PIPSC WINNIPEG and SOUTHERN MANITOBA BRANCH EXECUTIVE MEETING
Wednesday March 23, 2022 5:30 pm
Rae & Jerry's Steak House Winnipeg, MB
Present: Christine Freeman, Jason Caners , Cory Graham, David Hakes, Kevin Jacobs, Mo Khakbazan, Donna Johnston, Pamela Kubicz, , Pramesh Selliah, Brent Maine, Terri Gobeil,
- Call to Order
Cory called the meeting to order at 17:43
- Approval of Agenda
Move by Pramesh, Seconded by David
- Approval of Minutes:
Last meeting - February 3, 2022
Moved by Kevin, Seconded by Donna
- President’s Report (Cory)
a. Prairie Regional Council call for delegates (WSMB is awarded– 18 spots). Calgary June 10-11, 2022
Not much to report. Circular for PRC call for delegates. There is a limitation in the number of emails that can be sent to members.
Next Prairie Northwest Territories Executive Meeting scheduled for April 9th in Calgary, Training committee is meeting March 25, 2022 and April 8, 2022
b. Upcoming Training dates
i) Basic Steward Mar 17-18 Edmonton
ii) Labour School May 12-14 Winnipeg
iii) Leadership Essentials October Edmonton
iv) Basic Steward (3rd week October) Winnipeg
- Treasurer’s Report (Jason)
Report on file. Current balance is $X
Did not ask for allotment from last fiscal year as limited expenses.
Draft budget reviewed for 2022.
Motion to approve the budget for 2022 fiscal year
Moved by Jason, Seconded by Chris
May want to increase some categories as everything is costing more this year.
Answer: There is some room as we had been under spent in some categories in past years
Budget to be presented at AGM.
Delegates for Prairie NWT Regional Council- those interested to notify the President. Executive expressed interest. Closing date is April 17th deadline.
No one had sent interest so far in attending from outside the executive. Executive suggested names that might be interested based on their union involvement.
It was suggestion subgroup presidents be contacted to ask if they are interested in attending if there are available delegate spots.
- New Business
a. Engagement activities
PIPSC has not changed policy with respect to vaccination as of the meeting date. Discussion PIPSC needs to have a board meeting to decide. Not all members (separate employers) may not need vaccination for work.
Discussion- about restrictions in workplace versus PIPSC events. Discussion on return to work dates in specific workplaces.
Kevin reached out aviation museum about potential for event or reception however has not received a response as of meeting date.
Dave was looking into soccer, baseball, and football. It was suggested it was pretty cold for football event in 2019. Try for warmer time of the year.
Goldeyes baseball game lends itself to more socializing. There is an option for a picnic. Get feedback at next meeting. Problem with reserving tickets as opposed to discount code is some people say they are going to be there and are no shows. Organizer is then stuck with tickets that could have been used by someone else.
Steward appreciation in the fall.
- Old Business
a. Promotional items
- Sweaters (Jason) – pick up at meeting
Thanks to Jason
b. Member engagement
- Brandon Holiday Event (Mo)
Have had some discussion, back to workplace starting next week. Should have an update for next meeting.
- Wednesday May 18 – (Donna)
Deposit was made. Vendor trying to up-sell. Waiters will be wearing gloves. Go with the same menu as two years ago. Most people enjoyed the meal. They will give a space to count ballots. How many beverage tickets for members. one or two? The event is for members only. Then cash bar.
Is anyone else from the Prairie Region Executive coming? Sometimes they provide hospitality.
Motion to provide two beverage tickets to members at the AGM
Moved by Donna, Seconded by Terri.
Notice sent to translation/posting 2022-03-08
There have been a few registrations despite it not being posted officially on PIPSC website.
Pam is election chair
Anyone seeking election or nominating someone to contact Pam
- Round Table
Kevin- Need volunteer for AGM minutes.
Jason- CS bargaining
Cory- collective agreement ratified for MAGE- now expired again.
- Next meeting date/time
Doodle poll, mid-end of April meeting after PRE Tuesday-Thurs.
10. Standing Motion to pay for supper:
Moved by Jason, Seconded by Terri
Moved by Terri, Seconded by Pam
Meeting adjourned at 18:31