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Minutes of the May 19, 2020 Executive Board Web Conference

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The Executive Board was called to order at 7:02 p.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present the reasons were acceptable to the Chair. Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President and Filomena Lofranco, Executive Assistant to the President were also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Update on OHC
  • Laid of members and being able to represent
  • Timing of the release of the triage report

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of May 11, 2020 Web Conference.

Roll Call #1

Ainsworth, Anna  for

Almeida, Eddy 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

Business Arising

Referral from May 4, 2020 Executive Board web conference:

Access to OPSEU/SEFPO buildings

Referral of this motion to President’s office for further clarification

Whereas Executive Board Members are the elected leadership within their regions and represent all of OPSEU/SEFPO; and

Whereas Executive Board Members are trusted and known individuals by the union; and

Whereas the ability to move freely from the entrances, meeting rooms and washrooms is not possible; and

Whereas Executive Board Members should be able to gain access to their regional membership centres and Head Office, or any other centrally used office;

Therefore be it resolved that Executive Board Members will be provided with the device(s) necessary (i.e. key, key fob, etc.) to be able to gain access to all Membership Centres within their own region and any centrally staffed building.

*work in progress

Mentorship Educational

Whereas there is strong research to support mentorship as a strategy for promoting women in leadership in unions; and

Whereas mentorship is implied to be effective in developing leadership in other equity seeking groups; and

Whereas mentorship is a proven method of engaging members in unions;

Therefore be it resolved that a research-supported educational be developed for mentors and mentees that can be offered at the regional level; and

Be it further resolved that this educational be available by November 30, 2020.

*work in progress

Treasurer’s Report

Update provided

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Triage Update

Discussion

Staffing Issues – In Camera

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

Other Business

Committee Reports

Disability Rights Caucus

Update provided

Coalition of Racialized Workers

Update provided

New Business

Update on OHC

Discussion

A motion was made and ruled out of order

The chair was challenged

First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Roll Call #2

Ainsworth, Anna  against

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed  for

Cain, Geoff for

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  for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie  against

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel   against

Van Zetten, Jennifer  for

Carried 15 for 6 against

The Chair was upheld

Anna Ainsworth, Kingsley Kwok, Sara Labelle, Laurie Nancekivell, Edie Strachan, Joel Usher filed a minority report.

President Thomas in the Chair

Laid off members and being able to represent

Discussion

Timing of the release of the triage report

Discussion

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 8:19 p.m. All members were present.

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