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Minutes of the March 24-25 2021 Executive Board Web Conference

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March 24, 2021

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:37 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present. Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President and Linda Mariani, Executive Assistant to the President were also in attendance.

Coleen Houlder, L524, Jonathan Singer, L560, Megan Carter, L557, Suzette Maxwell, L526, Patrick Fri-Smith, L201, Lisa Fewster, L166, Grant Currie, L417, Anna Ainsworth, L560, Steven McCaw, L106, Marcia Steves, L351, Maggie Wakeford, L631, Hilarie LaFave, L373, Pamela Serrattan, L528, Michelle Arbour, L125, Tina Stevens, L102, Sandra Cadeau, L330, Cory Schepers, L303 were in attendance as observers.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Business Arising – update about mediation between OPSEU/SEFPO and FT CAAT Support
  • Business Arising – update on College Bargaining PT College Support and Faculty
  • Communication to members about Convention documents
  • Temp staff vacancies
  • PLC Discussion
  • AODA update
  • Observers at board meetings
  • Follow up from officers re: Governance

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board adopt the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board Minutes of the February 24, 2021 Executive board web conference and the March 10, 2021 Executive board e-poll.

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

March 10, 2021 Executive Board E-poll:

Local 5108 Trusteeship

Moved by Thomas/Strachan

Whereas on February 4, 2021, the Executive Committee, by recommendation of the Region 5 Vice-President, placed Local 5108 under trusteeship; and

Whereas the Region 5 Vice-President was appointed as trustee of the local; and

Whereas the trustee provided written documentation to the Executive Board concerning Local 5108 and its trusteeship; and

Whereas Article 16.9.4 of the Constitution states the Executive Board has the authority to continue or rescind the trusteeship; and

Whereas the trustee recommends continuing trusteeship for three months;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board continue the trusteeship of Local 5108 until June 4, 2021, as recommended by the trustee; and

Be it further resolved that trusteeship of the local may be reviewed on or before June 4, 2021 should the trustee provide notice to continue or rescind trusteeship.

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  –

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken —

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Local 596 Trusteeship

Moved by Thomas/Strachan

Whereas on February 4, 2021, the Executive Committee, by the recommendation of the Region 5 Vice-President, placed Local 596 under trusteeship; and

Whereas the Region 5 Vice-President was appointed as trustee of the local; and

Whereas the trustee provided written documentation to the Executive Board concerning Local 596 and its trusteeship; and

Whereas Article 16.9.4 of the Constitution states the Executive Board has the authority to continue or rescind the trusteeship; and

Whereas the trustee recommends continuing trusteeship for three months;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board continue the trusteeship of Local 596 until June 4, 2021, as recommended by the trustee; and

Be it further resolved that trusteeship of the local may be reviewed on or before June 4, 2021 should the trustee provide notice to continue or rescind trusteeship.

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  –

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken —

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Business Arising

Update about mediation between OPSEU and FT CAAT Support

Discussion

Update on College Bargaining PT College Support and Faculty

Discussion

Treasurer’s Report

  • Contingency Fund
  • Constituency Fund
  • Defence Fund
  • ODSP Fund – OPS Job Protection Fund
  • ODSP Fund – MERC Action Plan
  • ODSP Fund – OPS Redeployment Fund
  • LBED – Anti-privatization Fund

Bee Research Partnership

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas Bees are an important part of our ecosystem and supporting life on our planet; and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO has partnered with Bee Keepers in providing space at some of our sites to house Bee Hives and Bees; and

Whereas Bee populations continue to drop, thus threatening today and future generations; and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO has been promoting and encouraging members and the Public to do what they can to protect and grow the Honey Bee population; and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO has been asked to partner with Urban Bee Company, in conjunction to name a few others; Guelph University, Ministry Of Agriculture and the Ontario Beekeepers Association

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU/SEFPO support via funds and volunteers the Honeybee Technology Research project; and

Be it further resolved that the funds be drawn from contingency.

