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Minutes of the November 21, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the November 21, 2018 Executive Board Meeting

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The Executive Board was called to order at 9:32 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present. Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President and Maurice Gabay, Administrator of Financial Services Division were also in attendance.

First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida presented the 2019 budget to the Board.

First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Be it resolved that the 2019 budget be moved.

Motion #1

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas OPSEU and OPSSU entered into Minutes of Settlement regarding matters relating to Pay Equity, dated April 11, 2014 (the “ Pay Equity Agreement”); and

Whereas the Pay Equity Agreement identifies that certain positions with incumbents in place on or before June 10, 2011, will be subject to red-circling once the incumbents vacate the positions; and

Whereas the Pay Equity Agreement states that new, permanent hires into those positions will receive wage rates as adjusted by the pay equity process; and

Whereas the adjusted wage rates for the above-noted positions is the identical wage rage paid to the non-senior incumbents in the same position; and

Whereas OPSEU’s organizational chart currently has:

  • One Senior Pensions & Benefits Officer;
  • One Senior Health & Safety Officer; and
  • Three Senior Negotiators; and

Whereas the following positions have been vacated by the incumbent that was in place on or before June 10, 2011:

  • One Senior Pension & Benefits Officer;
  • One Senior Health & Safety Officer; and
  • One of the three Senior Negotiators; and

Whereas the removal of these senior positions is in-line with the Pay Equity Agreement;

Therefore be it resolved that the following senior positions be deleted from the Organization Chart:

  • Senior Pension & Benefits Officer;
  • Senior Health & Safety Officer; and
  • One of the three Senior Negotiators; and

Be it further resolved that the following three positions be added to the organization chart to replace the three deleted senior positons:

  • One Pension & Benefits Officer
  • One Health & Safety Officer
  • One Negotiator

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Motion #2

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Legal Services Division currently has five Secretary positions; and

Whereas there is a demand for French language skills among the secretary staff in the Legal Services Division;

Therefore be it resolved that one of the five Secretary positions in the legal services division be deleted from the organizational chart and replaced with the permanent position of Secretary Bilingual.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Motion #3

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the PPT position in Windsor has been vacant since June 2018; and

Whereas the PPT position in Timmins has been vacant since June 2016; and

Whereas the PPT position in Sault Ste. Marie has been vacant since April 2017; and

Whereas the vacant PPT positions in Windsor, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie are no longer required;

Therefore be it resolved that the PPT positions in Windsor, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie be deleted from the organizational chart.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Motion #4

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Cleaner Lead Hand position in the Operations Services Unit has been vacant since July 2018 when the most recent incumbent retired from his employment; and

Whereas the vacant Cleaner Lead Hand position is no longer required;

Therefore be it resolved that the Cleaner Lead Hand position be deleted from the organizational chart.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Motion #5

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Financial Services Division includes the Accounting Unit and the Membership Services Unit;

Whereas the Accounting Unit currently has one EBM Clerk position, two Claims Clerk positions and two Secretary positions;

Whereas the EBM Clerk and Claims Clerk positions would more appropriately be part of the Membership Services Unit; and

Whereas the services of one of the Secretary positions are required in the Membership Services Unit and will no longer be required in the Accounting Unit;

Therefore be it resolved that the EBM Clerk, two Claims Clerk, and one of two Secretary positions be moved from the Accounting Unit and be relocated to the Membership Services Unit on the organizational chart.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Motion #6

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Arbitrations Unit currently has one Inclusion Officer position;

Whereas the incumbent in the Inclusion Officer position has been performing the duties and responsibilities of a Grievance Officer for approximately 5 years;

Whereas the needs of the organization no longer require an Inclusion Officer; and

Whereas the Arbitration Unit has been using the Inclusion Officer as a twenty-third Grievance Officer position over and above the 22 Grievance Officers in the organizational chart, and requires the additional Grievance Officer to meet the needs of the organization;

Therefore be it resolved that the Inclusion Officer position be deleted from the organizational chart, and a Grievance Officer position be added, increasing the Grievance Officer complement from 22 to 23.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Kwok/Nancekivell – Amendment:

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the expenses as outlined in the OPSEU CoRW Building Capacity Program proposal with the funds to be drawn from the 2019 budget.

Moved by Almeida/Shearer- Referral to the President’s office to get more information in regards to the process and a placeholder in regards to the amount of money being requested be placed into the budget and that it be brought back to the December Board.

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Kingsley/Finucane – Referral of the proposal “CoRW Advisor and Investigator Training” to the President’s office to seek further clarification on process, costing, if any implications in regards to staff C/A’s; and that a placeholder for the funding be placed in the 2019 budget; and it be brought back to the December board.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy against

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed against

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth against

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Defeated 8 for 13 against


Moved by Magner/Labelle – Amendment:

Be it resolved that the “OPSEU CoRW Advisor and Training” proposal be approved with amendments to the funding so that the total money approved is $53, 496.

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:05p.m.

The question was called on the Amendment:

Be it resolved that the “OPSEU CoRW Advisor and Training” proposal be approved with amendments to the funding so that the total money approved is $53, 496.

Moved by Kwok/Perron – Amendment to Amendment:

add the following resolves:

Be it further resolved that the training to be provided under the proposal will incorporate the content and meet the requirements of OPSEU’s HDPP member advisor and investigator training; and

Be it further resolved that any members who receive this training will be recognized as OPSEU Advisors and Investigators under the HDPP.

Moved by Nancekivell/Maclam – Referral of the amendment and the amendment to the amendments to the President’s office to be brought back to the December Board.

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy against

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 3 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Be it resolved that the 2019 budget be moved as amended.

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Morton

Be it resolved that the Executive Board meeting Adjourn

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Jones, Gareth for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 1:58 p.m. All members were present.

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