Minutes of the Executive Council

June 10 - 13, 2019

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019
MORNING SESSION

1. CALL TO ORDER OF THE REGULAR MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 hours.  President Marc Brière was in the Chair. In attendance: Doug Gaetz, Adam Jackson, Kimberley Koch, Greg Krokosh, Gary Esslinger, Jamie vanSydenborgh, Cosimo Crupi, Brian Oldford, Ken Bye, Linda Koenders, Jérôme Martel, Eddy Aristil, Daniel Camara and Sylvie Bastien.

2. HOURS OF SESSION OF THE REGULAR MEETING

m/s      Gary Esslinger / Brian Oldford

That the hours of session be as follows:

Monday:         9:00 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 p.m.
Thursday:      9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; Regular Session
                      1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NUMC

  • MOTION CARRIED.

3. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

m/s      Greg Krokosh / Kim Koch

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

New Business

No addition was made to New Business.

Open discussion

5.         Regulation 1 – Union Structure (K. Bye)
6.         Staffing Redesign (J. Martel)
7.         Looking for information from other regions (B. Oldford)
8.         Regulation 3 – TC versus TSO (K. Bye)
9.         Committee Meetings (Hotel Accommodations) (C. Crupi)
10.       CRA Security Directorate (G. Esslinger)
11.       Use of Identity Cards (J. Martel)

  • Recorded Vote #1.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS

m/s      Gary Esslinger / Kim Koch

That the minutes of the Executive Council Meetings of March 2019 be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #2.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

President Brière turned the Chair over to Brother Gaetz, 1st National Vice-President.

5.  PRESIDENT’S FOLLOW UP ITEMS

m/s      Marc Brière / Adam Jackson

That the follow up items be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #3.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

6. REPORT OF THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT

m/s      Marc Brière / Adam Jackson

That the report of the National President be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #4.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

President Brière resumed the Chair.

7.  REPORT OF THE 1st NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT

m/s      Doug Gaetz / Adam Jackson

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

  • Recorded Vote #5.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

8.  REPORT OF THE 2nd NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT

m/s      Adam Jackson / Doug Gaetz

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

  • Recorded Vote #6.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

9. REPORT OF THE REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENTS / ALTERNATES

m/s       Gary Esslinger / Ken Bye

That the activity reports of the RVPs and ARVPs be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #7.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

President Brière turned the Chair over to Brother Gaetz, 1st National Vice-President.

10. REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

m/s      Marc Brière / Adam Jackson

That the report of the Executive Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #8.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

President Brière resumed the Chair.

11 a)   REPORT OF THE STAFFING COMMITTEE

m/s      Jérôme Martel / Adam Jackson

That the report of the Staffing Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #9.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

Recess for lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION

The meeting was called back to order at 1:15 p.m. with National President Brière in the Chair. 

11 b)   REPORT OF THE BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

m/s      Ken Bye / Jérôme Martel

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

  • Recorded Vote #10.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 c)   REPORT OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE COMMITTEE

m/s      Brian Oldford / Greg Krokosh

That the report of the Technological Change Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #11.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 d)   REPORT OF THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE

m/s      Kimberley Koch / Linda Koenders

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

  • Recorded Vote #12.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 e)   REPORT OF THE HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE

m/s      Doug Gaetz / Brian Oldford

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

  • Recorded Vote #13.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 f)    REPORT OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMITTEE

m/s      Linda Koenders / Greg Krokosh

That the report of the Equal Opportunities Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #14.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 g)   REPORT OF THE HONOURS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

m/s      Cosimo Crupi / Ken Bye

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

  • Recorded Vote #15.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 h)   REPORT OF THE WORKFORCE ADJUSTMENT COMMITTEE

m/s      Adam Jackson / Eddy Aristil

That the report of the Workforce Adjustment Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #16.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 i)    REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

m/s      Doug Gaetz / Gary Esslinger

That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #17.   MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 j)    REPORT OF THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

m/s      Gary Esslinger / Ken Bye

That the report of the Communications Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #18.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 k)   REPORT OF THE BARGAINING COMMITTEE

m/s      Adam Jackson / Jamie vanSydenborgh

That the report of the Bargaining Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #19.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

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

m/s      Jamie vanSydenborgh / Cosimo Crupi

That the report of the Political Action Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #20.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 m) REPORT OF THE CALL CENTRE COMMITTEE

m/s      Greg Krokosh / Jamie vanSydenborgh

That the report of the Call Centre Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #21.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

11 n)   REPORT OF THE AD HOC UNION MANAGEMENT APPROACH (UMA) AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION COMMITTEE

m/s      Eddy Aristil / Doug Gaetz

That the report of the Ad-Hoc UMA and Conflict Resolution Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #22.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

12.  ADOPTION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

m/s      Doug Gaetz / Cosimo Crupi

That the Financial Statements as of April 30, 2019 be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #23.   MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

13. EXPENSE CLAIMS OVER 90 DAYS

No claims over 90 days.

14. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

A short discussion on bargaining took place.

OPEN DISCUSSION

The Council members discussed the items under this section.

The meeting recessed at 5:00 p.m.


TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019
MORNING SESSION

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. with National President Brière in the Chair. 

14.  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (cont’d)

A short discussion on bargaining took place.

Recess for lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION

The meeting was called back to order at 1:15 p.m. with National President Brière in the Chair. 

15.  PRESENTATION OF HUMANITARIAN AWARD

With the permission of Council, this agenda item was withdrawn by the mover.

16.  AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2018

m/s      Doug Gaetz / Cosimo Crupi

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the 2018 Audited Financial Statements be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #24.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

OPEN DISCUSSION (cont’d) 

The Council members discussed the items under this section.

The meeting recessed at 5 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE12, 2019
MORNING SESSION

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. with National President Brière in the Chair. 

Brother Ken Bye serve notice to amend the agenda.

At the request of the Council the session went “in camera ".

The Council then moved back into its regular session.

OPEN DISCUSSION (cont’d) 

The Council members discussed the items under this section.

Motion to amend

m/s      Ken Bye / Cosimo Crupi

That the agenda be amended to add under Open Discussion #12 “Phoenix Compensation - emails from the regions.”

  • MOTION CARRIED.

Brother Adam Jackson serve notice to amend the agenda.

Recess for lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION

The meeting was called back to order at 1:15 p.m. with National President Brière in the Chair. 

Motion to amend

m/s      Adam Jackson / Ken Bye

That the agenda be amended to add under New Business #17 “Membership Appreciation Events:  Regulation 30.3 – Guidelines.”

  • MOTION CARRIED

17.  MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION EVENTS:  REGULATION 30 - GUIDELINES

m/s      Adam Jackson / Ken Bye

Be it resolved that Regulation 30 be amended to read:

30.3 GUIDELINES

(1)   Locals may request funding once per year to a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) per year.

(2)   To access the subsidy, locals must match dollar for dollar from their own local funds.

(3)   To request funding, Locals must prepare a proposal that shall include the following:

(a) type of event;
(b) date of event;
(c) location of the event;
(d) estimate of number of members attending;
(e) budget for the event;
(f) amount of subsidy requested.

(4)   The Local shall forward their proposal to their RVP 30 calendar days before the event is to occur, who will then forward it on to the President 1st National Vice President.

(5)   All proposals must be approved by the President and the 1st National Vice-President or in their absence the National President before the event occurs.

(6)   Within thirty days of the event, the Local(s) shall provide a report to the President on how well the event went and an accounting of all monies spent, including copies of  receipts.  The subsidy will then be sent to the Local.

Motion to amend

m/s      Gary Esslinger /

That number 4 should read “The Local shall forward their proposal to their RVP 30 calendar days before the event is to occur, who will then forward it on to the President 1st National Vice-President five (5) days prior to the schedule date of the event.

  • MOTION DEFEATED for a lack of a seconder.

Motion to amend

m/s      Jamie vanSydenborgh /

Propose that the amendment be amended to change from 30 calendar days to 15 calendar days.

  • MOTION DEFEATED for a lack of a seconder.

Motion to amend

m/s      Kim Koch / Gary Esslinger

The proposed amendment is to add at the end of number 4 “within 15 calendar days.”

  • PROPOSED AMENDMENT MOTION CARRIED.

Point of order

Brother Jérôme Martel point of order is that by changing the number of days in the motion basically changes the intent.

President Brière understands the point of order.  He considers that it is not the same thing.  The intent of the mover was to have a reasonable timeframe before sending it to the RVP and then to the National Office.  At first, there was supposed to be 30 days before it was sent to the RVP. We wanted to change the number of days.  It changed the intent of the time it took for the request to be sent to the RVP. Subsequently, the intention to get the request to the National Office on time was not specified by the number of days.  Setting a number of days that is still within the 30-day period does not change the intention to receive it at the National Office.  That is why the Chair has accepted the motion.

m/s      Cosimo Crupi / Jamie vanSydenborgh

That this amended motion be tabled.

Rational:  That this amended motion be referred to the By-Laws Committee to be dealt in September 2019. 

  • MOTION TO TABLE CARRIED.

OPEN DISCUSSION (cont’d) 

The Council members discussed the items under this section.

The meeting recessed at 5 p.m.


THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019
MORNING SESSION

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. with National President Brière in the Chair to discuss the items for the afternoon meeting of the National Union-Management Consultation. 

Brother Jamie vanSydenborgh is absent with permission.

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

_____________________________                               ___________________________
Marc Brière                                                                           Doug Gaetz
National President                                                               First National Vice-President