REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING – Wednesday, October 3, 2018
- LOCATION: Village Green Hotel, Vernon BC
- AFFILIATES PRESENT:
EXECUTIVE: PRESIDENT Ian Gordon, CUPE 3523; SECRETARY-TREASURER LouiseGibson, MoveUP ;RECORDING SECRETARY CherylStone, UFCW 1518; VICE PRESIDENTS Carmen Belanger, HEU, Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523; NORTHERN DELEGATE Wynn Hartfelder BCGEU; CENTRAL DELEGATE Helen Repole, BCGEU; TRUSTEE Greg McGowan, BCFORUM
AFFILIATES: Carole Gordon BCTF, Jeff Fisher IBEW 213, Gray Boisvert CUPE 5523, Troy Coburn CUPW 760, Kelly Hutchinson BCGEU 1707, Nikki Zohner HEU Vernon
- REGRETS: Shane Curveon ATU 1722, TRUSTEE Gail Neufeld HEU, SERGEANT at ARMS Karen Abramsen UFCW 1518
- OBLIGATION OF NEW DELEGATES: Kelly Hutchinson, BCGEU 1707
- GUESTS: Kelly Fehr Candidate Vernon City Council, Mark Olsen Candidate SD #22 Vernon School Trustee, Sarah Rose Proportional Representation, Janet Hall, Mike Richards IBEW 213, Darren Wiens IBEW 213, James Schimpl IBEW 213, Tammie Koroiuk CUPE 523, Marisa Lavoie BCGEU 1707, Tawni Duhemel BCGEU 1707, Heidi Collins
- BCFORUM Delegates: Greg McGowan, Doug Gibson
- 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 that the agenda is adopted.
- GUEST SPEAKER(S): Kelly Fehr Candidate Vernon City Council, Mark Olsen Candidate SD #22 Vernon School Trustee, Sarah Rose Proportional Representation - firstname.lastname@example.org Please email Sarah with any questions you may have.
- ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES:
At the September 5 2018 a motion was made which read: “A motion was made to write a sternly worded letter to Pinki Hawaiian Shave Ice expressing our displeasure of our verbal agreement of only giving out the free product. With the extra dollars they made over and above our “free” tickets we wish for them to donate some money to a charity of their choice. An amendment was made to the former motion that we ask they donate the money to the United Way.
- M/S/C A motion was made to rescind the above motion. M/S/C that the minutes of the September 5, 2018 be adopted.
- CREDENTIALS REPORT: 26 Present with 13 Delegates 11 Guest(s) 2 BCFORUM delegate(s)
- FINANCIAL REPORT:M/S/C that the Financial Report was given by Secretary Treasurer Louise Gibson Move UP
- ACTION CORRESPONDENCE: Our Times Magazine subscription renewal. A motion was made to renew Our Times Magazine subscription for 1 year M/S/C
14. (a)REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS – (b) STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS – (c) CLC REPORT
(a) REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS: NB: It is important to have your Union report included in our minutes; however, the Secretary requires it in digital form. Therefore if it is not in the minutes this is the reason. Please email it to me before the 15th of the month so it can be included. Thank you. email@example.com
Cheryl Stone UFCW 1518 report - This October 20, working people across British Columbia will head to the polls to elect new mayors, city councilors, school board trustees. The UFCW 1518 website has listed all endorsed candidates from BC Labour Council areas. Please visit www.ufcw1518.com/ Last March, President Ivan Limpright appealed to the Minster of Labour, Harry Bains, for assistance after negotiations for the reopener of the collective agreement between UFCW 1518 and Sobeys stalled. The company demanded only concessions while the union stood firm in attempting to negotiate a fair collective agreement for all members. In May, Special Officer Ready met separately with the union bargaining committee and the company. After assessing the parties as being very far apart in their positions (with the company demanding serious concessions and the union refusing to concede) he requested they provide written submissions outlining the major outstanding issues. For the union, this includes its right of first refusal grievance related to the 10 Safeway store closures, the reopener of the collective agreement and Sobeys’ desire for a new banner (FreshCo). Safeway members have voted 99 percent against recommendations made by Special Officer Vince Ready in the ongoing dispute between UFCW 1518 and Sobeys. The union held a province-wide vote this week after Mr. Ready tabled a report that alarmed leadership and the bargaining committee, composed of rank and file members. “Our Safeway members have given a very strong mandate to our committee that these recommendations are unacceptable,” said President Ivan Limpright. “A very clear and unequivocal rejection of these recommendations is what we need Sobeys to see. Our membership is strong in their conviction. They don’t deserve to have their hard fought and bargained wages and benefits slashed because of Sobeys mismanagement in British Columbia.” The union’s bargaining committee will be reconvening.
Troy Coburn CUPW 760 - We received our 2nd Global offers from Canada Post for both our Urban and RSMC Collectives, we had waited several weeks from our counter offer on their 1st Global offer on the Urban and RSMC Collectives.I personal feel that our employer is not bargaining in good faith, that their offer will not be reasonable nor reflect the times that we are in, and that there is a high possibility that we will be joining our Sisters and Brothers from the BCGEU walking the lines fighting for a Fair reasonable contract as well.
Reports made but not submitted for the minutes: Gray Boisvert CUPE 5323, Carole Gordon COTA/BCTF, Jeff Fisher IBEW 213
(b) STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Labour Day 2018 – Cheryl Stone gave a report of the success of our Labour Day 2018 picnic.
Community Outreach – UW breakfast had a great turnout by the NOLC. Keynote speaker was Angie Lohr with HOPE Outreach. We will approach her to speak at our November 7 meeting in Kelowna.
Bursary Committee - no report
Union Affiliate Outreach - A motion was made to spend up to $1,000.00 for rental of a hall / food for a future union affiliate outreach program. M/S/C
United Way Board - Carmen Belanger HEU – Reminded every one of the United Way Drive - Through breakfasts, Vernon and Kelowna,
c) CLC REPORT: none .
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Remembrance Day November 11, 2018. The communities we present are: Kelowna (Rutland), West Kelowna, Vernon, Lumby, and Peachland. We have found presenters, thank you.
BCFED Convention – 58th Constitutional Convention - November 26-30, 2018. 58th Constitutional Convention - November 26-30, 2018. A decision will be made at the November 7, 2018 meeting, regarding who will attend on behalf of the NOLC.
16. NEW BUSINESS:
CLC 2019 Winter School –Temporary Winter School Schedule – Delegates will be decided upon at the up-coming meetings.
- NOLC tent purchase – A motion was made for the NOLC to purchase 4 tents up to the cost of $700.00 for the use at all events that the NOLC holds. M/S/C
- FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT: 21 Present with 11 Delegates 9 Guests 1 BCFORUM delegates
- GOOD & WELFARE: none
19. ADJOURNMENT: A motion was made to extend the meeting by 15 minutes 9:00 – 9:15 M/S/C
A motion was made to extend the meeting by 15 minutes 9:15 – 9:30 M/S/C
M/S/C to adjourn at 9:28pm
20. NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Kelowna BCGEU building 1064 Borden Avenue
Executive meeting 5:30 pm General Meeting 7:00 pm
Minutes respectfully submitted by Recording Secretary Cheryl Stone UFCW 1518.