Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003
Jim Brohman – President
Bob Allen – Alt.,Director, NCR/Nunavut
Larry Welsh – VP CULE I
Heather Beach – Treasurer
Pam Peckford – VP CULE II
Marion Agadzi – Secretary
Al Hadvick – Director BC/YUK
Heather Longstaff – Member At Large
Tom Hamilton – Director Ontario
Dave Jackson – Director, Prairies/NWT
Regrets: May Saunders – Member At Large
M/S/C Dave/Heather B Posted on Web
CULE Staff Meeting Minutes
A meeting was held for CULE staff attending the PSAC Triennial Convention in Montreal.
M/S/C Pam/Larry To be posted on Web
Reports From Executive M/S/C Dave/Larry
Treasurers Report M/S/C Heather B/Al
Car Insurance Committee
Committee met, and employer has agreed to use the Impala LS, which varies in costs according to the province. Consideration will be given on an individual basis for the use of 4 wheel drive vehicles. Awaiting letter from Employer on the issue of supplementary business premiums for representatives who do not receive car allowance where required. MOU has been signed to cover this, and CULE president will sign acceptance. Staff will be retroactively compensated to reflect this agreement.
Members have expressed concerns about the lack of information about this convention and how it came to be. However, history shows that this discussion started in 2001, and all offices have had discussions regarding this proposal. A backgrounder was also sent along with the ballots. Treasurer will inform employer to start deductions asap. This process should take a few weeks to show on pay stubs. Convention info will be available on the website as it becomes available.
Recommendation to forward Schultz grievance to arbitration.
M/S/C Al/Heather L
A grievance on counselling letter is not recommended to go to arbitration.
M/S/C Bob/Heather B
A discussion took place regarding the case of St. Armour Arbitration hearing. We are awaiting a written decision.
Update on plans for first Equity Conference to be held on Dec. 3-5 in Ottawa. Request to have CULE president address members at the conference and sponsor a meeting with snacks. Discussed proposal of Anticipatory Staffing and Special Leave.
Moved to adopt committee reports M/S/C Dave/Larry
A committee has been struck to deal with benefit packages for retirees. Bob Allen, a Unit I member has volunteered to be on the committee, and a Unit II member will be identified. Referred to UMC.
We will post pictures and titles immediately, and replace after elections if required.
New executive should be in place by March. Call will go out for nominations in November, and elections to follow.
Need volunteers to conduct elections for negotiating team. The CULE president has been named to be on the negotiating team. M/S/C Dave/Tom
NEU/CULE Members Dues
It was moved that NEU CULE members should pay the same dues as present CULE members, subject to review in 3 years. Heather to action. M/S/C Bob/Pam
Art. 11 – Union Representation – Union Label
Motion to purchase signs to be displayed in NEU and all regional offices. M/S/C Bob/Dave Marion to follow up with Iqualuit and Cavan..
CULE II Education Module
Heather L. has developed a module to be used to educate Union members. Executive is welcome to provide all input to Heather. This will be piloted at the Admin conference. Once finalized it will be placed on website.
Policy Grievance – Car Allowance
A motion to file a policy grievance on the employer’s application of the car allowance policy on the basis of inconsistency.
M/S/C Al/Heather L.
Steve to be advised to make changes regarding the changes of adding the NEU in the constitutions. A constitution cttee will be struck at the next meeting with the new executive.
Toronto Staffing issue to be referred to UMC If not resolved, to be referred to Grievance cttee.
Overtime for Front Line Staff
Discussion took place, and this was referred to negotiating team.
A discussion took place about the importance of sharing the minutes to membership. Minutes will continue to be posted on the web shortly after the meetings.
Next Meeting: Tentative Date
March 20-21, 2004