Tuesday January 12, 2021 5:30 pm

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Winnipeg, MB


Present: Pramesh Selliah,  Terri Gobeil, Cory Graham, David Hakes, Kevin Jacobs, Mo Khakbazan, Jason Caners, Pamela Kubicz, Christine Freeman, Brent Maine

Regrets: Donna Johnston


  1. Call to Order 17:32
  1. Approval of Agenda

Cory/ Second Pramesh



  1. Approval of Minutes from December 10, 2020:

Pam/ Second Chris

Approved as amended


  1. President’s Report

Prairie NWT Region Executive Meeting was held December 16, 2020

Racism awareness training is being developed

Discussion of re-convening of AGM April 10th, 2021

Steward training received well

Regional Council is being planned in event that in person meetings are allowed

Steward Council is being scheduled for September in Winnipeg.

Salma- elected chair of training committee

Discussion of recognition for ERO’s in all regional offices

New way to post information on the website

Branch can have virtual AGM- otherwise current executive remains in force.


  1. Treasurer’s Report – Jason

Have not spent anything recently

Account Balance is $x

1092 members

Allotment for 2020 was $x due to bank balance.

2021 allotment would be around $x based on current bank balance


Cory mentioned there is a new regional logo for 2021.

Cory to ask about new logo for branch and use of the regional logo for the branch promotional items.


6. New Business

a. Discussion re: Elections for Executive Officers (assign Election Chair)

Pramesh volunteered to be election chair

Pramesh to send call for nominations.


b. Cash / Funding for charity

PIPSC has determined that donations are allowed.

Motion to donate $x to Manitoba Harvest Food Bank.

Pam/ Second Terri

Discussion request donation to be shared amongst foodbanks in Manitoba



c. AGM for the Branch (virtual)

Motion in accordance with PIPSC national direction WSMB will proceed with current executive for 2021.

Cory/ Second Terri



7. Old Business                                                                                                                                   

a. PIPSC AGM – reconvene April 10, 2021

b. Member Engagement for 2020/2021, Newsletter

Mo has been working on the draft email with assistance from Pam.

Cory to distribute through PIPSC office. Discussion about member engagement.


  1. Round Table

David- CS agreement signed

Chris- in the office, 699 is a big issue again.

Issue about course fee re-imbursement.

Employees have many concerns

Cory- started negotiations again, MAGE zero mandate from provincial government.


  1. Next meeting date

March 4th, 2021.




Motion to adjourn

Cory/ Second Kevin


Meeting Adjourned 18:28