Minutes of the Executive Council

March 18, 19, 23, 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
MORNING SESSION

1. CALL TO ORDER OF THE REGULAR MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 hours.  President Bob Campbell was in the Chair. In attendance: Marc Brière, Denis Lalancette, Robert Hume, Lorne Roslinski, Gary Esslinger, Adam Jackson, Jamie vanSydenborgh, Doug Gaetz, Robin Johnson, Bill Blair, Sabri Khayat, Jean-Pierre Fraser, Annette Melanson and Pierrette Labrie.

2. HOURS OF SESSION OF THE REGULAR MEETING

m/s  Lorne Roslinski / Robin Johnson

That the hours of session be as follows:

Tues:               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
Wednesday:  9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; 1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:          9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.;

  • MOTION CARRIED.

3. ADOPTION OF AGENDA

m/s  Gary Esslinger / Robert Hume

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

New Business

26.  Amendment to Regulation 20 (S. Khayat)

Open discussion

25. Use of Social Media (R. Johnson)
26. Labour and Political Publication Subscription (A. Jackson)
27. Upward Feedback 360 Review (J. vanSydenborgh)
28. Discipline and Consistency (B. Blair)
29. Retroactive Dismissal (J.P. Fraser)
30. Conflict of Interest Union Volunteers (S. Khayat)
31. Reliability Status and Revocation (J. vanSydenborgh)
32. Internal Affair Report (B. Blair)
33. Union Consultation on 2020 (J.P. Fraser)

  • MOTION CARRIED.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

m/s  Lorne Roslinski / Jamie vanSydenborgh

That the minutes of the Executive Council Meeting of December 2013 be adopted.

Brother Khayat pointed out that his dissidence was not reported in writing in the December Minutes as requested on adopted recommendation #1 of the Ad Hoc UTE Structure Committee (Item 11 q) regarding the elimination of the 2nd Vice-President position.  The Chair, Brother Campbell agreed and the December 2013 minutes will be corrected accordingly.

  • Recorded Vote #1.  MOTION CARRIED.

President Campbell turned the Chair to Brother Brière, First National Vice-President

5. PRESIDENT’S FOLLOW UP ITEMS

m/s  Bob Campbell / Denis Lalancette

That the follow up items of the President be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #2.  MOTION CARRIED.

6. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

m/s  Bob Campbell / Denis Lalancette

That the report of the President be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #3.  MOTION CARRIED.

President Campbell resumed the Chair.

7. REPORT OF THE 1st VICE-PRESIDENT

m/s  Marc Brière / Denis Lalancette

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

  • Recorded Vote #4.  MOTION CARRIED.

8. REPORT OF THE 2nd VICE-PRESIDENT

m/s  Denis Lalancette / Marc Brière

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

  • Recorded Vote #5.  MOTION CARRIED.

9. REPORT OF THE REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENTS / ALTERNATES

m/s  Bill Blair / Jean-Pierre Fraser

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

  • Recorded Vote #6.  MOTION CARRIED.

President Campbell turned the Chair to Brother Brière, First National Vice-President.

10. REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

m/s  Bob Campbell / Doug Gaetz

That the report of the Executive Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #7.  MOTION CARRIED.

President Campbell resumed the Chair.

11 a) REPORT OF THE STAFFING COMMITTEE

m/s  Sabri Khayat / Adam Jackson

That the report of the Staffing Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #8.  MOTION CARRIED.

At the request of the National President the session went " in camera ".

Recess for lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION

The meeting was called back to order at 1:15 with Brother Campbell in the Chair. 

The Council moved back into its regular session.

11 b) REPORT OF THE BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

m/s  Gary Esslinger / Sabri Khayat

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

m/s  Gary Esslinger / Sabri Khayat

Recommendation #1

That the following resolution be added to the resolutions of record:

27. Funding PSAC Regional Conventions

BE IT RESOLVED THAT UTE partially fund locals for their delegates to PSAC Regional Conventions until such time as the PSAC fully fund such conventions: and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT this funding be based on paying for two (2) of the following: (travel, hotel, per diems, or loss of salary) if they are not reimbursed by any other organizations for the same costs and the cost of transportation will be the most economical means for example seat sales, mileage.

Adopted July 2011

  • Recorded Vote #9.  MOTION CARRIED.

That the report of the By-Laws Committee be adopted as a whole.

