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2020/06/05

1.          Meeting Opened: June 5th, 2020 9:00 am

 

Officers Present: Kris Croteau, Geoff Denstedt, Steve Gilroy, Tom MacLean, Don Mayer, Joe Mulhall, John Wabb

 

Regrets: Craig Batty, Kevin Forbes

 

2.          Meeting Opened: June 12th, 20209:00 am

 

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

 

Regrets: none

 

3.          Values& Beliefs Moment: Human Rights policy reviewed (page 73 & 74).

 

4.          Values& Beliefs Moment: Continued Human Rights policy reviewed (page 74).

 

5.          Previous Minutes: Motion to Approve. M/S Don Mayer, Kris Croteau consensus

 

6.          Conference Call/Email:

 

              May 21, 2020 Interim Budget Responding to COVID 19: Motion: The NEB approves additional resources to support the effective operation of CUSW through the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Monday May 25th additional resources will be allocated to recruitment, referral and workplace development. In addition, beginning Monday June 1 additional resources will be allocated to workplace development and growth & business development. The monthly contributions to the Growth and Opportunity Fund will increase effective May going forward. M/S Kris Croteau, Kevin Forbes consensus

 

7.          Business arising from the Minutes: None

 

8.          Meeting Agenda Items: Motion to Approve. M/S Kris Croteau, Don Mayer consensus

 

9.          Unit Business:

a.     Atlantic Unit: Unit update reviewed from portal

b.     Bruce Unit: Unit update provided by Lindsay Abbott

·       Communication committee is setup.

·       Zoom account setup

·       Workplace meeting held June 10th 2020 with 16 members present.

·       Recruitment meeting on setup for Monday June 15th 2020. To discuss interviews.

·       Issues still with the global address book for sending emails.

·       Clothing order for $4000 worth of swag has been submitted.

c.     BC/Alberta Unit: Unit update provided by Tom MacLean

d.     Central Unit: Unit update provided by Dale Harrison

·       Online meeting to be scheduled for this month

·       NEB help needed for recruitment issues.

·       Still looking for help on global address book for email blast.

e.     Greater Durham Region Unit: Unit update provided by Janet Crowther.

·       Reported issues GDR unit email not working correctly

·       First general meeting held last month via zoom. Executive plus 3 additional members logged on. June meeting also to be held on zoom, unit is looking for more participation

·       $1500 donation to Feed The Need

·       $1500 to the Denise House.

·       Unit working on a unit news letter

f.      Kingston-Ottawa Unit: Unit update reviewed from portal.

g.     Niagara Falls-Hamilton Unit: Unit update provided by Steve Gilroy.

·       Zoom meetings to start to be held.

h.     Northern Unit: Unit update provided by Tyler Guidotti, and Allen Wing.

·       Meeting held Wednesday June 10th. Was well received. Members where engaged to participate.

·       Fishing derby is setup for virtual fishing tournament where you submit pictures of your catch.

·       Fishing derby to be shared with the national social committee.

i.       Sask Unit: Unit update reviewed from portal.

j.       South Western Unit: Unit update provided by Jason Baptista.

·       June 4th 2020 unit meeting held on Zoom. 2 line technicians where also present.

·       Meeting is available online to replay recording.

·       Meeting had a guest speaker Denis Kuntz to discuss national election.

·       Bourinot’s Rules of Order for the meeting where review

 

k.     Notes:

 

10.       National Committee Business

 

a.     Apprenticeship Committee: Committee update reviewed from portal.

b.     Audit Committee: Committee update provided by Craig Batty.

· April 24thzoom meeting,

· Reviewed expense for, rent, and professional/ consultant fees. 

c.     Communications Committee: Committee update reviewed from portal.

d.     Constitution Committee: Committee update reviewed from portal. One member has stepped down recently.

e.     Health, Safety & Wellness Committee: Committee update was reviewed from portal.

f.      Negotiating Committee: Committee update provided by Steve Gilroy

· Committee is working on a get-together to ramp up shortly.

· Collective agreement unit participation.  Bargaining team to engage workplace membership.

g.     Growth and Opportunity Committee: Committee update was provided by Tom McLean

h.     Political Action Committee: Committee update provided by Tom McLean.

i.       Retiree’s Committee: Committee update provided by Joe Mulhall.

· Zoom meeting held and was successful enough to attempt again.

j.       Member and Family Support Committee: Committee update was reviewed from portal.

k.     Social Committee: Committee update provided Linda Stella.

· Fishing derby cancelled.

· Wonderland is still available with the option of changing the date or carrying the deposit to 2021.

· Facebook over 350 new members

· New meeting scheduled for the end of June

· Might try a event around the end of November.

· Working to implement the virtual fishing derby.

l.       Technology Committee: Committee update reviewed from portal.

m.   Training & Education Committee: Committee update provided Greg Padulo

· Zoom meeting held week of June 5th with John Wabb present.

· New commitment to bi weekly zoom calls

· Participation challenges have been faced, but working on re-engagement

n.     Values and Beliefs Committee: Committee update provided by Angelia Dickenson.

· Values and Beliefs Committee is forging ahead with the after care of the Advocates with one more zoom meeting together at the end of the month and also emails with newsletters and information pertaining to diversity subject matter is ongoing.  

o.     Membership Committee: Committee update was provided. Recommendations concerning the interview process accepted.

Notes: Friendly reminder that unit elections and appointments for committees are coming open shortly.

 

Correspondence: See attached.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.       Expenses:

 

Date

Name

Memo

Amount

2020-05-04

Mulhall, Kyle

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 06 Apr.'20 + Conference Calls x2

-156.43

2020-05-05

Nahorney, Christopher

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 01 May 2020

-129.95

2020-05-06

Hymers, Darren

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 01 May 2020

-56.50

2020-05-06

Gibbons, Allan

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 23 Mar 2020 & 23 April 2020

-135.60

2020-05-12

Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson

Inv. No.:65154/65155 re File No. 1293001/1293040 re Matters up to 29 February 2020

-1,912.75

2020-05-12

Goldblatt Partners LLP

Inv. No.:164561 / Matter No.:20-283 / OPG & Bruce Power Negotiations 2020

-1,094.97

2020-05-12

Wawia, JAMES

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 21 April 2020

-118.93

2020-05-12

Gowland, DANIEL

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 01 Feb.'20 & 01 Mar.'20

-192.10

2020-05-14

Housser, Rob

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 14 April 2020

-160.79

2020-05-14

Hurley, Matthew

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 17 Mar. & 17 April 2020

-124.30

2020-05-14

Batty, Craig E.

Personal Protective Equipment - COVID-19

-205.49

2020-05-14

Wabb, R. John

Monthly Expenses from February to April 2020

-8,025.11

2020-05-19

Stevens, Kristopher

Communications Committee Survey Subscription (1 yr) / Zoom (1yr) & Convention - 12 to 18 Apr.'18

-2,246.12

2020-05-19

Calderaro, Paul.

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 11 Feb. to 11 Apr.'20

-358.43

2020-05-19

McGowan, Jeff

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 21 April 2020

-127.69

2020-05-19

McParland, David

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 11 May 2020

-135.60

2020-05-19

PAGETT, ADAM M

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 14 April & 14 May 2020

-169.50

2020-05-20

Goldblatt Partners LLP

Inv. No.:164544 / Matter No.:16-463 / CUSW v. Four Seasons re Certification - 30 Apr.'20

-662.75

2020-05-20

Centre of A Circle

2017 Expenses Reimbursement

-2,529.79

2020-05-20

Centre of A Circle

Sook Nations Visit from 15 to 23 August 2018

-2,615.96

2020-05-21

MacLean, Thomas R

Office Supplies Reimbursement re printer cartridges

-73.99

2020-05-22

Denstedt, Geoff

March 2020 Expenses Reimbursement

-4,457.85

2020-05-25

Heyes, Scott

Cellular Charges re Bill Date:01 May 2020

-118.65

2020-05-25

Brough, Kiefer

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 10 May 2020

-143.10

2020-05-25

McDowall, Ryan

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 01 May 2020

-107.35

2020-05-25

Mulhall, Kyle

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 21 May 2020

-156.43

2020-05-27

Denison, Luke

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 10 Jan to 10 Mar.'20

-308.26

2020-05-27

Dance, Brian

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 10 April & 10 May 2020

-221.48

2020-06-02

Horth, Sebastian

Cellular Charges re Bill Dates: 12 Jul. to 12 May 2020

-1,615.90

2020-06-02

Bissonnette, Bobby M.

Cellular Charges + ipad Charges re Bill Date: 14 May 2020

-300.72

2020-06-04

Baird, Peter B.

Cellular Charges re Bill Date: 24 May 2020

-141.25

2020-06-04

STAJKOWSKI, MARISSA

Cellular Charges re 10 April & 10 May 2020 + Postage

-106.21

2020-06-04

Crowther, Janet L.

JTEC Meeting - 26 May 2020

-64.76

     

-29,791.34

 

 

 

Cheques for Approval: Kris Croteau, Craig Batty M/S. NEB Consensus.

 

 

12.       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, Darren Christie, Isaac Dautey, Megan Elarte, Barry Golfetto, David Harrigan, 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: to be added

d.     Dispatch Report: see attached

e.     Financial Report: provided by Craig Batty

f.      Recruitment and Referral Report: provided by Matt Hurley.

g.     Training & Education Report: provided by

h.     CUSW-BC: update provided by Tom MacLean

i.       CCU Report: update provided by Tom MacLean

 

New Business:

1.     Growth & Opportunity: Tom provided a report. Additional funds will be moved to the growth and opportunity account to support organizing initiatives as per our original motion.

 

2.     Return of Operations: The return to full operation was discussed. Protocol discussion to be reviewed on Porthole and recommendations from each board member required by next Friday June 19th 2020.

 

3.     Transition of Units and Committees: Discussion.

 

4.     Convention Location: Motion 8th CUSW convention to be held at the Bruce CAW hall. Don Mayer Kris Croteau NEB consensus.

 

5.     Staff Reimbursement: Discussion. Further details required. Staff meeting to held Monday June 15th 2020 at 9:30am.

 

6.     Lost Wages Policy: Motion: to amend to expense policy for lost wages and expenses to read; all lost wages and expenses shall be submitted to the office in the fiscal year they occur  (July 1 to June 30) and allow expensed to be submitted until Sept 30  of next fiscal year. This is to allow time for members to get paper work together and also allow the operation group to post expenses in the proper year they occurred. M/S Craig Batty, Don Mayer

 

 

7.     Phone Policy for field reps: Action Craig Batty to engage a group of representatives for a joint recommendation for a policy to cover data only for cell phone reimbursement a limit of 10 gigabit per month.

 

8.     Staffing Update: Discussion started and to be revisited.

 

9.     Organizing requirements: Matt Hurley has recommended bringing Mark back full time. Motion to reinstate Mark back on full time on recruitment assisting Matt starting Monday June 15th 2020. M/S Don Mayer, Kevin Forbes.

 

10.  ASWA: Update provided.

 

11.  Contractor days: Discussion presented by Tom MacLean, NEB agreement to proceed.

 

12.  Update Date on IT infrastructure for office: reviewed by John Wabb, and Joe Mulhall

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Motion to Adjourn: June 5th, 2020 11:06M/S Don Mayer, Steve Gilroy consensus.

Motion to Adjourn: June 12th, 2020 12:55 M/S Don Mayer Steve Gilroy NEB consensus.

 

Next Meetings: Friday July 3rd& Friday July 10th