OPSEU Local 4101
September 21st, 2016
2255 St. Laurent Blvd, Regional Office
Present: Shari, Cam, Stephan, Natalie, Shelley, Kate, Elaine, Veronik
Regrets: Nicole, Sherry, Pam, Marta, Jessica, Louise
Recorder: Shari Greenhorn
|Call to order||By Cam Manson|
|Statement of respect||Read by Cam Manson|
|Adoption of Agenda||Accepted.|
|Minutes||Acceptance of minutes from February and June moved by Nat moved and seconded by Kate – approved.|
|Treasurer’s report||Report from Elaine – up to date with dues rebates; our balance at the end of July is approximately $73,000; last dues rebate was $7,400; will set up an appt with the auditors before our next GMM.|
|New Members||Shannon provided forms to Shari who will send them to the regional office; Kate has 2 that she will send in and Veronik has one – will get these to the regional office as well.|
|Reports of officers||CCAC – two recent grievances – one staff member was forced to resign and came back as a casual “starting from scratch” – this was reversed; another grievance around the approval of vacation time is being dealt with at this time.
Carefor – no grievances but they are having discussions around mileage; the employer arbitrarily decreased the amount per km.
Connexions – new ED starts on Oct 3/16 and will soon go into bargaining – no dates set at this time.
|Steward List||Sent out to LEC members and will send out again to ensure that everyone has a copy.|
|Committee Reports||Communications Committee – a mtg will be set up to review what communication needs to be sent out in the near future in terms of restructuring; Kate attended an Editor’s weekend last year but found it was less than helpful as it was super low tech (scissors and glue sticks); Elaine will give Kate some info to possibly help update the web-site.|
|Bylaws||Currently up to date.|
|CCAC restructuring||Pediatric and short stay teams will be restructured; 9 FTEs from peds and one from short stay oncology; more short stay reorganization will probably happen in Feb; looking at lay-off language as per the CA; the union was informed 1 hour before the staff on the affected teams were advised; met today to look at an MOA and how choices will be made; the pediatric team will also change in how they do care coordination; the union continues to try to work with the employer; the employer talked about implementing this in early December but only verbal notice has been given this far; the CA states that we need to have 3 months’ notice; there will be working groups for peds and short stay set up to try to map out the new positions on these teams; the employer is obligated to provide written notice of 3 months which they have yet to do; the employer is not using the lay-off language as they are saying that these changes are not lay-offs.
Rumour that there is a job-posting freeze at this time; the employer can post temporary positions as they feel they need; orientation started on Sept 19/16 and there is supposed to be another orientation in October.
|GMM||Discussion around how to increase attendance; Steph moved to have iPad minis and door prizes again like we did for last GMM including mileage over 60 km one way and ½ of the hotel cost – seconded by Veronik.
Date for next GMM Saturday, November 19th – stewards will put a ‘save the date’ on the bulletin boards.
Elaine looking into a venue and Shari will send a ‘save the date’ message to the LEC group; Elaine will send a message out to the membership.
Elections for convention & BPS conference will be held at this GMM.
Looking for ideas around a broad topic to discuss at the GMM for the spring – possibly some group work with presentations at the meeting in relation to the changes in the health system; idea to send out a request with the ‘save the date’ for members to send in ideas of what they would like to see or hear about at the GMM;
Motion to spend up to $500 for a gift basket for Louise and seconded by Natalie; unanimously agreed to purchase a variety of items to say thank-you for all of the work that Louise does for our local and for the community health care professional provincial group; Elaine, Veronik and Shari will purchase items for a gift basket which Stephan will deliver.
|Motion to adjourn the meeting||Motion to adjourn by Stephan and seconded by Veronik. Meeting adjourned.|
|Next meeting date||TBD|