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Minutes of the May 23-24, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the May 23-24, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

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Coopers

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:31 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except, Michel Bisaillon, Len Elliott and Lucy Morton, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • Recommendations from Officers
  • Women’s Committee
  • Corrections Meeting – Local Presidents/RERC Chairs
  • EBM resolution 2016 communication
  • Regional boundaries decisions
  • Roll of the Board committees
  • Black workers matter meeting update

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of April 11, 2018 and April 18, 2018.

Roll Call #1

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 —

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 0 against

Business Arising

Referral from the October 25, 2017 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 Reference (TOR) of Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel.

Moved by Labelle/Maszczakiewicz – referral to the President’s office with instruction that any Board member that has issues to send in an e-mail to the President’s office.

Roll Call #2

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 —

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 0 against


From the September 2017 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 11 – Financial Control and Accountability
  • Local 229
  • Summary Report

Section 11 – Financial Control and Accountability

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas the Policy Section 11 – Financial Control and Accountability

11.1 – General doesn’t fit into policy

Therefore be it resolved that Section 11.1 of the policy manual be amended to read:

Purchases of goods and services:

1. up to $15,000 must be approved by signature of a Supervisor or and Administrator,

2. $15,000 to $50,000 must be approved by signature of an Administrator and The First Vice President/Treasurer;

3. over $50,000 must be approved by signature of either the President or and the 1st Vice-President/Treasurer and as well as the Administrator.

Signatures must be acted upon within 5 10 working days.

All staff shall report any possible anomaly to the Administrator of the Financials Services Unit immediately.

(June 17, 2015, B, p.2)

Roll Call #3

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 —

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 0 against

Local 229

Discussion

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Executive Assistant’s attendance at meetings

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the President designate one executive assistant to attend executive board and executive committee meetings, including in camera discussion as appropriate, for a period of one year to be reviewed at that time by the executive board.

Roll Call #4

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 —

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 0 against

OPSEU website identifier for CAAT-A and CAAT-S

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas we have a new bargaining unit in the colleges representing approximately 20,000 part time College Support staff; and

Whereas we want our new members to be engaged during negotiations and utilize the website to find information; and

Whereas members of the Colleges do not relate to the term CAAT anymore; and

Whereas both the Divisional Executives of the Colleges, Support and Academic, would like the OPSEU website to be reflective of identifier names that members in their units can easily find;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU website identifier for CAAT Academic and CAAT Support be changed to College Faculty and College Support Full-time; and

Be it further resolved that we create a new link to a page for College Support Part-time.

Roll Call #5

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 —

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 0 against

Final Report of the Resolutions Committee

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the recommendation from the Resolutions Committee be moved as recommended.

Moved by Nancekivell/Perron – Amendment:

That resolution B1 be moved to FOR

Moved by Thibodeau/Labelle – Referral of resolution B1 to the First Vice-President/Treasurer’s office for further clarification.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie against

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 13 for 5 against

Moved by Labelle/Almeida – Amendment:

That resolution E2 be moved to REDUNDANT

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip against

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 12 for 6 against

Moved by Arscott/Kwok – Amendment:

That resolution M5 be moved to FOR

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley for

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 3 for 15 against

Moved by Perron/Vyfschaft – Amendment:

That resolution B3 be moved to FOR

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy against

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Defeated 5 for 13 against

Moved by Tremblay/Labelle – Amendment:

That resolution L5 be moved to FOR

First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Roll Call #10

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 —

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 0 against

President Thomas in the Chair

Moved by Magner/Kwok – Amendment:

That resolution M2 be moved to AGAINST

First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Roll Call #11

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 —

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 0 against

President Thomas in the Chair

Moved by Shearer /Nancekivell – Amendment:

Under the resolve in resolution L3 after “OPSEU” add “in conjunction with the OFL, CLC and NUPGE”

Roll Call #12

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 —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Moved by Labelle/Almeida – Amendment:

That resolution M3 be moved to AGAINST

Roll Call #13

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 —

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 0 against

Moved by Nancekivell/Thorson – Amendment:

Amend resolution E1 to read “six (6) months” instead of “three (3) months”

Roll Call #14

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 —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 15 for 3 against

Moved by Nancekivell/Thorson – Amendment:

That resolution E1 be moved to FOR

Moved by Shearer/Tremblay – Amendment to the amendment:

Add a resolve “Be it further resolved that funds be drawn from the equity committee budgets and be trained centrally”

Moved by Labelle/Thibodeau – Referral to the President’s office to come back to the September Board with costing and how it would be delivered.

