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Minutes of the September 27-28, 2017 Executive Board Meeting

Minutes of the September 27-28, 2017 Executive Board Meeting

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Coopers September 27, 2017

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:33 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair.  Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add:

  • PWC proposal
  • Mental Health Strategy Proposal
  • Sector 10 PSLRTA Conference proposal
  • Policy section 4 – “Bear Pit” term change
  • Corrections Proposal

The question was called on the Agenda as amended:

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board adopt the OPSEU Executive Board Minutes of June 14-15, 2017 and the e-poll of July 18, 2017 Emergency Resolution – Ad Hoc Task Force

Business Arising

Section 13 of the Policy Manual

Whereas Section 13 of the OPSEU Policy Manual has not been reviewed in some time; and

Whereas some parts of Section 13 go back forty three years; and

Whereas some of these sections no longer reflect the staff collective agreement requirements or practice of the Union

Therefore be it resolved that an “Under Revision” stamp be affixed to this Section with revisions brought back to the Executive Board in June 2016.

Motion was withdrawn

Referral from the June 14-15 2017 Executive Board meeting:

Resolution L12

Whereas the members of Local 147 are supporting the efforts of a London Paramedic (Jennifer Cripton) with operation Nicaragua Project.  The organization purchases and transports retired ambulance vehicles to communities in Nicaragua where they have no access to these vehicles.  One ambulance is servicing a population of 200,000 people;

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU donates and sponsors one ambulance at the cost of $10,000 (ten thousand dollars). OPSEU logo information will be placed on the side of the vehicle.

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Be it resolved that the Resolution L12 request be sent to the Social Justice Fund and Committee for consideration.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

President’s Report

We Own It, Indigenous Mobilizing Team, Equity Mobilizing Team

Pam Doig and Kaley Warner gave a presentation to the Board.

We Own It – Phase 3 – Mobilizing Strategy

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal to direct the continuation of the We Own It campaign in Phase 3 (from October 2, 2017 to December 31, 2017); and

Be it further resolved that monies to fund Phase Three of the We Own It campaign be drawn from the Strike Back Fund.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

We Own It – Phase 3 – Advertising Strategy

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the We Own It Province-wide Advertising Strategy (from Oct.2, 2017 to Dec.31, 2017); and

Be it further resolved that monies as outlined in the attached proposal to fund the Province-wide Advertising Strategy of the We Own It campaign be drawn from the Strike Back Fund.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

We Own It – Regional Funds

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Bisaillon/Elliott

Be it resolved that $25,000 be added to the current amount of funds for each region with the funds to be drawn from the Strike Back Fund.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:15 p.m.

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Corrections Proposal

Discussion

Workplace Violence Inquiry hosted by Mental Health Division

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 #9

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 20 for 0 against


Moved by Arvelin/Morton

Whereas Convention 2017 passed a resolution calling for OPSEU to "continue to fight for improved occupational health and safety in the mental health sector," that OPSEU demand the necessary funding to ensure proper staffing levels, improved training, equipment, facilities, and security personnel as needed, and that the system-wide use of the Violence, Aggression and Response Behaviours Tools (VARB) be implemented; and

Whereas the "Madness: An Indictment of the Mental Health Care System in Ontario" report, commissioned by OPSEU in 1982 is more than 30 years old and new data and recommendations would be a good tool to lobby the government for effective regulatory and legislative changes to prevent workplace violence; and

Whereas workers in the mental health sector across Ontario are facing increasing exposure to violence, and frontline workers and their unions continue to report that many employers are not doing enough to control workplace violence; and

Whereas health and safety training using the "From Knowledge to Action" toolkit created by OPSEU and based on the VARB model can help MHD JHSC members to address workplace violence at the local level;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal from the Contingency Fund to fund a campaign to educate OPSEU Mental Health Division Members on how to more effectively address violence in the workplace and renew their Joint Health and Safety Committees, and to fund an Inquiry with updated recommendations to the Ontario government on legislative and regulatory changes needed to address violence in the workplace.

