board has seen an increase in added agenda items on the day of the Board; and

Whereas the Board should follow the same rules regarding agenda items as OPSEU Convention

Therefore be it resolved that unless a motion is deemed to be an emergency, it shall not be added to the agenda; and

Be it further resolved that the similar criteria used for convention where emergency Resolutions, an added Motion is to be classified by the Chair as an “Emergency”, in that matter is urgent, important, unexpected or cannot be dealt with at future Board

Moved by Elliott/Labelle – referral to the Strategic Planning Committee

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

President’s Report

Internal Issues

OPSEU Job Vacancies

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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 screening, do not have to redo the screening process for future a Job Posting of the same job for a term of a year.

Moved by Nancekivell/Morton – Amendment:

change the second resolve to read – 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.

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 against

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


Moved by Nancekivell/Kwok – referral to be brought back to the September Board.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel against

Elliott, Len against

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth against

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 against

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 15 for 6 against


Moved by Thomas/Labelle – Move reconsideration of the Corrections Meeting-Local Presidents/RERC Chairs proposal.

Roll Call #9

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

Corrections Meeting-Local Presidents/RERC Chairs

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board authorize a one-day in person meeting for Institutional Facilities Local presidents / highest ranking and adult/youth RERC Chairs; and

Be it further resolved that the one day in person meeting take place at a time to be determined, either after a mediation settlement/award is effected or immediately after the first day of arbitration is completed with funds to be drawn from contingency fund as outlined in the attached proposal.

Moved by Almeida/Jones – Referral to a future date when we have a set date and an arbitrated decision.

Moved by Thomas/Labelle – Move to extend this motion through lunch until finished

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len against

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 against

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

Carried 13 for 8 against


The question was called on the referral:

Referral to a future date when we have a set date and an arbitrated decision.

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy against

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel against

Elliott, Len against

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

Defeated 0 for 20 against


The question was called on the motion:

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board authorize a one-day in person meeting for Institutional Facilities Local presidents / highest ranking and adult/youth RERC Chairs; and

Be it further resolved that the one day in person meeting take place at a time to be determined, either after a mediation settlement/award is effected or immediately after the first day of arbitration is completed with funds to be drawn from contingency fund as outlined in the attached proposal.

Roll Call #12

Almeida, Eddy against

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 —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren against

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 4 against

Eddy Almeida, Gareth Jones, Janel Perron and Warren Thomas filed minority reports

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:15p.m.

President’s Report

Internal Issues

CAAT A-C.A Interpretation and Enforcement Training

Moved by Thomas/Thorson

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board waive the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #13

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius —

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley —

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

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Thorson

Whereas the CAAT Academic Division expressed concerns about interpretation and enforcement of the new Collective agreement language specifically regarding Article 11 – Workload and Article 26 Partial-Load Employees; and

Whereas the division wants to educate and assist locals with the knowledge and skills to enforce the language;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funding as outlined in the attached proposal for the planning and execution of a one day training and education conference on contract interpretation and enforcement to be held in the fall of 2018, in accordance with the details attached and that the funds for this conference be drawn from the contingency fund.

Roll Call #14

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius —

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley —

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

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Pay Equity Report

Discussion

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Workers of Colour

New Business

Thunder Bay Building

Discussion

2018 OPSEU Young Workers Conference

Moved by Thomas/Maclam

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board waive the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

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


Moved by Thorson/Maclam

Whereas OPSEU’s Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC) advocates issues on behalf of young workers within the union, the workplace and the broader community/society through continued social outreach and activism; and

Whereas the original budget approved for the 2018 Young Workers Conference allowed for a total of 150 delegates; and

Whereas the committee received a total of 226 applications to attend this year’s conference; and

Whereas 175 of those applicants indicated that this will be their first time attending an OPSEU Young Workers Conference; and

Whereas OPSEU’s annual Young Workers Conference is a space for young workers to exchange stories, skills, and strategies about unions and social justice issues; and

Whereas participants will build solidarity with a diverse group of other young activists, and leave energized and more knowledgeable about how to build stronger unions.

Therefore be it resolved that the budget for the 2018 Young Workers Conference (August 10-12) be increased to account for the additional number of participants to a maximum as indicated in the proposal. The additional funds, up to a maximum of what is indicated in the proposal, be taken from the Contingency Fund.

