CULE EXECUTIVE MEETING
OCTOBER 16/17, 2004 MARRIOTT HOTEL – OTTAWA
Dave Jackson called meeting to order at 9:50 am
Dave Jackson, President
Heather Longstaff, Secretary
Lise Boucher, Treasurer
Lisa Garnier, Director/Prairies
Marion Agadzi, CULE II Vice President
Jim Brohman, Director/North
Bob Allen, Director/NCR.
Tom Hamilton, Director/Ontario
Jack Rudd, Director/British Columbia
Dave Doyle, JPAC Representative
Regrets: Larry Welsh, CULE I Vice President
Executive Meeting – March 2004
M/S/C Marion Agadzi/BobAllen
THAT March 2004 CULE Executive Minutes of Meeting be adopted.
Heather will put out a call to CULE members for a Webmaster, but in the meantime she will phone Brother Bedingfield and ask him to post our Budget. Lise will send Heather the Budget by Email. Heather will send a letter of thanks to Brother Bedingfield.
M/S/C Jim Brohman/Lisa Garnier
THAT Reports be adopted as submitted
Heather will send to all CULE members the minutes of this meeting including copies of all reports.
Harassment Training will take place at all future regional staff conferences.
Retiree Benefits Plan
Dave and Tom went over the draft retiree benefits plan text. Angele Cadieux, Jim Brohman and Heather Longstaff (alternate Pamela Peckford) are the CULE Retiree Advisory Committee. We will invite a representative from Coughlins to the CULE meeting in Valleyfield to provide a presentation on the Retiree Benefits Plan.
Lise Boucher now has all the CULE books from Heather Beach and will be getting an audit done. Discussion on Diners and Amex Card. Discussion on transfer of funds to Convention Account.
M/S/C Lise Boucher/Bob Allen
THAT Treasurers Report be adopted as presented.
St Amour Update
Brother Chris Wilson has agreed to represent CULE’s interest. Dave Jackson will request that Arbitrator Chapman reconvene the parties.
Dave Doyle – Pension Committee Report (attached)
AEU Strike Discussion ensued on potential Strike. CULE will wait to hear from AEU on what support they need from us.
CULE Joint Committees
Names will be forwarded to Tom and Marion.
The Committee will consist of Joan-Anne Gravesand, CULE I and Marion Agadzi, CULE II.
Jim will get back to Marion on the language for Inuktitut. Cavan has the logo and will do the work for us. Signs will be ordered for all regional offices.
Officers Conference – November 29th – December 1
A CULE meeting will be held on Wednesday December 1st commencing at 6 p.m. The CULE Executive will be in attendance.
M/S/C Jack Rudd/Lisa Garnier
THAT the CULE Executive attend the CULE meeting on Wednesday December 1st in Valley Field, Quebec.
Social Acknowledgement Policy
The policy was reviewed and updated and the following recommendations adopted
Serious illness – $40-$50
Retirements and Resignation after 10 years of service – $100
Death of Member – $100 donation
Death of immediate family of member – $50
M/S/C Marion Agadzi/Jim Brohman
THAT the social acknowledgement policy be adopted as amended
The contents of the CULE membership package will be: welcome letter from CULE President, CULE application card, CULE pin, Bylaws, Constitution, Website, Social Acknowledge policy, List of Executive, Terms of Reference on Joint Committees, Order form for promotional material including website. Union bug acknowledgement.
M/S/C Bob Allen/Heather Longstaff
THAT Tom order CULE Pins and some shirts for Officer’s Conference (formerly
known as the National Reps Conference)
The Convention Committee consists of Tom Hamilton, Bob Allen, Larry Welsh, Heather Longstaff and Marion Agadzi. After considering membership input, the Convention Committee recommended the following locations, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Ottawa. The final decision will to be determined by the membership via an electronic vote to be organized by the North Bay Office. The deadline in which to respond will be November 19th.
Car Allowance Criteria
General discussion on application of the new criteria.
Regional Union/Management Consultation
Minutes to be cc’d to CULE Executive and Directors will send copies to Heather for distribution
Career Enhancement Program
Discussion ensued about the new CEP criteria
Grievance Committee Report
M/S/C Bob Allen/Pamela Peckford
THAT the following grievances be referred to Arbitration:
– Summer Leave Refusal
– Requirement for Medical certificate
– Two (2) day suspension
– Verbal Reprimand
– Letter of discipline
– Extension on Probation
– Transfer Request denial
– Rejection on Probation
Three grievances were not recommended.
Tom Hamilton will send out a call to CULE members for volunteers to represent on arbitrations. Many thanks to grievance committee for their work.
M/S/C Pam Peckford/Jim Brohman
THAT the recommendations of Grievance Committee be adopted.
Next meeting is scheduled for March 19th, 20th and 21st, 2005 in Ottawa.