REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES – Wednesday, June 5, 2019
- LOCATION: Kelowna BC
- CREDENTIALS REPORT: Quorum ( YES ) Trustee Gail Neufeld HEU sat in for SERGEANT at ARMS Karen Abramsen UFCW 1518
- UNION AFFILIATES PRESENT:
Executive: President: Ian Gordon, CUPE 3523; Secretary-Treasurer: Louise Gibson, MoveUp; Recording Secretary: Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518; Central delegate: Helen Repole, BCGEU; Vice President: Shane Curveon, ATU 1722; Vice President: Jeff Fisher, IBEW 213; Trustee: Gail Neufeld, HEU; Northern delegate: Wynn Hartfelder, BCGEU.
AFFILIATES: Nicholas Balducci IBEW 213, Darren Wiens IBEW 213, Heather Malcolm VTA, Jeff Fisher IBEW 213, Susan Bauhart COTA, Peter Stantic IAFF, Scott Lovell ATU, Luke Mortenson IBEW 213, Ronn Dunn CUPE 3523, Tawni Duhamel BCGEU, Gray Boisvert CUPE 5523, Niklas Terava IBEW 213
- BCFORUM DELEGATES: regrets Doug Gibson and Greg McGowan
- CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by President, Ian Gordon CUPE 3523 at 7:00 pm
- ADOPTION OF AGENDA: M/S/C
- REGRETS: SERGEANT at ARMS Karen Abramsen UFCW 1518, Ron Stipp CLC, TRUSTEE Greg McGowan BCFORUM VICE PRESIDENT Kelly Hutchinson BCGEU, Doug Gibson BCFORUM
- GUESTS: none
- GUEST SPEAKER(S): none
- ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES: M/S/C
- OBLIGATION OF NEW DELEGATES: none
- FINANCIAL REPORT: The Financial Report given by SECRETARY TREASURER Louise Gibson MoveUP M/S/C
BCFED Regional Conference – September 6-7, Prince Rupert BC - President Ian Gordon will be attending. 14. EXECUTIVEBOARDRECOMMENDATIONS:
NOLC 2019 Merchandise – A Motion was made that the NOLC purchase 2500 cloth give-away bags to cover several annual events, (est. 500 per event) with logo at a cost of up to $5900 00. M/S/C
NOLC Bank Signing Authority – A motion was made to add VP Shane Curveon ATU as a signatory for the NOLC .M/S/C
Rutland Library Summer Reading Program - A motion was made to sponsor the Rutland Summer Library Reading Program for $500.00 M/S/C An amendment was made to sponsor the Reading program on the agreement that they purchase 3 copies of “Click Clack Moo” to give away as prizes. M/S/C
- (a) REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS (b) COMMITTEE REPORTS (c) CLC REPORT (d) PRESIDENT REPORT
( a )REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS: If you wish for your report to be included in the minutes please email it to the Recording Secretary before the 15th of the month. firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Unions Verbally Reported: Heather Malcolm VTA, Susan Bauhart COTA, Ronn Dunn CUPE 3523, Gray Boisvert CUPE 5523 Vernon, Luke Mortenson IBEW 213
Scott Lovell ATU - Bargaining has not resumed since the company’s offer was rejected by the membership. No correspondence for 6 weeks. If not hearing from company by next week, union will call for a strike vote. ATU Canada is starting to train Canadian leaders on right to work as we believe Janus is coming to Canada. It’s already being pushed in certain provinces. (Alberta/Ontario)
Cheryl Stone UFCW 1518 - Sobeys announced that six Safeway stores in smaller BC communities will convert to Frescho, the company’s discount banner. “This announcement was made earlier this morning to our members in the six locations throughout BC. The following Safeway stores will close some time in the fall and reopen as FreshCo at a future date that has not been communicated to the union: 100 Mile House (4926), Powell River (4963), Dilworth (4902), Downtown Vernon (4906), Sahali Kamloops (4933), William’s Lake (4956). Members at those stores were issued option letters, which allow them to select a severance buyout according to the terms of Special Officer Vince Ready’s decision; remain at the converted FreshCo store under the terms of the Safeway collective agreement (Seniority dependent); take a buy down; or transfer to another Safeway store based on seniority.
