CF HEALTH SERVICES UMCC
MEETING OF JUNE 13, 2013
UNDE EVP/OPI CFHS REPORT
|Mary Chamberlain, UNDE EVP, advised the employer that the unions have agreed that UNDE will co-chair the UMCC meetings for the coming year. COS asked how the committee should proceed, who is the chair for this meeting? UNDE EVP explained that her preferred choice is that both co-chairs interact throughout the meeting as is done at other national UMCC forums rather than the previously adopted practice of management chairing one meeting and labour chairing the next. Colonel Ruel, COS and management co-chair, agreed. Brother Richard Smith, representing PIPSC, also agreed.
The minutes of the March 27, 2013 meeting had been agreed to secretarially. The COS asked if the unions were satisfied with the format of the minutes and the addition of secretarial notes. All agreed that the minutes as presented were informative.
|Reduction Action Plan Update. DComd provided the current status:
76 affected employees
39 have opted
22 have deployed/alternated
5 still opting
3 waiting SRLO processes
|NOTE – Staffing, ADI and WFA. This item was not discussed at today’s meeting but is included here because the item remained open in the EVP’s previous report pending the employer’s response. The previous minutes accurately reflect the discussion and agreement reached with the unions.
– There is no hiring freeze;
– Management should go ahead and staff PS requests vice defaulting right away to Calian;
– A confirmation of the purpose of Calian. In other words we have access to Calian for professional support, not clerical; and
– Managers/COs need to continue their best efforts of transparency with the unions, specifically on staffing.
The COS also sent an email out on April 4, 2013 expressing the same message.
|Professional Development. Human Resources advised that the draft is in progress and will be provided to the unions by end June 2013.
|Immunization. The Co-Chairs agreed that the matter has been passed to D Safe G to address. UNDE EVP advised that this subject is on the agenda for the upcoming NHSPC (June 26). UNDE EVP offered to send an email to D Safe G requesting a status report.
|Collective Work Descriptions (CWD). UNDE EVP advised that the UNDE Union Services Officer (USO) responsible for classifications has been consulted as promised, he has had an opportunity to review the EG CWDs, has provided input, and his concerns have been addressed. Human Resources advised that the CWD Committee still needs a representative from PIPSC.
Human Resources advised that there are currently 30 active/ongoing CWDs. Progress so far:
Mental Health Clerk – reclassified to CR 4
Mental Health Clerk Supervisor – classification decision pending
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Med Labt Tech Assistant } all at DCCO
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|NOTE – CFHS Survey. This item was not discussed at today’s meeting but is included here because the item remained open in the EVP’s previous report pending the employer’s response. The unions’ concerns were addressed secretarially by email following the March 27, 2013 meeting.
|Contractors in Health Services Positions. D HS Del representative advised that he had the requested information provided to him at the last minute and did not have a chance to review the information to provide a status report to the committee. It was suggested that the requested information be provided secretarially. COS reinforced that Calian is available for operationally required clinical positions only, including pending the finalizing of public service staffing processes,but Calian employees are not to be employed in clerical positions.
PIPSC raised a concern that this is not the perception in the workplace. The COS asked for specifics so that he can address the concerns raised.
|Grievance Report. (attached). The Committee was also advised that there are
13 Classification grievances pending, all from UNDE members.
|Employment Equity Statistics. March 31, 2013 statistics were provided (attached). It was agreed that this item will remain as a standing item, however, the committee was reminded that the statistics are only generated once a year.
PIPSC. Brother Rick advised that PIPSC is looking for a representative to replace Sister Gardezy at the UMCC, he will continue as the interim representative until further notice.
Co-Chairs. Agreed that the WFA update (HR can provide) and CWD project should be moved to standing items. The COS again expressed CFHS’ commitment to public service staffing, he advised that the Comptroller looks at all available resources before referring to Calian. UNDE EVP thanked everyone for attending and the discussion.
Next Meeting. September 2013 (TBC).
UNDE Executive Vice President