Executive Committee

Minutes of the Executive Committee

June 19, 2006

The Executive Committee met on June 19th 2006 with the following members present:

Betty Bannon – Chair
Bob Campbell – 1st National VP
Denis Lalancette – 2nd National VP
Kent MacDonald – RVP Northern & Eastern Ontario

The following were the agenda items:

  • UTE IT position
  • UTE’s relationship with the International Children’s Awareness (ICA)
  • PSAC Local Officers Training Modules and the UTE Local Officer’s Course


M/S/ Denis/Bob

Be it resolved that Alex Thon be appointed to the UTE IT position.

Bob – yes
Denis – yes
Kent – yes
Betty – yes

  • Motion Carried


There was a general agreement that although the ICA is our donation of choice that we should not just be sponsoring by way of money.  The committee discussed various ways that UTE could assist the ICA organization long term.  The following were the recommendations agreed to by the committee:

  • Create a line item in our budget for the “ICA International Fund” ~$10,000 including promotional items
  • An annual donation of $500
  • Advise our members to use the United Way to direct some or all of their donation to ICA
  • Sponsor a student who wants to go with Captain Smith in Africa.  This would be approximately $5000 and the Honours and Awards Committee would solicit names and pick the person
  • Subsidize a member with $2500 to go with Captain Smith in Africa
  • Develop a joint promotional item(s) with ICA and a portion of the sales would go to ICA

It was also agreed that UTE should meet with Captain Smith to make sure that ICA are comfortable with the suggestions.

M/S/ Kent/Denis

That UTE adopt and implement the listed recommendations after discussing them with Captain Smith.

Bob – yes
Denis – yes
Kent – yes
Betty – yes

  • Motion Carried.


The committee reviewed the PSAC course modules in light of their usability in our Local Officer’s Course and/or for use by RVPs for Regional training sessions that they may have.  The Committee was also asked to look at the expenditure of UTE Education Funds by the RVPs in their regions when putting on training sessions using these modules.  The listing of the modules is attached.

After review of the PSAC Modules the agreed that the following modules would be appropriate to include in the UTE Local Officer’s Course:

1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3 2.4, 2.8, 2.10 and 4.1.  (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 are already included according to Shane).

Handouts:  7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5.

For RVPs or a Presidents Conference:

1.3, 1.4, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.9 and 3.1

Just for a Presidents Conference:

6.4 maybe by the Collective Bargaining Committee.

In regards to the funding out of the Education Fund the committee agreed to the following:

If the education portion of a Regional session put on by the RVP lasted a full day or more then they may expend 50% of the expense from their Education monies.

If the education portion of a Regional session put on by the RVP lasted only an AM or PM (less than a day but at least half a day) then they may expend 25% of the expense from their Education monies.

M/S/ Kent, Denis

Be it resolved that the Modules from the PSAC Local Officers Kit be approved for use of the UTE Education Fund.

Bob – yes
Denis – yes
Kent – yes
Betty – yes

  • Motion carried.

The committee also looked at the rollout of the UTE Local Officers Course and came up with the following:

  1. This course is not the same as the Developing Membership Activism Course and may not be needed for all locals.
  2. For a Region, it should be the same as the Grievance Course.  If a Region decides that they want this course then they would seek approval and expenses could be allocated 50% each to their Regional/Inter-Regional and Education budgets out of regional monies available.
  3. We could consider running this course nationally once a year, similar to the Staffing Course with 5 seats per local with 5 locals if numbers warrant.  However, the committee noted that interpretation may be required depending on the number of participants and what locals they come from.  There was no intention of the committee to consider running two separate national courses, one in English and one in French.  The points in 1 and 2 were the preferred method of delivering this course by the committee.

The committee was also advised of an agreement between Canadian Hotel Income Properties (CHIP) and UTE for hotel discounts for all UTE members.  This information will be posted on the website once the agreement has been signed and the link details have been completed between CHIP and the UTE Web/Communications Officer.

The committee adjourned.