  • Recorded Vote #10.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 c)   REPORT OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE COMMITTEE

m/s  Doug Gaetz / Gary Esslinger

That the report of the Technological Change be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #11.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 d) REPORT OF THE EMPLOYEE  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM COMMITTEE

m/s  Bill Blair / Lorne Roslinski

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

  • Recorded Vote #12. MOTION CARRIED.

11 e) REPORT OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

m/s  Doug Gaetz / Marc Brière

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

  • Recorded Vote #13. MOTION CARRIED.

11 f)  REPORT OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMITTEE

m/s Robin Johnson / Jean-Pierre Fraser

That the report of the Equal Opportunities Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #14. MOTION CARRIED.

11 g) REPORT OF THE HONOURS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

m/s  Jean-Pierre Fraser / Denis Lalancette

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

  • Recorded Vote #15. MOTION CARRIED.

11 h) REPORT OF THE WORKFORCE ADJUSTMENT COMMITTEE

m/s  Bill Blair / Doug Gaetz

That the report of the Workforce Adjustment Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #16. MOTION CARRIED.

11 i) REPORT OF THE HARASSMENT COMMITTEE

m/s  Jamie vanSydenborgh / Robert Hume

That the report of the Harassment Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #17. MOTION CARRIED.

11 j) REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

m/s  Marc Brière / Gary Esslinger

That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.

m/s  Marc Brière / Gary Esslinger

Recommendation # 1

Be It Resolved that the following line items be approved for overspending:

UTE OVER-EXPENDITURES

DATE

LINE ITEM DESCRIPTION

EXPLANATION

2013 BUDGET

ACTUAL+
PROJECTED

OVERAGE

31-Dec-13

Federations of Labour

Over budget approval

20,000.00

25,514.99

(5,514.99)

31-Dec-13

National Committee Meetings

Over budget approval

280,500.00

293,513.16

(13,013.16)

31-Dec-13

Residence Expense

Over budget approval

13,200.00

13,400.00

(200.00)

31-Dec-13

Vice-President Salary

Over budget approval

92,720.00

93,920.06

(1,200.06)

31-Dec-13

President/Vice-President Benefits

Over budget approval

52,000.00

52,655.45

(655.45)

  • Recorded Vote #18.  MOTION CARRIED.

That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted as a whole.

  • Recorded Vote #19.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 k) REPORT OF THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

m/s  Lorne Roslinski / Sabri Khayat

That the report of the Communications Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #20.  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 #21.  MOTION CARRIED.

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

m/s  Adam Jackson / Jamie vanSydenborgh

That the report of the Political Action Committee be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #22.  MOTION CARRIED.

11 n) REPORT OF THE AD-HOC CALL CENTRE COMMITTEE

m/s  Robert Hume / Jamie vanSydenborgh

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

  • Recorded Vote #23.  MOTION CARRIED.

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

m/s  Sabri Khayat / Doug Gaetz

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

  • Recorded Vote #24.  MOTION CARRIED.

12.   ADOPTION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

m/s  Marc Brière / Gary Esslinger

That the financial statements of December 31, 2013 be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #25.  MOTION CARRIED.

13. EXPENSE CLAIMS OVER 90 DAYS

m/s Marc Brière / Sabri Khayat

That the expense claims over 90 days be accepted.

  • Recorded Vote #26.  MOTION CARRIED.

14. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

A discussion took place.

15. CONVENTION COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

m/s  Marc Brière / Denis Lalancette

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following Convention Committees be appointed:

