Jeff Carsience UBCJ
Glenn Nowag HERE 40
Trudy Ames BCGEU 307
David Doran Carp 1346
Judi Filion BCGEU 707
Karen Abramsen BC Forum
Pat Bulmer CEP 2000
Louise Turner HEU
Kathy Dunn HEU
Dona Frayn BCGEU 1207
Pat Munro HSA - Kelowna
Joyce Procure BCNU and NDP
Ken Robinson HEU
Tony Heisterkamp Carp 1346
Liz Woods BCGEU
Kandi Rochford Local 40
Gord Stoutenburg BC Forum
Eileen Robinson NDP/Women's Centre
Gord Larkin CLC
Starleigh Grass NDP
Gord Larkin CLC
Kevin Hagglund CEP 823 - M
CALL TO ORDERThe meeting was called to order by President David Doran at 7 p.m.
GUEST SPEAKERSFederal NDP candidates Joyce Procure (Okanagan-Coquihalla) and Starleigh Grass (Kelowna) gave short speeches, then answered questions from delegates.
ADOPTION OF THE PREVIOUS MINUTESM/S/C to adopt the minutes of March 10, 2004.
b) A GM Place worker sends an e-mail to say why she supports a CCHEU raid on Local 40 - Executive recommends sending a response by e-mail to this worker outlining why our labour council supports Local 40 and does not support this raid.
M/S/C to accept Executive board report
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CLC REPORT
Eileen Robinson gave a verbal report on the status of the Kelowna Women's Centre, now that provincial funding has been cut off. The centre will close for a week, lay off one worker and restructure. The board figures the centre can survive for a year "if we're careful." A move to a smaller office and reducing services - even though traffic is growing - will be necessary.
UNFINISHED BUSINESSa) CLC - Day of Mourning is April 28. Pat Munro agreed to put an event together to mark the day.
b) BC Federation of Labour urges us to sponsor a kid for Camp Jubilee. Also, some brochures etc. from Camp Rainbow. M/S/C to hold draws at our June meeting to send one boy and one girl to Silver Lake camp, as per past practice. (We have also traditionally sponsored an older youth to go to Camp Rainbow, but for financial reasons we won't be doing that this year.)
c) United Way Board appointments - David Doran reported that he has appointed Liz Woods and David Porteous to sit on the United Way board. They will try to find out whether we can also appoint alternates or even more people to attend board meetings, as Ron Bobowski and Kevin Hagglund also expressed an interest in serving.
FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT