Minutes & Policies

May 24, 2019 Minutes

ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES

LOCAL 048

CONTINUING CARE – SEPARATE EMPLOYERS SOUTH

MINUTES

May 24, 2019

OPENING AND ROLL CALL

The meeting of AUPE Local 048 was called to order at 09:15 by the

Chair Shelley Brooker.

Statement of Equality was read by June St Lewis

1) IN ATTENDANCE– Chair Shelley Brooker, Vice Chair June St Lewis, Treasurer Dorothy Loftus, Secretary Olea Lindholm,PE Rep Diane Johnston, ch 1 Dee Erickson ch 2 Nicole Meyhew Ch 3 Val Monkman,Dennis Dodds, Margaret Billings 5 Chelsea Block Sandy Morrow,

Ch 07 Heidi Spicher , Kathleen Schwengler ,Louis Ikoghode Ch8 Tracy EmovanDeb Reykdal Ch 9 Patricia DeFreitis Ch 10 Ben Canlas, Ch 12,Rowena Camarillo Sukhi Johal Ch 13, George ArmstrongKathy Findlater, Yara Tylas,ch 14 Nicky Kandola, Rupinder Turna Ch 15 Wendy Short RoslynAbraham ch 16Zuulfikar Kurji, Ester Brako ch 17 Tracey Oliver Heather Westcott, Ch 18 Kristie Hutton Ch 19 Ruth MacDonald , ch 20 Wendy James,Ronelda Rodzinyak Ch 21,Chantai Paris Arsenault, Milady Laconsay ch 22, Edith Pasco ch23Wennie Fallorin, Ekhlas Elibaid ch 24 Kris Tapel, Ch 25 Bethany ch 29 Jen Dussome,ch 30 Sonia Mendoza ch 32 Melissa Lechelt ch 34 Lourdes Blanco ch 36 Roberta Jorden ch 38 Anthony Tshimanga ch39 Tiffany BowerJennifer Wenceslao, Tiffany Bower ch 40Ken Agor ch 43 Shannon Galusha ch44 Cecile Griggs ch 47 Julie Moorese ch 48 Cathy Van Tol

REGRETS: ch 4 Maifung Tian ch 6 Cassandra Saleh, Kavita Ben Ch 11 Jan Busch, ch17Carol Eastman ch 22 Shaileshbhai (Sam) Vaghani, ch 23 Wennie Fallorin, ch 24 Jackie Nzeyimana ch 27 Debbie Warkentin ch 26 Heather Dean 27 Isabella ch 28 Robin Howitt ch 29 Sandy Fazekas ch 30 Kalsay Korthuis ch 31 Theresa Ganaden Kristin paat, Stephen Siu ch32 Brenda Thompson, Ch 33 Alicia Yezik Virinder Gjamgas , ch 34 Funto Obatusin ch 35 Marlene Roth ch 37 Bryan McKelvie 38 Anthony Tshimanga, Richard Pastouras, Mallory McCully , Ch 41 Sorin Mohorea , ch 42 Shaylene Dourette, Jacelynn Maxwell ch 45 Raufayda Haymourch 46 Nandelal Nanayakkara

2) INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS AND OBSERVERS

Guests and Observers Guy Smith President, Bonnie Gostola VP's, Steve Stasiak, Ann Gay

3) ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA M/S/C

4) READING AND ADOPTION OF MINUTES Jan 11 as corrected M/S/C

5) READING AND ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTES May 23

6) LOCAL 048 COMMUNICATIONS

a) Thank you cards and thank you from Strathmore Food Bank

7) REPORTS

7a) Chair Shelley Brooker –accepted as written M/S/C

7b) Vice Chair June St Lewis - accepted as Written. M/S/C

7c) Treasurer Dorothy Loftus- accepted as presented. M/S/C

7d) Secretary Olea Lindholm- accepted as written. M/S/C

7e) Provincial Executive Rep Diane Johnson - accepted as written. M/S/C

Elections: Please see attached for executive

New members for Finance Committee are:

Tracy Emovan

Zul Kurji

Ruth MacDonald

Policy Committee

Ken Agor

George Armstrong

Heidi Spicher

8) LOCAL 048 SUB COMMITTEES

8a) Policy Committee – No meeting

8b) Finance Committee – Dorothy Loftus –Meeting on May 23, the local does give out cheques for Bereavement, illness over 4 weeks, retirement 15 yrs/15 dollars , Please find report attached

8c) anti priv- No meeting

8d)OH&S Bill 30 every work site should have an OH&S members who were voted in at your AGM’s. These members are to attend a monthly meeting, to discuss hazard assessments, dangerous working conditions etc. AUPE has a company Solara to help with Crisis Support, Diana Griffith is AUPE OH&S rep, Please ensure you are filling out WCB and unusual occurrence forms

8e) Women's Committee - no committee members at present

8f) members Benefits Committee anyone requiring assistance with financial hardship, schooling cost funeral cost for members or family members can apply on line. They now also have a bursary for part time students

8g) Area Council, . BBQ at the Zoo June 22

9) UNFINISHED OR NEW BUSINESS

  • Convention, Please see attached list of delegates
  • Budget: please find attached

Chapter reviews:

Ch 01 AGM was held in April 4 new executive, in Bargaining limited cooperation from the administrator for holding meetings , going into informal mediation July 16-18, rise in WCB , we are booking a family day at the Iron Horse Park, AUPE bbq on July 8th.

Ch 02 No Supervisor for last 3 weeks and we are in bargaining

Ch 03 AGM April 11 met Quorum first time on first call, new administrator we have lost 5 CSM’s , 2 social workers, low occupancy staff being moved around, very low moral, in bargaining, AUPE bbq on June 12, thanks to Shelley for all her years of service and support,

Ch 04

Ch 05 Short staff, mandated to do double shifts, new staff doing training, had a nursing week event

Ch 07 mediation meeting May 28, short staff ,AGM end of April, BBQ in August

Ch 08 AGM April 5, successful Thanks to executive, new active members, bargaining is on going, administrative restructuring, please don’t fight against each other, working short, not replacing sick calls

Ch 09 no quorum for first call , had to have second call

Ch 10 Quiet AGM nothing to report

Ch 11 New DON she is a bully, contract agree upon

Ch 12 bargaining on going, have installed camera’s in parking lot and main floor, not working short and beds are being filled

Ch 13 AGM Mar 29, good turnout in bargaining having a BBQ in July, DOC on maternity, beds filling up if someone calls in sick only filling with short shift

Ch 14 Rally May 6 good turnout, BBQ was cancelled due to weather, rescheduled for May 29th everyone welcome in bargaining

Ch 15 AGM Mar 19 April 18 barraging meeting May 3 New DOC requires sick calls come through her and she decides on coverage, Members taking courses

Ch 16 AGM Mar 27 new members, working short sick calls increase, short shift being booked to fill, new manager Nadine (from Bethany Calgary)

Ch 17 building a new building, bargaining in progress, 50 empty beds right now

Ch 18 new administration all is going good

Ch 19 new rotations being done to start June 17th some members will be losing positions. Outcome to be reported in September, Have a great summer

Ch 20 in bargaining back on in July, support staff under staffed, everything else as usual

Ch 21 working short, bargaining is going to informal mediation

Ch 22

Ch 23 work load very heavy, working short staffed, increase in WCB , bargaining not going anywhere, cameras have been installed everywhere, family fighting for staff, getting worse, mixing mental health with dementia

Ch 24 bargaining working short staffed, aggressive residents, facility full, big thank you to Shelley

Ch 25 same as always

Ch 26

Ch 27 facility is full, not working short staffed, AGM was a success

Ch 28

Ch 29 all is good, working call bell system, lack of knowledge about the union, we have a new chair very motivated

Ch 30 not much happening, now have maintenance, staff loved the water bottles

Ch 31

Ch 32 still in bargaining, having AUPE BBQ on July 4, moving staff around to different units

Ch 33

Ch 34 AGM April 23, well attended have 49 – 50 grievances, now have 2 MSO involved change in management

Ch 35

Ch 36 rough year, new manager is awful have lost 5 managers she lies and is a fully losing staff due to her managerial style

Ch 37

Ch38

Ch 39 now issues new manager is pro union, AUPE bbq is Aug 16, looking for shirts for staff who are working on the bbq. RN’s are joining in and splitting the bill for the bbq, 2 grievances in progress Thank you to Bonnie for all the support

Ch 40

Ch 41 Quiet no issues, BBQ in July. Thank you to Shelley

Ch 42

Ch 43 AGM poor turn out younger members , safety issues, doors not locking, no camera’s no out going phone system, 12 hour shifts has caused a decrease in moral, taken away health care duties and increased house keeping duties, must find own replacement if sick, talking to MSO on issues, issues with vacation and pay out. One person on at night for 45 residents, new GM working alone is unsafe needs to talk to Diane Griffith

Ch 44 working in solidarity, welcome chapter 48 lots of antiunion people, lavour board will not entertain getting rid of the union, AGM have elected a strong executive, working on first contract, June 27 going to informal mediation, May 21 Rally went well 49 people no nursing supervisor for months offering less than what we have now, working short.

Ch 45

Ch46

Ch 47100 % to joining union . starting to negotiate first contract, looking for ways to motivate as of right now not a strong support from management,

Ch 48 chapter 48 / local 48 excited to see interest in the union.

12) Food Bank Medicine Hat

13) ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned @ 2:30 pm by Shelley Brooker Chair of Local

DATE OF NEXT MEETING Sept 6, 2019

9:00 am

LOCATION

AUPE Calgary Office

#200 – 2116 27 Ave NE

Calgary AB

Minutes compiled by

Olea Lindholm

Secretary Local 48