• Jean Levasseur

Local Union Executive Board Meeting August 15, 2017

Unifor 1016 LUEB Minutes

Teleconference, August 15, 2017

In Attendance

  • Shawn Wood

  • Christine Cassey

  • Jean Levasseur

  • Eric Titus

  • Jim Walker

  • Marie Gerroir

  • Andre Lauzon

  • Jason Constable

  • Mike Dwyer

  • Tara Amsen

Election Call

  • Need to give 90 days notice for the election of President, Financial Secretary and 3 trustees as per the by-laws

  • Christine spoke with Scott English, Elections Chair, prior to the meeting to arrange dates to go in the election call

  • The proposed dates are:

  • August 21, give notice

  • November 20 – December 1, nomination period

  • December 11 – 15, voting period

  • Question called and dates were unanimously approved

President Position

  • Andre submitted questions prior to the call about the President’s salary and time in Ottawa

  • Salary for Shawn (which is negotiated after every election) is GT8 + 25% supplement

  • President does not accrue sick or vacation leave

  • Substantive position is protected

  • Per diems are the same as the VP’s

  • Does not receive any allowances so phone is covered and a new computer may be purchased once per term (guidelines in by-laws)

  • Time in Ottawa varies from 1 trip/month to 3 trips per month

  • Shawn tries to structure his time so he is in Ottawa for multiple meetings at a time

  • In addition to meeting with the company there are additional requirements like participation in the NCJC(Nav Canada Joint Council) and NCBAA(Nav Canada Bargaining Agents Association)

  • By-Laws do not specifically designate time for a hand-over period should Shawn be replaced

  • Unifor does offer some “executive training” but not specific President’s training. Mostly learn as you go

Cornwall Membership Representation

  • There have been a few people hired on contract for 8 months, starting in September, to work in Cornwall. There is a possibility of additional hires in January

  • There are currently 2 AIM members in Cornwall as well

  • Some of the terms contacted Jean about representing them

  • No one objects to Jean representing these workers

  • Jean will keep Eric in the loop about AIM issues to ensure continuity for that group

  • If these temporary jobs become permanent, or numbers increase significantly, we may need to revisit the idea of a Cornwall VP

Other Business

  • YUL

  • internal/external competition for OTS closing August 18

  • workplace assessment to be done in ATOS

  • YEG

  • Ongoing training in ATOS

  • YVR

  • Internal/external posting for 2 OTS

  • One OTS has expressed an interest in being a shop steward and will be appointed

  • VFR flow times being assigned to ATOS and challenged by CATCA


  • We will be meeting prior to bargaining, Sunday, September 24 at 10am

  • Please send your travel requirements to Christine ASAP

  • Please remind members that contract voting will be based out of our website. Members must be approved to access voting. Please sign up using your Nav Canada email address


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