Roll Call #15

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 against

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 1 against

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:31p.m.

Moved by Labelle/Arvelin –

Referral of resolution M6 to the President’s office to come back to June Board meeting.

Roll Call #16

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip against

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 12 for 7 against

The question called on the motion as amended:

Be it resolved that the recommendation from the Resolutions Committee be moved as amended.

Roll Call #17

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

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 4 against

Julius Arscott, Kingsley Kwok, Myles Magner and Janel Perron filed Minority Reports

Staffing Issues – In Camera

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

President Thomas provided an update to the Board.

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

A report was provided on all committees

  • Audit
  • Central Political Action
  • Convention
    • Resolutions
    • Constitutional
    • Credentials (reports at Convention)
    • Planning
  • Disability Rights Caucus
  • Excluded Staff Hiring
  • Francophone
  • Indigenous Circle
  • In Solidarity
  • MDT/SDT Ad-hoc
  • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
  • Pension Liaison

CAAT appointments

Moved by Jones/Tremblay

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board re-appoint Rasho Donchev, OPSEU Local 559 as a trustee to the CAAT Pension Plan for a three (3) year period commencing July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021 provided that Rasho sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #18

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

Moved by Jones/Tremblay

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Virginia Di Monte, OPSEU Local 561 as a trustee to the CAAT Pension Plan for a three (3) year period commencing July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021 provided that Virginia sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #19

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

Moved by Jones/Tremblay

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Veneise Samuels, OPSEU Local 557 as a sponsor representative to the CAAT Pension Plan for a three (3) year period commencing July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021 provided that Veneise sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

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

Moved by Jones/Tremblay

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board appoint Jennifer Richards, OPSEU Local 279, to the OMERS Sponsors Corporation effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021 provided that Jennifer sign and return the OPSEU Letter of Understanding.

Roll Call #21

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

Policy on removal of trustees and sponsors

Moved by Jones/Tremblay

Whereas OPSEU Pension Policy does not currently address removal of appointed trustees and/or sponsor representatives; and

Whereas OPSEU Pension Policy should address how an appointed trustee and/or sponsor representative would be removed from their appointment should there be good and sufficient cause for doing so;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the following policy with respect to suspension and potential removal of an OPSEU appointed trustee and/or sponsor representative:

“Removal of OPSEU elected/appointed trustee or sponsor representatives

OPSEU has oversight of its appointed and elected sponsors and trustee representatives and has an obligation to ensure the policies of the Union are being followed and that trustees and sponsors are acting with integrity and in good faith in all that they do. In the event that an OPSEU appointed trustee or sponsor representative fails to perform his or her duties OPSEU reserves the right to suspend or remove such trustee or sponsor representative and has developed the following process.

Any concern that an OPSEU appointed Trustee or Sponsor is not appropriately fulfilling their role should be brought to a member of the Pension Liaison Committee to discuss the issue(s). Information provided should include the concern, what has been done to bring the problem to the attention of the trustee/sponsor representative and their response to the matter. Any evidence that may exist should also be provided. In assessing the matter, the Pension Liaison Committee will consider OPSEU’s reputation, this pension policy, fiduciary obligations, trust law, common law and other pertinent factors.

The Pension Liaison Committee will further investigate the matter utilizing all appropriate resources and people available, including direct communication with the trustee or sponsor representative involved. After the investigation is complete, the Pension Liaison Committee may make remedial recommendations, such as education/training or mentoring. If the circumstances warrant it, the Pension Liaison may make recommendations to the OPSEU Executive Board to remove the OPSEU trustee/sponsor representative.

