OPSEU Ontario Public
Syndicat des emplo es de la
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TO: All Presidents with members in the Ministry of Children and Youth Services
All Stewards in the Ministry of Children and Youth Services
FROM: Brian Gould , OPS Supervisor/Negotiator
DATE: January 28 , 2008
SUBJECT: Ministry of Children and Youth Services ERC
Minutes - January 23, 2008
Attached , for your information , are the minutes of the above captioned meeting.
Please post or otherwise make them available to the members in your workplaces.
Please use the MERC referral form which should be used when referring unresolved local
issues to the ministry level. The referral should be sent care of the Job Security Unit with all
the supporting documentation , (e. g. minutes , correspondence , etc.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE MINISTRY MINUTES WERE PREPARED BY THE EMPLOYER.
Warren (Smokey) Thomas
President OPS Supervisor/Negotiator
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MINISTRY OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES
MINISTRY EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COMMITTEE (MERC)
Date 31 D 2"
For Management: For OPSEU
JoAn Miler- Reid (Co- Chair) Jack Hopkis- (Co- Chair) *
Kim Gallow Waltraud Knott
Beth Bailey- Glenna Caldwell
Brenda LeMoine Stephen George
* Chair of the Meeting
AGENDA ITEMS DISCUSSION ACTION REQUIRED
MCYS Child Welfare-no update
Transfonnation Children s Mental Health-no update
Update Youth Justice- Cross ministr negotiations to star in Februar/March
HR Transfonnation Deferred to next meeting pending fuher Send infonnation to Union as it becomes April 08
Anti- Discrimination Committee looking at wellness , mediation , conflct Conflct resolution wil be moved to the To be discussed
and Systemic Change resolution training and orientation program, Training and Development Committee at T&D on Jan,
Committee Looking to use unfonn guidelines for different (T &D) for CPRI , Thistletown Regional 24/08 with report
ministr projects. Centre and Probation. back to MERC as
soon as possible.
Probation Safety & Follow-up surey at Health and Safety table, training Report back on templates at next meeting. Report back next
Securty Working recommended as non-mandatory, Follow-up surey to be distrbuted from MERC meeting.
Group Health and Safety Committee.
Training and Discussion of moving Interest Based Problem Discussion at T&D Tenns of Reference. Jan. 24/08.
Development Solving (IBPS) to the Health and Productivity table Management to get further infonnation and
Commttee for the Youth Centres. report back to co-chairs of the committee.
Unclassified Lists and Lists went out on Jan. 14/08, Conversions continue to occur as they arse. Ongoing
AGENDA ITEMS DISCUSSION ACTION REQUIRD TIME FRME
Health and Safety Discussion required to review the lifespan of parkas.
Divisional Review Memo to be distrbuted regarding new unform. End of J an08
System for YJSD Update on identification. Next MERC,
Union formally requests that CPRlstletown Management to respond.
Regional Centre be included in Health and Safety
Child and Youth No update Defer to next MERC Next MERC.
Mental Health Polic
Health and Update at next MERC. Ters of Reference Next MERC.
Productivity are being concluded to be signed off at
Management Representatives include Han Barz (co-chair), Co-chairs to discuss first meeting date,
Representatives for Claude St. Jean , and John Inglis for management. Union to anounce memb(:rship. Feb. 1/08
Overime Protocol Union members to be anounced.
Results Based Management provided an update on the RbP for
Plann RbP 07/08.
Workplace Violence Ministr is curently reviewing the program and wil Report back next
Prevention be soliciting input trom the Union prior to MERC , or when
Brookside Youth Ministr requested fuds in 08/09 RbP for retrofit. Next MERC or
Centre Retrofit when information
Probation Management provided an update and wil send list to
Accommodation the committee.
MERC ERC Travel Memo distrbuted to the field on October 2 , 2007.
Memo Union formally requests that Management to pay all Management to respond. Next MERC.
Re . onal ERC costs.
Safet Boots Mana ement rovided memo. Clarfication re uired from Paul Es e . Next MERC.
List ofWDHP List on website, Refer to ADSC. Next MERC.
Best Practices for Finalized document sent out to committee. Best Practices document to be sent out to End of Januar
MCYS- MERC RERC' s and LERC' 08.
Workload Vacancies Mana ement continues to monitor workload and U date at next MERC.
AGENDA ITEMS DISCUSSION ACTION REQlUIRD TIMEFRME
allocate and fill vacancies as re uired.
Regional Boundar Management reports there are no firm plans for If ths position changes , MERC to be
Ali ent strctual reali ents of curent boundares. notified.
Rollovers Discussion on rollovers , conference call , tentative Discussions to be held. Ongoing
dates set for discussion.
Succession Planng Ministr does not have a formal process at present. Thstletown management to share action By next MERC.
Union expressed concer about a lack of succession plan related to OPS Engagement surey.
Curculum Report not yet complete,
re ortu date
Schedule Change for Union sees this as a violation of the collective End of February
CPRI (Child and agreement. Union is seeking management position 08,
Youth Workers) par- on this issue.
Same agenda items on MERC table should clarfy which table deals with MERC co-chairs to ensure links to other Ongoing.
the varous sub- which issues. tables,
Next Meetin Date A ril 30 , 2008
Si off of Minutes
For the Employer
Januar 23 , 2008
Date Minutes signed offby Co- Chairs