Bargaining Committee

Name

Local / Title

Camara, Daniel

70035

Feraday, Brad

00001

Fraser, Jean-Pierre

Co-Chair

Hardy, Dawn

90006

Jackson, Adam

Co-Chair

Koch, Kim

20002

Koenders, Linda

70000

Lalancette, Denis

Chair

Martin-Gendron, June

30022

Masdea, Pietro

00020

Masse, Sylvie

10027

McLennan, Christine

50032

Melanson, Barry

00017

Montague, Mike

00018

Paquette, Lyson

Technical Adviser

Youssfi, Hicham

60008

Finance Committee

Name

Local / Title

Barrett, Steve

00008

Brière, Marc

Chair

Campbell, Gesine

70010

Desrosiers, Monique

Finance Administration Officer

Fleury, Gilles

10004

Fortin, Colette

60006

Gaetz, Doug

Co-Chair

Hamilton, Robert

00013

Hughes, Susan

70004

Hyatt, Richard

20050

Johnson, Nancy

40023

McNabb, Gary

50031

Melanson, Annette

Technical Adviser

Mendlowitz, Jerry

00048

Moser, Sue

20003

Roslinski, Lorne

Co-Chair

Ryan, Maggie

90001

Smith, Les

90002

Vallée, Christian

10017

Walker, James

00016

General Committee

Name

Local / Title

Blair, Bill

Co-Chair

Bota, Lee-Ann

00042

Cloutier, Marc

10028

Ferguson, Patrick

40022

Gagné, Erik

Technical Advisor

Graham, Janet

20027

Greenough, Theresa

20029

Hume, Robert

Co-Chair

Jessup, Melanee

00015

Johnson, Robin

Chair

Krokosh, Christine

30027

Lahaie, Sylvie

10005

Martelock, Marshall

70009

McKeown, Randy

00051

Parris, Janet

30024

Ruyter, Terry

20007

Smith, Vicki-Lynn

70030

Vallière, Louise

10009

Walker, Jennifer

80004

Whyman, Jacquelyn

00011

By-Laws Committee

Name

Local / Title

Albinet, Janet

50021

Beaton, Chris

30025

Bembridge, Darlene

60005

Bye, Ken

00052

Cousins, Sara

70001

Couture, Marie-Ève

10007

Drozd, John

10008

Esslinger, Gary

Chair

Gardiner, Madonna

90000

Hickey, Sharon

20026

Khayat, Sabri

Co-Chair

Little, Wayne

20028

MacDonald, Kent

Technical Advisor

Oldford, Brian

80003

Pelletier, Gisèle

10006

Quibell, Miranda

00012

Van Sydenborgh, Jamie

Co-Chair

Villeneuve, Diane

10110

Wormsbecker, Maria

00014

  • Recorded Vote #27.  MOTION CARRIED.

16.   TERMS OF REFERENCE OF CONVENTION COMMITTEES

m/s  Marc Brière / Denis Lalancette

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Terms of Reference of Convention Committees be adopted as per Regulation 4 (8).

  • Recorded Vote #28.  MOTION CARRIED.

OPEN DISCUSSION

The Council Members went over some of the discussion items. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014

MORNING SESSION

The meeting was called to order at 9h00 with President Campbell in the Chair.

17.   CONVENTION RULES OF ORDER

m/s  Marc Brière / Denis Lalancette

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the following Rules of Order be submitted to the Convention for adoption.

RULES OF ORDER

GENERAL SUMMARY

1. The President or their designate shall take the Chair at the time specified and shall preside at all sessions.

2. Hours of sittings of meetings of the Union of Taxation Employees shall be determined by the appropriate bylaws or regulation.  In the absence of such rule, hours of sittings shall be determined by the meeting itself on recommendation of the Chair.

3. When a member wishes to speak they will wait to be recognized by the Chair.  They will then give their name and the body they represent, state the purpose for which they rise and confine their remarks to the question at issue.

4. Speeches shall normally be limited to five (5) minutes.

5. A member shall not speak more than once upon a subject until all who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so.

6. A member shall not interrupt another, except to rise to a point of order or question of privilege.

7. If a member is called to order, they shall, at the request of the Chair, take their seat until the question of order has been decided.

8. Should a member persist in unparliamentary conduct, the Chair will be compelled to name them and submit their conduct to the judgment of the meeting.  In such case, the member whose conduct is in question should explain and then withdraw and the meeting will then determine what course to pursue in the matter.

9. When a motion has been made and seconded, the Chair shall state the motion and then ask:  “Are you ready for the question?”

10. Any member may appeal a decision of the Chair and the appeal shall require a seconder.  Immediately and without debate, except that the appellant and the Chair may give their reasons for the appeal and the decision respectively, the Chair shall put the question:  “Shall the decision of the Chair be sustained?”

11. In the event of a tie vote on any matter other than the election of officers, the Chair may cast a deciding vote.  The Chair shall not take part in a debate unless they leave the Chair.  Having left the Chair, they shall not return to it until the matter in question has been disposed of.

12. When the “previous question” is moved and seconded, no further discussion is permitted on a main motion or amendment and the Chair must take a vote of the motion for the previous question immediately by asking “shall the question be now put?”  If a two-thirds majority vote “that the question be now put”, the motion or amendment shall be put without debate.  If the motion to put the question is not passed by a two-thirds majority vote, discussion will continue on the motion or amendment.  The previous question cannot be proposed by a person who has spoken on the motion or the amendment.

