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L-1 Professional Competencies
Whereas many occupational certifications require continued competency, a concept included in some collective agreements; and
Whereas members elected or appointed to full time executive positions no longer have opportunities to exercise their professional competencies;
Be it resolved that PIPSC investigates and reports to the 2019 AGM amendments to Institute By-Laws, Regulations and Policies to allow or provide opportunities for elected executive to exercise their profession and to maintain the continued competencies required for their substantive position.
Resolutions Sub-Committee Comments: No comment
L-2 Funding Resolution for PIPSC AGM
Whereas, the annual allowances were last revised effective January 2015 and
Whereas, inflation continues to erode the ability of smaller subgroups and branches to effectively serve and communicate with their members,
Be it resolved that the annual allowance for subgroups and branches be revised as follows:
Sub-Groups and Branches will receive the greater between the following options:
Option 1 - Base amount of $750, plus $
10.00 $13.00 per member per year for the first 1,000 members and $3.00 $4.00 per member per year in excess of 1,000 members
Option 2 - $10.00 per member per year for the first 2,000 members and $8.00 per member per year if there are more than 2,000 members.
Resolutions Sub-Committee Comments: The additional cost would be $62,500.
L-3 Selection of Delegates PIPSC AGM
Whereas the 2018 AGM voted to increase the number of delegates to the AGM.
And whereas there were no directions from the AGM on how those seats would be proportionately distributed to improve the democratic representation of members at the AGM.
Be it resolved that PIPSC develop guidance for groups and regions on how to select delegates to the AGM in consideration of proportional representation of equity and diversity groups as well as fair representation of small groups and branches, youth, and other sub-communities of the membership.
And be it also resolved that such a proposal be presented for approval at the 2019 AGM.
L-4 Policy on Balancing Union Activity and Family Life
Whereas the Policy on Balancing Union Activity and Family Life allows for one day of compensatory- year pay when a member spends two days in a year on certain types of union business.
And whereas active members often spend more than two days per year on those types of union business.
Be it resolved that the policy be amended to indicate that a member is entitled to two days of compensatory pay if they spend four days – year on the specified union activities.
Be it resolved that the Policy on Balancing Union Activity and Family Life be amended as follows:
3. Compensation for Meetings on Days of Rest
(a) Stewards and elected officials required to attend meetings or training on days of rest are entitled to reimbursement equivalent to the member’s normal workday,
once twice annually, after having attended two four such meetings on non-consecutive days. (Examples of meetings would be Regional Councils, Regional Stewards Councils, Committee meetings, training etc.)