Motions for Climate Action at AMPA 2018

Below are the motions being brought to AMPA by District 27, including the motion numbers. If you are an OSSTF Member and you support these motions, please let your local President know or post a comment below.

We expect MAC 245 to be debated Saturday or Sunday since it will be a cost motion and must be done before the budget is determined. The others may not make it to debate, but we remain hopeful that AMPA delegates will think about these motions and perhaps take ideas back to their districts. Climate change is marching on and we hope OSSTF and the affiliate unions can be part of the solutions!

In District 27, we are working on moving our local funds out of the big banks and our investments out of fossil fuels. We have heard other districts are thinking about the same. Solidarity!

MAC 214-18

BIRT the Provincial Executive lobby the Provincial government to implement OSSTF Policy and Procedure 8.10.5.

Policies and Procedures 8.10.5

“It is the policy of OSSTF that all new school buildings and board of education facilities should be carbon neutral, and that existing schools should be provided funding by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to retrofit buildings to ensure that they operate at optimal efficiency.”

MAC 242-18

BE IT RESOLVED THAT AMPA direct the Provincial Executive and OTF Governors to request the OTPP Board of directors to direct asset managers to stop future investments in fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds and actively invest in renewable and clean energy based securities.

MAC 243-18

BE IT RESOLVED THAT AMPA direct the Provincial Executive and OTF Governors to request the OMERS Board of directors to direct asset managers to stop future investments in fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds and actively invest in renewable and clean energy-based securities.

MAC 244-18

BE IT RESOLVED THAT AMPA direct the Treasurer and managers of the Internal Investment Fund to stop future investments in fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds and actively invest in renewable and clean energy-based securities.

MAC 245-18   (Cost estimate: $8750)

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Provincial Executive ask the FNMI Advisory Workgroup, in conjunction with the Provincial Human Rights Committee, to make recommendations to AMPA 2019 regarding OSSTF investments, pension plan holdings, and financial dealings in light of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

MAC 246-18

BE IT RESOLVED THAT AMPA direct the OTF Governors to request the OTPP Board of Directors to:

  1. disclose the fossil fuel and other climate-related holdings in the Pension Plan in accordance with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and to submit a written report to the delegates at AMPA 2019;
  2. provide opportunities for Plan members across the province to discuss this report in open forum to promote understanding of the steps being taken by the Fund Managers to address the risks and opportunities related to fossil fuel holdings, including, but not limited to, the written report to the delegates at AMPA 2019.

MAC 247-18

BIRT AMPA 2018 direct the Provincial Executive to lobby the Provincial Government to sue the fossil fuel companies for their contribution to the damage related to climate change.

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