CFIA S&A Group- Summary of Annual General Meeting, November 05, 2015
The Annual General Meeting of the Scientific and Analytical Group of the CFIA was held on November 05, 2015 at the Marconi Centre, Ottawa from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Thanks to the effort of the NCR organising committee (Hussien Bashah, Katie Oppen and Washington Gwayumba), over 60 members from the National Capital Region joined ten members of the executives for a very interactive and informative meeting.
The meeting got underway with an introduction and welcome to members and invited guests by the president of the group, Dr. Umadatt Singh. Members of the executive then introduced themselves. This was followed by a review of the minutes of the past meeting, the elections report and financial report. Allison Tomka and Jocelyne Popp from the Classification Section of PIPSC then updated the members on the SR conversion that is currently underway for members belonging to the CH, BI and AG classifications. This was followed by a very informative presentation by Michael Urminsky, PIPSC negotiator for the group, on the state of bargaining and on the need for mobilization of members to assist in the bargaining process. A three course meal was served during the event and many door prizes were handed out throughout the meeting.