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Minutes of the Toronto LEC Meeting & 2017 Local AGM -November 17, 2017
•  Posted on  February 8, 2019  

Minutes of the Toronto LEC Meeting & AGM -November 17, 2017

Location: 10th floor Artists’ Lounge, CBC

 

LEC PRESENT: Naomi Robinson, Wendy Walker, Brent Cousland, Sophie Hautcoeur, Matt Guerin, Jennifer Clibbon, Vish Gajadhar, Lorne Szatmary, Krista Jolliffe, Thomas Cramer, Tony Germin, Kevin Keigher, Joe Fiorino

 

2017 Annual General Meeting – CBCTO CMG Location Unit

 

AGM open to full membership from 11:-13:30 and 16:00-19:00.  Bylaw amendment paper ballots and background info sheets available to each member as they are signed in.  77 voting members attended.

 

Brief LEC Meeting 14:00 – 16:00

 

Adopt meeting agenda November 2017:

Moved: Kevin Keigher

Seconded: Brent Cousland

Motion Passes.

 

Local Grievance Committee Co-chair addresses LEC.

 

Motion to move into camera

Moved: Krista Joliffe

Seconded: Thomas Cramer

All in favour

 

Motion to move out of camera

Moved: Brent Cousland

Seconded: Thomas Cramer

All in favour

 

Motion: The LEC supports the LGC union co-chair recommendation that the LGC receive sensitivity training.

Moved: Vish Gajadhar

Seconded: Brent Cousland

Motion passes unanimously

 

2018  LEC Meeting Dates  January 10, February 1, March 1, April 6, May 1

 

Motion to adjourn

Moved:Krista Joliffe

Seconded: Vish Gajadhar

passes unanimously

 

LEC Meeting ends at 4:00 pm

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AGM Bylaw Proposal results (? votes yes on all counts) ;

 

QUESTION # 1…

 

Do you agree with the following change to CBC Toronto CMG Bylaws Article #1 ?

 

76 votes YES 1 vote NO (zero abstentions)

 

ARTICLE # 1 NAME

Change from :  1.1 The name of this organization shall be Canadian Media Guild, CBC Toronto Unit, [herein after referred to as the “Location Unit”], and shall be a location unit of the Canadian Media Guild [herein after referred to as “CMG”]. CMG is local 30213 of THE NEWSPAPER GUILD [herein after referred to as ‘TNG”], which is a division of the Communication Workers of America, [herein after referred to as “CWA”].

 

To:   1.1 The name of this organization shall be Canadian Media Guild, CBC Toronto Unit, [herein after referred to as the “Location Unit”], and shall be a location unit of the Canadian Media Guild [herein after referred to as “CMG”]. CMG is local 30213 of the Communication Workers of America – Canada, [herein after referred to as “CWA”].

 

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QUESTION # 2…

 

Do you agree with the following change to CBC Toronto CMG Bylaws Article #3 ?

 

75 votes YES 1 vote NO  (one abstention)

 

ARTICLE # 3 MEMBERSHIP

Change from:  

3.1 All persons employed at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation who are within the jurisdiction of the union as defined by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board shall be eligible for membership in the Location Unit subject to completing membership requirements as stipulated by TNG/CMG.

 

To:  3.1 All persons employed at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation who are within the jurisdiction of the union as defined by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board shall be eligible for membership in the Location Unit subject to completing membership requirements as stipulated by CMG.

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QUESTION # 3…

 

Do you agree with the following change to CBC Toronto CMG Bylaws Article #8 ?

 

72 votes YES 5 votes NO (zero abstentions)

 

ARTICLE # 8 EXPENSES

Change from:  8.7 The LEC will determine set quarterly expense allowances to be paid to Executive Officers, Chief Stewards, and Directors. This will not preclude compensation for unexpected expenses.  Any member of the LEC who is absent from meetings and duties for more than three months in a row for any reason must forfeit this allowance until they return and can perform normal duties.

 

To:  8.7 The LEC will distribute set quarterly honoraria to Executive Officers, Chief Stewards, and Directors. This will not preclude compensation for unexpected expenses.  Any member of the LEC who is absent from meetings and duties for more than three months in a row for any reason must forfeit this honorarium until they return and can perform normal duties.

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QUESTION # 4…

 

Do you agree that the elected Chief Stewards should receive the same amount in honorarium as the elected Directors of the CBC Toronto Location Unit Executive Committee now receives?

 

69 votes YES 5 votes NO (three abstentions)