Roll Call #10

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Mental Health Strategy

Moved by Shearer/Arvelin

Whereas it is recognized that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a significant Mental Health event in their lifetime; and

Whereas Civic Action groups identify 1 in 2 workers in the GTA, Greater Golden Horseshoe Area and throughout Ontario report to work having utilized some mental health services; and

Whereas OPSEU OPS Mental Health had a clear mandate to serve Ontarians with Mental Health, but was divested; and

Whereas there has been a major shift of these services to Adult and Youth Corrections, Hospitals, Community Mental Health Service, Developmental Services,  Individualized Funding and self-directed models of treatment; and

Whereas these individuals require specialized services from trained public servants both with the OPS and BPS; and

Whereas Ontario needs a strategic plan to ensure the best possible outcomes for these individuals and their families;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal for OPSEU to conduct/convene a Mental Health Strategies meeting; and

Be it further resolved that the funds be drawn from the OPS redeployment fund.

Roll Call #11

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against


First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

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 10-Expense Guidelines-10.2-Childcare Policy- 10.2-2

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas many OPSEU members work in facilities that operate 24 hrs/day; and

Whereas it is recognized that family care (child/elder/dependent) may be required during both day and evening hours; and
Whereas the current family care policy reimburses child care as the rate of $10 per hour to a maximum of 12 hours and an “overnight fee” of $40 (maximum of $160 per 24 hour period);

Therefore be it resolved that the “overnight fee” be removed and family care be reimbursed at $10 per hour to a maximum of $160 in a 24 hour period

Roll Call #12

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Section 10-Expense Guidelines-10.2-Childcare Policy- 10.2-2

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

Whereas the current child care policy specifically excludes a spouse from the list of eligible child care providers; and

Whereas it is common for other family members in the household to ordinarily provide child care.

Therefore be it resolved that the list of eligible child care providers also exclude any family members that reside within the same household.

President Thomas in the Chair

Sara Labelle in the Chair

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Table the current motion

Roll Call #13

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Summary Report

President Thomas in the Chair

President’s Report

Internal Issues

ASU Tentative Agreement

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board ratify the ASU/OPSEU tentative agreement.

Roll Call #14

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

OPSEU Resolutions for the 2017 OFL Convention

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board refer the resolutions package to the 2017 OFL Convention.

Moved by Myles/Nancekivell – Amendment:

Add a new resolve under Resolution ‘Sell Cannabis through the public system’:

Be it further resolved that the OFL call on the Government of Ontario to establish the 150 retail stores sooner than 2020, and to establish additional stores as needed to provide reasonable, safe and regulated access to cannabis products and undercut the illicit market and its associated harms.

Roll Call #15

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Elliott/Thorson – Amendment:

Add “staffed with OPSEU members” at the end of the first resolve of Resolution ‘Sell cannabis through the public system’

Roll Call #16

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Shearer/Maclam – Amendment:

Add “end all individualized funding and passport type models” as a point in the resolve and remove the last resolve under the Resolution ‘Reinvest in social services’

Roll Call #17

Almeida, Eddy —

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against


Moved by Arscott/Magner

That the resolution to the OFL under New Business be included as part of this package.

Roll Call #18

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 2 against


Moved by Labelle/Almeida – Amendment:

Remove “continue to” under the first resolve of Resolution ‘Fund hospitals to meet population needs’

Roll Call #19

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against


Moved by Shearer/Labelle – Amendment:

Under the first resolve change “in the mental health sector” to “in mental health workplaces” and under the second resolve change “Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) to “Ontario Government” and under the third resolve change “MOHLTC” to ‘Ontario Government”.

Roll Call #20

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion:

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board refer the resolutions package as amended to the 2017 OFL Convention.

Roll Call #21

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len —

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Co-operative (Co-op) Education & Summer Student Policy

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas OPSEU is the leader in recognizing value in having a diverse workforce; and

Whereas student internships are a way of building and assisting students; and

Whereas students should be paid for the work they do as they learn.

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board pass the policy on student internships as presented.

