WINNIPEG Regional Women’s Committee, PSAC – 175 Hargrave Street, April 3rd, 2018 MINUTES 5 :15 pm
Call to order: 5:25 PM
Attendance: Sheilagh Hanson, Serina Pottinger, Rita Gordon & Rachel d’Eschambault
No PSAC representative
- Call to Order: 5:25 p.m.
- Statement on Harassment: Rita read – adopted unanimously
- Approval of the Agenda: 1(Rita), 2(Serina)
- Review and approval of minutes from March 6th, 2018 meeting: 1(Rita), 2(Serina)
- Treasurer’s report: n/a – Loreilei absent. Tabled for next meeting
- Previous Business:
i. Upcoming events and training:
Young workers’ conference April 13-15. Rita will be attending.
Prairie School for Union Women in June. Deadline is April 15th. Rachel and Rita have already applied for bursary
ii. $90.00 outstanding check from school supply drive for strikers:
Sheilagh confirmed that they stated they no longer need it and it will not be cashed
iii. Reimburse Marianne for sex trafficking workshop:
Now deposited into Rita’s account. We need an invoice from Marianne in order to submit a cheque. Sheilagh will contact her
iv. Rita’s signing authority: done
v. Women’s March:
Start planning in September
7. New business
i. Rita’s Report (Sheilagh to attach before sending to PSAC for site) – wonderful!
It included Childcare, Phoenix, Shoal lake. Lobbying Bill Blaikie. Bill 8-19 regarding public notices lobbying is upcoming for Rita
ii. Bargaining conference:
Feedback: Strategic voting system is disappointing and not an example of democracy. Larger components get a say, smaller ones do not. Voting Regionally feels like a waste of funds.
8. Round table:
Serina: Last meeting. I am no longer a PSAC member (we all cried). But I will still attend rallies. Also, went to the “Equal Voice”, and it was good. (Speaker Jackie and former Mayor of Richaud). It’s a non-partisan women’s political day.
Rachel: Fearless Women’s summit has strange topics and is not really suited for our Women’s committee. (We all agreed not to use funds towards this). Also, bi-election will be required at the next meeting if we are losing our treasurer.
Rita: Looking forward to the youth conference
Sheilagh: Little warriors presentation night should be added in new business to discuss at a later date . Also, should we host a “toastmasters” type of event? – to be discussed at the next meeting
9. Next meeting date confirmed, May 8, 2018
10. Adjournment -630 p.m.