13. (a) Any motion or amendment to a motion may be amended, provided the amendment is relevant to the question and does not have the effect of simply negating the question.  If an amendment to an amendment has been moved and seconded, the Chair will not entertain any further amendments until the amendment to the amendment has been disposed of.

(b) Amendments are always voted on in reverse order to their introduction.  That is, the amendment to the amendment must be disposed of before the amendment, and the amendment must be voted on before the main motion.  Whether or not the amendments have carried, the main motion must always be vote on; otherwise the principal question remains undecided.

14. Committees may combine resolutions or prepare a composite resolution to cover the intent of the question at issue.  Reports of committees are not subject to amendment by the meeting but a motion to refer back to the committee for reconsideration and direction shall be in order.  Committees shall not sit while a meeting is in session, unless a majority of the members approve such action.  On presenting the committee’s recommendation to the meeting, the Chair of the Committee shall present a motion in the following form:  “I move, seconded by (name of Co-chairperson of the Committee) concurrence (or non-concurrence) in Resolution No...” or “I move, seconded by (name of Co-chairperson of Committee) concurrence in Resolution No..., as amended by the Committee” or, “I move, seconded by (name of Co-chairperson of Committee) concurrence in composite Resolution No..., as prepared by the Committee” or, “I move, seconded by (name of Co-chairperson of Committee) acceptance of the Committee recommendations”.

15. A motion to refer, if seconded, may be debated only as to the propriety or advisability of such referral but not as to the main question.  A motion to refer may include instructions to the committee or officer to which the motion is referred.

16. The report of a committee, when adopted, becomes the decision of the meeting which adopted it.

17. The following motions shall be in order at any time and in the order stated:

  (a) To adjourn (not debatable).
  (b) To recess (not debatable).
  (c)  Question of privilege (the Chair must rule immediately before going on to further business).
  (d) Point of order (the Chair must rule immediately before going on to further business).
  (e) To lay on the table (not debatable).
  (f)  To put the previous question (not debatable).
  (g) To postpone to a future time (debatable only as to propriety or advisability).

None of these motions shall be moved a second time until there has been an intermediate proceeding of business dealt with by the meeting.

18. A motion may be reconsidered providing the mover and seconder of the motion to reconsider voted with the prevailing side, and notice of motion has been given for reconsideration at the previous sitting.  A motion to reconsider shall require a two-thirds majority to pass.

19. (a) If the results of a voice vote or a vote taken by a show of hands as announced by the Chair is doubted, upon request of any member a standing vote may be ordered.

(b) A vote by secret ballot shall be taken only on a substantive motion at the request of any five of the members present.

(c)  A vote by secret ballot shall not be permitted on a procedural or dilatory motion with one exception:  if the initial question was resolved by a secret ballot, a secret ballot will be permitted on a motion of reconsideration.

(d) Once the Chair has called the question, it shall not be in order to request a secret ballot.

(e) When a standing vote or a vote by secret ballot has been ordered, no adjournment or recess shall take place until the results have been announced.  The Chair shall cause to have the number of members voting in the affirmative and the negative recorded.

20. When a standing vote or a vote by secret ballot has been called by the Chair, no one, except with permission of the Chair, shall be permitted to enter or leave the floor until the results of the vote have been announced.

21. None but accredited members of the Union of Taxation Employees and authorized members of the staff shall be permitted on the meeting floor during the business sessions.

22. A majority of members at the meeting may request, and have ordered, a recorded vote.  Upon receiving such request, the Chair shall require the secretary to call the roll and record the names of those members voting in the affirmative and in the negative.

23. Proposals and other matters of business submitted after the closing date of the receipt of resolutions will be referred to the meeting and be dealt with as late resolutions as the last order of business.  The meeting will refer them to the appropriate convention committee. 

24. All motions calling for the expenditure of money shall be placed in writing, which will serve as a “notice of motion” and together with all proposals and amendments referring to same, shall be referred to the appropriate committee or officer responsible for finances, for consideration before any vote is entertained thereon.  For meetings of the Executive Council a verbal “notice of motion” will suffice.

25. A motion to limit the debate shall be in order once the Chair has stated the question.  It must be moved and seconded and is not debatable.  A motion to limit debate may limit the number of speakers or the time allotted and the motion must so state.  Such a motion shall require a two-thirds majority to pass.