( b ) COMMITTEE REPORTS:,
Community Outreach: Committee to meet soon
Bursary Committee: Jeff Fisher IBEW 213 made a report
Union Affiliate Outreach: no report
Education: no report
Communications: no report
Financial Policies: no report
NOLC 2019 Budget: no report
Labour Day Picnic Sept 2 2019 - Cheryl Stone made a report on the progress of the Labour Day picnic.
We unfortunately had to change our location this year as the Regional District of the Central Okanagan has changed their rules in that they will no longer be renting the park space for events over 100 people. There are many other rule and policy changes as well but too many to mention. We will be located at Hollywood Road Education Services Centre at 1040 Hollywood Road Kelowna. Permits are in place and we are currently sending our invitations to all unions as well as nonprofits in our community. We do need many volunteers on the day of the event so if you are able please contact Cheryl at email@example.com to sign up. Stay tuned for ongoing information.
(c) CLC Report – no report
( d ) PRESIDENT Report – President Ian Gordon gave a report on Penticton May Days, Fair Wages Commission, Union Forum event.
NOLC By-Laws - President Ian Gordon CUPE 3523:
A motion was made to amend NOLC By Laws Article 5 Section 3 to read: “In odd numbered years” nominations will open at the end of the October meeting and close at the November meeting, at which time elections will be held.
Amend Article 5 Section 6 to read: “The term of office of the Executive Council shall commence upon the completion of the November meeting of odd numbered years” M/S/C
Amend Article 12 Section 1 to read: “Three Trustees will be elected to serve terms of one, two and three years. In following years (1) Trustee shall retire as the term for which such Trustee expires, one Trustee will be elected for a three year term to preserve overlapping terms. The retiring Trustee shall be eligible for re-election. Nominations for Trustee(s) will open at the October meeting and close at the November meeting. M/S/C
Nominations for NOLC Executive Council election for TRUSTEE (1 year term) –An election was held with Nick Balducci IBEW 213 & Tawni Duhamel BCGEU running for the position, Tawni Duhamel won the position.
Kelowna Pride Event – volunteers are needed to help at the NOLC table June 22, 2019 - if you are interested please email Ian Gordon President at firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 BC Fed Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women – A motion was passed at the May 1st meeting to send one union woman to the convention. Unfortunately, because of the late timing to register the Core Courses were filled and this obligation could not be filled
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS
November Project team competing in the Motionball 2019 Marathon Sport taking place September 21st, 2019. Motionball is a not for profit organization that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Canada so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can lead happier, healthier lives.
A motion was made to sponsor this event with $500.00. M/S/C
Trustees at School District 22 - A motion was made to send a thank you letter to Mark Olsen and the other Trustees in School District #22 Vernon. M/S/C The thank you was because Mark and the Trustees put forward a motion to amend the budget to hold off on any cuts to Courtesy Riders on our school busses while the transportation committee did a thorough study in the next year to determine the Districts needs in transportation. This also stopped the possible bell time change at high schools in the district. In all this saved 7 – 10 jobs in transportation and the potential disruption of work schedules for over a hundred other Union employees. There was a lot of conversation amongst the School Trustees but in the end Mark had the support of most and his motion passed.
- FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 17 Delegates 0 Guests 0 BCFORUM 0 CLC 17 Total Present
- GOOD & WELFARE: Summer Break social was held at the Capri Hotel Lounge immediately following our meeting.
- ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 8:30 pm M/S/C
Have a wonderful summer break!!
We hope to see everyone, families & friends at our Labour Day Picnic Monday Sept 2, 2019
NEXT MEETING Kelowna
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Kelowna @ BCGEU building 1064 Borden Ave Executive meeting – 5:30 pm General Meeting 7:00 pm
NEXT MEETINGS: 1st Wednesday of each month, July/August (summer break) September 4, October 2 (Vernon) November 6, December 4, 2019