Any OPSEU elected or appointed trustee or sponsor representative may be removed from their position by a resolution at a meeting of the OPSEU Executive Board, which has the approval of a majority of the attending OPSEU Executive Board Members. The following protocol must be followed when recalling a standing OPSEU Trustee or Sponsor Representative:

1. The Trustee/Sponsor Representative will be advised in writing of the intention to recall them from their appointment, and the grounds for such recall. The explanation will provide sufficient details to allow the member to address the concerns. The explanation should also include a copy of any evidence, findings or other pertinent information related to the recall.

2. The Trustee/Sponsor Representative will be given the opportunity to address the issues outlined in such notice, in writing, to the OPSEU Executive Board, prior to a vote taking place on the recall.

OPSEU reserves the right to suspend an OPSEU appointed trustee or sponsor representative while an investigation into serious allegations is taking place by the Pension Liaison Committee. Serious allegations include, but are not limited to, criminal behaviour, sexual harassment, breach or neglect of duty, willful misconduct, actions that would bring into question the integrity of the trustee or sponsor representative,

conflict of interest, or similar actions. Suspensions are not a presumption of guilt, but rather to protect the pension plan’s interests and OPSEU’s reputation in the event allegations turn out to be proven true.”

Moved by Magner/Arscott – Amendment:

Amend #1 & #2 to read:

1. The Trustee/Sponsor Representative will be notified in writing at least 14 days in advance that a motion to recall them from their appointment, will be debated and voted on at a meeting of the Executive Board and of the grounds for such recall. The notice will provide sufficient details to allow the member to address the concerns. The notice should also include a copy of any evidence, findings or other pertinent information related to the recall.

2. The Trustee/Sponsor Representative will be given the opportunity to address the issues outlined in such notice, in writing, and/or in person to the OPSEU Executive Board meeting, prior to a vote taking place on the recall motion.

Moved by Labelle/Vyfschaft – Amendment to the amendment:

Change “at least 14 days” to “at least 30 days”

Roll Call #22

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

The question was called on the amendment as amended:

1. The Trustee/Sponsor Representative will be notified in writing at least 30 days in advance that a motion to recall them from their appointment, will be debated and voted on at a meeting of the Executive Board and of the grounds for such recall. The notice will provide sufficient details to allow the member to address the concerns. The notice should also include a copy of any evidence, findings or other pertinent information related to the recall.

2. The Trustee/Sponsor Representative will be given the opportunity to address the issues outlined in such notice, in writing, and/or in person to the OPSEU Executive Board meeting, prior to a vote taking place on the recall motion.

Roll Call #23

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

The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas OPSEU Pension Policy does not currently address removal of appointed trustees and/or sponsor representatives; and

Whereas OPSEU Pension Policy should address how an appointed trustee and/or sponsor representative would be removed from their appointment should there be good and sufficient cause for doing so;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the following policy with respect to suspension and potential removal of an OPSEU appointed trustee and/or sponsor representative:

“Removal of OPSEU elected/appointed trustee or sponsor representatives

OPSEU has oversight of its appointed and elected sponsors and trustee representatives and has an obligation to ensure the policies of the Union are being followed and that trustees and sponsors are acting with integrity and in good faith in all that they do. In the event that an OPSEU appointed trustee or sponsor representative fails to perform his or her duties OPSEU reserves the right to suspend or remove such trustee or sponsor representative and has developed the following process.

Any concern that an OPSEU appointed Trustee or Sponsor is not appropriately fulfilling their role should be brought to a member of the Pension Liaison Committee to discuss the issue(s). Information provided should include the concern, what has been done to bring the problem to the attention of the trustee/sponsor representative and their response to the matter. Any evidence that may exist should also be provided. In assessing the matter, the Pension Liaison Committee will consider OPSEU’s reputation, this pension policy, fiduciary obligations, trust law, common law and other pertinent factors.