Roll Call #22

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Niagara Parks Police Service Lobbying Campaign

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 #23

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Thorson

Whereas our members of OPSEU 217 Niagara Parks Police Service (NPPS) Bargaining Unit provide full-service, front-line policing for 56 km of the Niagara River Parkway, from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake, as well as all Niagara Parks Commission land, attractions and roadways, providing protection for the residents and millions of visitors to Niagara Falls and other attractions and businesses; and

Whereas the Niagara Parks Police Service has been informed by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services that they plan to amend the Police Services Act in order to prohibit the identification of special constables as "police" which would limit the scope of duties that they could perform; and

Whereas our members, who are designated as special constables due to the way the NPPS is funded, will be subject to this legislation unless the legislation exempts their service from these limitations, and without this exemption, their role as police will be eliminated; and

Whereas the Niagara Parks Police Service is unique among special constables in Ontario as the only ones with full police training, authority and duties, and the only special constables granted membership in the Police Association of Ontario;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal from the Fightback Fund to fund a campaign to mobilize the public to lobby the Ontario Government to include an exemption for the Niagara Parks Police Service in their upcoming amendments to the Police Services Act with regards to special constables.

Roll Call #24

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara —

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Bear Pit term

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the language in section 4 of the policy manual should be updated;

Therefore be it resolved that the words “bear pit” shall be replaced with “question and answer” in section 4 of the policy manual.

Roll Call #25

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Recess

The Executive Board recessed at 4:55 p.m. All members were present except Ed Arvelin and Lucy Morton, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

September 28, 2017

The Executive Board was called to order at 9:00 a.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present.  Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President, was also in attendance.

President’s Report

CAAT-Academic Division – Advertising

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 #26

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the expenditure as detailed in the proposal entitled, "CAAT-Academic Division advertising proposal," with funds to be drawn from the Strike Fund.

Roll Call #27

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Organizational Chart

Ilana Goodman, Administrator of Staff Relations and Kaley Warner gave a presentation to the Executive Board.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Administrator, Local Services Division Bargaining retired in April, 2017; and

Whereas the Administrator, Local Services Division Operations was assigned as the Acting Administrator, Local Services Division Bargaining since April 2017; and

Whereas this proposal restructures the work to better meet OPSEU’s objectives by focusing on collective bargaining and servicing the membership by moving:

·      the Equity Unit from Local Services Division Bargaining to the Communications Division, and

·      the Pension and Benefits Unit from Local Services Division Bargaining to the Legal Services Division; and

Whereas this restructuring will enable one Administrator to focus exclusively on Local Services and Collective Bargaining work;

Therefore be it resolved that the Administrator, Local Services Division Bargaining be deleted from the organizational chart; and

Be it further resolved that the Local Services Division Operations and the Local Services Division Bargaining be merged into one Division entitled Local Services and Collective Bargaining.

Roll Call #28

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Political Economist position hasn’t been filled since 2015 and the position is no longer required to meet operational needs;

Therefore be it resolved that the Political Economist position be deleted from the organizational chart.

Roll Call #29

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 1 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Librarian position hasn’t been filled in more than 2 years; and

Whereas the library is no longer in existence;

Therefore be it resolved that the position of Librarian be deleted from the organizational chart.

Roll Call #30

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas due to technological advancements, the duties of the Graphic Artist position have changed;

Therefore be it resolved that the Graphic Artist position be deleted from the organizational chart.

Roll Call #31

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 2 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas about one-third of internal translator resources are used to update the French website; and

Whereas the French website averages 30-50 visitors per month compared to several thousand per month on the English site; and

Whereas the priority translation is ordered in unilingual bargaining units (French); CAAT/A and CAAT/S and organizing in Regions with bilingual communities and the Francophone Committee;

Therefore be it resolved that one (1) of the three (3) Translator positions be deleted from the organizational chart.


Moved by Labelle/Almeida – Amend the motion to read:

Whereas there is currently a vacant translator position currently in the organization; and

Whereas the demands of OPSEU’s Communication Division, both on behalf of the membership and in the public realm have increased with the growth and complexity of the membership warranting an additional Communications Officer;

Therefore be it resolved that the vacant translator position be re-classified under the org chart as a bilingual communications officer position

Roll Call #32

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel against

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 15 for 4 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas there is currently a vacant translator position currently in the organization; and

Whereas the demands of OPSEU’s Communication Division, both on behalf of the membership and in the public realm have increased with the growth and complexity of the membership warranting an additional Communications Officer;

Therefore be it resolved that the vacant translator position be re-classified under the org chart as a bilingual communications officer position

Roll Call #33

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel against

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica against

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 14 for 5 against

Myles Magner, JL Roy and Jessica Sikora filed minority reports


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas some positions no longer meet organizational needs and the organization requires new or revised positions to meet operational requirements;

Therefore be it resolved that the Administrative Assistant from Member Education and Campaigns be deleted from the organizational chart.

