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2019/12/13

CANADIAN UNION of SKILLED WORKERS
National Executive Board Meeting
December 13th, 2019

1.    Meeting Opened: 8:30 am

Officers Present: Geoff Denstedt, Craig Batty, Kevin Forbes, Kris Croteau, Don Mayer, John Wabb, Joe Mulhall, Tom MacLean.
Regrets: Steve Gilroy.

2.    Values& Beliefs Moment: Equality Policy reviewed.

3.    Previous Minutes: Approved. M/S Kris Croteau, Craig Batty consensus

4.    Conference Call/ Email: the following motions where passed on November 11, 2019.

a.    Motion: to encourage all CUSW Members to recognize Remembrance Day. M/S Kris Croteau, Kevin Forbes
b.    Motion: to actively recruit military veterans into our Membership. M/S Kris Croteau, Don Mayer
c.    Motion: to support the participation of one CUSW Member each November 11 who is a military veteran to attend a Remembrance Day event and lay a wreath on behalf of the Members of CUSW. M/S Don Mayer, Kevin Forbes
d.    Motion: to include during negotiations the recognition of November 11 as a holiday for all Member so they can attend events in their communities with families and friends. M/S Kevin Forbes, Craig Batty
e.    Motion: to lobby the Government of Canada and each Province and Territory to recognize November 11 as a statutory holiday. M/S Kris Croteau, Kevin Forbes.

5.    Business arising from the Minutes: none

6.    Meeting Agenda Items: approved M/S Craig Batty, Kris Croteau consensus

7.    Unit Business:
a.    Atlantic Unit: Unit update provided by Tom MacLean.  
b.    Bruce Unit: Unit update provided by Unit Chair Chris Cover.
c.    BC/Alberta Unit: Unit update provided by Tom MacLean.  
d.    Central Unit: Unit update provided by Unit Chair Dale Harrison.
e.    Greater Durham Region Unit: Unit update provided by Kris Croteau. Family Christmas event was held at the Toronto Zoo. Great time and well attended.
f.    Kingston-Ottawa Unit: Unit update reviewed from portal.
g.    Niagara Falls-Hamilton Unit: Unit update reviewed from portal.
h.    Northern Unit: Unit update reviewed from portal.
i.    Sask Unit: Unit update reviewed from portal.
j.    South Western Unit: Unit update reviewed from portal.
Action: Geoff Denstedt to talk with each Unit and request monthly reports from each Unit. Reports to be provided in written or verbal form using web conferencing (ZOOM video communications).


8.    National Committee Business
a.    Apprenticeship Committee: Committee update provided by Don Mayer.
b.    Audit Committee: Committee update provided by Craig Batty.
c.    Communications Committee: Committee update provided Kevin Forbes.
d.    Constitution Committee: Committee update provided by Geoff Denstedt. The committee has been asked to review the recall process.
e.    Health, Safety & Wellness Committee: Committee update was provided by John Wabb.
f.    Negotiating Committee: Committee update reviewed from portal.
g.    Growth and Opportunity Committee: Committee update was provided by Tom MacLean.
h.    Political Action Committee: Committee update reviewed from portal.
i.    Retiree’s Committee: Committee update provided by Joe Mulhall.
j.    Member and Family Support Committee: Committee update provided by Craig Batty.
k.    Social Committee: Committee update provided by Kris Croteau. Events Calendar is up to date.
l.    Technology Committee: Committee update was provided by Geoff Denstedt.
m.    Training & Education Committee: Committee update was provided by Joe Mulhall.
n.    Values and Beliefs Committee: Committee update was provided by Craig Batty.
o.    Membership Committee: Committee update was provided by Jeff McGowan. The committee verbally  presented 3 recommendations to the NEB .
Action: Geoff Denstedt to talk with each Committee and request monthly reports from each Committee. Reports to be provided in written or verbal form using web conferencing (ZOOM video communications).

