Minutes of the Executive Council

December 1 - 4, 2008

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2008
MORNING SESSION

President Bannon, with the agreement of Council, postponed the regular meeting to discuss the government announcement to roll-back members’ wages.  On November 27th , the Harper government tabled an Economic Statement that personally attacked every UTE/PSAC member who works at the Canada Revenue Agency.

1. CALL TO ORDER OF THE REGULAR MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 11:15 hours.  1st Vice-President Campbell assumed the chair in the absence of President Bannon who attended a meeting. In attendance: Denis Lalancette, Pamela Abbott, Terry Dupuis, Shawn Bergeron, Cosimo Crupi, Nick Stein, Doug Gaetz, Robin Johnson, Chris Aylward, Sabri Khayat, Jean-Pierre Fraser, Pierrette Labrie and Shane O’Brien.

2. HOURS OF SESSION OF THE REGULAR MEETING

M/S Chris Aylward/Doug Gaetz

That the hours of session be as follows:

Monday: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; 1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open Discussion
Tuesday:  9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; 1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; 1:15 p.m. - 5:00
or end of business
 
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; 2:30 p.m. - 5:00
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  • MOTION CARRIED.

3. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

M/S Shawn Bergeron/Chris Aylward

That the agenda be adopted as printed with the following additions.

New Business

27. Donation (S. Khayat)
28. Sponsorship (C. Aylward)
29. Donation to UPCE (D. Gaetz)
30. Computer Line Item (C. Crupi)
31. Sponsorship – Sydney Hockey Team (D. Gaetz)
32. Payment for the Political Action Committee (PAC) (C. Aylward)

Discussion Items

15. Christmas Donation (D. Lalancette)
16. PSAC Expense Claims (C. Crupi)
17. West Jet (T. Dupuis) withdrawn afterwards by the mover
18. Second Language Examination vs Standing Policy (S. Khayat)
19. Recovery of Overpayment to Crown (D. Gaetz)

  • Recorded Vote #1.  MOTION CARRIED.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

M/S Sabri Khayat/Denis Lalancette

That the minutes of the Executive Council Meeting of September 2008 be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #2.  MOTION CARRIED.

Brothers Stein and Crupi were absent with permission to prepare the handout to be sent to Locals to denounce the government actions.

2nd Vice-President Lalancette assumed the Chair.

7. REPORT OF THE 1st VICE-PRESIDENT

M/S Bob Campbell/Terry Dupuis

That the report of the 1st Vice-President be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #3.  MOTION CARRIED.

Brother Lalancette turned the chair over to President Bannon.

Recess for lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION

The meeting was called back to order at 1:15 with President Bannon in the chair.

Representatives from Xerox were invited to give a presentation to members of Council on the Xerox Docushare solution that UTE is about to install. They explained what a "document management system" is and the benefits it will bring to UTE. They also explained the different components of the solution and answered questions from Council.

1st Vice-President Campbell assumed the chair.

5. PRESIDENT’S FOLLOW UP ITEMS

M/S Betty Bannon/Denis Lalancette  

That the President’s follow up report be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #4.  MOTION CARRIED.

6. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

M/S Betty Bannon/Denis Lalancette

That the report of the President be adopted.

President Bannon resumed the Chair.

OPEN DISCUSSION

The Council members discussed some of the items under this section.

The meeting recessed at 5:00 p.m.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 2008
MORNING SESSION

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. with President Bannon in the chair.

President Bannon turned the chair over to Brother Lalancette in the absence of Brother Campbell.

(continuation of Item 6) REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

  • Recorded Vote #5.  MOTION CARRIED.

President Bannon resumed the chair.

8. REPORT OF THE 2nd VICE-PRESIDENT

M/S Denis Lalancette/Bob Campbell

That the report of the 2nd Vice-President be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #6.  MOTION CARRIED.

9. REPORT OF THE REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENTS / ALTERNATES

M/S Doug Gaetz/Jean-Pierre Fraser

That the activity report of the RVPs/ARVPs be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #7.  MOTION CARRIED.

