CS Montérégie Sub-Group Executive Meeting Minutes

Date: March 21, 2018

Location: Le Balthazar restaurant (9180 Leduc Boulevard, Suite 210, Brossard, Quebec, Canada, J4Y 0L1)


Christian Gaboury, President

Pierre Potvin, Vice-President

Erick D’ Amours, Secretary-Treasurer

François Jodoin, Member-At-Large

Fred Émond, Member-At-Large (Absent)

Jean-François Héroux, Member-at-Large

Giovanni Giolti, Member-At-Large

Guests: N/A


  1. Call to order

C. Gaboury: The President welcomed the members of the Executive at 6:40 p.m.

  1. Approval of the agenda

C. Gaboury: The President presented an agenda. It was approved as presented.

  1. Overview of the CS Subgroup Presidents Meeting

C. Gaboury: The President spoke about the proceedings of the meeting.

- Talk by Debbie Daviau, PIPSC President

- Karim Chaggani, organizer for the CS Group’s 50th anniversary.

- Establishment of the Contracting Out Action Team

  1. Employee Wellness Support Program update (sick leave)

C. Gaboury: Negotiations are going well. More information is to follow but the aim is for all members, both new and old, to be covered in the event of illness.

  1. CS Group app

C. Gaboury: Christian presented the CS Group app developed by Guy Abel.  It works well with both Android and iOS.

  1. Rand members

C. Gaboury: Christian reported that our membership stands at 154 members, including 2 Rand members.  Steps will be taken to encourage the two Rand members to join PIPSC.

  1. Update on By-Laws

E. D’Amours: Érick confirmed that we still have a little more than $1500 in our Sub-Group account because nothing has been spent since the last meeting.

  1. Round table

P. Potvin: The employer can request a justification letter for unpaid union leave.  Gordon Bulmer has a copy of the official letter for the CS Group in the event that it is needed.

G. Giolti: Shared Services is doing a lot of hiring. Five or six people have left the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).  The CSA is in the middle of a hiring freeze.

F. Jodoin: Asked for clarification on what is in the first aid kits.  Les Pierre confirmed that the employer decides on what goes in them.

J.-F. Héroux: N/A

C. Gaboury: Christian thanked the Executive and stepped down from his position as President of the Sub-Group.

  1. Appointment of Acting President

Pierre Potvin was appointed Acting President in a unanimous vote.

Giovani Giolti was appointed Acting Vice-President in a unanimous vote.

  1. Next meeting

A date will be set in the summer.

  1. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.


President’s Signature         Date

Secretary’s Signature         Date