Moved by Labelle/Strachan – Referral to the First Vice-President/Treasurer’s office to return to the next Executive Board meeting with the individual who is seeking partnership so we can resolve some of the questions

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Other Business

President’s Report

Internal Issues

2021 Statutory resolutions

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the OPSEU/SEFPO Constitution directs OPSEU/SEFPO to hold an annual Convention, and Article 16.2.1 provides that the Executive Board is the governing body of the Union whenever a duly-convened Convention is not in session; and

Whereas the OPSEU/SEFPO Convention is also an annual general meeting of members as required by the Corporations Act; and

Whereas Convention 2021 is not scheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic;

Therefore be it resolved that the statutory resolutions that would have been referred to Convention 2021 are referred to the Executive Board.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Sector 18 Paint night

Moved by Thomas/Arvelin

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO members in the Mental Health and Addictions Division include members who were deemed essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic; and

Whereas members in this sector experienced a dramatic rise in demand for mental health and addictions services across the province; and

Whereas for one year now these essential workers have had to forgo vacations, put in extra work hours, and juggle work-life responsibilities under lock down conditions, like many other essential workers in OPSEU/SEFPO; and

Whereas worker stress, burnout, and mental health issues have been widely documented;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board approve the amount as outlined in the attached proposal to be drawn from the Contingency Fund for a “Paint Night” dedicated to promoting member well-being and open to all OPSEU/SEFPO members up to a maximum of 200 members.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Sector 3 Boards of Education MHFA training

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO has close to 8,000 education workers in Sector 3 Boards of Education and Cultural Institutions who are the front line works, responders, and support for some of Ontario’s most vulnerable student population; and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO elected Divisional Executive, Local Elected Committees, and Stewards work closely with the members that support vulnerable students and school communities on a daily basis; and

Whereas the members of Sector 3 Boards of Education have experienced heightened pressures due to the challenges of COVID-19, precarious work, financial burdens, working conditions, and family obligations, only to highlight a few; and

Whereas many of the members in elected/leadership positions communicate on a daily basis with members on the front lines and may notice changes in a members mental health, or encounter members struggling with their mental health; and

Whereas Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training increases awareness, knowledge and skills to recognize and react to signs and/or changes in a members’ mental health;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in this proposal from the Contingency Fund to provide the Boards of Education Division Executive, Local Executive Committees, and Stewards from 11 Boards of Education locals, the virtual training entitled Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Sector 3 Boards of Education political action training

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO has close to 8,000 education workers in Sector 3 Boards of Education and Cultural Institutions who hold precarious and low wage jobs in Ontario’s schools boards; and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO Education Workers training, job responsibilities, and health and safety concerns, are very different in comparison to teachers; and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO Education Workers have been significantly impacted by Bill 124; and

Whereas the complexity, risk, and full scope of OPSEU/SEFPO education workers jobs are often not recognized by politicians, employers, colleagues, and the general public; and

Whereas the Sector 3 Divisional Executive has an approved working plan to increase Sector 3 member engagement from across the province, and to provide them with the knowledge and inspiration to have political discussions; and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO endeavors to increase the profile of OPSEU/SEFPO as the union for education workers across Ontario; and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO Education Department has developed the Political Action for Union Activists training; and

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in this proposal from the Contingency Fund to provide the Boards of Education Division Executive, Local Executive Committees, and Stewards from 11 Boards of Education locals, the two day virtual training entitled Political Action for Union Activists.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Other Business

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

OFL Election campaign plan

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – Move into committee of the whole

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Thomas – Move out of committee of the whole

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Thomas – Referral to CPAC with instructions that CPAC bring back recommendations in regards to the OFL package and that they also bring back recommendations in regards to mobilization of OPSEU/SEFPO members.

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

CLC Convention

Moved by Almeida/Steinbrunner – Referral to CPAC with instructions that:

-CPAC bring back a motion in regards to confirming who will be attending the CLC convention in regards to the previous elections; and

-CPAC bring back recommendations in regards to potentially adding more delegates to the OPSEU/SEFPO contingency

To be brought back to the March 25, 2021 board

Roll Call #12

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Caucus at the CLC with all the OPSEU/SEFPO delegates

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that we have a caucus on the Sunday from 7-9 during the CLC Convention.