M/S Doug Gaetz/Cosimo Crupi

That the supplemental report of the RVPs be adopted.

  • Atlantic Region
  • Greater Toronto Region (none)
  • Montreal Region (none)
  • National Capital Region (none)
  • Northern and Eastern Ontario Region
  • Pacific Region (none)
  • Prairie Region (none)
  • Quebec Region (none)
  • Rocky Mountains Region (none)
  • Southwestern Ontario Region (none)
  • Recorded Vote #8.  MOTION CARRIED.

Brother Khayat served notice to amend the agenda.

President Bannon turned the chair over to Brother Campbell.

10. REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

M/S Betty Bannon/Denis Lalancette

That the report of the Executive Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #9.  MOTION CARRIED.

President Bannon resumed the chair.

11 a) REPORT OF THE STAFFING COMMITTEE

M/S Sabri Khayat/Shawn Bergeron

That the report of the Staffing Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #10.  MOTION CARRIED.

M/S Sabri Khayat/Terry Dupuis

That we move item 25 under New Business to the first order of New Business.

MOTION CARRIED.

11 b) REPORT OF THE BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

M/S Chris Aylward/Sabri Khayat

That the report of the By-Laws Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #11.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 c) REPORT OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE COMMITTEE

M/S Pamela Abbott/Jean-Pierre Fraser

That the report of the Technological Change Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #12.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 d) REPORT OF THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE

M/S Doug Gaetz/Terry Dupuis

That the report of the Employee Assistance Program Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #13.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 e) REPORT OF THE HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE

M/S Chris Aylward/Doug Gaetz

That the report of the Health & Safety Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #14.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 f)  REPORT OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMITTEE

M/S Shawn Bergeron/Robin Johnson

That the report of the EO Committee be adopted.

Recommendation 1:

Moved by:  Shawn Bergeron
Seconded by:  Robin Johnson

Be it resolved that the following persons be selected as the Committee Members:

Visible Minority
Sharon Fletcher - Member
Paul-André Charles - Alternate
Zakia Shaffi - 2nd Alternate

Persons with Disability
Debbie Willet - Member
Colleen Adie - Alternate
Graham Pah - 2nd Alternate

Women
Gesine Fuchs - Member 
Marcelle Perron - Alternate
Angela Marafon - 2nd Alternate

Lesbians/Gays
Elizabeth Convery - Member
Jacques Marengère - Alternate
Mary Ellen Caza- 2nd Alternate

Aboriginal
Terra-Lee Brown - Member
Luc Tailleur - Alternate
Lyne Lafrenière - 2nd Alternate

Thank you and best wishes to the out-going members of the committee: Brenda Pack, Joe Parris, Loree-Ann Huard, Dana Kelly for their involvement and dedication. We look forward to their continued leadership and support to all Equity and Union matters. We certainly ask that they continue to provide their concerns and feedback on Equity matters and the organizing of the Equity Conferences

  • Recorded Vote #15.  MOTION CARRIED.

Recommendation 2:

Moved by:  Shawn Bergeron
Seconded by:  Robin Johnson

Be it Resolved that the Regional and National EO Conferences sites and dates be the following, subject to booking:

Atlantic – NCR, June 26-28/09 - Location St. John's NF - minimum delegates 28

Pacific - Rocky Mountains - Prairie   August 28-30/09 - Location - Edmonton - minimum delegates 22

Ontario (GTR, NEO and SWO) September 25-27/09 Location - Niagara - minimum delegates 30

Québec – MTL, October 23-25/09 Location – Québec City - minimum delegates 30

National Conference - June 17-20, 2010 – Ottawa

M/S Denis Lalancette/Sabri Khayat

That the recommendation be referred back to the committee with instructions to take into consideration the comments of Council on locations and dates.

MOTION DEFEATED.
 

  • Recorded Vote #16.  MOTION CARRIED.

That the report be adopted as a whole.

  • Recorded Vote #17.  MOTION CARRIED.

Recess for lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION

The meeting was called back to order at 1:15 with President Bannon in the chair.

