November 2015 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention:

  • The Labour Council and the Federal Election
  • Regional Council rejects KPMG Recommendations
  • Living Wage Waterloo Region
  • Health & Safety Dinner next Wednesday
  • By-Law Changes & Per Capita Dues
  • OSSTF Support Workers still without a contract
  • Workforce Planning Board
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October 2015 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

  • the Labour Council and the federal election
  • KPMG recommends cuts to Regional Council
  • Living Wage Waterloo Region
  • OFL Convention and Elections
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September 2015 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention. My last written report to the membership was on June 9, so this report covers three months of activities.

  • Labour Day 2015
  • The Labour Council and the Federal Election
  • Changing Workplaces Review / $15 and Fairness Campaign
  • Executive vacancies
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June 2015 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention. I didn’t submit a report to the May membership meeting, so this report covers two months of activities.

  • Labour Council Committees
  • $15 and Fairness Campaign
  • Two Austerity Budgets
  • Day of Mourning
  • Justice for Mexican students Disappeared in Ayotzinapa
  • Time for Change! in our Federal Government
  • Cinema Politica
  • Input into Region's Strategic Plan
  • Rally for Waterloo with Tom Mulcair
  • OPSEU 294 Rally at Care Partners HQ
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April 2015 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

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Our Priorities

Our Labour Council elects its leaders every two years. The Executive gets together at the beginning of its two-year term of office to set strategic priorities for the Council. Below are our priorities for 2015-2016.

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Reviewing our 2013-14 Strategic Priorities

Two years ago, the Executive of our Labour Council set out five strategic priorities to guide the work of our Council over our two-year term of office. Earlier this month, our newly-elected Executive reviewed those strategic priorities, noting what we had done to address them, our assessment of whether we felt we had made progress on them, and what more could or should be done on them.

Below is our self-assessment to our delegates. Shortly we will confirm our strategic priorities for the next two years.

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March 2015 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

  • Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation
  • United Way Spirit Awards
  • International Women's Day Luncheon
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February 2015 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention. I did not prepare a written report in January, so I’ll cover the past two months.

  • CLC Election Preparation Conference January 23-24
  • New Labour Council Executive
  • Visits to City Councils
  • Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation
  • Living Wage Waterloo Region
  • Consultations on the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
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Your 2015-16 Executive and Committee Chairs

Back row, from left to right: Bill McLachlan, Strike Support Committee Chair; Dave Eales, Executive at-large and By-Laws and Resulutions Committee Chair; Wanda Power, Executive at-large; Darlene Wilson, Executive-at-large; Shelley Tapsell, Women's Committee Chair; Richard Moss, Executive at-large and Health & Safety Committee Chair; Frank Curnew, Sergeant-at-arms; Marc Xuereb, President; Steve Sachs, Secretary; Mark Cairns, Executive at-large and Union Label Committee Chair; Georgina Grujicic, Education and Publicity Committee Chair

Front row, from left to right: Lois Iles, 1st Vice President, Kelly Dick, Executive at-large; Glenn Annett, Executive at-large; Lorne Bruce, Executive at-large and Political Action Committee Chair; Ed Weidinger, Treasurer; Ed Wyse, Executive at-large and Human Rights Committee Chair

Absent: Lisa Edwards, 2nd Vice President and Social Services Committee Chair; Fran Parry, Executive at-large; Lisa Hatherley, Executive at-large; Stephen Becker, Executive at-large

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