Roll Call #13

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley —

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Donation to CUBGW

Moved by Thomas/Arscott

Be it resolved that a donation of $5000 be provided to CUBGW to assist with their lockout with the funds to be drawn from contingency fund

Roll Call #14

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  –

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Other Business

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:03p.m.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #15

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Defence Fund Request

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Defence Fund provide up to $70,000 for the total legal costs incurred by the members in the course of their 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 #16

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Almeida/Maszczakiewicz

Be it resolved that the Executive Board will break at 3:15 and will re-convene tomorrow at 9:00a.m.

Roll Call #17

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports

Social Mapping

Policy Section 3-5

Moved by Nancekivell/Perron

Whereas referring to equity members as minority members is outdated and can be offensive;

Therefore be it resolved that policy 3-5 in the OPSEU/SEFPO Policy Manual be amended to replace “minority rights” with “equity rights” and “minority members” with “equity members.”

Minority Equity Rights Issues Courses, educational material, campaigns and publications will feature on-going covering of the needs and activities of minority equity members. (February 24-25, 1988 B, p.15)

Roll Call #18

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Recess

The Executive Board recessed at 3:08 p.m. All members were present.

March 25, 2021

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:03 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present. Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President and Linda Mariani, Executive Assistant to the President were also in attendance.

Moved by Nancekivell/Strachan

Be it resolved that the Agenda be re-considered

Roll Call #19

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley –

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Moved by Nancekivell/Strachan

Be it resolved that an in camera session be added to the agenda right away

Roll Call #20

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley –

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 20 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Progress

Referral from March 24, 2021 Board meeting:

CLC Convention

Referral to CPAC with instructions that:

-CPAC bring back a motion in regards to confirming who will be attending the CLC convention in regards to the previous elections; and

-CPAC bring back recommendations in regards to potentially adding more delegates to the OPSEU/SEFPO contingency

To be brought back to the March 25, 2021 board

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO 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

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Labelle/Maclam

Whereas the 2021 Canadian Labour Congress Convention is being held virtually which offers the unique opportunity to expand the number of delegates in attendance from OPSEU/SEFPO; and

Whereas the National Union is providing a stipend of $600 per delegate above and beyond the 2017 delegate entitlement per component to a total of 192 extra delegates to OPSEU/SEFPPO; and

Whereas this provides OPSEU/SEFPO with the unique opportunity to allow more leaders to attend the Canadian Labour Congress Convention and enriches their learning of the broader labour movement;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU/SEFPO will commit to our 2017 delegate entitlement numbers and increase our delegate entitlement to the full 192 as per the stipend entitlement offered by NUPGE; and

Be it further resolved that the delegates that were elected at the 2019 Regional Meetings be provided delegate status for the upcoming Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Convention, provided they are still active members of OPSEU/SEFPO; and

Be it further resolved that OPSEU/SEFPO will fill our regular delegate entitlements plus the increased delegate numbers through the mechanism below:

  1. All Alternates who were elected at the 2019 OPSEU/SEFPO Regional meetings
  1. Equity Committee alternates/caucuses/EBM alternates
  1. All Constitution/Resolutions/Credentials and Hardship Committee delegates
  1. 1 person per area council
  1. 3 per sector/division/merc
  1. Any remaining delegate spots available will be evenly distributed per Region with spots to be allocated through a process determined by the Executive Board Members in that Region

Be it further resolved that the staff assigned to assist with delegate credentials will provide a weekly update on credential numbers to the Central Political Action Committee with a final credential deadline of April 30th to the National Union in order to enable NUPGE to re-allocate OPSEU/SEFPO’s unused stipend to other components.

Roll Call #22

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Francophone

The committee continues its work to promote access to French language services for members and to educate the broader membership on the history, experience and rich contributions of Francophones in Ontario and our union.

Le comité continue de foncer dans son mandat de promotion d’accès au services francophones pour nos membres et d’éduquer les membres du SEFPO sur l’historique, les expériences et la richesse des contributions des francophones en Ontario et de notre syndicat.