11 g) REPORT OF THE HONOURS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

M/S Terry Dupuis/Robin Johnson

That the report of the Honours and Awards Committee be adopted.

M/S Terry Dupuis/Denis Lalancette

Recommendation 1: Add to administration.

Regulation 24.1(5) all recipients of UTE member awards must be a member in good standing.

  • Recorded Vote #18.  MOTION CARRIED.

That the report be adopted as a whole.

  • Recorded Vote #19.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 h) REPORT OF THE WORKFORCE ADJUSTMENT COMMITTEE

M/S Nick Stein/Pamela Abbott

That the report of the Workforce Adjustment Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #20.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 i) REPORT OF THE HARASSMENT COMMITTEE

M/S Cosimo Crupi/Jean-Pierre Fraser

That the report of the Harassment Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #21. MOTION CARRIED.

11 j) REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

M/S Bob Campbell/Doug Gaetz

That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #22.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 k) REPORT OF THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

M/S Bob Campbell/Sabri Khayat

That the report of the Communications Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #23.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 l)  REPORT OF THE BARGAINING COMMITTEE

M/S Denis Lalancette/Jean-Pierre Fraser

That the report of the Bargaining Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #24.  MOTION CARRIED.

11m) REPORT OF THE POLITICAL ACTION (PAC) COMMITTEE

M/S Nick Stein/Cosimo Crupi

That the report of the Political Action Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #25.  MOTION CARRIED.

11n)  REPORT OF THE AD HOC CALL CENTRE COMMITTEE

M/S Bob Campbell/Nick Stein

That the report of the Ad Hoc Call Centre Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote 26#.  MOTION CARRIED.

12.   ADOPTION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

M/S Bob Campbell/Cosimo Crupi

That the financial statements of October 31, 2008 be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #27.  MOTION CARRIED.

13. EXPENSE CLAIMS OVER 90 DAYS

M/S   Bob Campbell/Cosimo Crupi

That the three (3) expense claims over 90 days be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #28.  MOTION CARRIED.

14. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

A few comments were made.

25. UTE CONVENTION 2011

M/S Sabri Khayat/Terry Dupuis

Whereas The Metropolitan Region of Montreal is the home of three UTE – SEI Locals: Montérégie, Montréal and Laval; and
 
Whereas The Locals: Montérégie, Montréal and Laval of the Metropolitan Region of Montréal officially have made known their desire to host the 2011 UTE – SEI Convention; and

Whereas the  last UTE Convention to be held in Montréal was in the year 1975.
 
Be it Resolved that  The 2011 UTE Convention be held in Montreal, and be hosted and organized by the Montérégie, Montréal and Laval Locals.

  • Recorded Vote #29.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

15. DONATION – 2009 PRAIRIE REGION HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

M/S Shawn Bergeron/Pamela Abbott

Whereas UTE has supported this tournament in the past; and

Whereas  the donation positively creates goodwill within our membership.

Be it resolved that National UTE make a donation of $300.00 to the 2009 Prairie Region Hockey Tournament to be held in Winnipeg April 24 and 25, 2009.

Be it further resolved that the funds be used to purchased rehydration drinks or bottled water for the players during the tournament.

  • Recorded Vote #30.  MOTION CARRIED.

16. SPONSORSHIP – SOUTH ISLAND THUNDERBIRDS

M/S Pamela Abbott/Shawn Bergeron

Whereas  the South Island Thunderbirds is a major midget hockey team with affiliation to the BC Major Midget Hockey League; and

Whereas the team will play games throughout the province; and

Whereas they will provide a half page of advertisement in their season program.

Be it Resolved that UTE provide sponsorship in the amount of $350.00 for the South Island Thunderbirds.

  • Recorded Vote #31.  MOTION CARRIED.

17. SILVER STICK HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

M/S Nick Stein/Cosimo Crupi

Be it resolved that UTE sponsors the Silver Stick Hockey Tournament in London in the amount of $1000.00.

  • Recorded Vote #32.  MOTION CARRIED.

