St. John’s CS Subgroup Executive Meeting Minutes

The Rock 

November 09, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Present: Gerard Grace, Ruth Grace, James Vey, Christine LeDrew, Craig Butler, Lucille Shears, Clayton Long

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm by Christin LeDrew 

Motion to adopt agenda presented by James Vey, Gerard Grace seconded – All in favour motion carried

Review and motion to accept St. John’s subgroup previous meeting minutes

Clayton Long presented motion to accept, Ruth Grace seconded – All in favour motion carried

Action Items

Christine reached out to Stan Buday, Rob Scott and J.P. Leduc to attend our November 25, 2021 virtual information session

Finance Update – 

TBD at a later date (Sherry Browne was a last minute cancellation)

Information Session November 25, 2021 –Christine LeDrew

Virtual session.

Discussion was had that we should have questions ready for our invitees.

We came up with the following:

  1. What is the plan to mobilize members given the new workplace environment?
  2. Given the last round of bargaining, what is your opinion on the way forward for the next round? 
  3. Do we foresee the same conflict as the last round (PIPSC / Bargaining unit)
  4. Who will be the main communicator for this round – The bargaining Unit or PIPSC?
  5. What has been your overall experiences with & your thoughts about the CS to IT conversion process

Token of appreciation for all who attend:

Tim Horton’s card - <20 people $20 per person; >20 people $10 per person

Bargaining Update – Lucille Shears

November 18, 2021 – Zoom Meeting with Subgroup President’s

November 18-19, 2021 – Bargaining team to meet in Ottawa

December 1, 2021 – Subgroup Presidents – half day session on Bargaining, Conciliation, Arbitration and the right to Strike

December 2-3, 2021 – CS executive meeting – Bargaining Preparation

January 12-13, 2022 – Bargaining Preparation

January 14-15, 2022 – Subgroup President’s meeting in Montreal

Atlantic Update

November 19-20 Executive training in Halifax 

Regional Training Committee offering it.

Christine will reach out to seek interest.

Tree Planting

Saturday November 13th - 10:00 AM – Paradise Elementary

125 Trees to be planted – 2-3 hour Event

Please attend if at all possible

Branch Christmas Social

Thursday December 9, 2021, 7-11 PM – O’Reilly’s Pub

National AGM Update

November 3-4, 2021

Atlantic Resolutions defeated on the floor

There were many resolutions either voted down or ruled out of order

Mental health resolutions sent to the Training, Education and mentoring Committee for review

Next Meeting 

Tentatively set for December 7, 2021

Round Table

There was nothing brought up.

Action Items

Christine to send out poll to determine next suitable meeting date

Motion to adjourn – Lucille Shears, Christine LeDrew seconded. All in Favour – motion carried

Meeting adjourned 7:30 PM