Roll Call #34

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas in the event that French language services are required, there is a contingency plan in place to assign a bilingual staff member to provide these services;

Therefore be it resolved that the Bilingual Receptionist position be deleted from the organizational chart.

Roll Call #35

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel against

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth against

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie against

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip against

Sikora, Jessica against

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

DEFEATED 9 for 10 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the ISD Systems Administrator has been vacant since September 2016 and the work has been reallocated among the existing IT staff;

Therefore be it resolved that the position of ISD Systems Administrator be deleted from the organizational chart.

Roll Call #36

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas one of the Negotiator positions is currently vacant; and

Whereas the current Negotiator staff complement is adequate to meet the operational needs of the organization and service the membership; and

Therefore be it resolved that one Negotiator position be deleted from the organizational chart.

Roll Call #37

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the temporary position of “Special Assistant” was endorsed by the Executive Board in 2016 and included in the budget which was approved by Convention in 2017; and

Whereas the President of OPSEU relies on the confidential advice and expertise of the Special Assistant to meet OPSEU’s strategic planning objectives associated with members, staff, business, commerce, government and key stakeholder relations; and

Whereas the Special Assistant to the President provides training and guidance on political lobbying;

Therefore be it resolved that the position of Special Assistant to the President be changed to Advisor to the President – Business, Government and Stakeholder Relations; and

Be it further resolved that the position of Advisor to the President – Business, Government, and Stakeholder Relations be added as a permanent position (excluded) to the organizational chart.

Roll Call #38

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth against

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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 1 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the technological changes and advances, including social media, new information platforms, i.e., teletown halls and online membership support, demand different resources and skills sets; and

Whereas Communications Assistants will be assigned work in the areas of design software, web support and Media & Technology;

Therefore be it resolved that the Communications Assistants be increased by two (2) for a total of (3) three Communications Assistants.

Roll Call #39

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas organizing work is vital to the future of the organization; and

Whereas OPSEU continuously identifies strategic targets for new member organizing drives;

Therefore be it resolved that the number of Organizers be increased by one (1) (from seven (7) to eight (8)) to keep up with the increasing volume of work.

Roll Call #40

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the volume of work related to the staff job competitions has drastically increased as a result of process changes and the decision to test and provide feedback to all member applicants; and

Whereas the Employee Relations Division deals with all matters related to staff;

Therefore be it resolved that a Senior Advisor (Excluded) be added to the Employee Relations Division; and

Be it further resolved that the HR Generalist (Excluded) position be reclassified as Senior Advisor, Employee Relations (Excluded).

Roll Call #41

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the administrative duties related to conferences are currently a shared responsibility between the Conference Secretaries and support staff in Negotiations and Equity; and

Whereas all administrative duties related central conferences will be transferred to the Conference Secretaries;

Therefore be it resolved that a new Unit entitled Conferences be established as part of the Financial Services Division; and

Be it further resolved that a number of resources from the Membership Services Unit, including the current Supervisor, one Assistant Supervisor, 4 Conference Secretaries and one Receptionist, will staff the new Conferences Unit.

Roll Call #42

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against\


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Board approved the development of a member portal which is being widely used by the membership to register for events and submit expenses;

Whereas there is an ongoing need to maintain and expand the member portal and online services; and

Whereas OPSEU is aligning its organizational resources to meet the expectations of the membership with a stronger focus on servicing the membership;

Therefore be it resolved that a Supervisor position be created to oversee the Membership Services Unit.

Roll Call #43

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas due to recent technology changes and enhancement of services to the membership, the proposed scope of the File Clerk will be expanded to include being the first point of contact for member queries and to triage member issues in the Accounting unit; and

Whereas this new role will also serve as an automatic back up to the claims area and assist with year-end processes; and

Whereas an evaluation of these additional duties places this position in Salary Range 4;

Therefore be it resolved that a new Range 4 Support classification of Accounting Clerk be established; and

Be it further resolved that the Filing Clerk position (Range 2 Support) be reclassified as an Accounting Clerk (Range 4 Support).