The Pension Liaison Committee will further investigate the matter utilizing all appropriate resources and people available, including direct communication with the trustee or sponsor representative involved. After the investigation is complete, the Pension Liaison Committee may make remedial recommendations, such as education/training or mentoring. If the circumstances warrant it, the Pension Liaison may make recommendations to the OPSEU Executive Board to remove the OPSEU trustee/sponsor representative.

Any OPSEU elected or appointed trustee or sponsor representative may be removed from their position by a resolution at a meeting of the OPSEU Executive Board, which has the approval of a majority of the attending OPSEU Executive Board Members. The following protocol must be followed when recalling a standing OPSEU Trustee or Sponsor Representative:

1. The Trustee/Sponsor Representative will be notified in writing at least 30 days in advance that a motion to recall them from their appointment, will be debated and voted on at a meeting of the Executive Board and of the grounds for such recall. The notice will provide sufficient details to allow the member to address the concerns. The notice should also include a copy of any evidence, findings or other pertinent information related to the recall.

2. The Trustee/Sponsor Representative will be given the opportunity to address the issues outlined in such notice, in writing, and/or in person to the OPSEU Executive Board meeting, prior to a vote taking place on the recall motion.

OPSEU reserves the right to suspend an OPSEU appointed trustee or sponsor representative while an investigation into serious allegations is taking place by the Pension Liaison Committee. Serious allegations include, but are not limited to, criminal behaviour, sexual harassment, breach or neglect of duty, willful misconduct, actions that would bring into question the integrity of the trustee or sponsor representative, conflict of interest, or similar actions. Suspensions are not a presumption of guilt, but rather to protect the pension plan’s interests and OPSEU’s reputation in the event allegations turn out to be proven true.”

Roll Call #24

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

  • PHRC
  • Policy Review Ad-hoc

Section 4 – “Resolutions – Not dealt with at Convention”

Moved by Nancekivell/Morton

Whereas Section 4 of the OPSEU Policy titled “Resolutions – Not Dealt with at Convention” is contradictory and therefore not able to be followed; and

Whereas there is not a clear and consistent process to deal with resolutions that were not dealt with at Convention; and

Therefore be it Resolved that all sections under Section 4 of the OPSEU Policy Manual titled “Resolutions – Not Dealt with at Convention” be struck and replaced with the following:

All resolutions not dealt with at Convention will be brought to the first regularly scheduled Executive Board meeting after Convention for debate and will be decided upon no later than October of the same year.

For any resolutions that were not supported by the Executive Board, notification will be sent to the submitting body/bodies with the decision and a rationale. If the Executive Board supported the recommendation of the Resolutions Committee to defeat the resolution, the rationale from the Resolutions Committee will be provided to the submitting body/bodies and will be identified as written by the Resolutions Committee.

If the Executive Board voted against a resolution that was not recommended as defeat by the Resolutions Committee, the Executive Board Member that is the Resolutions Committee Liaison will work with the Corporate Secretary to create the Board rationale. The Executive Board rationale will be provided to the Executive Board prior to it being shared with the submitting body/bodies for any potential edits.

The result of a defeated resolution and the corresponding rationale will be provided to the submitting body/bodies no later than one month after the October minutes have been approved.

An amendment was made and withdrawn

The question was called on the motion:

Roll Call #25

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

  • PWC

Moved by Tremblay/Labelle

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.

Moved by Almeida/Thibodeau – referral back to the submitting body to bring back to the June Board and that the Board members submit any thoughts regarding the motion over to the submitting bodies.

Roll Call #26

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

  • PYC
  • Rainbow Alliance
  • Retirees Board
  • Social Mapping
  • Solidarity Fund Board
    • Live and Let Live

Moved by Roy/Shearer

Whereas the past Live and Let Live Fund has lost its status as a charitable organization; and

Whereas the current committee is in the process of creating a new not for profit; and

Whereas under the previous Live and Let Live Committee the current funds were held in trust by OPSEU; and

Whereas these funds are required to be part of the future considerations of the organization or be deferred to the CRA;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU donate the funds held in trust to the Live and let live/Social justice Committee; and

Be it further resolved that after the account is cleared the Live and let Live Committee create a new account under a separate not for profit number.

