• Jean Levasseur

Local Union Executive Board Meeting March 8, 2017

Unifor 1016 LUEB Minutes

Teleconference, March 8, 2017

In Attendance

  • Shawn Wood

  • Michelle Zelazny

  • Christine Cassey

  • Jean Levasseur

  • Eric Titus

  • Jim Walker

  • Marie Gerroir

  • Andre Lauzon

Toronto VP Vacancy

  • Charles has been given an opportunity to go on ATC training

  • Transitioned to CATCA immediately

  • Timing is an issue as we are going in to bargaining

  • Christine could represent the group but concerned about denying someone else the opportunity to join the bargaining team

  • Michelle could also represent the group but concern over what the by-laws allow in terms of bargaining team composition

  • There is past practice for shortening the election process in order to facilitate bargaining (YUL 2013)

  • Shawn-Motion to shorten the election process for the YYZ VP to attend bargaining April 18-21.

  • Seconded by Eric

  • Christine and Michelle abstain. Balance in favour.

  • Need to set up electronic voting with the new provider. Jean will confirm that this can be done in time

  • Need to contact Elections Chair to establish shortened timelines that work with his schedule. Shawn will contact Scott

Shop Steward Elections

  • Issue raised in YVR over lack of Shop Stewards

  • YOW, YEG and YUL are also down to one or no shop stewards

  • No need to rush the election process for this interim election

  • Will follow the guidelines outlined in the By-Laws and VP’s can appoint stewards for 2 months if they feel its required

  • Need to address the 2 month appointment timeline VS. the 90 day election call timeline at the next convention


  • Dates have been set for April 18-21

  • Shawn will confirm that travel dates are to be on either side of these dates

  • No questions about proposals on either side were raised


  • New UOS in YEG would like to be included in ATOS overtime distribution

  • To be eligible for overtime, duties must be performed “regularly” which isn’t defined

  • Union is concerned that the UOS should be a distinct position and not performing the work of the ATOS regularly in order to maintain its distinctness

  • Most units UOS doing an ATOS overtime is a last resort

  • Don’t want to lose the position and don’t want people not being offered overtime because UOS starts being used regularly as backfill

  • If we look back to when ATOS had supervisors, supervisors got ATOS shifts as a last resort in most units

Other Business

  • YVR has an issue arising with partial check outs in OTS and who is eligible for overtime

  • Trustee meeting is currently on going. They have expressed how impressed they are with the organization of the financial data given the long lag time between meetings

  • Upcoming competitions for two 2 year term OTS in Edmonton and YQX UOS


Click here if you want to download the minutes!

#bargaining #Bargaining #Négociations #Trustees #Élections #elections #shopsteward #VP #ATOSUOS