Minutes of Nuclear Regulatory (NUREG) Group 2016
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
November 30, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm at Prinzo’s Fine Catering, 85 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, ON

1.    Call to order, Welcome, and Roll Call

Harold Marcotte introduced himself as the Chief Steward and Member at Large.

He confirmed the presence of a quorum and called the meeting to order. Harold Marcotte introduced the invited guests Denise Doherty Delorme, PIPSC Negotiator;, Greg Scriver , NCR Director.
Harold introduced the NUREG executive: Michelle Telemaque, Jennie Esnard, Kathleen Ferreira, Will Stewart, Chantal Gagnon, Anne McLay
and NUREG stewards.

2.    Approval of Agenda

Moved & Seconded: To approve the agenda.
Carried unanimously.

3.    Approval of the November 24, 2015 AGM Minutes

Moved & Seconded: To approve the 2015 AGM minutes.
Carried unanimously.

4.    Business arising from the November 30, 2016 AGM.

The Chair confirmed that there wasn’t any business arising from the
November 30, 2016 AGM.

5.    Report of the NUREG Group President

A.    McLay presented the main events which occurred since the last NUREG Group AGM and reported on the progress made by the group. Highlights included:
NUREG’s vision is to have all members come to work who are happy, engaged and feel safe to speak up.
We have had two labour management consultation committees meetings this year:
We talked about issues that are important to us all:
- mental health in the workplace;
- speaking up and the fear of reprisal.
-We had an election this year and a new executive took office. We thank Richard Cawthorn, Paul McDonald and Dan Duchesne for their hard work in running the election. We had some really great candidates running. Thank you for voting.
We have been working hard to keep you informed and up to date on what has been happening in bargaining and the broad public service with several Lunch & Learns, ice cream days and newsletters.
The Main event this year is that we are still in bargaining and are almost at the three year mark. We have hope that we will have a contract sometime next year.
To be successful we will need the support of all NUREG members.
Our priorities going forward remain: 1) to bargain a new collective agreement and; 2)to engage, inform and mobilize our members. and; 3) To help members feel safe in speaking up at work.
Let’s all have a moment of silence for our fellow members who have passed away this year. They were all wonderful people who went too soon:

Kofi Crentsil
Pierre Belanger
Heather Last.

6    Annual Financial Report

A.    McLay reviewed the Group’s financial statements and budget for next year.
Moved & Seconded: To approve the expenditures of the 2016 financial report and to approve the 2017 Budget.
Carried unanimously.

7    Bargaining Update

PIPSC negotiator Denise Doherty Delorme presented an update on bargaining.

8    New Business

 Chief Steward Report (Harold Marcotte) – spoke about an anti-harassment campaign in the works

9    Meeting Adjournment

Moved &Seconded: To adjourn the meeting.
Carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 1830h.

Meeting Minutes Prepared by:
H. Marcotte, Chief Steward /M. Telemaque, Secretary
Meeting Minutes Approved by:
A. McLay, President Nuclear Regulatory Group