Roll Call #27

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

    • International Humanity Work
    • International Solidarity Work
  • Staff Negotiating
  • Staff Pension Plan Trustees
  • Strategic Planning
  • Workers of Colour

New Business

ACORN

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that OPSEU support the ACORN, Canada’s Ontario & National Leadership School in Ottawa on April 6-8, 2018 with a donation in the amount of $15,000 with funds to be drawn from the Contingency Fund.

Moved by Almeida/Maclam – Referral to the President’s Office for more information.

Roll Call #28

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

Sector 18 – 2018 Bargaining Conference

Moved by Thomas/Arvelin

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board waive the 30-day notice for expenditure in excess of $20,000

Roll Call #29

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

Moved by Arvelin/Morton

Whereas the 2018-19 provincial budget allocated additional funding for mental health and addictions; and

Whereas the divisional executive wants to assist the bargaining units in the sector to align priorities and work toward a common set of bargaining provisions that sets the standard for their sector;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funding for the planning and execution of a bargaining conference to be held in the fall of 2018, in accordance with the details and outline in this proposal.

Roll Call #30

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 —

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 0 against

Sector 13 – 2018 Bargaining Conference

Moved by Thomas/Tremblay

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board waive the 30-day notice period for expenditure in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #31

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

Moved by Thomas/Tremblay

Whereas the Sector 13 Divisional Executive has made it a priority to hold a regular bargaining conference to provide members with tools to negotiate better Collective Agreements; and

Whereas the Sector would like to look at a coordinated approach to bargaining to gain greater strength at the bargaining table; and

Whereas the Divisional Executive have implemented cost savings in their Divisional Executive meetings by meeting as follows: Two (2) face to face meetings per year (2 day meetings). Two (2) conference calls per year (1 day meeting); to help fund a bargaining conference; and

Whereas a bargaining conference will give the unit delegates from the Sector the tools, knowledge and information to negotiate better Collective Agreements for the members in the Sector;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve funding for a Sector 13 Bargaining Conference with the funds as outlined in the attached proposal to be drawn from the current budget.

Roll Call #32

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

Presidential assignment days

Discussion

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Be it resolved that the Executive Board extend the meeting past 5:00 until the item is complete.

Roll Call #33

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

Motion to reconsider L338

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

To reconsider the following motion:

Whereas we organized the RN’s and RPN’s at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare; and

Whereas they do not have enough members to form their own Local; and

Whereas Composite Local 338 already represents some members in Healthcare;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that the newly organized RN’s and RPN’s from Saint Elizabeth Healthcare become part of Local 338.

Roll Call #34

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

L336

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

Whereas we organized the RN’s and RPN’s at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare; and

Whereas they do not have enough members to form their own Local; and

Whereas Composite Local 336 already represents some members in Healthcare;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that the newly organized RN’s and RPN’s from Saint Elizabeth Healthcare become part of Local 336.

Roll Call #35

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

Windsor’s Roots and Rhythm Caribbean Festival

Moved by Shearer/Nancekivell

Whereas OPSEU’s Equity Caucuses assist in developing and promoting events and programs to encourage member participation and increase awareness of workplace and community human rights and equity issues; and

Whereas the Rhythm and Roots Festival takes place on July 27, 28, 2018 in Windsor, Ontario; and

Whereas the Festival is the first of its kind in the region and undertakes to promote African and Caribbean culture and the communities that support and sustain it;

Whereas the Festival will provide the opportunity for the Workers of Colour Caucus to participate and publicize a note-worthy community event and to expand and amplify OPSEU’s positive presence in communities connected to equity groups;

Whereas the Workers of Colour in collaboration with OPSEU’s mobilizers will build community and member engagement by communicating a positive image and educating about OPSEU, the value of public services, and unions in general;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board sponsor the Windsor’s Caribbean Roots and Rhythm Festival at the Title Sponsor level and approve the expenses of three (3) representatives from the Workers of Colour Caucus (WOCC) to participate in the upcoming Festival on July 27,28, 2018 as proposed.