18. SPONSORSHIP - RÉBECCA BEAUMONT

M/S Denis Lalancette/Jean-Pierre Fraser

Whereas Rébecca Beaumont is a high-performance athlete in cycling at the Junior Canadian level; and

Whereas Rébecca Beaumont is changing categories (senior level) and the costs will increase; and

Whereas Rébecca Beaumont excels in her schooling as well as in sports; and

Whereas Rébecca Beaumont is the daughter of Linda Gagnon, a member of Jonquière Local 10004; and

Whereas expenses are much greater than income (see income and expenses).

Be it resolved that a sponsorship in the amount of $1,000 be allotted to Rébecca Beaumont so she can continue on her path.

M/S Terry Dupuis/Pamela Abbott

That the motion be amended to specify that the amount comes out of the 2009 budget.

MOTION DEFEATED FOR LACK OF MAJORITY.

M/S Bob Campbell/Pamela Abbott

That the motion be amended to read a sponsorship of $480.00.

MOTION CARRIED.

  • Recorded Vote #33.  MOTION CARRIED.

The meeting recessed at 5:00 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2008
MORNING SESSION

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. with President Bannon in the chair.

19. SPONSORSHIP – BRENDA SKAYMAN, EDMONTON

M/S Terry Dupuis/Pamela Abbott

That the motion be postponed to the March 2009 Executive Council Meeting.

MOTION CARRIED.

20. SPONSORSHIP – LONDON DEVILETTES GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM

The motion was withdrawn by the mover.

21. NATIONAL OFFICERS’ REPORTS

M/  Denis Lalancette/

The motion was ruled out of order by the President.

22. DONATION – PEE WEE PENTICTON JUNIOR VEES PACIFIC RIM

M/S Pamela Abbott/Chris Aylward

Whereas Penticton Minor Hockey Association has increased hockey fees in excess of 50% of initial costs; and

Whereas it is a requirement for PMHA Teams to attend a minimum amount of tournaments in the Province of BC; and

Whereas tournament fees have increased by 30%.

Be it Resolved that UTE provide a donation in the amount of $1000.00 for the Pee Wee Penticton Junior Vees Pacific Rim; and

Be it further Resolved that the donation be payable in January 2009. 

  • Recorded Vote #34.  MOTION CARRIED.

23. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

M/S Jean-Pierre Fraser/Robin Johnson

Whereas sustainable development is a priority for our members; and

Whereas the UTE should position itself as a leader in sustainable development; and

Whereas the UTE does not have a sustainable development committee or a policy on the subject; and

Whereas the UTE supports the CRA’s sustainable development program; and

Whereas the UTE  has a number of committees responding to the needs and requirements of its members.

Be it resolved that the UTE ask the PSAC to stop distributing the newsletter Union Updates/Parlons Syndicat in a dual version (English and French) at the next meeting of the NBoD; and

Be it further resolved that the UTE take the necessary action to reduce the use of paper, beginning immediately with the upcoming presidents’ conferences, but not limited thereto.

For example:

The UTE can take the following action with respect to upcoming presidents’ conferences:

  • Use 8 1/2 by 14 envelopes for participants.
  • Stop printing the UTE directory for participants, and the list of members of the executive committee, since this is all available on the UTE website.
  • Stop including in participants’ envelopes information on the policy on perfume, members with CPR training and harassment complaints.
  • Stop placing documents in dual versions (English and French) in the envelopes for participants, except for resolutions submitted, and request that each delegate and observer registered specify in which language they wish to receive documents in future.
  • Ask participants to keep the UTE theme song and their name badges for future use.

Be it lastly resolved that the UTE adopt a sustainable development policy by December 31, 2009.

M/S Pamela Abbott/Shawn Bergeron

That the motion be referred to the Executive Committee.

MOTION TO REFER CARRIED.