9.    Correspondence: See attached.

10.    Expenses:

 


Type
Date

Num

Name

Memo

Amount


Cheque

2019-11-13

16633

Skills for Change

Trades Expo Exhibitor Booth - 14 Nov.'19 (Howard Brown)

-250.00


Cheque

2019-11-13

16636

Goldblatt Partners LLP

Inv. No.:160389 / Matter No.:14-566 / General Matters

-6,036.46


Cheque

2019-11-13

16640

Stella, Linda

HS&W Conference Expense Reimbursement - 01/02 Nov.'19

-321.42


Cheque

2019-11-13

16641

Dance, Brian

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 10 Oct.'19

-110.74


Cheque

2019-11-13

16642

Niagara/ Hamilton Unit

2019/2020 Unit Budget

-4,218.60


Cheque

2019-11-13

16643

Greater Durham Region Unit

2019/2020 Unit Budget (1 of 2 installments)

-12,498.19


Pay Cheque

2019-11-13

16647

Te Raa, Taylor

Attendance at Job Fair - 11 Jul.'19

-185.23


Pay Cheque

2019-11-13

16648

Nahorney, Christopher

HS&W Conference - 01 Nov.'19

-586.45


Cheque

2019-11-13

16644

DENNIS, STEPHEN

HS&W Conference Parking Charges - 01 & 02 Nov.'19

-80.00


Cheque

2019-11-13

16645

Frater, Janos

HS&W Conference - 01 Nov.'19

-106.62


Cheque

2019-11-14

DD

Baird, Peter B.

Mileage Reimbursement (483kms) - 09Nov.'19

-227.01


Cheque

2019-11-14

DD

MacLean, Thomas R

Expenses re Period: 04 to 08 Nov.'19

-908.83


Pay Cheque

2019-11-14

16657

Brown, Howard F

HS&W Conference & Expenses - 31 Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-993.29


Cheque

2019-11-14

16654

mohan, Joel

HS&W Conference - 01 Nov.'19

-396.48


Cheque

2019-11-14

16655

MacNeil, Glen

HS&W Conference - 31Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-728.36


Cheque

2019-11-14

16656

Keyes, Mark

HS&W Conference - 31 Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-239.50


Pay Cheque

2019-11-14

16658

Miskelly, Alexander .

HS&W Conference - 31 Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-768.58


Pay Cheque

2019-11-14

16659

WARD, JARROD

HS&W Conference - 31 Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-805.06


Pay Cheque

2019-11-14

16660

McMahon, Shawn .

HS&W Conference - 31Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-766.10


Pay Cheque

2019-11-14

16661

Recollet, Shawn A.

HS&W Conference - 31Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-731.86


Pay Cheque

2019-11-14

16662

Davey, Kyle N.

HS&W Conference - 31 Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-889.29


Pay Cheque

2019-11-14

16663

PARRINGTON, JESSE

HS&W Conference - 31 Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-999.99


Cheque

2019-11-15

16664

Caissa LLP

Inv. No.:65602 re 2nd Interim Billing - YE2019

-22,600.00


Pay Cheque

2019-11-15

16665

Brown, Howard F

Presentation for Skills for Change - 08 Nov.'19

-194.20


Pay Cheque

2019-11-15

16666

Brown, Howard F

Skills for Change Trades Expo - 14 Nov.'19

-328.32


Pay Cheque

2019-11-15

16667

PINEO, BRIAN

JETC Interviews in Sudbury - 18 Sept.'19

-310.31


Pay Cheque

2019-11-15

16668

Cover, Christine Ann

Nuclear Job Fair in Owen Sound - 15 Nov.'19

-227.22


Cheque

2019-11-18

16671

COLGAN, SEAN

HS&W Conference - Mileage - 01 Nov.'19

-199.75


Cheque

2019-11-18

16672

Goldblatt Partners LLP

Inv. No.:160186 / Matter No.:14-566 / Audit Letter Prep

-169.50


Cheque

2019-11-18

16674

Hymers, Darren

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 01 Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-113.00


Cheque

2019-11-18

16675

McParland, David

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 11 Nov.'19

-118.65


Cheque

2019-11-18

16676

SIEGFRIED HEATHER

Mileage Missed (543 kms) re Canadian Apprenticeship Symposium - 23 to 25 Oct.'19

-255.21


Cheque

2019-11-18

16677

MARY MITCHELL

Valard Christmas Party - 12 Dec.'19

-1,000.00


Cheque

2019-11-21

DD

Hurley, Matthew

Mileage Reimbursement re 04 & 12 Nov.'19 (456 kms)

-214.32


Cheque

2019-11-21

DD

Neil, Jason

Mileage & Cellular Charges Reimbursement - 21 & 29 Oct.'19

-410.79


Cheque

2019-11-21

DD

Baird, Peter B.

Expenses Reimbursement - 11 to 13 Nov.'19

-725.16


Cheque

2019-11-21

DD

Denstedt, Geoff

Energy Rountable in Calgary - 9 to 11 October 2019

-1,245.19


Pay Cheque

2019-11-21

DD

Batty, Craig E.