Roll Call #44

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Equity Officers and Human Rights Officers have essentially the same duties and responsibilities; and

Whereas the job descriptions were merged and staff were formally notified of the merger on May 16, 2017;

Therefore be it resolved that the positions of Equity Officers and Human Rights Officers be merged and be classified as Human Rights Officers in the organizational chart.

Roll Call #45

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the work of the Pensions and Benefits Unit involves representation and litigation of members’ rights before the WSIB, WSIAT and the courts;

Therefore be it resolved that the Pension and Benefits Unit, including the Equity and Pension & Benefits Supervisor, be moved from Local Services Division Bargaining to the Legal Service Division.

Roll Call #46

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 1 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Local Services Division Bargaining will focus exclusively on Collective Bargaining & Research; and

Whereas the work of the Equity Unit is to provide service and support to Equity Committees, to investigate and support human rights policies of the union and to advance the union’s ability to organize and support equity seeking and indigenous communities, including the breakthrough efforts of the indigenous and Equity mobilizing teams;

Therefore be it resolved that the Equity Unit be moved from Local Services Division Bargaining to the Communications Division, Member Education and Campaigns Unit.

Roll Call #47

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Legal Service Unit be changed to Legal Services Unit; and

Be it further resolved that the position of Lawyer be changed to Legal Counsel; and

Be it further resolved that the Contract Enforcement Unit be changed to Arbitrations Unit.

Roll Call #48

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas a secretary position from the Arbitrations Unit currently provides support to the Legal Services Unit; and

Whereas a reallocation of resources will better meet the needs of the Legal Service Division;

Therefore be it resolved that one secretary position be moved from the Arbitrations Unit to the Legal Services Unit.

Roll Call #49

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the Public and Government Relations Unit be changed to the Communications Unit to accurately reflect the work of the Unit.

Roll Call #50

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas a Region 5 staff representative position was temporarily transferred to Region 3, the Oshawa Regional Office, in January 2004; and

Whereas the assignment covers eight Locals in Region 3, and two Locals in Region 5; and

Whereas the workload demand necessitates the continuation of this position in Region 3;

Therefore be it resolved that the organizational chart be amended to reflect the transfer of one position from Region 5 to Region 3 in accordance with the current workload distribution. 

Moved by Magner/Sikora – Referral to the President’s office for review as part of the provincial local services workload review as already approved by the board.

Moved by Almeida/Thomas – To extend meeting until this motion has been dealt with

Roll Call #51

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth against

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

Sikora, Jessica 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 referral:

Referral to the President’s office for review as part of the provincial local services workload review as already approved by the board.

Roll Call #52

Almeida, Eddy against

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel against

Elliott, Len against

Jones, Gareth against

Labelle, Sara against

Maclam, Kenneth against

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara against

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel against

Roy, J.L. against

Shearer, Philip against

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Thorson, Erin against

Tremblay, Chrisy against

Vyfschaft, Tracy against

DEFEATED 4 for 15 against


The question was called on the motion:

Whereas a Region 5 staff representative position was temporarily transferred to Region 3, the Oshawa Regional Office, in January 2004; and

Whereas the assignment covers eight Locals in Region 3, and two Locals in Region 5; and

Whereas the workload demand necessitates the continuation of this position in Region 3;

Therefore be it resolved that the organizational chart be amended to reflect the transfer of one position from Region 5 to Region 3 in accordance with the current workload distribution.  

Roll Call #53

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica against

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 3 against

Myles Magner, Jessica Sikora and Julius Arscott filed minority reports.

Afternoon

The meeting resumed at 1:45p.m.

President’s Report

Internal Issues

Board:  

January 17-18    web conference          

March 21-22    Coopers

April 18   T.O Convention Centre

May 23-24  Coopers

June 20-21  Coopers

September 26-27  Coopers

October 24-25 web conference

November 21-22     budget only – location TBD

December 12-13       Coopers

Officers:         

January 11  web conference

March 15 web conference

April 17  T.O Convention Centre

 May 17   web conference

June 14    web conference

September 20  web conference

October 18    web conference

November 8 & 20   budget only – location TBD

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the 2018 meeting dates for the Executive Committee and Executive Board.

Roll Call #54

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth for

Labelle, Sara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles —

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy —

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Temporary Supervisor, Organizing

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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.

Moved by Thibodeau/Magner – Amendment:

Add at the end of last resolve “and a report be brought back to the May Board”

Roll Call #55

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica 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 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.

Roll Call #56

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

OFL Award Nomination

Moved by Almeida/Thorson

Be it resolved that Jay Jackson be nominated for the OFL Cliff Pilkey Labour Activist Award.

Roll Call #57

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #58

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 19 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Progress

Central Labour Updates (OFL/NUPGE/CLC)

President Thomas provided an update

Committee Reports

Standing Committee Reports:

  • Audit
  • Central Political Action

Progress Gala Contribution to Broadbent Institute

Moved by Labelle/Elliott

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

Roll Call #59

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against


Moved by Labelle/Elliott

Whereas OPSEU supports the goals of building a more progressive Ontario and a more equal, fairer Canada; and

Whereas the Broadbent Institute promotes these goals through its programs, its research, and its advocacy; and

Whereas by purchasing a table for $25,000 at the November 16, 2017 Progress Gala, OPSEU can renew its support for this essential organization.

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU purchase a table to the Broadbent's Institute 2017 Progress Gala; and

Be it further resolved that monies to fund this contribution be drawn from the Central Political Action Fund.

Roll Call #60

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

New Business

Thunder Bay Regional Office Renovations

Moved by Maclam/Almeida

Whereas OPSEU purchased office space in Thunder Bay requires renovations; and

Whereas said renovations are required to make space functional for staff and members.

Therefore be it resolved that a call for tenders be submitted as per policy for Officer and Executive Board consideration.

Roll Call #61

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Committee Reports

Central Political Action

Focus Groups for Let’s Talk Ontario

Moved by Labelle/Maclam

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

Roll Call #62

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against


Moved by Labelle/Elliott

Whereas the austerity agenda and privatization efforts of the Ontario Liberal government have not subsided; and

Whereas OPSEU will continue to lead the fight against privatization and inequality by conducting a public online townhall meeting later this year ,to engage Ontarians on provincial issues; and

Whereas qualitative research in the form of focus groups will help us identify and investigate the specific issues affecting Ontarians and their implications on their everyday lives; and

Whereas this information will allow us to conduct an informed, productive, and relevant online public townhall later in 2017, which in turn will allow us to effectively engage and mobilize voters in the upcoming provincial election.

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU conduct eight, two-hour focus groups on provincial issues, in four key locations: Guelph, Kingston, Sudbury and Toronto in the month of October 2017; and

Be it further resolved that monies to fund this research be drawn from the Central Political Action Committee Fund


Moved by Maclam/Labelle – Amendment:

In the first resolve change “eight” to “ten” and “four” to “five” and add “Thunder Bay” after Sudbury.

Roll Call #63

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against


The question was called on the motion as amended:

Whereas the austerity agenda and privatization efforts of the Ontario Liberal government have not subsided; and

Whereas OPSEU will continue to lead the fight against privatization and inequality by conducting a public online townhall meeting later this year ,to engage Ontarians on provincial issues; and

Whereas qualitative research in the form of focus groups will help us identify and investigate the specific issues affecting Ontarians and their implications on their everyday lives; and

Whereas this information will allow us to conduct an informed, productive, and relevant online public townhall later in 2017, which in turn will allow us to effectively engage and mobilize voters in the upcoming provincial election.

Therefore be it resolved that OPSEU conduct ten, two-hour focus groups on provincial issues, in five key locations: Guelph, Kingston, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Toronto in the month of October 2017; and

Be it further resolved that monies to fund this research be drawn from the Central Political Action Committee Fund.

Roll Call #64

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

  • Convention
    • Resolutions
    • Constitutional
    • Credentials (reports at Convention)
    • Planning
  • Disability Rights Caucus
  • Excluded Staff Hiring
  • Francophone
  • Indigenous Circle
  • In Solidarity
  • MDT
  • OPSEU Resource/Enterprises
  • Pension Liaison

OPTrust University

Moved by Jones/Elliott

Whereas OPSEU's policy is to appoint members of OPSEU to their respective pension plan's Board of Trustees; and

Whereas the Pension Liaison Committee has had challenges finding candidates to recommend appointment to Boards of Trustees; and

Whereas at least partially, there is a lack of general pension knowledge in the membership at large; and