24. COMPENSATION PROBLEM

M/S Jean-Pierre Fraser/Denis Lalancette

Whereas the UTE considers that pay is a fundamental right for its members; and

Whereas the CRA decided to centralize compensation services in 2007; and

Whereas we have to face facts: the CRA’s objectives that were to increase the consistency and speed of compensation services delivery to all Agency staff and improve our communication and work tools to be more collectively efficient are a failure; and

Whereas our members are experiencing problems with the CCSC in several areas: missing pay, erroneous pay amounts (interim etc), late termination of employment or containing errors, erroneous T4s, insurance eligibility problems, pension buy-back problems, financial problems, bad credit notes in their financial records, health problems caused by stress, etc; and

Whereas the UTE has been extremely patient in order to allow the CRA to facilitate this centralization; and

Whereas the UTE recognizes that the problems encountered by its members are in no way the fault of the employees working at the two CCSC (Ottawa and Winnipeg) but that of the CRA, which acted too quickly during the transition, by ignoring the expertise acquired by the regions and leaving the new employees to their own devices without any real support; and

Whereas the steps taken to date by the CRA for responding to pressure from the UTE are only serving to resolve certain issues, on a case-by-case basis, without resolving the problems inherent in the new compensation structure introduced by the CRA. 

Be it resolved that the UTE firmly denounce, to the CRA, the current compensation system, at the national union/management meeting in December 2008;

Be it further resolved that the UTE National Office ask the CRA for a list of the steps taken and for close follow-up on the steps taken and still to come, for improving the compensation system and services to our members; and

Be it further resolved that the UTE National Office denounce this situation in the media in the way it deems most appropriate, before January 31, 2009; and

Be it further resolved that the UTE National Office prepare a complete file of all problems that our members have been victims of, including pay problems, and submit the entire thing to the Agency’s Management Board (all members of the Board) before April 30, 2009; and

Be it further resolved that the UTE National Office send a copy of this file to the Minister of National Revenue before April 30, 2009; and

Be it lastly resolved that the UTE National Office issue a bulletin to all UTE members before January 31, 2009 to inform them of the action that the UTE has taken and intends to take for forcing the CRA to have an emergency plan for rectifying all these problems.

M/S Nick Stein/Denis Lalancette

That the motion be divided to deal with the 3rd Be it resolved separately.

MOTION CARRIED.

Be it resolved that the UTE firmly denounce, to the CRA, the current compensation system, at the national union/management meeting in December 2008;

Be it further resolved that the UTE National Office ask the CRA for a list of the steps taken and for close follow-up on the steps taken and still to come, for improving the compensation system and services to our members; and

Be it further resolved that the UTE National Office denounce this situation in the media in the way it deems most appropriate, before January 31, 2009; and

Be it further resolved that the UTE National Office prepare a complete file of all problems that our members have been victims of, including pay problems, and submit the entire thing to the Agency’s Management Board (all members of the Board) before April 30, 2009; and

Be it further resolved that the UTE National Office send a copy of this file to the Minister of National Revenue before April 30, 2009; and

Be it lastly resolved that the UTE National Office issue a bulletin to all UTE members before January 31, 2009 to inform them of the action that the UTE has taken and intends to take for forcing the CRA to have an emergency plan for rectifying all these problems.

  • Recorded Vote #35.  MOTION CARRIED.

Be it further resolved that the UTE National Office denounce this situation in the media in the way it deems most appropriate, before January 31, 2009.

  • Recorded Vote #36.  MOTION DEFEATED.

Brother Gaetz served notice that he wished to put forward a motion of reconsideration.

26. REGIONAL CONFERENCES’ BUDGET 2008

M/S   B. Campbell/C. Crupi

Whereas the Executive Council passed a recommendation to change the allocation of the Regions’ budgets using the following formula:

Percentage based on 50% of the budget allocated 1% per local, 10% of the budget allocated based on the percentage of total members and the final 40% of the budget for travel allocated by a combination of a 2% baseline and other factors. If the number of locals increases then the percentage of the members will be reduced so that every local will always have 1% of the budget.

Be it resolved that the following be the Regional Budget allocations for the year 2009.

(Total budget amount $350,000.00).