26. Election of officers shall be conducted in accordance with the By-laws and regulations of the Union of Taxation Employees.

27. In calling for further nominations from the floor the Chair of the Nominations Committee will declare nominations closed after calling “Are there any further nominations?”  Three times, without response.

28. The Chair of the Nominations Committee will announce after each vote by secret ballot:

  (a) the number of ballots cast,
  (b) the number of ballots cast for each candidate, and
  (c)  the number of spoiled ballots, if any.

29. Each candidate for an office shall have the privilege of nominating a scrutineer who shall be entitled to observe all phases of the election and the counting of ballots for that particular office.

30. In the event of a close decision, it will be in order for a member to request a recount.  If the Chair of the Nominations Committee rules against a recount, their ruling may be appealed in the same manner as the ruling of the Chair may be appealed under rule number 10.

31. Quorums shall be determined by the appropriate bylaws or regulations governing the body in session.

32. Bourinot’s Rules of Order shall govern in all matters not regulated by the rules set out above.

m/s Robin Johnson / Robert Hume

That number 4 be amended to read: Speeches shall normally be limited to three (3) minutes.

  • MOTION CARRIED.

 

  • Recorded Vote #29.  MOTION CARRIED.

18.   CONVENTION NOMINATION COMMITTEE

m/s  Marc Brière / Denis Lalancette

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Executive Council appoints the following members on the 2014 Convention Nomination Committee.

Chair of the committee:   Betty Bannon
Members of the committee: Marcel Bertrand and Dave Flinn

  • Recorded Vote #30.  MOTION CARRIED.

19.   CONVENTION CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE

m/s  Marc Brière / Denis Lalancette

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Executive Council appoints the following two (2) members on the 2014 Convention Credential Committee.

Brother Lorne Roslinski and Brother Jean-Pierre Fraser

  • Recorded Vote #31.  MOTION CARRIED.

20. SUBSIDY – ELECTRONIC TABLETS

m/s  Lorne Roslinski / Doug Gaetz

BE IT RESOLVED THAT UTE provides a subsidy in the amount of $250.00 to the newly created Calgary Call Centre Local 30022 to help them pay, for a period of twelve (12) months, the cost of the data plan used with the electronic tablets which facilitate the access to the UTE e-mail system; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT UTE provides an additional subsidy in the amount of $400.00 to the newly created Calgary Call Centre Local 30022 to purchase a tablet in order to offer that Local the same help we proposed to all the other Locals to have a better access to the UTE e-mail system; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Calgary Call Centre Local 30022 must purchase the said equipment and data plan within 45 days of receiving the subsidies. Once purchase is made, Local 30022 must provide within 30 days the receipts to the National office; otherwise, the subsidies shall be recouped by the National Office.

  • Recorded Vote #32.  MOTION CARRIED.

21. AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2013

m/s  Marc Brière / Doug Gaetz

That the 2013 Audited Financial Statements be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #33.  MOTION CARRIED.

22. BUDGETARY FORECASTS FOR THE REGIONAL AND INTER-REGIONAL CONFERENCES AND ADVANCES

m/ Marc Brière/

Item 22 was lost for a lack of a seconder.

The next three items 23, 24, and 25 Investigation Reports were postponed until the Sunday Session to permit the translation of the documents.

26. AMENDMENT TO REGULATION 20

m/s Sabri Khayat / Gary Esslinger

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Paragraph 20.1(2) be amended to read as follows:

REGULATION NO. 20
20.1 MEMBERS WITH DISABILITY

  1. UTE shall establish an assistance fund for Locals to ensure that members with disability are informed about union activities and given access to them.
  2. A budget of five ten thousand dollars ($5000) ($10 000) per year shall allotted for this fund.
  3. Financial assistance shall be defined as: charges for any accommodations to allow members with disability to participate in activities.
  4. Union activities shall be defined as the following UTE Events:  Presidents’ Conference, Inter-Regional, Convention Committee Meetings, National Conferences, General Meetings of Locals and any other training activities.
  5. Locals applying for this fund shall be asked to submit the following information in writing:
    1. The type of activity, dates and location where the activity will take place, the amount or estimated amount of the request and;
    2. The reason for requesting assistance
  6. The request for funding shall be submitted to the 1st Vice-President responsible for Finance for approval or in their absence, the President.
  7. The Local, after spending the funds, shall submit an expense claim with all receipts.
  • Recorded Vote #34.  MOTION CARRIED.