Whereas it is desirable to have members engaged and knowledgeable in pension issues; and

Whereas OPTrust has recently launched an education and outreach campaign called People for Pensions aimed at educating members about pensions, their value and why a Defined Benefit pension plan is desirable; and

Whereas OPTrust has approached OPSEU offering to hold a course for any OPSEU member (whether an OPTrust member or a member of another pension plan);

Therefore be it resolved that the executive board approves the funds as outlined in the attached proposal to offer a 1 day training course to 14 OPSEU members. Funds to be drawn from Member Education budget.   This training course will be provided by staff of OPTrust, at no cost to OPSEU.  Each region will assign 2 members from that region to attend. The course will be held in the fall of 2017.

Roll Call #65

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

New Business

Sector 10 – PSLRTA Conference

Moved by Labelle/Almeida

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

Roll Call #66

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against


Moved by Labelle/Thomas

Whereas it is recognized that in recent years there has been an increase in hospital mergers affecting OPSEU members; and

Whereas the Ontario Nurses Association is aggressively organizing non-union paramedical employees in Ontario hospitals; and

Whereas the Hospital Professionals Division intends to educate OPSEU members on the PSLRTA process and how to engage with OPSEU members affected by a hospital merger; and

Whereas the Hospital Professionals Division wishes to provide OPSEU members with the tools and resources to identify and organize non-union paramedical classifications within their hospital in an effort to head-off ONA’s organizing efforts;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve the funds as outlined in the attached proposal for OPSEU to conduct a HPD PLSRTA conference to educate members of the Hospital Professionals Division with respect to the PSLRTA process and organizing non-union paramedical employees; and

Be it further resolved that funds be drawn from the Defence Fund

Roll Call #67

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

Recommendation from September 14, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting:

Moved by Maszczakiewicz/Thomas

Local 651

Whereas the membership of Local 651 was transferred to Local 649 in 2014; and

Whereas there are no active members remaining in Local 651; and

Whereas there is no likelihood in the foreseeable future of this changing;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve that the charter for local 651 be dissolved.

Roll Call #68

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Transfer of Members from L205 to L201

Moved by Thorson/Almeida

Whereas the members of Local 205 voted to allow six (6) members working in Land Registry/Ministry of Government and Consumer Services @ 119 King St W, 4th Floor, Hamilton Ontario to move to Local 201 who already represents the Service Ontario members on the same floor. Local 205 approved the transfer of these members to Local 201.

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the transfer of the six members from Local 205 to Local 201.

Roll Call #69

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel —

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 17 for 0 against

Committee Reports

  • PHRC
  • Policy Review Committee
  • PWC

2017 Women's Conference

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

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

Roll Call #70

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against


Moved by Tremblay/Nancekivell

Whereas the Provincial Women's Committee assists in establishing women's committees across Ontario, developing and promoting programs to encourage member participation and increase awareness of workplace, community, national and international human rights and equity issues; and

Whereas the OPSEU Women's Committee will hold its biennial conference – Women Rising 2017! from November 3-5 2017 in Toronto; and

Whereas this conference undertakes to build a broad-based and stronger labour movement that recognizes the specific issues confronting women and innovative ways to advocate for women and engage in labour and community activism;

Whereas this conference will provide significant leadership development and training opportunity for members across the union; and

Whereas the conference will build participants' capacity to advocate, organize and represent the full diversity of the membership and the workplace disadvantages experienced by members; and

Whereas the applications to the 2017 conference has far exceeded capacity;

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Board approve the expenses of 50 (fifty) additional members to attend the upcoming OPSEU Women's Conference, to be covered centrally through the contingency fund as per the proposed amount.

Roll Call #71

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed —

Bisaillon, Michel for

Elliott, Len for

Jones, Gareth 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

Sikora, Jessica for

Thibodeau, Carl —

Thomas, Warren for

Thorson, Erin for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 18 for 0 against

  • PYC
  • Rainbow Alliance
  • Retirees Board
  • Social Mapping
  • Solidarity Fund Board
    • Live and Let Live
    • International Humanity Work
    • International Solidarity Work
  • Staff Negotiating
  • Staff Pension Plan Trustees
  • Strategic Planning
  • Workers of Colour Caucus

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 4:15 p.m. All members were present.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President 

Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary

 

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