Local 903 – Minutes Of The Local Executive Meeting 31 October 2013

30903 Minutes

Minutes Of The Local Executive Meeting

31 October 2013


Meeting held in the Island #7 meeting room.


In Attendance:

President:                                 Carla Van Dyk

Vice President:                        Mike Zubrack

Sec.Tres.Chief Steward:         Rick Parenteau

Health & Safety:                       Wayne Parks

Steward:                                   Carol McDonald

Steward:                                   Bob Tucci

Steward:                                   Ed Yerex


1.         Meeting called to order at 12:05pm.


2.         Reading of UNDE Harassment Policy by Br. Mike Zubrack.


3.         Reading of Minutes from the Local Executive Meeting held 24 July 2013.

            Motion by Br. Rick Parenteau to adopt the minutes;

            Seconded by Br. Mike Zubrack.



4.         Treasurer informed the Executive about Benevolent Fund spending approved by the Local President in the amount of $30 for Kim Anderson and $30 for Mike Zubrack.


5.         Treasurer gave update on the Local’s account balances and the status of the end of fiscal year audit;

Motion by Br. Rick Parenteau to give each Audit Team member a $25 gift card;

            Seconded by Br. Mike Zubrack.



6.         President brought forth discussion about Bob Crossman’s retirement;

Motion by Sr. Carla Van Dyk to buy a $75 retirement gift for Bob Crossman;

            Seconded by Br. Rick Parenteau.



7.         President brought forth information about the upcoming bargaining conference in Toronto for Local’s that submitted demands. Local 30903 submitted a bargaining demand with regards to Bereavement Leave and Sick Leave Payouts. Executive discussed having Br. Mike Zubrack attending as our representative at the conference for continuity with the bargaining demand instead of the incoming President.


8.         Executive discussed upcoming Local 30903 Annual General Membership Meeting set for December 12, 2013. UNDE National President Br. John McLennan and UNDE Regional President Sr. June Winger will be guests at the meeting. Positions up for election are President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Employment Equity. Br. Rick Parenteau will be the chair for the Nominations Committee for members who require more information. Executive discussed having food for the AGM meeting.

Motion by Br. Wayne Parks to spend up to $300 for the AGM meeting food and hospitality;

            Seconded by Br. Ed Yerex.



9.         Executive discussed membership concerns with regard to position staffing and work duties.


10.       Executive discussed health and safety concerns arising from the demilitarization area including hazardous substances and outside contracting.


11.       Motion by Br. Bob Tucci to adjourn the meeting;

Seconded by Br. Wayne Parks.



12.       Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm.