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					                                   ntario Public Service
                           OPSEU Employees Union
                                 Syndicat des employ s de la
                           5EFPO fonction publique de I'Ontario

                                          M E M O RA N D U M

   TO :
                              All OPS Local Presidents, Executive Board Mem bers, CERC Teams, MERC Teams
   FRO M :                     Brian Gou ld, OPS Supervisor/Negotiator
   DATE :                     Septem ber 1 6, 2009

   S U BJ ECT:                Central Employee Relation Comm ittee Meeting Minutes
                              Aug ust 1 2, 2009

  Attached, for your information, please f nd the minutes of the above captioned meeting(s) .
  Your making these available to the appropriate mem bers in your workplace us appreciated .


 AUTHORIZED FO R DISTRIBUTION :                                   IN SOLIDARI-IY,

 Wa rren (Smokey) Thomas                                          Bri a n Go u l d
 Presi dent                                                       OPS Supervisor



CC "       Sen ior Staff
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                                        CENTRAL EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CERC) MEETING
                                                                      August 12, 2009
                                                               31 WeUesley St. East (OPSEU)

For the Union
                                          For the Employer                        Guests
                                          David Lo gan, Co-Chai , MGS
                                                              r                   Ila Watson, Director, Enterprise
Roxanne B arnes, Co-Chair OPSEU           Kevin S awicki, MGS                     Recruitment Branch, MGS
Cameron Walker, OPSEU                     Mary-Jo Knappett, MGS
Peter Wall, OPSEU                         David Bro ok, MGS                                        n
                                                                                  Clare Matthews, Ma ager, Toronto       Lori Aselstine, MGS
Ron Langer, OPSEU                         Stephen Bro wn, MGS                     Regional Recruitment Centre, MGS       Brian Fior, MGS
Chris Cormier, OPSEU                      Alan Ho gan, MTO
                                          Juanita Yarascavitch, MGS                                              i
                                                                                  Glenna Caldwell, Job Security Ofcer,
                                          Cassandra B urt-Gerrans, MGS

                        CERC Sub-Committee Repor
                                                                                                                         Parties to review and update Terms
                        a) Job Evaluation/ Pay Equity - Update provided.                                                                           n
                                                                                                                         of Reference for Training ad
                                                                                                                         Development Committee.
 a n
Stndig Item
                        b) JESS - Update provided. The parties continue to discuss reviewing
                            existig explanatory notes .
                                 n                                                                                                         r
                                                                                                                         Item will be a sepaate standing item
                                                                                                                         on future meetng agendas.
                        c) Training & Development - Update provided.

Standing Item           Update on Corporate initiatives
                        No items for discussion.                                                              U

                        Implementtion of the Collective Agreement                                                                      i     t
                                                                                                                         Employer and Unon coninue
 a n
Stndig Item                                                                           r h
                        The Employer provided an updated copy of the implementation chat to te                Ui
                                                                                                      Employer/non                    n
                                                                                                                         working on priting the collective
                                                                                                                              r l
                                                                                                                   CERC co-chai s wil send a j oint
                    Labour Relatons Training                                                                       communication to MERC co-chairs
                    a) Resumpton ofjoint ERC training
                             i                                                                                           n h
                                                                                                                   regardig te resumption of ERC
                         It is expected that training sessions will resume in September.                           t ainng.
                                                                                                                   r i
                                             h                          r
                         OPSEU proposed tat MCYS complete the taining of ERCs at te threeh
September 6, 2006        new yout isttutions. The Employer agreed and will ensure tat a
                                hn i                                              h                                                  i
                                                                                                                   Employer will organze a dedicated
                         facilitator is available on behalf of management.                        Employer            l                r
                                                                                                                   Conf ict Resolution taining session
                                                                                                                   for CERC members.
                    b)                     i             l          i           f
                         Status of registraton of the Confict Resoluton course ofered
                         through CFLL                                                                              h           l
                                                                                                                   Te parties wi l issue a joint letter to
                                                                                                                                r           n h
                                                                                                                   MERC co-chai s endorsig t e
                                                                                                                     f                        f
                                                                                                                   Con ict Resolution course ofered
                                                                                                                   through te CFLL
                    Grievance Tracking System
April 2, 2008
                    The Employerthe Union. ue to discuss te development of a grievance t acking
                    database wt
                                 will conti              h                             r          Employer/Union   The Employer will follow up with
                                                                                                                   I&IT .

                    HR Transformaton                                                                               h                     h
                                                                                                                   Te union will provide te results of
July 8, 2009
                          i                            n n
                    The Unon raised concerns regardig iconsistencies in receiving information     Employer            r          r            r
                                                                                                                   a suvey of thei MERC co-chai s to
                    under Article 1 .4 as well as vacancy and fxed term reports at MERC tables.                    te Employer. Employer to follow up
                                                                                                                   and respond.
                    Results Based Planning
July 8, 2009
                    The parties agreed that this item was addressed at te July CERC meeting and   Employer                     r
                                                                                                                   Remove item fom Agenda
                     n                  h
                    ca be removed from te agenda.
                                                       i                 i
                    Budget: In regards to the 5 % reducton based on attriton
July 8, 2009        h i                      n
                    Te Un on expressed concer s about te possible efects of te 5 % reduct on
                                                      h            f        h           i                          Employer will disclose inoration
                                                                                                                                           f m
                       h                                   f
                    on teir membership and requested more inormation.                                              o
                                                                                                                   t OPSEU as it becomes available.
                    Kilometric Rates
                       h               t i                      h                      i
                    At te July meeting he un on recommended for te Employer's considerat on
July 8, 2009                                                 n
                    a formula to reward employees for carpoolig, which OPSEU feels would be
                    consistent with the Government's geen agenda and contribute to cost savings                                r
                                                                                                                   Remove item fom agenda
                    tereby benefitng all stakeholders. The Employer confrmed tat tere ae no
                    h            i                                     i     h h r
                    plans to change the diective at this time.
                    Meal Rates: Requirement for Receipt
                       h                                 h h                          hh
                    At te July meeting OPSEU advised tat te low meal rates coupled wit te
July 8, 2009
                        r                                    h              h
                    requiement for receipts is a concern for te membership. Te Employer will      Employer                               n
                                                                                                                   Employer to follow up ad resPond
                    follow up on ministry practices related to overtime meals.

July 8, 2009        H1NI : Status Update
                    The parties agreed t at this item can be removed f om te agenda
                                       h                             r h                          Employer                          h
                                                                                                                   Remove item from te agenda

July 8, 2009         i                               n          h       r           r
                    Unon is seeking clarity on the trasition of te foresty division fom MNR to                     Employer will disclose information
                    MN'DM.                                                                        Employer
                                                                                                                   to OPSEU as it becomes available.
 "   Date :Tabled i: :: , :

                              Recruitment of OPSEU positons
                              The Employer proposed a change to the process for te recruitment of OPSEU
August 12, 2009                   i h l
                              posit ons tat wi l allow vacancies to be posted and applications screened                                                  n
                                                                                                                              The parties will issue a joit
                              while surplus clearance is concurrent y being obtained.
                                                                    l                                                  i
                                                                                                             Employer/Un on            i        l
                                                                                                                              communicaton and wil meet to
                              OPSEU agreed to this proposal and requested t at a registration number be                       further discuss the new process.
                                                                 h                               r
                              added to each job ad to illustrate t at it has gone for surplus cleaance.
                              Calculation of Seniority and Merit Dates for Fixed Term Employees
                                                                         r              h
                              The Employer advised OPSEU that they ae working wit OSS and I&IT to
                              develop a systems solution to assist in te calculation of seniority (Article
August 12, 2009                                                                i
                              3 1A. 17) and merit dates (Article 3 1A.2.3) for fxed term employees. The                       h            l
                                                                                                                              Te Employer wi l issue a
                              Employer proposed tat in the interim te calculation of sen ority and merit
                                                                      h                   i                  Employer/Unon
                                                                                                                       i           i           h
                                                                                                                              commun cation to te HR
                                        i                                   h
                              dates for fxed term employees be based on te employee's date of hire, or                          m y r n
                                                                                                                              comunit regadig this change.
                                                    h                n           r     h
                              rehire in cases where tere is a break i service geater tan 1 3 weeks. OPSEU
                               r       h
                              ageed to tis proposal.
                              Article 22.3 Filing Process
Augst 12, 2009
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                              The Employer raised concerns t at Stage 2 grievances ae beig fied               i
                                                                                                             Un on                 i
                                                                                                                              The Unon to issue commuications
                              icorrectly. OPSEU agreed to communicate wit thei membership i tis
                              n                                         h r               nh                                     r n h
                                                                                                                              regadig te matter.

Augst 12, 2009
                                                    h        n                         h
                              The parties discussed te concer s raised by OPSEU wit respect to te  h
                              decision to no longer provide pay-in-lieu of vacation to student employees.    Employer         h
                                                                                                                              Te Employer will follow up.
                                                     h                       h             l
                              OPSEU raised concern tat the quarterly report tey receive stil contains
                              reference to "GTA" ad "Outside GTA" wage rates for students.
                              Loss of Work to the Seventh Bargaining Unit
August 12, 2009                                    n h h r                             n
                              OPSEU raised concers tat tey ae losing membership i some ministries.           Employer              i       r
                                                                                                                              No acton requied.
                              The parties discussed te recent changes to Article 1 - Recognition.

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