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.|
|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.
|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|