2022 AGM Resolutions - Late
Presented to the PIPSC 103rd Annual General Meeting
L-1 Policy on Balancing Union Activity and Family Life (E)
Whereas the PIPSC Policy on Balancing Union Activity and Family Life excludes the Advisory Council from Part 5 (Travel and Hospitality for Family Members); and
Whereas these meetings have the same impact on balancing union activity and family life as other meetings included in Part 5 (Travel and Hospitality for Family Members),
Be it resolved that the PIPSC Policy on Balancing Union Activity and Family Life be amended to include the Advisory Council in Part 5 (Travel and Hospitality for Family Members), as follows:
A member who,
- requires accommodation the Friday of a Regional Council, Regional Steward Council, Advisory Council, Group Annual General Meeting or the Institute Annual General Meeting taking place outside their local area,
- who is accompanied by his / her spouse or significant other and/or immediate family, and
- would not otherwise be eligible for Saturday night accommodation under the travel policy,
Resolutions Sub-Committee Comment – As advised by the Finance Section, this resolution could have an annual cost of $62K at a projected participation rate of 50%, to a maximum of $124K.
L-2 Board Spending Oversight (E)
Whereas the AGM implemented a policy in 2020 that restricted the Board’s ability to spend over $500K without AGM approval; and
Whereas the AGM has given clear direction that it wants some oversight of Board decisions to spend amounts in excess of $500K; and
Whereas the policy does not clarify the types of expenditures covered in the expenditure of $500K; and
Whereas the requirement to come to the AGM, and the time delay this requires, may prevent the Board from being nimble in responding to evolving needs; and
Whereas it requires a significant expenditure to organize a Special AGM.
Be it resolved that expenditure policy from the 2020 AGM be updated to permit the Board to spend up to $1M on new initiatives, and that only the procurement costs of goods and/or services be calculated into the spend authority.
L-3 Financial Support for CUPE (E)
Whereas CUPE education workers were in a legal strike position;
Whereas the supreme Court of Canada has indicated the right to strike is fundamental and protected by the Canadian Constitution;
Whereas, prior to CUPE education workers taking any sort of job action, the Provincial government of Ontario imposed a contract upon education workers;
Whereas, prior to CUPE education workers taking any sort of job action, the Provincial Government of Ontario used the Notwithstanding Clause of the Canadian Constitution to prevent CUPE education workers from striking;
Whereas, striking CUPE education workers face fines of $4000 per day and CUPE faces fines of $500,000 per day for each day they are on strike;
Therefore, be it resolved that PIPSC set aside $1,000,000 to donate to CUPE to allow them to continue their fight. should the Government of Ontario again attempt to limit their Constitutional rights before completion of this current round of bargaining.
L-4 Strike Fund Funding (E)
Be it resolved that $2,000,000 of the 2022 income statement surplus be allocated to the Strike Fund.