50 Victoria Subgroup Minutes Feb 16 2022
Present: Marcel, Celine, Jay, Maria, Hassan, Mary
Minutes from 13 Jan 22 meeting were approved.
· Marcel: update on drop-in Jan 22nd- nobody attended aside from subgroup members
o Possibly short notice, COVID school closures are to blame, also heard from some members that email was not received from PIPSC
o Action: Marcel to follow up with Annie at PIPSC to see if email list was updated
o Plan to do another session in spring -April 13- when new trainees have joined.
o Action: Maria to update poster, take out EWP, leave bargaining survey and info targeting new employees.
· Discussion on ways to spend money: tabled until more members of exec are present at a future meeting.
· Outside event: not pursuing canal skate at this time due to protest situation, may revisit next year.
o Ideas: outdoor summer movie night, rent an outdoor pool
o Will depend on restrictions at that time
o Action: Jay to reach out to Gatineau Branch to see if they have any movie events planned for later this year
o Scarves are on sale at PIPSC store: Marcel raises motion for Hassan to buy and be reimbursed for 40 PIPSC scarves, seconded by Jay, approved
o We can reimburse electronically via emailing PIPSC, Marcel has the details on how
o Action: Marcel to contact PIPSC re: drive-through hot chocolate event logistics
o Action: Marcel to confirm restrictions on organizing get-togethers with PIPSC
· Round table:
o Hassan: is there an SP president’s meeting update? Marcel: phone call March 8, discussed April 30 Montreal for hybrid in-person/virtual event; restrictions will be the same as recent meetings, no observers aside from subgroup hosts. Marcel is going as a member of Exec, so one of us can attend- Hassan has volunteered, to be confirmed closer to the date.
o Marcel: PIPSC AGM in November 18-19 to be in Montreal, call for delegates will come later, should apply if they’d like to be an observer also. SP bargaining conference likely June 4, in person in Ottawa, will be a call for delegates (1 per subgroup) but no observers. Action: Marcel to confirm with PIPSC what are policies on travel costs for attendees who work remotely (ie examiners who are 50 Vic employees but live in Toronto)
· Next meeting: tentatively March 23rd.