Brother Brière served notice to amend the agenda.

OPEN DISCUSSION

The Council Members went over the last of the discussion items. 

m/s Marc Brière / Robert Hume

That item 34 - Budgetary forecasts for the regional and inter-regional conferences and advances be added to Open Discussion.

  • MOTION DEFEATED.

The meeting recessed at 5h00 p.m.


SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
MORNING SESSION

 

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

 23. INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE REPORT 

m/s  Gary Esslinger / Robin Johnson

That the Investigation Committee Report on the allegations against Chris Foucault be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #35.  MOTION CARRIED.

m/s  Gary Esslinger / Sabri Khayat

 Investigation Committee Recommendation # 1

Complaint filed by Brother Robert Beatch against Brother Chris Foucault

WHEREAS Bob Campbell National President UTE, struck a committee to investigate complaints filed by Brother Robert Beatch against Brother Chris Foucault; and

WHEREAS after careful consideration of all evidence and testimony provided, it was the unanimous conclusion of the committee that charges laid under By-Law 12 Section 3 (5), By-Law 12 Section 3 (7) and By-Law 12 Section 3 (12) in each case were founded; and

WHEREAS these allegations are considered significant misconducts and the following recommendations were unanimously supported by the committee.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT brother Chris Foucault not be allow to hold any union office for a period of three years; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Brother Chris Foucault has his membership suspended for a period of two years.

m/s Jamie vanSydenborgh / Adam Jackson

That the two "Be it Resolved" be divided to be dealt separately.

  • MOTION TO DIVIDE DEFEATED.
  • Recorded Vote #36.  MOTION CARRIED.

24. INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE REPORT

m/s  Gary Esslinger / Sabri Khayat

That the Investigation Committee Report on the allegations against LeeAnn Bota be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #37.  MOTION CARRIED.

m/s  Gary Esslinger / Robin Johnson

Investigation Committee Recommendation # 2

Complaint filed by Brother Robert Beatch against Sister LeeAnn Bota

WHEREAS Bob Campbell National President UTE, struck a committee to investigate complaints filed by Brother Robert Beatch against Sister LeeAnn Bota, and

WHEREAS after careful consideration of all evidence and testimony provided, it was the unanimous conclusion of the committee that charges laid under By-Law 12 Section 3 (5), By-Law 12 Section 3 (7), By-Law 12 Section 3 (12) and By-Law 12 Section 3 (13) in each case were founded; and

WHEREAS these allegations are considered significant misconducts and the following recommendations were unanimously supported by the committee.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Sister LeeAnn Bota not be allow to hold any union office for a period of three years; and

Be it further resolved that Sister LeeAnn Bota has her membership suspended for a period of two years.

  • Recorded Vote #38.  MOTION CARRIED.

25. INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE REPORT

m/s  Gary Esslinger / Robin Johnson

That the Investigation Committee Report on the allegations against Linda Morgan be adopted.

  • Recorded Vote #39.  MOTION CARRIED.

Investigation Committee Recommendation # 3

m/s  Gary Esslinger / Robin Johnson

Complaint filed by Brother Robert Beatch against Sister Linda Morgan

WHEREAS Bob Campbell National President UTE, struck a committee to investigate complaints filed by Brother Robert Beatch against Sister Linda Morgan; and

WHEREAS after careful consideration of all evidence and testimony provided, it was the unanimous conclusion of the committee that charges laid under By-Law 12 Section 3 (5) and By-Law 12 Section 3 (12) in each case were founded; and

WHEREAS these allegations are considered significant misconducts and the following recommendations were unanimously supported by the committee.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Sister Linda Morgan not be allowed to hold any union office for a period of one year.

m/s Doug Gaetz / Jean-Pierre Fraser

That sister Morgan received a letter of reprimand.

  • MOTION TO AMENDMENT CARRIED.
  • Recorded Vote #40.  MOTION DEFEATED.

The Council Members had a discussion on the choice of activities that the Locals could organize for April 30th or May 1st.

President Campbell suggested that four Council Members could meet over a conference call and come up with ideas.  Sister Robin Johnson and Brothers Robert Hume, Adam Jackson and Denis Lalancette volunteered to meet this week and report to the President.

The meeting adjourned at 11h45.

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Bob Campbell
National President
Marc Brière
First National Vice-President

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