Pension Liaison

CAAT Pension Trustee appointment

Moved by Steinbrunner/Perron

Whereas Veneise Samuels appointment as a Sponsor representative to the CAAT Pension Plan Sponsor Board is ending on June 30, 2021; and

Whereas the Selection of persons for appointment by OPSEU/SEFPO as a Trustee or Sponsor Representative for the CAAT pension plan must be by a vote at a Division Meeting of all delegates and other eligible voters in accordance with Division by-laws; and

Whereas the Selection of persons for appointment by OPSEU/SEFPO as a Trustee or Sponsor Representative must be by a vote at a Final Demand Set meeting; and

Whereasthe intent of these procedures is to assure:

  • a democratic process by which the Division can select its own representatives for formal appointment by OPSEU/SEFPO
  • a clearly defined method of selection that can be referenced by any plan members wishing to serve on the Board of Trustees or the Sponsors’ Committee
  • stable, experienced representation and continuity in representation on these vital bodies; and

WhereasThe relevant starting date for an elected, and OPSEU/SEFPO appointment representative will be the first meeting following the relevant Final Demand Set meeting and, will be for a term of the collective agreement which is negotiated following the Final Demand Set meeting; and

Whereas the CAAT Support collective agreement will not expire until August 30 2022;

Therefore be it resolved that Veneise Samuels’s term be extended for the period of July 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022 (expiration of the current CAAT S collective agreement) provided Sister Samuels signs the Letter of Understanding provided by OPSEU/SEFPO.

Roll Call #23

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

CAAT Pension Trustee appointment

Moved by Perron/Steinbrunner

Whereas Virginia Di Monte appointments as a trustee to the CAAT Pension Plan is ending on June 30, 2021; and

Whereas the Selection of persons for appointment by OPSEU/SEFPO as a Trustee or Sponsor Representative for the CAAT pension plan must be by a vote at a Division Meeting of all delegates and other eligible voters in accordance with Division by-laws; and

Whereas the Selection of persons for appointment by OPSEU/SEFPO as a Trustee or Sponsor Representative must be by a vote at a Final Demand Set meeting; and

Whereas the intent of these procedures is to assure:

  • a democratic process by which the Division can select its own representatives for formal appointment by OPSEU/SEFPO
  • a clearly defined method of selection that can be referenced by any plan members wishing to serve on the Board of Trustees or the Sponsors’ Committee
  • stable, experienced representation and continuity in representation on these vital bodies; and

WhereasThe relevant starting date for an elected, and OPSEU/SEFPO appointment representative will be the first meeting following the relevant Final Demand Set meeting and, will be for a term of the collective agreement which is negotiated following the Final Demand Set meeting; and

Whereas the CAAT Support collective agreement will not expire until August 2022;

Therefore be it resolved that Virginia Di Monte’s term be extended for the period of July 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022 (expiration of the current CAAT S collective agreement) provided Sister Di Monte sign the Letter of Understanding provided by OPSEU/SEFPO.

Roll Call #24

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

CAAT Pension Trustee appointment

Moved by Steinbrunner/Perron

Whereas Rasho Donchev appointment as a trustee to the CAAT Pension Plan is ending on June 30, 2021; and

Whereas the Selection of persons for appointment by OPSEU/SEFPO as a Trustee or Sponsor Representative for the CAAT pension plan must be by a vote at a Division Meeting of all delegates and other eligible voters in accordance with Division by-laws; and

Whereas the Selection of persons for appointment by OPSEU/SEFPO as a Trustee or Sponsor Representative must be by a vote at a Final Demand Set meeting; and

Whereasthe intent of these procedures is to assure:

  • a democratic process by which the Division can select its own representatives for formal appointment by OPSEU/SEFPO
  • a clearly defined method of selection that can be referenced by any plan members wishing to serve on the Board of Trustees or the Sponsors’ Committee
  • stable, experienced representation and continuity in representation on these vital bodies; and

Whereas The relevant starting date for an elected, and OPSEU/SEFPO appointment representative will be the first meeting following the relevant Final Demand Set meeting and, will be for a term of the collective agreement which is negotiated following the Final Demand Set meeting; and

