LEC Minutes February 3, 2014

OPSEU Local 4101 LEC Meeting

February 3, 2014

2255 St. Laurent Blvd, Regional Office

Present: Pat Schillemore, Louise Mulligan-Roy, Stephan Lemaire, Cam Manson, Karen Kurtzrock, Karen Metcalfe, Elaine Giles, Shannon Haggerty, Natalie Bray

Regrets: Shari Greenhorn, Sue McSheffrey

Recorder: Shannon Haggerty

Call to order By Louise Mulligan-Roy
Statement of respect Read by Shannon.
Approval of previous minutes Moved by Karen M. and seconded by Cam to accept the minutes – approved.
Adoption of Agenda Moved by Stephan and seconded by Karen M. to accept the agenda with the addition of :   education plan for region 4 – approved.
Business Arising
Treasurer’s report Balance is just under $70,000; need to close 2nd account – Louise and Elaine will coordinate this together.
Initiation of new members Now 600+ members – aiming for 650 for some regular book off time for the president.
Reports of Officers Chief Steward: one outstanding grievance and one in Pembroke was resolved; in discussions about new member probation extensions;   also have had discussions about income protection approval for members (sick benefits) but have been unable to resolve at this time – denial of LTD benefits is the subject of a grievance;   discussed the issue of accommodation s and the automated calls with the employer.
Bylaws Reviewed the changes that OPSEU had revised; quorum is now 50% instead of 50 +1.
Steward Elections Natalie, Louise, Cam, Carol Ann, Karen K, Shari, Shannon, Debra, Shelley, Stephan, Elaine are stewards at the CCAC.


Connexions are represented by Kate and Josette.

Bargaining update





















Pat and Louise were in Toronto Jan 14 and 15/14 re: central bargaining – met with the other local presidents and staff reps; the employers had questions about how to integrate central bargaining into local contracts; agreed to appoint representatives for implementation subcommittee to address any issues – would plan to meet no later than 30 days post ratification ; language around ‘superior conditions’ is an issue – other CCAC’s have endorsed this process; HNJB is going through internal changes and may wish to withdraw; government is legislating central bargaining with the CAS and developmental services; dates may in September or October but needs to be confirmed with negotiator Jerry Lee;   CUPE has already chosen dates;   there is some hesitation to go down this road due to the experience with the last round of central bargaining;   Pat indicated that during the initial process the ‘superior conditions’ were not cleared (meaning each unit would maintain some conditions or make them ‘better’ – this has to be bargained; the appointed negotiator has a different approach with central bargaining and she will lead the discussions.


CCM implementation issue was common to everyone who would be in central bargaining – feel that it may be better to address this as a group in central bargaining; UMC has not yet been successful in changing anything related to the CCM /workload.


CCAC’s who would be involved in central bargaining are:

Muskoka – 65 members

Champlain 520 – 2 reps

Central East 17

North East – TA rep and

Hamilton – 2 reps


Motion by Cam to vote on the issue – seconded by Shannon. Voted to go ahead with central bargaining – two members abstained from the vote.



GMM Scheduled for March 1 – discussion re: who is to do what at the mtg;   elections for officers and trustees will take place as well as convention elections; Bylaws will also be voted on; Sue will be stepping down as VP and will send out a communication via email.
Mobilizing members Members are encouraged to take their lunch hour and will be trying to arrange a lunch time with advance notice to take a proper lunch in order to set limits; too complicated to provide lunch; Carefor west end folks meet every Friday for lunch; the Family Health Team has 3 sites and the nurses move around – on Friday’s they meet centrally near ‘the cozy nest’; discussion about how to move this idea further forward.
Nominations for Stewards 3 from Family Connexions – Sherry, Kate and Josette; bargaining to begin in June – Sonia Boudreau is back as the staff rep.
Education Plan Email was sent out; accommodation conference will take place in March; Louise would like to attend with Stephan – $900 per person is the cost – 60% will come from OPSEU central and 40% from the local through the 80/20 fund.
Motion to adjourn the meeting Motion to adjourn by Karen M and seconded by Cam.
Next meeting date May 12, 2014

About opseu4101

We are OPSEU members who are health care professionals working in the community. We are care coordinators, nurses, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dietitians, IT workers, therapy support, placement coordinators and geriatric assessors. We work for the Champlain LHIN, Carefor, L'Equipe de santé familiale communautaire de l'est d'Ottawa and Connexion Family Health Team.
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