NEB Meeting - 08 Nov.'19

-420.56


Pay Cheque

2019-11-21

DD

Batty, Craig E.

Treasurer Duties - 5, 12 & 15 Nov.'19 (20hrs)

-1,085.43


Cheque

2019-11-21

DD

MacLean, Thomas R

Participation Roundtable - 11 to 15 November 2019

-85.54


Pay Cheque

2019-11-21

16679

Charette, Kirsten

Nuclear Job Fair & Information Session - 14 Nov.'19

-98.63


Cheque

2019-11-21

16680

Scongack, Robert

HS&W Conference - 31 Oct. to 01 Nov.'19

-708.39


Cheque

2019-11-26

16682

DUNCAN, SAM J

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 20 Nov.'19

-200.00


Cheque

2019-11-26

16683

Dance, Brian

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 10 Nov.'19

-110.74


Cheque

2019-11-26

16684

Heyes, Scott

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 01 Nov.'19

-118.31


Cheque

2019-11-26

16685

Goldblatt Partners LLP

Inv. No.:160448 / Matter No.:18-655 / CUSW v. Iron Workers

-261.60


Cheque

2019-11-26

16687

Guindon, Chad

Stewards Office Supplies and Steering Committee Parking Charges

-140.65


Cheque

2019-11-26

16688

Rogers Wireless Inc

Acct. No.:1-3757-9660 / Bill Number: 2095114819 / Bill Date: 18Nov.'19 - McLean, Thomas

-139.55


Cheque

2019-11-26

16690

Guindon, Chad

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 13 Nov.'19

-84.24


Cheque

2019-11-26

16691

McMahon, Shawn

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 17 Oct. & 17 Nov.'19

-150.00


Cheque

2019-11-26

16694

Durdle, Donna

Reimbursement re 2019 Christmas Decor/Supplies - 25 Nov.'19

-93.86


Cheque

2019-11-26

16695

Bissonnette, Bobby M.

Cellular Charges & iPad - 14 Nov.'19

-426.75


Cheque

2019-11-26

16696

Dan Plexman

HS&W Conference Guest - 01 & 02 Nov.'19

-1,965.31


Cheque

2019-11-28

DD

Baird, Peter B.

Weekly Expenses - 18 to 24 November 2019

-1,018.67


Pay Cheque

2019-11-28

DD

Batty, Craig E.

Treasurer Duties - 16 to 22 Nov.'19

-815.62


Pay Cheque

2019-11-28

16700

Bissonnette, Bobby M.

Labour Board Hearing - 15 Nov.'19

-771.77


Cheque

2019-12-02

16706

Morgenroth, David

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 01 Sept. to Nov. 2019

-159.77


Cheque

2019-12-02

16707

Desai, Purvi

Reimbursement re Office Christmas Tree Decor - 29 Nov.'19

-94.73


Cheque

2019-12-02

16708

Durdle, Donna

Reimbursement re Office Christmas Tree - 29 Nov.'19

-90.39


Cheque

2019-12-02

16711

NADJIWON, TROY

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 20 Aug. to 20 Nov.'19

-542.40


Cheque

2019-12-02

16712

Mayhew, Lee

HS&W Conference Shirts & Parking Charges - 31 Oct. & 01 Nov.'19

-971.69


Cheque

2019-12-02

16714

Jurisdictional Services

Retainer (Harold Bartlett Services for November 2019)

-5,990.13


Cheque

2019-12-03

16717

Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson

Inv. No.:63531/32/33/34 re Quanta/Valard Telecom/JD @ Hydro One - Up to 30 Sept.'19

-3,358.42


Cheque

2019-12-03

16719

Harrison, Dale

Reimbursement re V&B Committee Mailout of Stickers - 03 Oct.'19

-2,473.21


Cheque

2019-12-05

DD

MacLean, Thomas R

Expenses from 21 to 27 November 2019 - Energy Round Table in London, UK

-2,021.14


Cheque

2019-12-05

DD

Baird, Peter B.

Expenses re November 25th to 30th, 2019 (710 kms)

-676.41


Cheque

2019-12-05

DD

Hurley, Matthew

Expenses from 18, 19 & 27 November 2019 (468kms)

-219.96


Pay Cheque

2019-12-05

DD

Batty, Craig E.