Whereas the CAAT Support collective agreement will not expire until August 2022;

Therefore be it resolved that Rasho Donchev term be extended for the period of July 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022 (expiration of the current CAAT S collective agreement) provided Brother Donchev sign the Letter of Understanding provided by OPSEU/SEFPO

Roll Call #25

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

OPTrust Pension Trustee appointment

Moved by Steinbrunner/Perron

Whereas OPTrust Pension Plan will have two vacant Trustee positions effective April 1, 2021; and

Whereas the PLC has conducted Interviews to solicit qualified candidates to fill these vacancies; and

Whereas the PLC recommends Neil Martin for the position of Pension Trustee to the (OPT) Pension Plan;

Therefore be it resolved that Neil Martin be appointed as a pension trustee for the OPTrust Pension Plan for a Three year term beginning April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024 provided Brother Martin signs the Letter of Understanding provided by OPSEU/SEFPO.

Roll Call #26

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

OPTrust Pension Trustee appointment

Moved by Perron/Steinbrunner

Whereas OPTrust Pension Plan will have two vacant Trustee positions effective April 1, 2021; and

Whereas the PLC has conducted Interviews to solicit qualified candidates to fill these vacancies; and

Whereas the PLC recommends Ram Selvarajah for the position of Pension Trustee to the (OPT) Pension Plan;

Therefore be it resolved that Ram Selvarajah be appointed as a pension trustee for the OPTrust Pension Plan for a Two year term beginning April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023 provided Brother Selvarajah signs the Letter of Understanding provided by OPSEU/SEFPO.

Roll Call #27

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

President Thomas in the Chair

New Business

HDPP Complaint from the February 2021 Board meeting – clarification

Discussion

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:05p.m.

EBM’s and Pre-Bargaining Conferences

Discussion

Equity regional and rep budgets

Discussion

Direction to Convention Planning Committee

Moved by Usher/Labelle

Whereas the ongoing threat of COVID-19 has caused uncertainty about when it will be safe/permissible to hold large in-person gatherings; and
Whereas in 2021, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Ontario Federation of Labour are proceeding with virtual conventions, complete with secret ballot elections; and
Whereas the 2022 OPSEU/SEFPO Convention is scheduled for April 6-9, 2022;

Therefore be it resolved that the Convention Planning Committee shall prepare contingency plans for the 2022 OPSEU/SEFPO Convention; and

Be it further resolved that those contingency plans allow for business, complete with all elections, to proceed by alternative means; and

Be it further resolved that the Convention Planning Committee will provide OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board with written updates on the contingency plans at every other Executive Board meeting, if not more frequently, until the Convention is held; and

Be it further resolved that those written updates will include, but will not be limited to, details of all information learned re: election platforms available.

The Chair ruled this motion out of order

Chair was challenged

First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Roll Call #28

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed    for

Cain, Geoff   against

Doran, Dave   for

Finucane, Drew  for

Kwok, Kingsley  against

Labelle, Sara   against

Langford, Tara  for

Maclam, Kenneth  for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara  for

Morton, Lucy   for

Nancekivell, Laurie   against

Perron, Janel   against

Rondeau, Nathalie   for

Smith-Rice, Erin  for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie  against

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel  against

Van Zetten, Jennifer    against

Carried 12 for 9 against

The chair is upheld

Julius Arscott, Geoff Cain, Kingsley Kwok, Sara Labelle, Laurie Nancekivell, Janel Perron, Edie Strachan, Joel Usher, Jennifer Van Zetten filed minority reports

President Thomas in the Chair

Contingency Plans for 2022 OPSEU/SEFPO Regional Meetings
Moved by Usher/Labelle

Whereas the ongoing threat of COVID-19 has caused uncertainty about when it will be safe/permissible to hold large in-person gatherings; and