Pacific

11.73%

$41055.00

Rocky Mountain

09.09%

$31815.00

Prairie

08.44%

$29540.00

Greater Toronto

07.90%

$27650.00

Southwestern Ontario

09.17%

$32095.00

Northern & Eastern Ontario

10.48%

$36680.00

National Capital

08.10%

$28350.00

Montréal

10.66%

$37310.00

Québec

10.01%

$35035.00

Atlantic

14.42%

$50470.00

Total

100%

$350,000.00

  • Recorded Vote #37.  MOTION CARRIED.

27. DONATION – Audrée Lacombe Pruneau

M/S S. Khayat/Jean-Pierre Fraser

Be it Resolved that UTE make a donation of $800.00 to Audrée Lacombe Pruneau; and

Be it Further Resolved that the donation be paid in January 2009.

  • Recorded Vote #38.  MOTION CARRIED.

28. SPONSORSHIP

The motion was withdrawn by the mover.

29. DONATION TO UPCE

M/S Doug Gaetz/Shawn Bergeron

Whereas there are 2200 workers on strike from UPCE; and

Whereas 80% of this workforce is women; and

Whereas they are fighting to keep their sick leave entitlements; and

Whereas they are seeking financial assistance.

Be it Resolved that National UTE donate twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to UPCE strike fund; and

Be it Further Resolved that this money comes out of UTE surplus funds.

  • Recorded Vote #39.  MOTION CARRIED.

30. COMPUTER LINE ITEM

M/S Bob Campbell/Cosimo Crupi

Be it Resolved that the amount of $6000 be transferred from the Line Item Professional Legal Fees to the Office Computer Expense Line Item.

  • Recorded Vote #40.  MOTION CARRIED.

31. SPONSORSHIP – SYDNEY HOCKEY TEAM

M/S Doug Gaetz/Pamela Abbott

Be it Resolved that UTE sponsor $500 for the Cape Breton County Girl’s midget hockey team for the 2008/2009 hockey season; and

Be it further Resolved that this amount be paid in January 2009.

  • Recorded Vote #41.  MOTION CARRIED.

32. PAYMENT FOR THE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC)

The motion was withdrawn by the mover.

OPEN DISCUSSION

The Council members discussed the remaining items under this section.

Recess for lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION

The meeting was called back to order at 1:30 p.m. with President Bannon in the chair.

M/S Doug Gaetz/Chris Aylward

That we reconsider the dates of the Regional E.O. Conferences previously dealt with under recommendation 2 of the E.O. Committee Report.

Recommendation 2:

Atlantic – NCR, June 26-28/09 - Location St. John's NF - minimum delegates 28

Pacific - Rocky Mountains - Prairie   August 28-30/09 - Location - Edmonton - minimum delegates 22

Ontario (GTR, NEO and SWO) September 25-27/09 Location - Niagara - minimum delegates 30

Québec – MTL, October 23-25/09 Location – Québec City - minimum delegates 30

MOTION TO RECONSIDER CARRIED.

M/S Doug Gaetz/Nick Stein

That recommendation 2 be referred back to the committee.

MOTION TO REFER CARRIED.

The committee met and proposed the following dates:

Recommendation 2:

Atlantic – NCR, August 28-30/09 - Location St. John's NF - minimum delegates 28

Pacific - Rocky Mountains - Prairie   June 26-28/09 - Location - Edmonton - minimum delegates 22

Ontario (GTR, NEO and SWO) September 25-27/09 Location - Niagara - minimum delegates 30

Québec – MTL, October 23-25/09 Location – Québec City - minimum delegates 30

  • Recorded Vote #42.  MOTION CARRIED.

OPEN DISCUSSION

The Executive Council Members discussed the remaining items under this section.

The meeting recessed at 4:45 p.m.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 2008
MORNING SESSION

The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. with President Bannon in the chair.

The Council Members discussed the Agenda items of the National Union-Management Consultation Committee Meeting to be held in the afternoon.

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

_____________________ ______________________
Betty Bannon
National President
Bob Campbell
1st National Vice-President