Westman Area Council Meeting Minutes (April 4, 2022)

Annual General Meeting
Westman Area Council –4 April 2022

PSAC Westman Area Council
4 April 2022
Zoom and Teleconference

Attendees:  Michael Weisgerber (Chair), Tracy Thor, Jennifer Grant, Dawn MacLennan, Shayne Yaschyshyn

  1. Call to order
    Br Weisgerber called the meeting to order at 5:07pm.
  2. PSAC Harassment Coordinator:
    Sr. Tracy Thor for the meeting.
  3. Agenda
    Accepted as presented. M-Br Waschyshyn, S – Sr Grant

Previous Minutes
Presented (9 November, 2021) and approved.  M – Sr Grant, S – Br Waschyshyn

President’s Report:
Br Weisgerber presented PSAC has training on going.  There is a meeting for Mobilization summits that are starting to be scheduled.

Treasurer’s Report:
Sr Grant reported the current balance is $609.04  The requested budget includes $2500 for the United Way Christmas Tree Auction, $250 for the Brandon Pride Parade, and $250 for the Labour Day BBQ with Brandon Labour District Council.  There is a possibility of a request for a donation to the Women’s Recourse Center. 
M – Sr Grant S – Sr MacLennan.  Carried

Agenda Items:

4. Elections:

Sr. Thor ran the elections for the Vice President and Secretary.
For the position of Vice President Sr Grant nominated Shayne Waschyshyn, seconded by Br. Weisgerber.  Accepted
For secretary Br. Weisgerber nominated Dawn MacLennan, seconded by Sr. Grant.  Accepted
Sr Thor did the oath of office with the newly elected Vice President and Secretary.

5. Bargaining Update:

Sr. Thor presented a bargaining update for PSAC Treasure Board tables.  Bargaining is not going well.  Treasure Board is not responding to any monetary proposal or very responsive to any bargaining.  PSAC is not going to be waiting around for months waiting for the Treasure Board bargain.  PSAC has been ramping up mobilization and putting some pressure on the Conservatives to talk to the NDP to help with getting a collective agreement.  The next step could be declare an impasse and get a PIC.  The PIC is a recommendation and not binding.

Sr. Thor mentioned the mobilization meetings are a minimum of 1-2 people for your local and the meetings will be either in person or virtual.

Sr. Thor mentioned the locals are to start getting a list of their members and updating their information and finding out if they are back to work or working from home.

6. Points from the Floor:
Sr. Grant mentioned that the FB bargaining team has been elected and it is a very diverse group which has a huge list of demands.

7. Next meeting

8. Meeting adjourned: at 5:48pm.