Whereas in 2021, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Ontario Federation of Labour are proceeding with virtual conventions, complete with secret ballot elections; and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO Regional Meetings previously scheduled for March, 2021 will now take place in 2022 prior to Convention 2022, which is scheduled for April 6-9, 2022;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU/SEFPO create an ad hoc committee, consisting of one Executive Board Member per region (as selected by the three regional Board Members in each Region) along with the appropriate staff members, to immediately develop contingency plans for Regional Meetings to be held in 2022 should large in-person gatherings remain unsafe/impermissible; and

Be it further resolved that those contingency plans allow for business, complete with all elections, to proceed by alternative means; and

Be it further resolved that the ad hoc committee will provide OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board with written updates on the contingency plans at every other Executive Board meeting, if not more frequently until the events are held; and

Be it further resolved that those written updates will include, but will not be limited to, details of all information learned re: election platforms available.

The Chair ruled the motion out of order

Chair was challenged

First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Roll Call #29

Almeida, Eddy      for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff  against

Doran, Dave   for

Finucane, Drew  for

Kwok, Kingsley  against

Labelle, Sara  against

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth  for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara     for

Morton, Lucy   for

Nancekivell, Laurie    against

Perron, Janel     against

Rondeau, Nathalie   for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken   for

Strachan, Edie    against

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel  against

Van Zetten, Jennifer   against

Carried 12 for 9 against

The Chair is upheld

Julius Arscott, Geoff Cain, Kingsley Kwok, Sara Labelle, Laurie Nancekivell, Janel Perron, Edie Strachan, Joel Usher, Jennifer Van Zetten filed minority reports

Communication re: Typical Convention materials

Moved by Nancekivell/Cain

Whereas important documents of the union’s business is typically shared annually at Convention; and

Whereas 2019 was the last Convention that OPSEU/SEFPO held; and

Whereas Members are entitled to and have asked for documents such as the annual budget approved by the Board, renumerations and financial statements;

Therefore be it resolved that Local Presidents be sent documents that would normally be received at Convention, such as, but not limited to, the 2021 budget, 2020 Report on Renumerations of the Executive Board and Equity Committee Members and the 2020 Audited Financial Statements and Notes.

Roll Call #30

Almeida, Eddy     against

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   against

Cain, Geoff for

Doran, Dave   against

Finucane, Drew against

Kwok, Kingsley   for

Labelle, Sara   for

Langford, Tara  against

Maclam, Kenneth   against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy                   –

Nancekivell, Laurie   for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  against

Smith-Rice, Erin   against

Steinbrunner, Ken  against

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   against

Usher, Joel   for

Van Zetten, Jennifer     for

DEFEATED 9 for 11 against

Laurie – temp staff vacancies

Moved by Nancekivell/Strachan

Whereas temporary staff positions in workplaces have valuable roles in backfilling for vacancies such as maternity/parental leaves, sick leaves and other leave of absences; and

Whereas temporary staff positions, when too frequent, can lead to lack of stability for the workplace as well as the workers; and

Whereas having fewer permanent staff persons paying into the joint pension plan can increase the liability for both parties of the plan; and

Whereas a significant number of employers have been successful in completing fair job competitions through this pandemic;

Therefore be it resolved that a written report will be provided to the Executive Board, no later than at the next Executive Board meeting, detailing the reason for the number of staff vacancies and avenues taken and/or considered to conduct job competitions to fill such vacancies with permanent staff members, where the staff member is not on an approved leave of absence.

The Chair ruled the motion out of order

AODA update

Discussion

Observers at board meetings

Discussion

Follow up from officers re: Governance

Moved by Morton/Labelle

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO is one of the largest public sector unions in Ontario with an annual budget of over 100 million dollars; and

Whereas the Executive Board are stewards of the organization with legal and ethical responsibilities to represent the interests of the membership; and

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board will undertake governance training as soon as possible and not longer than 60 days from approval of this motion as follows:

The Agenda for the training will be set by the regional Vice President’s;

The training will be conducted by an external expert or experts and that the selection is the be confirmed by the RVP;

The training will include but will not be limited to legal responsibilities of board members, best practices, and budgeting, proper procurement processes and reporting of contracts, strategic planning and sound governance practices;

Following the training session a special session will be held to discuss the overall direction of the union and strategic planning prior to the budget discussions;

Be it further resolved that this training and strategic development session will take five (5) days with funding to be drawn from the existing board budget lines.