Treasurer Duties - 26 to 29 Nov.'19

-815.62


Cheque

2019-12-06

16720

Tam, Amy

Reimbursement re Office Christmas Luncheon Drinks - 05 Dec.'19

-16.90


Cheque

2019-12-06

16721

PAGETT, ADAM M

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 14 November 2019

-152.55


Pay Cheque

2019-12-06

16727

MacNeil, Glen

OLRB Hearing - 27 Nov.'19

-723.91


Cheque

2019-12-10

16730

Ma Maison

CUSW Christmas Luncheon for December 5th, 2019 - 35 people

-3,834.80


Cheque

2019-12-10

16733

Possible Missions

WSIB/H&S/Mentoring - October & November 2019

-11,489.36


Cheque

2019-12-10

16734

CPA/BTU Trust Fund

2019 CPAA/IOPAA Operating Expenses

-18,000.00


Cheque

2019-12-10

16735

Degagne, Martin J.

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 27 Sept. to 27 Nov.'19

-150.00


Cheque

2019-12-10

16736

Howatt, Lindsay

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 13 Aug. to 13 November 2019

-788.97


Cheque

2019-12-10

16737

Hymers, Darren

Cellular Charges + New Phone + Accessories - Bill Date: 01 Dec.'19

-1,097.63


Cheque

2019-12-10

16738

DRUMMOND, SPENCER

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 28 Nov.'19

-107.35


Cheque

2019-12-10

16739

Doyle, Jason John

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 03 Nov. & 03 Dec.'19

-316.40


Cheque

2019-12-10

16740

BAPTISTA, JASON

2019 AABO Conference & Registration - 05 Nov. to 07 Nov.'19

-2,211.54


Pay Cheque

2019-12-11

DD

Housser, Rob

Diversity & Inclusion Meeting @ Carolson Court - 05 Dec.'19

-436.53


Cheque

2019-12-11

16769

Bell Canada

Acct. No.:416 245 9270 / Bill Date: 01 Dec.'19 / Toll Free

-143.10


Cheque

2019-12-11

16770

CREMASCOLI, BRANDY

Reimbursement re Office Heater & Milk - 10 Dec.'19

-69.06


Cheque

2019-12-11

16771

Nahorney, Christopher

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 01 Dec.'19

-134.41


Cheque

2019-12-12

DD

Baird, Peter B.

Weekly Expenses from 02 to 08 Dec.'19

-1,118.00


Cheque

2019-12-12

DD

MacLean, Thomas R

Expenses from 29 Nov. to 05 Dec.'19

-935.98


Cheque

2019-12-12

DD

Neil, Jason

Expenses from 18 Nov. to 04 Dec.'19

-818.89


Pay Cheque

2019-12-12

DD

Batty, Craig E.

Treasurer Duties - 04 Dec.'19 (8 hrs)

-546.33


Pay Cheque

2019-12-12

16742

Croteau, Kristopher

Negotiations Planning Meeting @ SNDI Office - 09 Dec.'19

-523.57

 

 

 

 

 


-130684.5

 


Cheques for Approval: Kris Croteau, Don Mayer M/S consensus.

