Winnipeg Area Council – Meeting Minutes – February 25, 2020

WAC Meeting Minutes
Tuesday February 25, 2020
175 Hargrave St. Winnipeg – PSAC Boardroom

Attendees: Christine Dmyterko, Nestor Galarnyk, Yvonne Hein, Faye Kingyens, Gus Mardli, Brett Rainboth, Tannis MacDonald
Regrets: Greg Ballendine, Jennifer Chieh Ho, Frank Janz

WAC Meeting Minutes
Tuesday February 25, 2020
175 Hargrave St. Winnipeg – PSAC Boardroom

Attendees: Christine Dmyterko, Nestor Galarnyk, Yvonne Hein, Faye Kingyens, Gus Mardli, Brett Rainboth, Tannis MacDonald
Regrets: Greg Ballendine, Jennifer Chieh Ho, Frank Janz
 

  1. Call to Order at 5:43pm by Chair Gus Mardli

  2. Introductions done by all in attendance

  3. Agenda Adopted by Br. Nestor Galarnyk, seconded by Sr. Faye Kingyens

  4. PSAC Statement of harassment deemed in effect, moved by Sr. Yvonne Hein, seconded by Br. Nestor

  5. November 26th, 2019 minutes approved by Br. Nestor, seconded by Sr. Christine Dmyterko

  6. Treasurer’s report presented by Sr. Christine
    No January Transactions
    Outstanding check as of January 31st is for 2020 AGM $62.68
    Total balance $1178.24

  7. (a) Phoenix Rally held February 19th at 280 Broadway
    Good turn out for the weather
    Sheri Parent spoke with media
    CBC, CTV, Global present
    MFL, MGEU, CUPE came over

      (b) Bargaining:Br. Nestor provided update:
      To get a deal done, Phoenix compensation has to be agreed on together with bargaining
      Trying to get memorandum of understanding put into collective agreement regarding Phoenix compensation
      Phoenix compensation will end at signing of new contract, anything further will be decided separately
      PIC report for PA and Common Issues released last week
      PIC report for SV expected soon, committee meeting March 3rd
      Strike vote authorization letters sent out for various groups
      CRA in strike vote procedures

8. Budget
– Requesting 6 meetings (instead of 8 or the mandated 4)
  Moved by Sr. Yvonne, seconded Sr. Faye

– Seasonal Celebration, previously held by HR. Should be women’s committee turn but AGM had to be rescheduled Br. Gus feels we should take this years. Tabled by Chair for clarification from Sr. Sheilagh via phone. Sr. Sheilagh said there currently isn’t in RWC budget proposal.
  Moved by Sr. Christine, seconded by Br. Nestor

– Political Speaker/Motivator, was previously rejected. Important to labour movement that union is involved in politics. Br. Gus hoping to get Flin Flon MLA as speaker. Attendance would be open to people to all committees.
  Moved by Br. Nestor, Seconded by Sr. Faye

– Remembrance day wreath, hoping Br. Frank would continue to take the lead. Looking to purchase wreath from Legion as money would go directly to them.
  Moved by Br. Nestor, seconded by Br. Brett

– Bear clan spring cleanup, proposed by Sr. Sheilagh Hanson. Concern regarding who is doing collection? Confusion regarding cost breakdown from Sr. Sheilagh. Possibly providing donation instead. We would need to follow up with Bear clan regarding cost of donation. Tabled by Chair for clarification from Sr. Sheilagh via phone. Fees possibly waved by city councillor or MLA, could also inform dumping site and have fees waived. Money proposed would be for supplies and truck rental. Suggestion that line item instead be brought to Regional Women’s Committee as it would give Sr. Sheilagh more time to complete a proposal. Also WAC is taking Seasonal Celebration.
  Move to not accept budget line from our budget and pass to RWC for review/approval by Br. Nestor, seconded by Sr. Christine

– Pubic service week barbecue, Br. Gus’ written proposal attached
  LOS based on previous BBQ (2018) for Br. Gus & Br. Greg Ballendine
  Br. Frank Janz looked into price for BBQ rental, drop off and pick up of grill all included in proposed cost
  Possibility of this taking place around time of strike vote or bargaining team being in Ottawa and having barbecue before convention
  Barbecue to happen around the time of NPSW (late may/early june)
  Moved by Sr. Christine, seconded by Sr. Faye

– Water Station at Manitoba Marathon
  Br. Gus to take the lead
  Manitoba Marathon did not charge previously as they appreciated the volunteers but no guarantees
  Moved by Sr. Faye, Seconded by Br. Nestor

– Labour Day Picnic
  Did not happen last year but Manitoba Labour Council stated it is back on
  Cost for Freezies & Swag
  Moved by Sr. Christine, Seconded by Br. Nestor, Carried by all

Full Budget proposal moved by Sr. Faye, seconded by Br. Nestor

Question regarding Santa Claus Parade not being included
– Not included this year as it would not be approved if proposed
– Thoughts were the float was not recognizable enough
– Not a great return on investment
– Most meetings attendees started they received positive feedback from members in previous years

– Sr. Tannis proposes Santa Claus Parade be put back in budget, seconded by Sr. Faye. Previous years business case to be provided by Gus as council believes costs will be the same
– $4530, Moved by Sr. Faye, seconded by Br. Nestor
– Sr. Tannis asking whether or not PSAC has had a motorcycle rally
– Plane pull discussed

9. Round Table
– Sr. Yvonne discussing WAC council resolutions not passed at AGM. Supporting students/casual employees as to potentially be apart of the union. Based on hours worked, Gus was provided printouts.
– Br. Nestor spoke with City councillor regarding free transit but missed proposal deadline, will revisit for 2021.

10 . Next Meeting Dates: Tuesday April 28th, Tuesday June 30th, Tuesday September 1st, and Tuesday November 3rd

11 . Adjournment moved by Br. Brett Rainboth, seconded by Sr. Tannis. Adjourned at 8:01pm