Moved by Arvelin/Maclam – Referral to the President’s office to be brought back to next board meeting with the tendering process timeline to get specifics for the motion to review at the next board

Edie Strachan in the Chair

Roll Call #31

Almeida, Eddy     for

Arscott, Juliusagainst

Arvelin, Ed    for

Cain, Geoff   against

Doran, Dave    for

Finucane, Drew   against

Kwok, Kingsley   against

Labelle, Sara    against

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth  for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy  against

Nancekivell, Laurie   against

Perron, Janel  against

Rondeau, Nathalie   against

Smith-Rice, Erin    for

Steinbrunner, Ken  for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel   against

Van Zetten, Jennifer  against

DEFEATED 9 for 12 against

First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

The question was called on the motion:

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO is one of the largest public sector unions in Ontario with an annual budget of over 100 million dollars; and

Whereas the Executive Board are stewards of the organization with legal and ethical responsibilities to represent the interests of the membership;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board will undertake governance training as soon as possible and not longer than 60 days from approval of this motion as follows:

The Agenda for the training will be set by the regional Vice President’s;

The training will be conducted by an external expert or experts and that the selection is the be confirmed by the RVP;

The training will include but will not be limited to legal responsibilities of board members, best practices, and budgeting, proper procurement processes and reporting of contracts, strategic planning and sound governance practices;

Following the training session a special session will be held to discuss the overall direction of the union and strategic planning prior to the budget discussions;

Be it further resolved that this training and strategic development session will take five (5) days with funding to be drawn from the existing board budget lines.

Moved by Perron/Arvelin – Amendment:

Amend the first resolve to read:

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board will undertake governance training as soon as possible while working with the successful respondent to the RFP and their availability.

Moved by Kwok/ Arscott – Amendment to the Amendment:

Add “as soon as possible” at the end of the resolve

Roll Call #32

Almeida, Eddy  against

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Cain, Geoff against

Doran, Dave   against

Finucane, Drew against

Kwok, Kingsley  against

Labelle, Sara against

Langford, Tara against

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara  against

Morton, Lucy against

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel   against

Rondeau, Nathalie  against

Smith-Rice, Erin   against

Steinbrunner, Ken  against

Strachan, Edie  against

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel   against

Van Zetten, Jennifer against

DEFEATED 2 for 19 against

The question was called on the Amendment:

Amend the first resolve to read:

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board will undertake governance training as soon as possible while working with the successful respondent to the RFP and their availability.

Roll Call #33

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed  for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave    for

Finucane, Drew   for

Kwok, Kingsley   for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth  for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara   for

Morton, Lucy   against

Nancekivell, Laurie   against

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin  for

Steinbrunner, Ken  for

Strachan, Edie   against

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer against

Carried 17 for 4 against

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO is one of the largest public sector unions in Ontario with an annual budget of over 100 million dollars; and

Whereas the Executive Board are stewards of the organization with legal and ethical responsibilities to represent the interests of the membership;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board will undertake governance training as soon as possible while working with the successful respondent to the RFP and their availability, as follows:

The Agenda for the training will be set by the regional Vice President’s;

The training will be conducted by an external expert or experts and that the selection is the be confirmed by the RVP;

The training will include but will not be limited to legal responsibilities of board members, best practices, and budgeting, proper procurement processes and reporting of contracts, strategic planning and sound governance practices;

Following the training session a special session will be held to discuss the overall direction of the union and strategic planning prior to the budget discussions;

Be it further resolved that this training and strategic development session will take five (5) days with funding to be drawn from the existing board budget lines.

Roll Call #34

Almeida, Eddy  for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed   for

Cain, Geoff  for

Doran, Dave  for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley  for

Labelle, Sara  for

Langford, Tara   for

Maclam, Kenneth   for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel  for

Rondeau, Nathalie  for

Smith-Rice, Erin   for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie   for

Thomas, Warren   for

Usher, Joel    for

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at3:08 p.m.All members were present.