11.    Reports:
a.    Members off Work: William Cooke, Jason McIntosh, Dan Plexman, Peter Rickards, Barry Albert.
b.    Members Receiving LTD Benefits: Jeffrey R. Andrew, Timothy Carroll, Mark Chantler, Darren Christie, Isaac Dautey, Megan Elarte, Barry Golfetto, David Harrigan, William Howley, Rick Kluke, Steven Krysko, Roch Labelle, Richard Piche, Ming Shen, Douglas Vigus, Cory Zufelt  , David A. Edgcumbe, Eric Elliott, Donald Mccormick, Bruce Merlin, Donald Nugent.
c.    We welcome the following new Members: Scott Henry Ruhl, Logan Kiazyk-Mykytyn, Jarret Currie, Adam Mcconnell, Jeannot Blais, Duncan Annett, Anthony Lewis, Terry Jean, Jonathan Ralph Mannas, Terence Clarke, Vernon Morriseau, Edward Kwaka, Cyrus Taylor Bruce Desmoulin, Jordan Skanes, Dale S Ford, Bradley M. Rose, Keith Goodyear, Zachary P Myles, Ian Hayter, Orren Malcolm Osmond, Shannon Courtorielle, Ryan Delaney, Drake Parr, Gregory Matheis, Matthew Brandrick, Charles Esquega, Freeman Mark Wall, Kenneth Stewart, Dustin Bishop, Wade Rumbolt, David Karl Janes, Michael Wilfred Burnie, Kenneth Veldhoen, Colin Raymond Legge, Ramsey Dredge, Logan John Mccarthy, Kenneth Lavhey, Orville Bolt, Danny Myles, Richard Mitchell, George Lavhey, Kirk Kelly Wehrhahn, Tony Barrett, Agustine Hickey, John Savage, Ashley Barnes, Kyle Favel, Hardiksinh Ganpatsin Solanki, Josh Stewart, Brenden Fleming, Maxime Gauthier, Aaron Cooper, Dakota Penasse, Richard Fox, Josh Goulais, Emilio Guajardo Garza, Terrell Belanger, Joshua Lavalley, Yi (Joey) Zhao, Jason Plant, Joshua Fitzgerald, David Jan Hummel, Joseph Walsh, Blake Vanden Broek, Mike Cerny, Mike Andersson, Terry Pope, Alexander Munuz Munoz-Jimenez, Alexander James Pete Deschamps-Mcwatch, Matt Joseph Michano, Nathan Wagner, Nicholas Roy Allan Hewson, Lucas Anthony Michano, Andre Sabourin, Feron Michano, Bradley Thompson, Travis Collins, Jeremy Chalifoux, Andy Desmoulin, Karl Austin Bouchard, Mark Frank Burt.
d.    Dispatch Report: report reviewed.
e.    Financial Report: report received Craig and Geoff.
f.    Transition Business: business discussed.
g.    Recruitment and Referral: Matt Hurley provided an update.
Action: gather the Membership Committee, Growth & Opportunity Committee and representation from Unit Recruitment Committees to develop a coordinated recruitment strategy.    
h.    Education and Training: none.
i.    SNA: none
j.    Confederation of Canadian Unions Report: Executive Board Meeting January 18-19, 2020 in Halifax.
k.    SNDI: report was provided by Kris Croteau and Kevin Forbes.
l.    Participation Roundtable: three have been completed and five more are to be scheduled.

12.    New Business:

1.    Committee and Unit Budgets: The NEB received budget requests from National Committees and Units.
Motion: to approve the Negotiating Committee budget. M/S Kris Croteau, Don Mayer consensus
Motion: to approve the Social Committee budget. M/S Don Mayer, Craig Batty consensus
Motion: to approve the Northern Unit budget. M/S Don Mayer, Kris Croteau consensus
Motion: to approve the Kingston-Ottawa Unit budget. M/S Kris Croteau, Don Mayer consensus

2.    Additional NEB Strategy Meetings: January 13, 14 (All Day) and February 6 (5:00-8:00).

3.    IT Review: Joe provided a report and the NEB discussed the plan going forward. A consultation report will be provided in the coming weeks. Motion: to participate in the review with the PSBT and PSRT. M/S Don Mayer, John Wabb

4.    Health, Safety and Wellness: the NEB discussed the recent plan submitted to Bruce Power and agreed to support the initiatives to improve the health, safety and wellness of the CUSW Members working on the Bruce Power project.

5.    CCU Executive Board Meeting: Motion: to send two members to the next CCU Executive Board Meeting. M/S Kris Croteau, Craig Batty

6.    Workplace Elections: Elections will be happening early in the new year as per the constitution. Action: to send out an e-blast.
7.    NEB Equality Policy Review: invite Ian Fellows to our next NEB meeting.

8.    Canadian Nuclear Association Conference February 26 – 28, 2020 in Ottawa: Motion: to purchase an exhibitor booth and send three Members of the Nuclear Sub-Committee. M/S Don Mayer, Kris Croteau consensus.

Motion: to purchase promotional material for the exhibitor booth. M/S Craig Batty, Don Mayer consensus

9.    PPWC 58th Convention March 11, 12 & 13 2020 in Vancouver: Motion: to have Geoff attend this event. M/S Don Mayer, Kris Croteau consensus

10.    68th Annual Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction in Support of Easter Seals Kids Wednesday February 5, 2020 in Toronto: Motion: to send three members to this event. M/S Kris Croteau, Don Mayer consensus

11.    Canadian Nuclear Association Membership Renewal: Motion: to approve the renewal of the CAN membership. M/S Kris Croteau, Kevin Forbes

12.    CPA/BTU Trust Fund: Motion: to approve the annual contribution of $18,000.00 to the CPA/BTU Trust Fund. M/S Kevin Forbes, Don Mayer

13.    Values & Beliefs Committee Appointments: M/S Kevin, Kris


Motion to Adjourn: Don Mayer, Kris Croteau M/S consensus

Next Meeting: January 3, 2020 (Conference Call 8:00 til 10:00) - January 10, 2020 (Face to Face 8:30 start