AFS-SG HQ-Executive Meeting
Date: January 30, 2019
Location: Festival of Japan-149 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5P3
Present: Susan Amog-Hassall, Abraham Garcia, Muhammad Alam, Nick Watson, Michael Patterson, Chris Patterson, Domingo Chavez, April Chen, Jyoti Tanotra, Andra Weis and Brian Hassall
Regrets: Art Iwinski
Item / Discussion / Action
Call to Order
Susan announced quorum and called the meeting to order at 5:00PM.
Agenda was handed out
Minutes of the previous executive meeting was sent out electronically.
No further comments
Moved by Nick and seconded by Michael that the minutes be accepted. Carried
Nick / Michael
Financial Position/Allocation for 2019
Nick reported on the Financials. The subgroup has a surplus from last year. It has a healthy bank balance starting the year.
Brian suggested that the subgroup consider visibility events such as the “Do Better” campaign in support of bargaining.
Abe suggested that the subgroup request reimbursement on the executive meetings from PIPSC Finance in accordance with Sub-group policy.
Chris added some comments on the financials.
A more comprehensive format will be used to present to the membership at the AGM.
Nick / Abraham
Susan reported on the Branch UMC (Union Management Committee).
She proposed that the subgroup do the “Do Better” campaign event on Wednesday, Feb. 6th. One table at Minto and one at Place de Ville.
Susan requested $XX funding for the event. It was moved by Abraham and seconded by Muhammad to fund the “Do Better” event. Carried.
Chris, Nick and Mike volunteered to man the table at Place de Ville. Domingo, April, Susan and Lee Cunningham (volunteer) will man the table at Minto.
Susan reminded everyone that Regional Council is May 3-4. Call letter will be coming out soon. Sign up quickly to secure a spot in the event.
Abraham / Muhammad
Chief Steward/ Advisor Report Union Management Approach(UMA)
Brian reported on the progress of bargaining. September update is on line. December meeting was cancelled, and the next meeting coming up is in February.
EWSP – Brian has nothing to report on this item
UMA – AFS signed off on UMA. One committee altogether for the Agency. Training will be rolled out: 1 half-day in-class and online training.
AFS AGM is June 7-9. It will be in Winnipeg and coincides with 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. Core executives are going. Also chosen to attend are April, Domingo and Andra.
There was some time allotted to discuss some cases being handled by the executives.
AFS-SG Planning events for the year
There will be on-going planning for the events throughout the year.
Andra requested some calendars for the membership.
Nick moved that the meeting be adjourned at 6:03PM