Executive Meeting Minutes May 2015

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EXECUTIVE UNION MEETING

UNDE LOCAL 629

       15 MAY 2015

In Attendance:               Grant Tennant                      A/President & A/Chief Shop Steward

Steve Yashinskie                  A/1st Vice

Dan Boutilier                       A/2nd Vice

Vallerie Griese                    Treasurer & A/Secretary

 

 

SERIAL

DISCUSSION

ACTION BY

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Call to Order            16:40hrs

A/President
 2 Introduction:

Harassment Policy Read

A/President
3

Previous Minutes

Reviewed/ approved/ filed

A/President
4 Old Business:

 

Office cleaning

–          First quote noted on April Min   First time Cleaners @ $1000.00 for initial stripping & waxing of union off ice floor

–          Bob Hackett Janitorial & sons cost $200.00

Unanimous vote for Bob Hackett & sons to complete this task. To schedule for 9-10 July for work to be completed 8th July (Wed) to move items in office – volunteers required.

 

Executive Activity Reports – currently up to date

Grievance Handling course 4-8 May Peterborough ON

Personal opinions as to if the course should have been shorter or longer recognized. Instructor Brenda Lee & Rosie were very knowledgeable and clear.

PSAC Grievance Handling Course reminder

27-28 June, Pembroke ON. Pre-request Talking Union Business Course (see A/President ref possible exemption.

 

 

 

 

A/President Treasurer

 

 

All

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer

A/2nd Vice

 

 

 

A/President

5 New Business

19 Minute Solidarity March

-Poster to be distributed May 16th, A/2nd Vice to pick up march necessities and flags.

– New “I luv a healthy workplace” to give out. Important to distribute existing union swag at all events in the future

– Advised to review bill C59 paying particular attention to Sec 20

A/President
7 Orientation of New Employees

It has been noticed that there are several new employees who have not been introduced to their union and collective agreement during their introduction meeting.

Mgmt. is not informing Local 629 of new hires and solutions for going forward to be submitted for the next LMCC agenda items.

 

 

A/President

8 Employee Retirement

Suggestion for the responsibility of presenting retirement plaques is given to LMCC Chair or Co Chair. As they meet monthly Management should be providing the Chair/Co chair with written notice of employees who have announce retirement dates. This would lift the burden thus far held by the executive.

 

 

 

A/president

10 LMCC

04 Jun – Agenda items to submit discussed

  1. Notification of upcoming members retiring
  2. Notification of new hires
 

All

11 Labour Day Event

 

Onsite meeting 24 Jun @ Pembroke Ampitheater area

To finalize plans for August 30th event

 

 

 

A/President

12 Round Table

 

Chief Shop StewardMentoring for all new Shop Stewards to begin in a few weeks. This will empower all to be confident when representing in their upcoming grievance hearings

 

2nd Vice – Provided guidance/ suggestions on representation at hearings as well as examples of mistakes to learn from. Networking amongst Stewards is key.

 

3rd Vice – Finding it difficult to find time for Portfolio (health & Safety)

 

Treasurer – Financial report presented

 

Secretary – No correspondence to bring forward

 

A/President/1st Vice

 

         Overview

–          Good lines of communication between the local & Ottawa head office.

–          Purchase addition union watches for retirees

–          Certificate Frames to be purchased in preparation for new retires.

–          Union Cell phone are now all utilized

 

 

 

A/Chief Shop Steward

 

 

A/1std Vice

 

 

 

A/2d Vice

 

 

Treasurer

 

A/Secretary

 

 

 

A/President

Meeting Adjourned – 18:25

Next meeting schedule for June 25th

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Prepared by Vallerie Griese, A/Secretary

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Approved by Grant Tennant, A/President