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Brandon (Room E3) – November 1 st Winnipeg (Masonic Temple) – November 2 nd Winnipeg (Humphry Inn & Suites) – November 3 rd TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 2010 General.

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1 Brandon (Room E3) – November 1 st Winnipeg (Masonic Temple) – November 2 nd Winnipeg (Humphry Inn & Suites) – November 3 rd TEAM-IFPTE Local General Meetings

2 Agenda  Welcome (2 min)  Reports:  President (5 min)  Finance (5 min)  Office (10 min)  Pension Lawsuit (15 min)  Q & A (20 min)

3 President’s Report  Key events since our 2009 General Meeting:  Board and Pension Rep elections  Pension lawsuit trial and decision  New Constitution and Bylaws  Fully staffed office  Revised Collective Agreement  Preparations for pension lawsuit appeal

4 President’s Report  Many ways you can help:  Board Member  Health and Safety Committees  Research and analysis  Newsletter articles  Communications Action Rep  Union Rep – complaints & grievances  Training for specific roles available

5 Finance Report  Total annual income: $1.2 million  Budget requires Board approval  Finances reviewed each Board meeting  Pension lawsuit appeal costs: $270,000  On target to end the year just under budget  See TEAM Times for a cost breakdown

6 Finance Report Defence Fund Balance at January 1, 2009 Regular contributions Interest Pension lawsuit expenses Operating Account contribution Balance at December 31, 2009 Balance at October 31, 2010 $249,058 $156,000 $4,403 -$108,341 $108,341 $409,461 $546,037

7 Finance Report  The 2010 budget allows growth of the Defence Fund to $575,000 by year-end  TEAM also holds a number of other significant investments in reserve, including ethical funds and MTS shares

8 TEAM Office Report Complaints & Grievance  Established three-person Grievance Committee to protect member confidentiality  Complaints and grievance numbers are up  Main themes:  Respect in the workplace  Excessive workload and hours of work  Pay and benefit rights  Job evaluation and reclassification

9 TEAM Office Report Complaints & Grievance  Activity since our May 2009 General Meeting:  Thirty-five new complaints; three progressed to grievance  Eighteen complaints resolved  Eight new grievances; two proceeding to arbitration  Three grievances resolved  One complaint being heard by the Canadian Human Rights Commission

10 TEAM Office Report Current Initiatives  Planning Workplace Representative training sessions – call us if you want to know more  Taking action to get workload, overtime, and contractor issues addressed  Ramping up political action to effect change in matters that impact our members and their families  Preparing for the next round of negotiations

11 TEAM Office Report Future Challenges  Increase of foreign investment in Canadian telecommunications companies  Reduced retirement income; DB’s, DC’s, and the Canadian Pension Plan  Shifting age demographic and inadequate succession planning  Increasing workloads, work-life imbalance and consequences on health and relationships

12 Pension Lawsuit Report Timeline  Jan 1997– New plan established  In 1998 MTS began a 5¼ year contribution holiday, exhausting the initial 100% employee generated $49M surplus  Nov 2008 – Thirteen-week trial concludes  Jan 2010– MTS to pay $100M to plan members  Apr 2010– MTS filed a Notice of Appeal  Jun 2010– MTS Stay application in court  Dec 2010– Appeal hearing (Dec 13 th to 15 th )

13 Q & A  If we run out of time, please call or the TEAM office with your question


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