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

MTO Transportation Enforcement Officers Campaign

Moved by Thomas/Labelle

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board waive the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

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


Moved by Thomas/Magner

Whereas MTO Transportation Enforcement Officers (TEOs) perform vital work in keeping Ontario’s highways safe; and

Whereas TEOs from two regions have taken the initiative to mobilize their members in this job category around a Special Case, and would like to engage TEOs and the members in their locals across the province in a broader campaign to raise awareness of the importance of their work; and

Whereas mobilizing TEOs and their locals contributes to the involvement of OPS Unified members in union activism which helps to build the union; and

Whereas handing out a useful item and information flyers to commercial drivers will help to build a positive relationship between TEOs and the clients they interact with on a daily basis; and

Whereas this social media campaign will expose the general public to positive messaging about the important highway safety work done by publicly-funded members of the OPS;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal from the Contingency Fund to move forward with the proposed MTO Transportation Enforcement Officers Awareness campaign.

Moved by Almeida/Labelle – Referral back to the President’s office to come back at the latest to the September Board with a fulsome OPS and potentially BPS, CAAT campaign in regards to the work our members do.

Roll Call #18

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel against

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy against

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 11 for 9 against

MERC Compositions and Sub-Committee Report

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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 Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • 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)

Moved by Almeida/Nancekivell – Amendment:

that the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services be removed from this motion due to the negotiations up to this point have not been finalized at this point

Roll Call #19

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 Nancekivell/Maclam – Refer to the President’s office to come back to the next Board

Roll Call #20

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

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 19 for 0 against

Strategy for Better Health and Safety in Correction

Moved by Bisaillon/Jones

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board waive the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #21

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley —

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel —

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against


Moved by Bisaillon/Jones

Whereas OPSEU has continually supported members in their efforts to improve the health and safety standards in their workplaces; and

Whereas OPSEU members within the Correctional Division continue to serve the people of Ontario in an ever increasing violent and unsafe working environment; and

Whereas the member elected leaders of the Provincial Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (PJOHSC) and the Ministry Employee Relations Committee (MERC) of the Correctional Division endeavor to take on an initiative to further the efforts of the membership to improve the health and safety in the workplace;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the attached proposal with the funds to be drawn from the contingency fund to enable up to eighty (80) members of the Correctional division, with support from the OPSEU Health and Safety Unit, to develop tools, resources and participate in a division-wide strategy session to address the on-going situation corrections.

Moved by Nancekivell/Bisaillion – Amendment:

the resolve be amended to read: to enable up to 80 members of the corrections division to participate in a division wide strategy session to address the on-going situation in corrections that is developed by 2 members of OPSEU’s Health & Safety unit and members of the PJOHSC&MERC.

Roll Call #22

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

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 19 for 0 against


Moved by Almeida/Bisaillon – Amendment:

Amend the resolves to read:

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the attached proposal in that this project be developed by staff of OPSEU’s Health & Safety unit and Education Unit as well as members of the PJOHSC&MERC and that the total amount of the proposal be reflected in regards to the changes based on who will participate in coordinating the facilitation for 2019; and

Be it further resolved that this training be part of the 2019 budget discussions.

Roll Call #23

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

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 19 for 0 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas OPSEU has continually supported members in their efforts to improve the health and safety standards in their workplaces; and

Whereas OPSEU members within the Correctional Division continue to serve the people of Ontario in an ever increasing violent and unsafe working environment; and

Whereas the member elected leaders of the Provincial Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (PJOHSC) and the Ministry Employee Relations Committee (MERC) of the Correctional Division endeavor to take on an initiative to further the efforts of the membership to improve the health and safety in the workplace;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the attached proposal in that this project be developed by staff of OPSEU’s Health & Safety unit and Education Unit as well as members of the PJOHSC&MERC and that the total amount of the proposal be reflected in regards to the changes based on who will participate in coordinating the facilitation for 2019; and

Be it further resolved that this training be part of the 2019 budget discussions.

Roll Call #24

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

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 19 for 0 against

Indigenous Circle June 21 Campaign

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

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 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Maclam

Whereas OPSEU Board passed the 2016 Convention Resolution establishing the June 21 campaign; and

Whereas the June 21 campaign hosted a successful lobby day in May 2017 and the first historic OPSEU Pow Wow on September 21, 2017;

Whereas the June 21 Campaign was instrumental in getting a bill introduced at Queen’s park to establish June 21 as a statutory holiday;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve continuing the June 21 campaign as a committee of the Indigenous Circle with funding as indicated in the attached proposal.

Roll Call #26

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

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 19 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #27

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

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 19 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Defence Fund Request

Moved by Shearer/Nancekivell

Therefore be it resolved that the Defence Fund provide up to $30,000
to pay for actual legal costs incurred by the member in the course of the criminal proceedings, provided that criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates
and provides satisfactory updates concerning the progress of the case, as confirmed by OPSEU General Counsel.

Roll Call #28

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara —

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 19 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 4:09p.m. All members were present except Len Elliott and Sara Labelle, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

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

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