Ron Bobowski CUPW 760
Cathy Seagris BCGEU 607
Judi Filion BCGEU 707
Doug Knowler TWU 6
David Porteous UFCW 120B
Louise Turner HEU
Karen Abramsen BC Forum
Faye Saxon OPEIU 15
Tony Heisterkamp Carp 1346
Kathy Dunn HEU
Pat Bulmer CEP 2000
Maria Tokarchuk HSA
Mary-Lou Bailey CUPE 338
Kevin Hagglund CEP 823-M
Jeff Carsience UBCJ 1370
Pat Munro HSA
Neil Ferguson CUPE retired
John O. Powell NDP
Gord Larkin CLC
Gord Stoutenburg BC Forum
Vern Spika HSA
Trudy Ames BCGEU 307
CALL TO ORDERThe meeting was called to order by President David Doran at 7 p.m.
b) BC Federation of Labour Convention call and hotel accommodation registration form. Policy convention is Nov. 24-26. Receive and file. Lots of time before registration deadlines. We'll come back to this in the fall.
M/S/C to accept the executive board report.
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CLC REPORT
Mary-Lou Bailey, CUPE 338: Civilian Guards - BC Corp of Commissionaires to take over guarding service at Kelowna RCMP as of June 16, 2003.
Circulating a petition against lease of Coquihalla Highway. Plans to submit petition to Transportation Minister Judith Reid by June 18/03.
Pat Bulmer, CEP 2000: Our contract with the Kelowna Daily Courier and Penticton Herald expired June 5. CEP 2000, which represents most workers at the two papers, and GCIU 25, which represents the press workers, have asked the company to begin negotiations, although no dates have yet been set.
Gord Larkin, CLC: The Canadian Labour Congress is asking labour councils to lobby their MPs on the issue of unemployment benefits. A lobbying kit is being prepared for a fall campaign.
Delegates are urged to sign the anti-Free Trade of the Americas petition (which was circulated at the last two NOLC meetings and will be mailed to the CLC). Activities against the trade agreements will pick up in the fall, mobilizing around the FTAA and WTO meetings in November.
We continue to lobby to save medicare, urging Parliament to pass the Romanow report.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS a) EI Board of referee appointments - Local nominations have been completed, Gordie Larkin reported.
b) Election for vacant vice president position - Jeff Carsience, Carp 1370, was elected to the position. He'll be sworn in at our September meeting.
c) Summer camp draws: Winners of the Silver Lake draw, for children of NOLC-affiliate members, were Trudy Ames' daughter (BCGEU) and Dion Main (Vernon Carpenters 1346). Alternates are Danielle/Samantha (BCNU) and Luke Warkotsch (HSA). Camp Rainbow winner was Kirk Warkotsch (HSA) with Jayme Clifford (HSA) as the alternate. d) CLC "No FTAA Campaign - It's Hazardous to Your Health," petition - circulated at meeting and will be returned to CLC.
e) Finance Committee - Jeff Carsience added to committee, which will review NOLC finances.
b) M/S/C that the NOLC write a letter to outgoing NDP leader Joy MacPhail thanking her on behalf of the NOLC for all her years standing for working people.
FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT 24 total, 19 delegates, 9 guests