Moved by Almeida/Thomas – referral to the region for funding to come from the region.

Roll Call #36

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip against

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 10 for 9 against

Julius Arscott, Edward Arvelin, Gareth Jones, Kingsley Kwok, Myles Magner, Laurie Nancekivell, Janel Perron, Philip Shearer, Chrisy Tremblay filed minority reports.

Corrections Meeting – Local Presidents/RERC Chairs

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #37

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 against

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 1 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Be it further resolved that the one day 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 – Amendment:

This be changed to a tele town hall so it can reach the largest amount of individuals in the corrections division to access their bargaining team.

Roll Call #38

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

The question was called on the motion as amended:

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

Be it further resolved that the one day tele town hall 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 #39

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

A motion was made and ruled out of order

The Chair was challenged

First Vice President/Treasurer in the Chair

Roll Call #40

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip against

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 10 for 9 against

The chair is upheld

Regional Boundaries

Moved by Nancekivell/Thorson

Whereas OPSEU’s regional boundaries are defined for OPSEU’s purposes and often do not match the boundaries of the employers and therefore our locals and/or units, and

Whereas Members can belong to the same employer throughout the province and belong to differing locals within their regional boundaries, and

Whereas OPSEU has, at times, decided to have Members that belong to the same employer across regional boundaries, belong to one dedicated local, regardless of OPSEU’s geographic boundaries, and

Whereas OPSEU prides itself in the servicing abilities of its Members, and

Whereas OPSEU, like all other unions, needs to engage its Membership and bring up the next level of activists that will carry on our work,

Whereas servicing Members in a different geographic region can be a great challenge, depending on the distance apart, and

Whereas having Members engage in leadership positions and within their local can be trying and problematic, especially when they are situated in a different region,

Therefore be it resolved that in situations where there are Members newly organized that cross OPSEU’s regional boundaries, or when a Local or a Unit is being reorganized and/or restructured within OPSEU and there is an impact on more than one region within OPSEU, all regional Executive Board Members from the impacted regions will be made a part of the decision making process to determine what local the Members should belong to.

Moved by Almeida/Shearer

Be it resolved that the Executive Board extend the meeting until all items are dealt with.

Roll Call #41

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 against

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 1 against

The question was called on the motion:

Whereas OPSEU’s regional boundaries are defined for OPSEU’s purposes and often do not match the boundaries of the employers and therefore our locals and/or units, and

Whereas Members can belong to the same employer throughout the province and belong to differing locals within their regional boundaries, and

Whereas OPSEU has, at times, decided to have Members that belong to the same employer across regional boundaries, belong to one dedicated local, regardless of OPSEU’s geographic boundaries, and

Whereas OPSEU prides itself in the servicing abilities of its Members, and

Whereas OPSEU, like all other unions, needs to engage its Membership and bring up the next level of activists that will carry on our work,

Whereas servicing Members in a different geographic region can be a great challenge, depending on the distance apart, and

Whereas having Members engage in leadership positions and within their local can be trying and problematic, especially when they are situated in a different region,

Therefore be it resolved that in situations where there are Members newly organized that cross OPSEU’s regional boundaries, or when a Local or a Unit is being reorganized and/or restructured within OPSEU and there is an impact on more than one region within OPSEU, all regional Executive Board Members from the impacted regions will be made a part of the decision making process to determine what local the Members should belong to.

Roll Call #42

Almeida, Eddy against

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip for

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

Defeated 6 for 13 against

Laurie Nancekivell filed a minority report

Roll of Board Committees

Discussion

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 6:09p.m. All members were present except Michel Bisaillon and Len Elliott, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

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